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3-layer Barricade™ - Offering mountain-ready performance in conjunction with contemporary urban looks, our Guardian Jacket offers complete waterproof protection, comfort and durability – in one understated package.
Offering the perfect fusion of mountain performance and sleek urban looks, our totally waterproof Guardian Jacket will take you straight from the streets of the world’s most sophisticated cities to the wildest, remotest places on earth.
It all starts with the fabric: we’ve been working with a highly-innovative Japanese mill to develop an advanced 3-layer Barricade™ fabric which is incredibly tough and light. It’s also phenomenally breathable, totally waterproof and has a modern matte appearance. It looks great, it feels fantastic and it performs brilliantly – even in the most challenging conditions.
On the inside, if you look carefully, you’ll see much slimmer-than-average seam sealing tape – we’ve also minimised, with careful engineering, the actual number of seams. This makes the whole garment lighter, more durable and, ultimately, more protective for longer.
In terms of design, the only thing that stands out about the Guardian Jacket is its performance – there are no flashy panels, lurid logos or go-faster stripes. We’ve simply gone for a smart, well-tailored jacket that looks great and blends in – pretty much anywhere.
The ergonomic cut is perfect for active sports – such as skiing and trekking – and offers unrestricted freedom of movement.
A single-pull adjustable hood offers an excellent fit and unimpeded vision. It rolls away into the collar for a smarter appearance around town.
The two chest-mounted external pockets feature water-resistant AQUAGuard™ zips.
The full-length front zip is covered by a self-fabric bonded front flap – which offers extra water protection and a clean appearance.
Our Barricade™ waterproof fabric 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.
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.
Fabric: 100% Polyamide with Barricade™ membrane technology and Durable Water Repellency™.
Pack Size: 1,300ml
Drying Time: 7 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.
By painstakingly stripping out unnecessary fabric and avoiding the common practice of double fabric panels we gain many advantages. The clothing is lighter and less bulky as well as quicker drying and more breathable. And because our fabrics are super tough, functionality can be improved by stripping away anything that doesn’t really need to be there.
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.
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.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing. Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.