When you're part of a big family, everyone knows the first kid is the experiment, the middle child blends into the background, and the baby of the family is spoiled beyond belief. As the third child in the Arc'teryx Whiteline jacket family, the Men's Rush Jacket is a sweet little combo of utter toughness and luxurious comfort in a guaranteed waterproof, guaranteed breathable hardshell. Whether you're commuting in Chicago or ripping through the snow in Colorado, you'll be in no hurry to get inside when you have this storm-busting jacket.
By using two different densities of Gore-Tex Pro fabric, the Rush jacket provides durable weather protection in a comfortable, flexible shell. Sure, it'd be cheaper to buy a blue tarp from the hardware store, but how well can you layer under that flapping plastic, let alone creep quietly through freshly fallen snow? In addition to being soft and quiet, Gore-Tex Pro is designed for bouts of intense activity with plenty of rest in between. When you're skinning up a steep section, the fabric breathes so you don't drown in a puddle of your own sweat. If you're stopping for lunch, photo ops, or a quick potty break, Gore-Tex Pro won't leave you a cold, shivering mess.
The expedition fit and e3D patterning leaves loads of room for layers to optimize your experience. A silkweight shirt might suffice for spring corn, while you'll need a few tiers of thermal layers for a backcountry adventure in the high Rockies come February. The helmet-compatible hood rotates with your head to avoid blind spots. The powder skirt features the Slide n' Loc attachment so you can create an Arc'teryx snow suit for full-bodied weatherproofing.
- Gore-Tex Pro
- 80D nylon plain weave on shoulders, elbows, hood
- 40D nylon ripstop on torso, sleeves
- Expedition fit, e3D patterning
- Underarm vents, WaterTight Vislon zippers
- Powder skirt, Slide n' Loc attachment
- Hood, helmet-compatible