Made from our proprietary Dragonfly rain shell fabric, a made in Japan, 3-layer, thin-film laminate and the foundation of the waterproof system. Stay dry in wet and un-expected weather.
Every detail has been carefully considered, from micro elastic on the cuffs to discrete venting and advanced hood design with fully taped seams.
• 20,000 mm Waterproof rating
• Fully sealed seams
• Hood shape will not obstruct visibility, elastic pulls to tighten and quickly loosen to keep out rain.
• Discrete armpit vent releases excess humidity as you work harder
• Waterproof center zipper
• Chest pocket with waterproof zipper (no side pockets)
If you’re as likely to encounter rain or sleet as you are snow on your winter excursions, this two-piece set will keep you dry without weighing you down. The brand’s proprietary, three-layer, ultrathin fabric protected us from Shenandoah National Park downpours, brisk winds while snowshoeing in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, and seven hours of sleet during a Virginia ultramarathon without flinching. Breathability is very good, keeping us out of the red zone while we hiked at 50°F, and the whole kit packs down to the size of a couple of russet potatoes.
Even at this weight, the minimalist Dragonfly kit still has a few features: You get a chest pocket that fits a phone, a one-way adjustable hood and hem, always-open pit vents, and zips on the pants that run from ankle to knee for extra venting. (Nitpick: The hood brim flops around). And though the material is too delicate for substantial bushwacking, it held up well on-trail. “The nylon fabric is paper-thin, but after 100 miles of backpacking, hiking, and trail running, it still looks new,”