With added stretch, this 2.5 layer Rain Slicker 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? This lightweight, breathable Rain Slicker that punches well above its weight when it comes to rain defense. In addition to one of our best rainy weather fabrics, the rain slicker gives you a full-zip front concealed by a button flap. The seams are sealed and the fabric’s treated to be 100% waterproof. The 3-piece hood has a vertical adjustment at the back so you can control the length of the brim, plus the usual drawstring adjustment. There are two hip pockets with flap-and-snap closures. There’s a chest pocket with a water-repellent zipper to help keep your belongings dry. And the cuffs are adjustable so you can further seal out wind and rain if needed.