Wear this stretchy jacket—so glamorous
EVER TRIED TO RAISE THE roof in a form-fitting rain jacket? Couldn’t get past your ears, could ya? Most shells rely on a water-blocking membrane that expands only about 10 percent. The Outdoor Research Hemispheres jacket can grow to double its size in key spots, like behind the shoulders, eliminating that straight-jacket feeling. Patches of Gore-Tex fabric with stretch technology have an undulating, three-dimensional shape. When you pull the textile, both the watertight layer and the attached fabric expand as the material flattens out—like an accordion. Release and it snaps back into shape. The result is a waterproof jacket that won’t limit your movement but stays close enough to your body that a funky cloud of sweat can’t form inside.