Arc'teryx Andra Coat: What is it?

The Arc'teryx Andra Coat is a lightweight raincoat made from durable, 3L GORE-TEX fabric. The GORE-TEX exterior makes the jacket waterproof and windproof, while a GORE C-KNIT backer ensures it’s also soft and comfy to wear.

The jacket’s light, breathable construction means you can count on it to keep you dry on warm, rainy days without leaving you sweating under a heavy additional clothing layer. The longer length (it hits around mid-thigh depending on your height) provides extra coverage against wind and rain (and slushy splashes from passing cars). An adjustable hood and snap cuffs allow you to get the right fit.

Arc'teryx Andra Coat: Why do I need it?

The Andra Coat is designed to work like a high-performance jacket, while looking stylish enough that you feel equally comfortable wearing it for a day of sightseeing abroad or en route to the office, as you would for a hiking excursion. From the watertight top loading pockets hidden under flaps to the two-way concealed zipper, this jacket’s design is minimalist and modern.

It transitions easily from warmer to cooler weather, with a cut that’s flattering but roomy enough that you can wear this jacket over other layers when the temps drop.

Arc'teryx Andra Coat: Should I buy it?

With an A-line silhouette and sleek design, the Andra Coat goes equally well with a dress as it does with hiking boots. It’s a good bet if you’re looking for a versatile jacket that’ll serve you well at home as well as on your travels. It’ll stand up to rainy commutes in Toronto, but also folds up nicely for packing. This jacket’s easy layering ability means it’s a handy piece to have in your clothing arsenal when the weather might be unpredictable.

$600, arcteryx.com