Mission Workshop doesn’t skimp when it comes to the creation of technical outerwear. Since the company’s conception, they’ve endeavored to provide wearers with the most advanced garments around; a mindset that’s been reinforced, once again, by the team’s most recent project, The Rhite waterproof jacket.
At a glance, this shadowy parka bares a striking resemblance to the company’s other innovative offerings. It’s smooth, sleek, tactical, and simplistic, making it a perfect addition to Mission Workshop’s Advanced Project Series. But, below the surface, The Rhite is anything but ordinary, boasting the company’s most complex construction to date, and giving the space’s most advanced garments a run for their money. An ultralight four-way-stretch textile laminated shell and high-performance waterproof/windproof membrane made specifically for the brand by Italy’s Mectex M.I.S. makes its debut, working alongside the jacket’s fully-taped seams, a 37.5 moisture management textile that promotes breathability, and hinders overheating, and a PrimaLoft Gold Hi-Loft insulation that’s made with Aerogel — the lightest insulating material on earth. Head to Mission Workshop’s website to procure an example for $780.