Depending on where you live, shoulder season should bring some rain, a lot of rain, or a torrential amount of downpour. It could also end up being clear skies and fair weather all day. Yeah… it’s tricky that way. Of course, you wouldn’t want to be caught in the rain without anything to protect you, so keeping a waterproof jacket on hand is always a good course of action. The Beyond Clothing Yuba K6 Rain Anorak gives you one that can pack down into a size that will fit in hip packs and backpack pouches.
Designed as a rainy day addition to your EDC kit, the lightweight jacket has a self-stowing pouch that allows you to easily pack it into a compact bundle for throwing in your pack. That way, you can walk around knowing you’re ready for any downpour that can come later, all while enjoying the clear sunny skies without having to burden yourself with a heavy jacket.
The Beyond Clothing Yuba K6 Rain Anorak has a shell cut in a three-layer Pertex ripstop hardshell, which, the outfit claims, deliver complete wind and rain protection, all while maintaining breathability and ease of movement. That’s right, it’s completely windproof and waterproof, so you can wear it in the middle of strong wind and downpour without making you sweat while you stay active throughout the day. The material is highly compressible, too, allowing the highly packable function, on top of being abrasion- and tear-resistant, making it suitable for wearing in the rugged outdoors.
All seams and zippers are equally waterproofed, of course, so you can close this up and keep all rain out of your inner layers no matter how strong the downpour. Having been built for rainy days, it comes with a hood that has a streamlined shape while being adjustable, allowing it to accommodate a helmet if necessary (such as when you’re mountain biking on a wet afternoon). Suffice to say, this is a well-equipped rainy weather jacket.
The Beyond Clothing Yuba K6 Rain Anorak has articulated sleeves for greater freedom of movement, as well as a half-zip front for quickly slipping on and off during variable weather days. There’s a droptail hem that can be adjusted using a drawcord for versatile coverage, while partial elastic on the cuff’s undersides make them comfortable whether pulled up over your arm or protecting it completely from rain. And yes, it’s incredibly lightweight, weighing just 7.7 ounces, so it barely adds anything to your stash when you pack it.
Like to carry stuff in your jacket? Not a problem, as there’s zippered kangaroo pockets, a zippered stowage pouch on the backside that doubles as the garment’s storage pouch, and a zippered pocket on the right bicep. Other features include 3M black reflective treatment at back yoke and hem for visibility, a DWR finish for even better quick-drying function, and five choices of colors, namely red, black, coyote, navy, and rustic green.
Want one? The Beyond Clothing Yuba K6 Rain Anorak is available now, priced at $285.