With added stretch, this 2.5 layer Waterproof Parka is our most comfortable yet. If you’re new to 2.5 layer fabric, don’t worry — we’ll break it down. The first layer is the actual fabric (in our case, a blend of polyester and spandex that’s equal parts durable and flexible). Next comes a laminate layer to aid in waterproofing. Last, a protective “print” (this functions like a liner, but without the added weight and improves breathability) — or, as we call it, the “half layer” — to seal the deal. The result? A lightweight, breathable parka that punches well above its weight when it comes to rain defense. In fact, it’s a heavyweight when it comes to features. You get a full-zip front with an interior storm flap and sealed seams for 100% waterproof protection. A two-way adjustable hood. Four exterior pockets with dual-entry on the hip pockets. Adjustable cuffs. A cinch at the waist. And articulated sleeves for ease of movement.