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Women's Vapour Trail Waterproof Jacket

£140.00
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Waterproof, windproof and breathable, the perfect, packable wet-weather travel jacket.

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The Full Story+

If a bracing walk along the beach sounds likes your perfect Sunday morning, the Vapour Trail Jacket might be just the thing you're looking for.

From the outside, it may appear to be a simple, elemental waterproof jacket but don't be deceived, it comes fully equipped with the same thoughtful technology found in our higher-specification equipment.

Totally waterproof yet phenomenally breathable, the internal Barricade™ membrane technology actually responds to humidity. In other words the harder you work, the more it breathes.

It's manufactured using a 2.5 layer construction - this means that the protective lining is actually printed directly onto the inside of the membrane, which helps to cut down the weight. It also reduces bulk, so it’ll pack down nice and small into its own integral Packpocket™.

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.

Wear it with one of our technical fleeces and you'll have the perfect combination for a coastal adventure.


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 Rohan Proofer Wash In, 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% polyester with waterproof Barricade™ membrane technology.

 
Lightweight - Weight: 320g
Lightweight - Weight: 320g

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.

Packable - Pack Size: 700ml
Packable - Pack Size: 700ml

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.

Fast Drying - Drying Time: 5 hours
Fast Drying - Drying Time: 5 hours

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.

2.5-LAYER BARRICADE™

Barricade™ is a waterproof, windproof and breathable technology that has been tested and measured to achieve a minimum initial Hydrostatic Head measure of 20,000mm and an initial Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate measure of 20,000 g/m2/24 hrs. With our 2.5-layer construction method, a water-repellent outer fabric and the PU hydrophilic membrane are bonded together. A partial print is applied to the inside of the fabric to protect the membrane from abrasion.

DURABLE WATER REPELLENCY™

Our DWR ™ finish is an advanced treatment which dramatically increases the water repellency of our fabrics. On its own, it offers a useful level of shower resistance; used in conjunction with our Barricade™ technology, it reduces the tendency of the face fabric to wet out and maximizes breathability.

Packpocket™

Clever design is more often than not about what to take off rather than what to put on. It’s about giving one feature multiple functions. That’s why many of our garments feature a Packpocket™. This handy addition converts pockets into space-saving storage by compressing the garment into itself. You could use it as a travel pillow when it’s all packed down too.

2 Secure Pockets

Losing the odd bit or bob when you’re close to home is rarely an issue, but losing car hire keys, passport, phone or wallet becomes more important than ever in a far off land. That’s why lots of thought goes into safer pockets – deeper, zipped and hidden.

Features at a Glance+
  • Lightweight, packable waterproof jacket.
  • Fabric: 100% polyester with waterproof Barricade™ membrane technology.
  • Durable Water Repellent™ treatment keeps the rain off in light showers.
  • Windproof.
  • 2.5 layer waterproof construction with taped seams.
  • Two zipped hand pockets. One doubles as a Packpocket™.
  • Adjustable hood with bonded peak for excellent fit and unimpeded vision.
  • Adjustable hem and sleeve cuffs.
  • Offset shoulder seams.
  • Adjustable hem for fit and comfort.
  • Dropped rear hem.
  • Double storm flap.
  • Highly breathable.
  • Lightweight.
  • Easycare.
  • Durable.
  • Packable.
  • High wicking.
  • Quick drying.
  • Crease resistant.
Technologies+

2.5-LAYER BARRICADE™

Barricade™ is a waterproof, windproof and breathable technology that has been tested and measured to achieve a minimum initial Hydrostatic Head measure of 20,000mm and an initial Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate measure of 20,000 g/m2/24 hrs. With our 2.5-layer construction method, a water-repellent outer fabric and the PU hydrophilic membrane are bonded together. A partial print is applied to the inside of the fabric to protect the membrane from abrasion.

DURABLE WATER REPELLENCY™

Our DWR ™ finish is an advanced treatment which dramatically increases the water repellency of our fabrics. On its own, it offers a useful level of shower resistance; used in conjunction with our Barricade™ technology, it reduces the tendency of the face fabric to wet out and maximizes breathability.

Packpocket™

Clever design is more often than not about what to take off rather than what to put on. It’s about giving one feature multiple functions. That’s why many of our garments feature a Packpocket™. This handy addition converts pockets into space-saving storage by compressing the garment into itself. You could use it as a travel pillow when it’s all packed down too.

2 Secure Pockets

Losing the odd bit or bob when you’re close to home is rarely an issue, but losing car hire keys, passport, phone or wallet becomes more important than ever in a far off land. That’s why lots of thought goes into safer pockets – deeper, zipped and hidden.

Size Guide+
Smart, crease-resistant, quick-drying travel shirt.
Jacket length front 26.5"/67cm
Jacket length back 29"/74cm
Measurement based on Women's Medium

Womens Vapour Trail Jacket

SMLXL
To fit
Size10-1212-1416-1818-20
Womens Size Guide
Reviews+

What People are Saying

★★★★★
★★★★★
This product has a Rating of 5 / 5
Kerena Fussell
Age: 46-50
Purpose: Cycling
Length you've had item: 3 months

Best lightweight waterproof out there?

★★★★★

I've known about Rohan for many years. My Mum was wearing Rohan bags and various other pieces of essential kit probably 30 years ago. I've never actually bought anything - just been handed down bits and pieces. Having been searching for getting on for 10 years for a really good lightweight waterproof jacket for cycling, I landed on the Vapour Trail. I couldn't afford the Elite, which had been recommended by my step-dad, but I thought it was worth giving the Vapour Trail a go.

The fit is ideal - I bought a Small. I'm generally a size 12 top half and there is comfortable space for an extra layer. The long back is perfect for cycling. The jacket got a few gentle tests within the first month or so and stood up to those - I was dry and not wet from the inside, which is often the case with cycling jackets. I then took the jacket with me on holiday to the Isle of Wight last week - where we spent most of our time being battered by 40 mph winds and regular showers. Again, the Vapour Trail held its own. The real test has come this week, prompting this review. I had to wash the jacket after the holiday - to remove the camp stove smell. We don't have a tumble dryer, so I followed the cool iron instructions - I'm always wary of how good a jacket is until it's been washed, but two nights in a row, my commute home has been in absolutely torrential rain. My journey is over an hour (more when the rain is so bad I have to slow down) and last night I got a puncture, so as well as the ride, I was standing in a downpour for nearly an hour. From the waist down, I was absolutely soaked through. Top half - including my hair (other than the bit of my fringe that was sticking out from the hood - was completely dry!! This is an absolute revelation. The jacket also dries quickly and the hood can be tightened so that it doesn't move with your head - essential for when cycling!

I have only one small criticism - the jacket would be improved with a 2 way zip.

Thank you Rohan - you have produced the Holy Grail - a truly waterproof, breathable and lightweight jacket!

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