Already well known within the fly fishing community, Redington is looking to branch out into further outdoor activities with a new versatile line of outerwear and sportswear. With the simple goal of helping you enjoy the outdoors more, all Redington apparel is built with practical features like sun protection, temperature and moisture control.
Last month, I was sent a few pieces from the women's collection to test out, including the Deschutes Rain Jacket. This waterproof jacket has a feminine cut but is not too form fitting, meaning you can quickly throw it on over other layers as it starts to rain.
The rain jacket is made out of Redington's proprietary RedStorm waterproof breathable fabric, the same fabric used in the company's line of waders. Fully seamed sealed, the Deschutes will keep you dry in any kind of weather.
The storm hood zips up right below your chin and the extended brim works well at keeping rain off of your face. The hood will even fit over a helmet if you want to wear the rain jacket biking or climbing. Bungee pulls on the hood and jacket hem, together with the velcro cuff closures, help you further barricade against the elements.
Two roomy front zip pockets and an internal zip chest pocket offer ample waterproof storage space for your camera, snacks, cell phone, or any item you want close at hand. Pit zips can help with temperature regulation if you find yourself doing more strenuous activities.
Bottom Line: The Redington Deschutes is a great all purpose rain jacket for a variety of low-key outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, climbing or even just walking your dog.
The Deschutes Rain Jacket comes in two colors, green (Moss) and blue (Kingfisher), and retails for $149.95.