Men's Vertice Rain Jacket

55 reviews
$299.00 Weight 7.0 oz / 198.0 g

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Could be the best rain jacket on the market. Keeps you dry from the rain outside and dry on the inside as it is very breathable.

– Craig G., ★★★★★

When the skies are overcast and the rain is pouring down, our ultralight Vertice Rain Jacket offers superior protection and breathability. Our Vertice material is optimized to be lightweight without compromising on durability, and it is among the lightest possible choices for waterproof hyper-breathable rain gear.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Vertice Rain Gear.

  • Full length waterproof front zipper with rain guard for extra protection.   

  • Fully- taped seams.

  • Adjustable elastic at the wrists and hood can be cinched tight or let loose with one hand.  

  • Elastic at the hem to seal out drafts.  

  • Fitted hood with visor; strap on the back of the hood allows for vertical adjustments   

  • Hood can be rolled up and clipped when not in use.  

  • Hood can accommodate climbing, skiing, snowboarding, or cycling helmet.  

  • Position of chest pocket allows for easy access while wearing a backpack.

  • Chest pocket is approximately 8 inches wide by 9.5 inches tall

  • Chest pocket can be flipped inside out, and is large enough to store the jacket, pants and mitts together.  
  • Waterproof armpit zippers are included for venting.   

  • Comfortable body length and sleeve length for good rain protection over layers

  • Combine this jacket with a Rain Kilt or a pair of matching Pants and Mitts for a super light rain suit!  

  • All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

  • Made in the USA.

1.50 oz/sqyd Vertice Waterproof Breathable Fabric

This three-layer material has a tricot lining to wick moisture away from your skin, a waterproof vapor permeable membrane in the middle, and 7 denier ripstop nylon on the exterior. The outer surface is treated with a durable "C6" water repellent. The Vertice fabric boasts an incredible breathability rating that blows away most other rain gear, including our previous generation fabrics.

Weight: 1.50oz/sqyd (51g/ m²)

Vapor Transfer (JIS L 1099 Method B1): 56,000+ g/m^2/24hr

Water Resistance: >20,000 mmH₂O


Measure your chest using a string or cloth tape measure and go by the "Fits up to" size. The "Fits up to" size includes a few inches of wiggle room for layering. The jackets are straight cut (like Men's jackets) and do not flare out at the hips. 

They are fine for women, but make sure your hips will fit the bottom hem girth, or size up.  A women's specific version is also available here.

  • Rain gear should only be washed as needed, after a few trips or if you notice that the DWR is not as effective as when new.
  • Machine wash with Grangers Wash+Repel or similar product.
  • Air or line dry. DO NOT dry using a dryer.
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James S.
United States

Vertice Rain Jacket

I'm very pleased with the Vertice Rain Jacket. It kept me dry and comfortable in an all-day rain in the BWCAW and is compact and light weight in the pack.

Elizabeth H.
United States United States

Great lightweight waterproof jacket!

I took this jacket to Uganda to see silverback gorillas. Very wet and rainy, but I stayed dry! And so did my camera equipment! Love this jacket!

United States United States

Great Service and a Great Rain Jacket!

First, thank you to Amber for the fantastic customer service! I ordered a men's medium based on the measurements (rather than a women's medium), and I was unsure of the fit when I received it. I sent photos of myself wearing the jacket, and Amber took them to the design team to verify that it was the correct fit. I appreciated this so much! I was then able to test the jacket in the pouring rain on the Long Trail in Vermont for 3 days. The long fit was perfect for backpacking and keeping me dry, and the pit zips helped keep me from getting too overheated. And the 5.9 oz is much better than the 9.5 oz of my old jacket (which had less coverage). I'm very happy with my new jacket!

Alan G.
United States United States

Buying my second set

I bought my first vertice jacket,pants and mittens in aug 2017 for its super light weight and compact size for an ultra endurance bike race. I crashed and tore it in a few places and I patched it with tenacious tape. They are still going strong. These are the best gear I have. I use them more for cold weather gear than rain gear on my bike but they are great in the rain too. They may not keep me dry on the bike, but they keep me comfortable in rain and cold with under layers. I am buying my second set so that I don’t have to keep stealing them from my bike gear.

Frits B.
Netherlands Netherlands

Love my new Zpacks gear

For my thru hike od Te Araraoa I upgraded my gear with a Zpack tent/ sleepingbag/raincoat/backpack and hikingpoles. Fantastic products and wonderful service. Thanks Zpacks!