Is it just us or do seasons these days seem to just go on endlessly, then abruptly end overnight? Frequent, sizable temperature swings are commonplace, and weather in general is getting wetter by the day. So, since keeping our (gear) closet seasonally appropriate is all but impossible, we’re increasingly gravitating towards apparel and outwear designed to work across seasons, like the new Shadow eVent Anorak from Los Angeles-based technical apparel brand Coldsmoke.
Made Stateside of waterproof eVent 3L shadow ripstop nylon—a bio-mimicking material composed of millions of tiny pores that allow excess heat and moisture to vent directly to the jacket’s exterior—with a moisture wicking Polartec silkweight mesh liner, the minimalist pullover is engineered to keep you dry, inside and out.
The tech specs are grea, sure, but we wouldn’t be here writing about this sucker if it weren’t aesthetically superior too. The simple silhouette is enhanced with a side-zip for ease of entry, origami-inspired three-snap adjustable cuffs, hand warmer pockets, and a sizable kangaroo pocket for added storage. Ergonomically placed seams allow for full mobility too.
While we haven’t held the Shadow eVent Anorak in hand personally, we are familiar with other technical offerings from Coldsmoke, so consider the sleek pullover vouched for.