The Technical Raincoat



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  • Fully waterproof and breathable smart fabric
  • Watertight zips and taped seams
  • Constructed by Petratex in Portugal


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A Technical Dreamcoat

The science of staying dry

The Technical Raincoat is the most advanced jacket we’ve ever made—so we wanted to get it right. That meant asking you for your thoughts and feedback. Here’s where your raincoats had left you high and… erm… not so dry in the past.

Not All Raincoats Are Created Equal


They still let water in


They weren’t breathable


They look like a sack of potatoes


The cut lets them down

The Tech Specs


The secret to the Technical Raincoat’s wet-weather prowess is that 180 g/m2 three-layer laminated fabric. A microporous membrane combined with a laminated jersey underside and a seriously hi-tech recycled polyester outer - made from plastic bottles no less. It’s waterproof, windproof, and unlike a lot of raincoat fabrics, breathable. You’ll notice the difference.


Keeping rain out’s only handy if you aren’t steaming up on the inside. That middle layer’s tiny pores are specifically designed to let water vapour out. Long and short of it, you won’t feel like a boil-in-the-bag dinner mid commute, or mid-hike.


Stitching can often be the weak link in a waterproof jacket, so we had the heat-sealing wizards at Framis, Italy, provide the taping know-how to make sure none of those pesky water droplets can find a way in. Bad news for the rain, good news for you.


Tired of those bus tickets turning to pulp? You’re in luck—those big pockets are sealed with waterproof zips so the contents stay safe and damp-free. That’s one less thing for the bus conductor to be angry about. We used the same no-leak zipper for the front too.


Our Technical Raincoat is tidily cut, but ready for action. We factored in plenty of room to move, with raglan sleeves so your arms aren’t restricted. Swing all the cats you fancy. There’s space for a jumper or an over-shirt under there too — after all, the rain and the cold often go hand in hand.


That hood has been specially designed so it moves with your head, meaning you can always see where you’re going—whether you’re cycling through traffic or navigating the aisles of the supermarket in search of Sriracha.

Keeping it Local

As ever we wanted to pull off this feat making use of European producers and trusted partners. No easy gig when you’re dealing with these hi-tech requirements…The French whizzes at Chamatex created the recycled polyester outer, while their countrymen at Rovitex bonded it to the microporous membrane and the jersey inner.


After that swanky polyester fabric was woven in France it was transported to Portugal where Petratex worked their outerwear wonders. This lot have been pushing the boundaries of clothing construction for over 30 years — and when it comes to technical gear they’re hard to beat. We’re serving this number up in an intense black, a matt navy and a solid military green. All equally watertight.


Yep, it’s technical, but this jacket is also highly wearable—and thanks to that sharp, subtle design, it’s not just reserved for rambles in the countryside. From campsites in the Welsh mountains to the neon-soaked streets of Neo-Tokyo, this thing will come in handy.


What goes into making your Technical Raincoat. The materials have travelled a total of 1000 km (621.4 miles) from field to doormat.

Sourcing the raw materials


Spinning the recycled polyester

Sinterama Italy

Weaving the recycled polyeste

Chamatex France

Dyeing the recycled polyester

Teinture des cèdres France

Spinning, weaving and dyeing the membrane and lining

Rovitex France

Three-layer bonding

Rovitex France


Petratex Portugal

Social certifications: RDS, RCS, OCS, GRS, SMETA 2-Pillar


Par camion et bateau

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Technical Raincoat we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:

19.39 kg

of CO2 emitted

The equivalent of 199.8 km (124 miles) by car.

1.49 g

of phosphor released in the water

Equivalent to growing 24.9 kg of apples.

404.45 MJ

energy depletion

The equivalent of 136.6h of heating (avg. flat).


Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide, the cost of which is automatically calculated at checkout. For all deliveries to the UK, European Union countries, Switzerland and Norway we charge a flat fee of 9€. For other European countries we charge 15€, please check our FAQ for the full list of countries included. All other countries are charged at 25€.

Easy to change sizes

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.


Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

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