RAIN CHECK When you’re active in the outdoors on stormy days, this rain shell is just what the doctor ordered. Made from 100% ripstop nylon, this jacket is waterproof-breathable, fully seam-sealed, and features multi-functional pockets and adjustable hood, cuffs, and drop tail hem for a comfortable fit.
Air-permeable protection that’s waterproof and breathable guaranteed.
Men’s Dr. DownPour™ II Jacket is rated
4.5 out of
Rated 4 out of
Don't think made of ripstop nylon? Larger too...I had order a Men's Dr. Downpour Jacket XL. Sent it back due to wetting out on the shoulders & sleeves after using it for a little more than 60 days.
When I received my replacement Men's Dr. Downpour Jacket II XL the first thing I notice when I put it on it felt much lighter and the inside was different design & it didn't have 2 pockets on the right-side at chest area, one smaller above the little bit larger one below but the zipper pocket on left side looked the same as prior version. The newer version has a bigger style pocket on the right, after using it some more I think I'll like the difference. I didn't like the construction of the inside that is totally different on the newer version.
I looked closer at the fabric and to me it's not ripstop nylon as described paragraph below the photo of the rain jacket.
I bought my first Men's Dr. Downpour Jacket because of the 3 inner pockets & the look of the design & craftsmenship of the interior & what I'm uses too as ripstop nylon. So I went online to find what's the difference between ( Made from 100% ripstop nylon,) & (Shell: Omni-Tech™ Plain Weave 2L 100% nylon, Lining: 100% nylon 210T taffeta) as described under (Fabric:) this is what I found:
Ripstop fabrics are woven fabrics, often made of nylon, using a special reinforcing technique that makes them resistant to tearing and ripping. During weaving, (thick) reinforcement threads are interwoven at regular intervals in a crosshatch pattern. The intervals are typically 5 to 8 millimeters (0.2 to 0.3 in) and:
Plain weave (also called tabby weave, linen weave or taffeta weave) is the most basic of three fundamental types of textile weaves (along with satin weave and twill). It is strong and hard-wearing, used for fashion and furnishing fabrics.
In plain weave, the warp and weft are aligned so they form a simple criss-cross pattern. Each weft thread crosses the warp threads by going over one, then under the next, and so on. The next weft thread goes under the warp threads that its neighbor went over, and vice versa.
Maybe I'm mistaken? The point is I bought the first version because of the style and too me the Men's Dr. Downpour II didn't have the photos of the inside like the first did so I assumed the it would be the same, which it's not.
I'm not a hiker due to physical condition, so my use is for walking the dog in the rain & going around town on the bus too.
It fits like a size XXL but I might like that when I have a fleece sweatshirt on?
At first I wasn't happy with the replacement but I do like being able to roll the hood into the collar held with 3 snaps, I need to wear it some more to see if I like the new style.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of
Excellent Jacket for Rain and ColdProbably the best jacket on the market now for non-snow conditions.
Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.