With Father’s Day almost here, and the peak summer fishing just behind it—not to mention hunting season—check out these goodies for outdoor dads.
Outdry Ex Platinum Tech Shell Jacket
Outdry Ex Gold Pant
Traditional raingear uses a Gore-Tex-type membrane, blanketed with an interior waterproof membrane that don’t allow for air flow, and water-repellent coating that degrades over time. With Columbia Sportswear’s OutDry Extreme fabric, the rugged exterior is an incredibly water-tight membrane with millions of microscopic perforations that let water vapor escape through a wicking membrane directly fused to the shell.
Part of the Titanium line, this waterproof shell is fully seam-sealed, with two-way underarm venting, and numerous zippered pockets. The pants have articulated knees, external seam taping and a bevvy of zippered pockets. OC associate editor Scott Gardner (below) has been using this combo for a year, and says it’s the best rainwear he’s ever worn, and the material blows away Gore-Tex.