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The perfect, lightweight waterproof for travel and all-round leisure use.
It was the renowned fellwalker and author Alfred Wainwright who one said “There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Wainwright's famous words are particularly apt for this new version of our Vapour Trail Jacket.
Cut slightly longer and with a shaped, adjustable hem and a drawcord waist the Vapour Trail Long Jacket is the perfect companion for leisure, travel and city breaks. Smart and versatile for the town, resilient and practical for the country - it has a totally waterproof and breathable internal Barricade™ membrane which actually responds to humidity. In other words the harder you work, the more it breathes.
It's manufactured using a clever 2.5 layer construction, which means the protective lining is actually printed directly onto the inside of the membrane, helping to cut down the weight. It also reduces bulk, so it’ll pack down nice and small into its own integral Packpocket™.
The generous length provides a greater level of protection against driving wind and rain - great for a bracing walk along the prom on a blustery morning or for standing on a rainy touchline on school sports day. Two external zipped security pockets and an adjustable hood complete the picture and of course the renowned Rohan durability and quality are built-in as standard.
Think about it, this long version of our famous Vapour Trail Jacket could mean you never experience bad weather again.
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.
A perfect fabric for an all-round leisure jacket or one for gentle low level walking.
The water repellent face fabric and the waterproof-breathable membrane are bonded together. A partial print is applied to the inside face of the fabric to protect the waterproof membrane.
Read more about our Barricade Technology
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.
100% polyester with waterproof Barricade™ membrane technology.
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.
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I'm really pleased with my vapour trail long jacket. I love the colour and that you can pull it in at the waste. It's great for warmer spring days or with layers for a cooler day. This jacket is stylish and practical. Everyone comments on how much they love it.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.