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Modern materials and construction techniques give this classic style jacket high-tech performance capability.
This classic, pull over style jacket can trace its origins back to the very early days of outdoor adventuring when intrepid explorers would battle against the elements wearing clothing which was often let down by the limited fabric technology of the day. Like many ideas from the old days the concept was good but the execution was flawed and those old style smock jackets were often heavy, poorly ventilated and had leaky seams.
Rohan have brought the idea bang up to date using modern fabrics, the latest production techniques and clever design features. Our Vertex Overhead might have a nod to the past but everything about its design and construction points to the here and now.
This advanced, high performance jacket will give experienced walkers and trekkers the confidence to go anywhere and do anything knowing they've got serious protection from the weather. It's made with our 3 layer Barricade™ technology – a tried and tested material used extensively throughout our range and we've combined it with technical features such as fully taped seams and ergonomically shaped panels to maximise freedom of movement.
A nice touch is a concealed side entry zip so you can make a dignified entry and exit from the jacket without looking like a contortionist. We've specified fully adjustable cuffs with hook and loop closure and a fixed hood with a bonded peak adjustable at both the front and rear. The front has a tough water resistant zip opening and just below the zip is a deep, zipped chest pouch, big enough to hold an OS map. Within the chest pouch are internal pockets for the safe storage of wallet, phone, GPS etc. There's also an adjustable hem and a dropped rear panel for extra weather protection and comfort.
Our Barricade™ waterproof technology achieves an initial Hydrostatic Head (waterproofness rating) of 20,000 and a Moisture Vapour Transmission rating for breathability of 20,000 g/m2/24h - a very balanced position.
A further Durable Water Repellency™ finish boosts water repellency of the fabric surface and maintains 80% of its effectiveness after twenty washes.
An investment in a long-term high performing jacket for intense activity offering the lightest weight and the smallest pack size.
The water repellent face fabric and the waterproof-breathable membrane are bonded together with a lightweight wicking scrim - the three layers are sandwiched together.
Washing Instructions Caring for your Rohan Barricade™ waterproof will improve its performance and longevity. Simply machine wash your item at 30C with a gentle non-biological, liquid detergent. We recommend a second rinse to remove all traces of detergent from the fabric. Don’t use fabric conditioners, dryer sheets, stain removers or bleaching agents as these can impair the fabric performance. Garments may be drip dried. To rejuvenate the finish tumble dry your waterproof on the coolest setting, ensuring it is fully dry to complete the process.
Your Barricade™ waterproof has a Durable Water Repellency finish on the surface of the fabric. Over time, with wear and exposure to the environment, this can degrade, stopping water beading up on the surface of the jacket. Cleaning your waterproof will help maintain the finish. If necessary a re-proofing product, such as Grangers Clothing Wash + Repel, may be used to restore the DWR. This can be used in your wash cycle and is activated by a cool tumble dry.
Fabric: 100% Polyamide with Polyurethane Hydrophilic Membrane
Pack Size: 1,000ml
Drying Time: 11 hours
Cutting down windchill can make more difference to your comfort and safety than the amount of insulation you are wearing. Garments that carry this icon are Highly Wind Resistant.
Wet clothing transmits body heat nearly twenty-five times faster than dry. All clothing with this symbol is guaranteed to be totally waterproof. And highly breathable membrane technology means that you won’t get wet from inside either.
Pocket science at Rohan is all about precision and detail of design, but most of all, it’s about keeping your most important stuff safe at times when losing keys, passports and wallet is more than just an inconvenience. We use several different methods – whichever is the most appropriate. Some pockets are completely hidden with micro zips, some are touch and close with roll-over tops and some are high quality zips.
Conventional waterproof fabrics cannot adapt to the changing weather outside and the changing micro-climate inside. Barricade™ is different, it is dynamic and responds to your body temperature and the humidity of the surrounding environment. The sweatier and steamier things get inside, the better the membrane works and the more vapour escapes.
Our durable water resistant finish, which forces water droplets to ‘bead up’ and run off the outside of the jacket, is designed to remain at 80% efficiency – even after 20 washes.
We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.
Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.
All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.