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1259-PBLU-SM

Women's Refuge Jacket

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Take Refuge From The Elements

The jacket for all your outdoor adventures. The Women’s Refuge Jacket is designed for versatile outdoor use. From the bike lane to the mountain trail, it blocks wind while providing superior waterproof breathable protection.

Color
PACIFIC BLUE
GOLDENROD
NEON GREEN
Cayenne
Size

  • The top-of-the-line Refuge Jacket features Elite, 3-layer performance fabric and fully taped seams to keep rain and snow at bay. Practical details include extra-long core vents to prevent overheating, water-resistant wide-tooth zippers, reflective trim that is visible from all angles, plenty of pockets, and reinforced shoulders to keep backpack straps from abrading the jacket. A removable, adjustable hood is large enough to cover most helmets, but stows easily in a jacket pocket during better weather. A waterproof dropdown tail protects backsides from tire spray, chairlifts, and muddy picnic spots. The jacket includes two front hand-warmer pockets, a back pocket and chest pocket complete with audio port.

    1. Featuring fully seam taped, 3-layer Elite™ waterproof-breathable hardshell fabric for exceptional breathability
    2. Reinforced shoulders protect the fabric from back pack straps
    3. Extra Long core vents prevent overheating
    4. All outward zippers are waterproof
    5. Ergonomic easy-grip zipper pulls
    6. 360 degrees of 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material trim for maximum visibility
    7. Removable, adjustable hood fits over a helmet and stows in inside pocket
    8. Double toggle hem cinch for adjustability
    9. Drop-down tail protects from road spray and wet stadium seats
    10. Drop-down tail features 2 reflective grommets that are compatible with Showers Pass Beacon Lights (sold separately)
    11. Soft, moisture wicking lining at collar
    12. Locker loop at collar
    13. Front handwarmer pockets, and inside chest pocket with audio port
    14. Weight is 19 oz in size medium
  • 3-Layer Jackets Fabric Type Breathable Rating Waterproof Rating Seam Taped Visibility Rating Weight (size medium) Fit Style
    Spring Classic Elite 3-Layer 5-star 5-star Yes 4-star 10.6 oz Trim
    Refuge Elite 3-Layer 5-star 5-star Yes 4-star 19 oz Regular
    Elite 2.1 Elite 3-Layer 5-star 5-star Yes 4-star 14.7 oz Trim
    Hi-Vis Elite Elite 3-Layer & MapREflect 4-star 5-star Yes 4-star 18 oz Trim
    Hi Vis Torch MapREflect & Elite 3-Layer 3-star 5-star Yes 5-star 20 oz Trim
    Transit Artex 3-Layer 4-star 4-star Yes 4-star 18.5 oz Full
    Atlas Jacket MapREflect 3-Layer 4-star 5-star Yes 4-star 22 oz Regular
    Odyssey Jacket MapREflect Softshell 3-Layer 2-star 3-star No 4-star 17.3 oz Regular
    Rogue Hoodie Artex Softshell 3-Layer 2-star 3-star No 3-star 17.3 oz Trim
    2.5-Layer Jackets Fabric Type Breathable Rating Waterproof Rating Seam Taped Visibility Rating Weight (size medium) Fit Style
    IMBA Jacket Artex 2.5 DC 5-star 5-star Yes 4-star 16 oz Regular
    Double Century RTX Artex 2.5 DC 5-star 5-star Yes 4-star 11.3 oz Trim
    Syncline Artex 2.5-layer 4-star 4-star Yes 3-star 13.6 oz Regular
    Club Pro Artex 2.5-layer 4-star 4-star Yes 4-star 13 oz Regular

     

    Ratings Scale Explained

    Breathable Scale

    1 STAR fabrics rate at least 1,000g/m2/day. Great for pre-race warm-ups or unexpected cloud bursts, but not recommended for long fast paced rides or warmer conditions.

    2 STAR fabrics rate at least 5,000g/m2/day. This provides some moisture vapor transfer, but if you’re riding hard enough to sweat, especially in cold and rainy conditions, you will probably see some condensation on the inside of the garment.

    3 STAR fabrics rate at least 10,000g/m2/day, and the garments have some venting capability. Most people can stay comfortable in these garments, especially if they take advantage of venting capabilities like pit or core vents, 2-way front zippers, or open cuffs.

    4 STAR fabrics rate at least 10,000g/m2/day, might have wicking linings, and the garments have multiple venting options. Wicking linings aid in the efficiency of moisture vapor transfer, and provide a drier next-to-skin feel. Venting options like pit or core vents, 2-way front zippers, or open cuffs allow you to adjust airflow.

    5 STAR, Industry leading breathability here. At least 15,000g/m2/day, wicking linings, and multiple venting options. For high output activities in varying conditions, this is the way to go!

    Waterproof Scale

    1 STAR garments will at least be treated with a Durable Water Repellant (DWR) finish and/or have a tight weave and design that will provide some water repellency. Great for short rides in light/intermittent precipitation.

    2 STAR garments will use fabrics rated 3,000mm-10,000mm or even higher, but might have strategic panels of non-waterproof fabric, or unsealed seams. Generally designed to be waterproof in the areas where you’re most likely to get hit by raindrops and road spray, but not designed to keep you completely dry in a downpour.

    3 STAR garments use only fabrics rated at least 10,000mm, but might not be entirely seam sealed. These will keep you dry in most conditions, but you might see localized areas of leakage in extended downpours.

    4 STAR garments will use only fabrics rated 3,000-15,000mm, and have taped or welded seams. Bring on the rain, snow, wind, sleet, hail, drizzle, fog, and mud. If all your vents, zippers, cuffs and collar are sealed, these garments should keep the elements out for most rides.

    5 STAR garments will have fabrics rated at least 15,000mm, and have taped or welded seams. If you’re going to be out in nasty weather for extended periods of time, these are the garments for you! Just make sure to seal all your vents, zippers, cuffs and collar before stepping out into a downpour.

  • Waterproof Care Instructions 

      1. Be Proactive!  Proper care helps to prevent untimely wear and preserves performance, but it shouldn’t be expected to reverse damage that has already occurred from heavy use or neglect. Don’t wait for something to go wrong take action!

      2. Wash your gear! Dirty zippers are more likely to jam or wear out and sweat and oils from skin, hair and and cause waterproof membranes to deteriorate. We generally recommend that daily commuters wash their jackets once a month or so.

        When washing, use a gentle cycle, with COOL water. If your washing machine does not have a COOL setting, use the COLD setting. If your washing machine allows you to specify water temperature, set your machine to 86°F / 30°C. Close all zippers and make sure pockets are empty.

        We recommend using a free and clear detergent or a detergent specifically designed for technical garments. Traditional detergents, particularly powdered detergents can leave residues that can negatively affect the performance of your garment. Avoid all products with fabric softeners or bleach. Grangers Performance Wash is a great option. You can find it on our site here.

        Hang drying your Showers Pass gear is always the best option. Some garments can be tumble dried on low heat. Consult the care instructions on your garment’s tag prior to drying.

      3. Perk up your DWR. The DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish on the outside of a garment is what makes the water bead and roll off. Over time it will begin to wear or wash off. When water no longer beads on the surface of a garment, this means it’s time to reapply a DWR.
        When water saturates the face fabric on the exterior of a garment, commonly called “wetting out”, the garment’s breathability will be limited. A jacket that wets out may not let water in, but it can be cold, heavy and uncomfortable to wear. In some conditions, wetting out will create a temperature differential that can cause condensation to accumulate inside the garment.
        Our favorite product for retreating outerwear is Grangers Performance Repel plus. Get it here.

         
      4. Do not expose to excessive heat. Seam tape can fall apart in a dryer, and it is not a pretty sight. Excessive heat (even a car dashboard in the summer) can also cause multi-layered waterproof fabrics to delaminate.

      5. Store with care. Just because a garment can stuff into its own pocket or stuff sack does not mean it wants to live that way all the time. Hang it up or lay it flat between uses; and make sure it dries completely.

      6. Be kind to your zippers. We sometimes use 2-way zippers for venting, and water-resistant zippers to keep you extra dry. Both of these features can make the zippers harder to operate. Please be gentle with them. In our experience, yanking on them repeatedly will only make them angry. For the occasional extra-sticky spot, we’ve found that paraffin wax makes for a good lubricant. Regular pencil graphite rubbed on the zipper’s teeth is a good lubricant as well (Just don’t wear it over a white shirt that day!)

      7. Spot treat stains. If you have a really tough stain, spot cleaning with liquid dish detergent can help. Never use bleach or harsh chemicals to clean your jacket. To protect the interior of a jacket from stains, be sure to wash new shirts, jerseys and arm warmers before wearing them underneath your jacket to prevent colors from depositing onto the lining.
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