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The Eiger Field Jacket

The inaugural garment from Mission Workshop's limited-run Advanced Projects Series

by Josh Rubin in Style on 19 January 2012

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Eiger Field Jacket is now available for $695.

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