Because mother nature doesn't take rain checks
In a stretch of river wilderness 40 miles south of Fort Reliance (hence the name, 40 Mile), prospectors tried to make their fortune finding a gold motherlode. They took lashings from Mother Nature while they were at it – and not just from the cold. Cloudbursts and river swells caused setbacks even when the temperatures were fair. One thing those men could have used? Reliable rainwear that packs up compactly until it's needed. Just like this. The 40 Mile Jacket is our lightest rain jacket, yet still durable thanks to ripstop construction. It's seam-sealed for 100% waterproofing, and the 2.5-layer waterproof/breathable nylon construction feels comfortable, never clammy, even during high activity. And when you're not toiling in a deluge, it stuffs into its own side pocket for easy stowage.