Lightweight, packable, and waterproof.
The ultra-lightweight, packable, and highly breathable Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Pullover Jacket is just the thing for summer 'yakking in British Columbia. Gore-Tex Paclite guarantees water won't get to you through the body of the jacket and turns this pullover into a package smaller than a water bottle with an equally minimal mass. Stuff this jacket in the day hatch when the noon sun peeks through the clouds, then grab it when the clouds prevail and water is no longer welcome on your skin.
Pliant nylon keeps the front of the 2.5-layer Gore-Tex Paclite shell soft. Slightly lighter than the 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro, this Gore-Tex still gives you guaranteed waterproof and breathable protection from ocean spray and paddling-produced perspiration. This jacket isn't a drytop, but the gusseted Lycra inner splash collar and splash cuffs minimize the amount of water touching your torso. Cinch the bungee drawcord waist tight to create a fairly fixed seal between this jacket and your waterproof bibs when the ocean chop kicks up a bit higher than you prefer.
The mid-length front zipper lets you open things up when you're paddling hard. The rollaway hood slips over your head for a slim silhouette. Hoods are handy, but this low-profile number takes melon protection to a new level: it's sleek, supple, and quiet so you can still clearly hear without exposing your head to unnecessary wetness. The self-draining left sleeve pocket sports a key lanyard so you can be sure of a ride home after a day on the water.
- 2.5-layer Gore-Tex Paclite
- Fully taped seams
- Nylon shell
- Mid-length front-zip hooded pullover
- Adjustable, gusseted Lycra inner splash collar, splash cuffs
- Hook-and-loop cuff adjustments
- Bungee drawcord waist
- Rollaway hood
- Left sleeve pocket, self-draining, key lanyard