It's entirely unfair to expect a hardshell layer to be both fully protective against bad weather and simultaneously successful in managing sweat production when you're under any level of exertion. Rainwear should be put on only during a downpour and taken off as soon as the rain stops. For that purpose, the Sierra Designs Men's Stretch Rain Jacket is built with an exceptional soft hand, making this is our most comfortable rain jacket designed for backpacking. The custom-knit fabric with superb 4-way stretch allows unrestricted freedom of movement and the embedded bamboo-carbon eliminates odors. Waterproof fabric with a jersey knit backer wicks exceptionally well, keeping you dry inside while the DWR finish plus a waterproof membrane keeps the rain on the outside.Hem drawcord and adjustable cuff-tabs block out cold.Two, high hand pockets and chest pocket are accessible with a pack on.Trim cut fits over baselayer and light midlayer.Avg. weight: 18.5 oz..Avg. length: 29 in..Import.