Best known for their waterproof cycling rucksacks, San Francisco's Mission Workshop has taken their material knowledge and redirected it into the Eiger field jacket, a limited-run waterproof parka from their Advanced Projects Series. We were lucky enough to get a hands-on preview of the Eiger, and can attest to its superior quality and neat, trim fit.
At first glance the Eiger seems virtually bomb-proof, with sturdy storm flaps covering all leakproof zippers on the outside, and fully-taped seams on the inside. Besides the tech extras, the fabric is the real draw. Made from Swiss-made Schoeller c_change fabric, the field jacket regulates body temperature while remaining entirely waterproof and looking sharp enough for everyday street wear.
Although Schoeller fabrics are a standard among most tech-conscious waterproof parkas, Mission Workshop uses c_change wool on the Eiger's exterior for a technical and fashionable look. This clean aesthetic applies to perfectly placed pockets—including a rear cycling-style stowage compartment—and a great fit, making the Eiger a solid choice for everyday wear. Plus, a slight stretch in the yoke lends just the right amount of room needed forcycling or snowboarding.
The Eiger Field Jacket is now available for $695.