While some situations call for a weather-resistant, heavy-duty shell that stands up to briars, brush and abrasion, Filsons Swiftwater Rain Jacket is engineered for active uses that require lightweight, waterproof protection that can be pulled out in an instant.
The Swiftwater weights under fourteen ounces and packs into tight spaces, so it’s easy to stow in a backpack pocket or an upland hunting vest. The 2.5-layer shell fabric is constructed with tough, yet lightweight 3.8-oz. ripstop nylon with a waterproof membrane laminated to its interior. Though light in weight, the Swiftwater is fully seam-sealed to provide heavy-duty protection in the wettest conditions. During active, high-exertion use, breathability is just as important as waterproofness, because wet is wet, regardless of where the moisture comes from. The Swiftwater’s waterproof membrane is full of microscopic pores that allow vapors and heat to escape, yet keep out rain and snow.