Waterproof jackets are perhaps the most important piece of clothing you can take into the mountains. From torrential alpine storms to brief Lake District showers, the best waterproof jackets form an effective barrier against the elements and allow you to enjoy a day in the outdoors whatever the weather. At Ellis Brigham you’ll find a comprehensive range from top end technical shells down to simple walking waterproofs.
Our collection of men’s waterproof jackets comes from industry-leading brands like The North Face, Arc’teryx, Mountain Equipment, Rab and Mountain Hardwear. Women’s waterproof jackets are built around a totally different fit block to provide a tailored fit that dramatically improves comfort for active outdoors use. And don’t forget the waterproof jackets for kids – made to perform and fit just as well as Mum’s and Dad’s.
What unites them all is ‘breathability’. This is an essential process whereby moisture is able to diffuse from the humid internal climate through to the outside of the jacket, keeping the wearer more comfortable when working hard on the hill. At the top end GORE-TEX jacket fabrics offer tried-and-tested performance for the gamut of outdoor sports, but newcomers to the market like Polartec NeoShell, Pertex Shield+ and Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q give the consumer an enviable choice. If you’d like more advice about any of our waterproof jackets visit an Ellis Brigham store and let us talk you through the array of different fabrics available.