What is the Rainforest jacket made of?
The Napapijri Rainforest jacket is made from 100% polyamide, a man-made fabric with supreme performance when it comes to durability, warmth, water resistance, washability, colour take-up and finish. It’s also able to be recycled, so once it’s had its last adventure, a new jacket can be made from it.
Our winter jackets are filled with down-free Thermo-Fibre™ padding insulation, which is a completely man-made and highly effective way of maintaining body warmth, and contains no animal products. The main fabric is tightly woven plain ribbed fabric, which gives the material its strength and resistance against wind and water.
You can trace the journey of a Napapijri Rainforest Anorak on this map. It shows where we source our fabrics where, the jackets are put together and where we distribute them from. As you can see, it’s a complicated supply chain, but it’s all designed to ensure the highest quality and maximum customer satisfaction.
Is the Rainforest jacket waterproof?
Napapijri Rainforest jackets are designed to be warm and windproof, not necessarily waterproof. Although they will resist a shower, in sustained or heavy rain they will become wet and lose their breathability and insulation. A waterproof outer layer is therefore recommended if you are facing such conditions.
Technically, the waterproof performance of the Rainforest jacket is to withstand 3000 mm H₂O. That means a column of water 3000 mm deep could be borne by the fabric without it leaking through. In terms of everyday use, that means that it will withstand anything between dryness and a light shower, but nothing more substantial.