Depending on where you live, soaking storms can be a novel occurrence or simply wetness as usual (we’re talking to you, PNW, Eastern Seaboard, B.C., Japan …). For those who move regularly through superhumid zones, the Cloud Ridge Jacket balances reliable H2No Performance Standard protection with responsible construction in a simple yet robust jacket. Thoughtfully built with 100% recycled polyester face fabric and a recyclable polyester barrier and backer, it offers 3-layer waterproof/breathable protection and next-to-skin comfort in wet conditions. The 2-way-adjustable, alpine helmet–compatible hood with laminated visor rolls down and stows away with a simplified cord-and-hook design, while soft microfleece on the neck and chin goes easy on your skin. The watertight center zipper has a minimal interior storm flap and two ventilating mesh hand pockets (with coated, watertight zippers) that sit between a pack’s waistbelt and sternum strap. Details include a hook-and-loop cuff closures, a drawcord hem and stuffsack with clip-in loop.
Polyester fabric made of recycled content. Patagonia uses scraps from the cutting room floor and other polyester manufacturing waste, as well as post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic bottles to help close the loop.
DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.
H2No Performance Standard
3-layer H2No Performance Standard fabrics are completely waterproof, windproof and breathable by virtue of an advanced combination of elements: a water-repellent shell fabric, a waterproof/breathable membrane bonded with an ultralight knit backer. The entire fabric package is highly packable, waterproof, windproof, breathable and built to withstand long term exposure in extreme environments. Garments made 3-layer H2No Performance Standard fabrics are designed for prolonged use in extreme weather.