Totally waterproof and highly breathable mac combining advanced mountain technology with smart, urban looks.Read more…
If you’ve ever spent over £200 on a mac, what’s the least you’d expect?
If you’re anything like us, you’d probably say “Well, it’s got to be waterproof.”
Yet, if you spent that sort of money on a mac from the high street, you might well be disappointed. It would probably look smart, it might well protect your clothes from the odd splash on the way to work and it would almost certainly have a very fancy checked lining.
But it’s unlikely to be waterproof. Properly waterproof. Water resistant maybe. But, if you’ve ever lived in Manchester or Seattle, the term ‘water resistant’ has the sort of unnerving connotations that make you think: “I’d better take my brolly.”
Our Globetrotter Mac is completely different. It’s made from exactly the same high-spec Barricade™ technology that we use in our specialist outdoor jackets. It’s a proven fabric, trusted and relied upon by trekkers, mountaineers and committed walkers all over the world.
It’s totally waterproof and phenomenally breathable. We’ve also given it a special Durable Water Repellency™ finish – which means that rain beads up on the surface and runs off without soaking into the fabric.
The polyester fabric itself strikes a balance between appearance and performance – it’s tough but it’s also soft and light with a wonderful drape and an attractive, natural hand feel.
Fabric technology, though, isn’t the only thing smart about our Globetrotter Mac. With its sleek, tailored looks and patterned internal lining, it’ll look perfect with our Envoy Jacket and Trousers.
We’ve also included an adjustable, waterproof hood with a stiffened peak which packs away into the collar when not in use.
It features two large, zipped hand pockets which are mesh lined for lightness, packability and breathability. A large internal pocket doubles up as a Packpocket™ into which the whole Mac packs for convenient stowage. And another small, zipped internal pocket at the chest keeps travel documents safe and secure – but close at hand.
100% polyester with waterproof Barricade™ membrane technology and 100% polyester lining.
Pack Size: 2,250ml
Drying Time: 10 hours
Keeping comfortable in the heat can be harder than keeping warm in the cold. Comfort strategies are limited. We choose the right weight of fabrics, employ Airflow™ weaves and use Dynamic Moisture Control™ technology.
We pioneered the testing of fabric for UV penetration in the UK over fifteen years ago. The health risks are now, of course, more widely recognised. All Rohan fabrics for hot weather, that carry the sun icon, are tested for their Ultraviolet Protection Factor and rated either High (20+) or Total (40+).
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 bought this coat for its length and its claimed waterproof quality: it exceeded my expectations.
It is light, has a zip on hood and good pocket space, though a small inside pocket with zip might be a useful addition.
Arriving at my local station in the middle of a storm and with the roads closed due to flooding, I zipped on the hood, fastened up the coat and set off to walk home. The coat performed brilliantly, there was no water ingress and sweat was wicked away. The long length meant I was dry from the top on my head to just below the knee.
The only down side for me, is the hand feel of the material, which makes me cringe a little but that is just me. While it has not failed yet, I suspect the zip will be the element that fails and renders the coat at the end of life.