MEN'S ORIGINAL COTTON RAIN JACKET
A crisply finished Rain Jacket constructed from microscopically treated Epic Cotton™ for water resistance and a stylish casual cut. Influenced by British and military tailoring.
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"The details are impressive and it is my current favourite" - Editor's Choice, The Independent Newspaper's Best Summer Sports Gear (and only cycling garment chosen).
Top 20 stylish accessories for Winter - The Guardian, Weekend supplement.
"The Cotton Rain Jacket bristles with practical cycling ideas. All of which are very Impressive." - Tim Dawson, The Sunday Times.
The Vulpine Rain Jacket has to be one of the finest garments on the market - Brian Palmer, The Washing Machine Post.
THE ORIGINAL COTTON RAIN JACKET WAS A RUNAWAY SUCCESS IN 2012 AND QUICKLY SOLD OUT IN MOST SIZES. IT WILL RETURN IN JULY 2013.
WHY SO LONG? WELL, THE FABRIC IS EXTREMELY SPECIALIST AND TAKES AN AGE TO PREPARE. GET NOTIFICATION WHEN ITS BACK IN STOCK BY SIGNING UP TO EMAILS, OR TAKE A LOOK AT THE HARRINGTON RAIN JACKET, MADE FROM THE SAME FABRIC.
The Vulpine Cotton Rain Jacket is a beautifully tailored and finished urban riding garment for all-year round wear. It has become a phenomenon in terms of reviews and coverage since it was launch in March '12.
It is handmade from Epic Cotton™, a fabric created by applying a microscopic silicon coating to cotton before weaving. This ensures that the Epic acts like ordinary cotton, which is perfect for tailored structure, but is water and wind-resistant. It is a highly specialist fabric and takes months to produce to such exacting standards.
What is key about this fabric is that the garment breathes, because the fabric is woven it allows moist air to escape, thus preventing sweat from building up. In many ways this is a far more comfortable rain jacket to wear than a heavily-waterproofed polyester jacket, which gets a bit 'boil in the bag'. Epic is better at stopping you getting wet from sweat itself, therefore it is more comfortable overall. And makes you more pleasant to be around.
The jacket has selectable reflective features. The cuffs are lined with soft highly reflective Scotchlite™ fabric, and you simply turn them back to use at night (ideal for arm indication) and flip forward the rest of the time.
Ventilation is provided with a classicly tailored open back at the shoulders, with a netting inner. The front zip is waterproof. There are magnet-closure flapped pockets at the front, and large pockets on the inside front. It does not have rear pockets like our warmer Softshell Jacket.
For those without a mudguard, a bright red splash guard unfolds from the back of the jacket, and is easily snapped back in place by a magnetic closure when you don't need it. The splash guard has a reflective lining and Vulpine logo.
"I just wanted to drop you a line to say that the jacket is perfect in every way: length, shoulder width, arms... - it looks tailor made! Petros loves it, and I just earned myself some massive brownie points (as well as a stylish cycling partner). I'll let you know how he finds it on the road, but I can honestly say that it feels like a great piece of design. Thanks again, we'll be keeping an eye on you and spreading the word." - Elena.
"I thought a Vulpine rain jacket was an extravagance. Now it's a necessity". - Gareth