Men's Vertice Jacket

$259.00 Weight 5.6 oz / 158.0 g
Lead Time Ships in 7-10 Days

When the skies are overcast and the rain is pouring down, our ultralight Vertice Rain Jacket offers superior protection and breathability. Our Vertice Rain Gear 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.

1.92 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: 1.92 oz/sqyd (65 g/m²)

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

Water Resistance: >20,000 mmH₂O

Made in Japan.


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 flair 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.
  • Tumble dry or line dry.

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Peter H.
Florida, USA

The XXL rain jacket in the ****-bang fabric (my most recent order)- fits me well!

"The XXL rain jacket in the ****-bang fabric (my most recent order)- fits me well! That's with a thermal top underneath, ex-officio shirt, and room to move. The fat-boy sleeping bag fits too- amazing- the one I bought from you about 3 or 4 years ago felt like a straight jacket, so I gave it away."

Murray R.
Nebraska, USA

My Vertice rain suit worked very well on my 2017 thru-hike of the CDT.

"My Vertice rain suit worked very well on my 2017 thru-hike of the CDT. It’s the only rain gear I've found that allows the clothes under it to dry out. I really liked having the chest pocket. In fact I commonly put the shell on just to have a dry place to put my cell phone, gloves and hat."

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Beth E.
Massachusetts, USA

This fabric is amazing

"I just ordered and received a Vertice rain jacket. Well, today it's raining so I took it out for a test drive. This is the first and only rain gear I've ever worn (this includes gortex jackets, silnylon gear with pit zippers, coated nylon jackets, and a DCF poncho) that didn't turn into a personal sweat box within minutes. This fabric is amazing. Hats off to you for making truly useful and lightweight rain gear that lives up to its description! Well done!"

Dean P.
Colorado, USA


"I made a significant order for rain gear and equipment recently for my current CDT thru attempt. Everything has exceeded my expectation and the quality has been taken to another level since using your equipment on my AT thru in '14. I didnt think that it could have improved but I am 110% satisfied! Brilliant!"

Paul S.
Newcastle, Australia

I recently did the Kokoda Trail/Track hike in Papua New Guinea

"I recently did the Kokoda Trail/Track hike in Papua New Guinea. All my Zpacks gear held up very well. The Vertice rain jacket is AWESOME and worked really well in the humid conditions."