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Sustainable Outerwear Guide: Rain Jackets

Best in class for you and the planet. Learn what makes our rain jackets the most sustainable and versatile option when the clouds roll in.

Summer has left the chat, but our Essential Outerwear is back just in time with returning favourites and new sustainable styles to keep you dry, warm, and on the go. Each jacket is made from recycled and sustainably sourced materials and performance tested for best-in-class quality and comfort. This guide will highlight our collection of rain jackets for men and women that will keep you protected when the seasonal showers roll in. Breathable and versatile, you’ll be tempted to wear them even when it’s sunny. Let’s dive in.


women's rain jackets

The Women’s Nimbus Long Rain Jacket


The Nimbus Rain Jackets

With three different styles to choose from, one thing all our rain jackets have in common is their superior sustainable design. Here are a few important details that make these jackets a win for the planet.


  • Recycled Materials — Each rain jacket shell is made from 100% recycled material, specifically single-use plastic water bottles. By using REPREVE® recycled polyester, we’re able to divert bottles away from landfills and give them a new lease on life. To create the membrane inside the jackets (aka the layer that ensures breathability and waterproofness), we use 75% recycled materials for the men’s style and 100% recycled materials for the women’s, making it one of the most sustainable options.    


  • bluesign® Certified —  If you’ve never heard of this certification, it ensures that this textile is sustainably produced from start to finish. The bluesign® system eliminates harmful substances from the beginning of the manufacturing process and ensures that production is safe and environmentally friendly. When you see this certification, you know you’re getting a genuinely sustainable product.


sustainable rain jackets


  • Toxin-Free — On the outside of each jacket, we added a PFC-free DWR coating that helps water bead off. PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals) are a class of chemicals often found in commercial DWR coatings. These are of concern because the release of PFCs into the air and water during manufacturing can lead to environmental contamination. So PFC-free means toxic chemicals aren’t contaminating the environment and a high waterproof rating of 10,000mm means you’ll stay dry and protected when things get stormy. 


  • Plants Ten Trees — Not only are our jackets sustainability made, but like every item you purchase from us, for each jacket purchased, we’ll plant ten trees in communities and ecosystems around the world that need them most. 


Made for everything from rainy walks with the pups to your latest adventure (urban or otherwise), let’s take a look at the different design details of each jacket, starting with the women’s style. (Scroll ahead to jump to the men’s.)



Nimbus Short Rain Jacket

This shorter women’s style was made for urban adventuring or exploring off-trail. Made for that-wasn’t-in-the-forecast showers, taped critical seams near your head, neck, and shoulders help ensure you stay dry and protected. 

This style also features a drawcord hood so you can find your perfect fit, a specially designed pocket to store your cell phone, and reflective tape at the cuffs to keep you visible and safe on those darker days. 


women's rain jackets

The Nimbus Short Rain Jacket


Nimbus Long Rain Jacket

A new, longer version of our classic women’s design, the Long Rain Jacket has a drawcord waist and relaxed fit that’s made for layering, so you’ll look good even when the forecast doesn’t. The most notable difference between this jacket and the shorter version is that it has a fully taped shell and an inner lining.


women's rain jackets

The Nimbus Long Rain Jacket



Nimbus Rain Jacket  

Made for days when the rain won’t quit, this rain jacket is teched out with the most sustainable (and waterproof) features, including fully taped, AquaGuard® CF zippered, and air-tight pockets. In addition to being fully taped and lined, this jacket features an adjustable hood and hidden elastic cuffs to ensure no water seeps in.


men's rain jackets

The Nimbus Rain Jacket


As Pacific Northwest natives, we’re no strangers to rainy weather, and we give these jackets two thumbs up. Shop the men’s and women’s jackets today and invest in a lifetime piece designed to withstand the elements but stylish enough to pair perfectly with your everyday urban grind. Plus, get free returns if you run into any sizing issues. 


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