It’s got to be-ee-ee-ee-ee-ee-eeee, Gore-Tex.
Sorry for that one, but only slightly, because it has got to be Gore-Tex if you want to stay dry and comfortable when it’s chucking it down.
The Gore-Tex jacket you see before you right now is the Arc’teryx Zeta SL (‘superlight’). Although officially intended as “an emergency shell for hiking”, it’s an ideal everyday waterproof for anybody who prefers not to get rained on when out and about. Which is everyone. Intrepid trekkers; football-goers; citydwellers; successful fellas; etc.
On top of the core Gore-Tex benefits (waterproof, windproof, breathable), the Zeta SL employs Paclite Plus technology, which means you can pack it away into a tiny, lightweight bundle, throw it in your bag, and just forget about it until you need it. Handy.
But I’ll let the Arc’teryx aficionados at Urban Industry give you the rest of the technical detail.
It comes in two colours, so you have a choice to make. If you’re a fan of The Deer Hunter and wouldn’t mind looking like a modern-day Mike Vronsky, buy the Arc’teryx Zeta SL in ‘Timbre’ (orange) here. If you’re a fan of Johnny Cash, buy the Zeta SL in black here. If you’re a fan of both, do what Anton Chigurh would do…