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Women's Vertex Waterproof Jacket

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Our supremely functional, thoughtfully designed and totally protective Vertex Jacket is the pinnacle in high-performance, waterproof shells.

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Colour: Horizon Red/Molten Red
  • Horizon Red/Molten Red
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The Full Story+

The Vertex Jacket is perfect for trekking and hiking in some of the wildest, wettest places on earth. Using our tried and tested 3-layer Barricade™ technology and with impressive attention to detail, it provides ultimate protection from the wind and rain.

Utilising our 3-layer Barricade™ system and with a tough polyamide exterior treated with a Durable Water Repellency™ finish, the Vertex Jacket is a tough, hard-wearing jacket that performs excellently in wet and windy conditions.

The addition of the YKK Aquaquard™ zips throughout enhances the water-resistance thanks to the top quality polyurethane coating that ensures almost total waterproof protection. There are also fully taped seams as standard and a dropped, adjustable rear hem to offer improved coverage. The cuffs are shaped and adjustable to fine-tune the fit and ensure complete protection.

The three piece hood and snorkel collar is what really makes a difference in a downpour. The collar and zip have been ergonomically designed to curve to the natural shape of the neck and lower half of the face, so when zipped up fully it comes up to your nose without causing any discomfort.  The hood’s also fully adjustable for a perfect fit around the face, and there’s an addition of a rain gutter which cleverly directs water away from the face to offer truly fantastic protection from the rain.

The ergonomically shaped panels and natural stretch of the exterior fabric make it a great choice for active mountain use, and thanks to the breathability of the material, you can stay dry and comfortable no matter how active you get.

There are several well positioned pockets to suit a variety of items, including two front hand pockets that are bellowed to offer expanded storage space to fit an OS map, a mesh internal pocket that’s great for storing gloves and an internal zipped security pocket made for stashing valuables.

Weighing just 515g the Vertex Jacket is very lightweight and has a great pack size making it a convenient choice for your next trekking trip. It’s also easy to care for – pop it in the washing machine or wash it by hand and it will be dry and ready to go again by morning.

Get highly functional performance and all-round element protection from the stretchy, durable, lightweight Vertex Jacket – the perfect choice for the wild and adventurous.


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.

3-layer Barricade™

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.

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 3-layer Barricade™ technology and Durable Water Repellency™ finish
Weight: 515g
Pack Size: 1,300ml
Drying Time: 7 hours

Features at a Glance+
  • Fabric: 100% polyamide with 3-layer Barricade™ technology and Durable Water Repellency™ finish.
  • Weight: 515g.
  • Pack Size: 1300ml.
  • Drying Time: 7 hours.
  • Waterproof and breathable jacket for active outdoor use.
  • Durable Water Repellency™ finish.
  • Windproof.
  • Tough and durable, lightweight fabric with reduced bulk.
  • Internal zipped security pocket helps protect your valuables.
  • Internal mesh pocket for gloves or hat.
  • Two external, expandable zipped security pockets to fit an OS Map.
  • All zips use YKK Aquaguard™ zips.
  • Snorkel collar provides ergonomic fit around neck and face to improve coverage whilst ensuring comfort.
  • Rain gutter and totally adjustable hood allows water to drain down the side of the hood.
  • Fully taped seams.
  • Rear elbow articulation allows for increased freedom of movement and further reach.
  • Adjustable hem and sleeve cuffs.
  • Highly breathable and high wicking.
  • Packable.
  • Lightweight.
  • Quick drying.
  • Easy to wash.
  • Crease resistant.
Fundamental Principles
Lightweight - Weight: 515gLightweight - Weight: 515g

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: 1300mlPackable - Pack Size: 1300ml

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: 7 hoursFast Drying - Drying Time: 7 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.

Size Guide+
Smart, crease-resistant, quick-drying travel shirt.
Jacket length front 28.5"/72.5cm
Jacket length back 30"/76cm
Measurement based on Women's Medium

Womens Vertex Jacket

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Womens Size Guide

What People are Saying

This product has a Rating of 5 / 5
Age: 66-70
Purpose: Nordic Walking
Length you've had item: 3 days

Very pleased


This is just what I have been looking for & the website description is accurate. I like the colour as the orange certainly helps you to be noticed when out on roads or on the hills. Good roomy pockets. The hood adjusts very well and it is the first one where I can look left and right without the hood getting in the way! The firm peak protects my glasses from the rain as well. I wore it on a day that changed from warm sunshine to heavy showers. It was certainly waterproof and, again, the first waterproof I have had that doesn't get wet on the inside from heat. It is very light to wear and will be ideal for all year as there is room for a fleece to be worn underneath. Yes, it is expensive but, I feel, worth it as it is smart enough for every day as well as for Nordic Walking, hiking etc. Typical Rohan quality that I have been using for years. Thank you.

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