- Full Description
- Features At A Glance
- Care & Environmental Advice
- Size Guide
- Customer Reviews
Living in the UK, we often joke that if we didn't go out in the rain, we'd never go anywhere. Meet Argonaut: your knight in shining, breathable and waterproof armour.
High-spec, durable, packable, the Argonaut is like the classic Swiss Army Knife of waterproof jackets, giving you huge amounts of functional bang for your buck without sacrificing quality.
A relaxed fit makes the Argonaut feel at home in any scenario, whether you’re out walking the fells of the Lake District, paddling round Lake Windermere, biking back to your tent, chilling out at the campsite and even in the city; you can comfortably wear it over a fleece or over a base layer.
The PU coated, 2.5 layer fabric with 10K/10K performance offers excellent protection against the elements and is highly breathable: perfect when you're breaking a bit of a sweat on the steeper inclines. Mesh pockets double up as vents for dumping that bit extra heat.
With additional thoughtful features, such as an adjustable roll away hood and velcro adjustable cuffs, Argonaut will keep you dry and comfy in all but the most extreme of UK weather conditions.
Approved by Trail Magazine
Read the review in the Spring 18 edition.
- 10K/10K waterproof/breathability rating
- Breathable fabric, mesh-lined pockets double as vents
- Versatile, lightweight, and compact
- Roll away hood and relaxed fit
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Fabric: PU coated, 2.5 layer
Velcro adjustable cuffs
Hydrostatic head: 10,000 mm
MVTR: 10,000 g/sqm/24 hrs
DWR: PFOA Free C6
Weight: 8: 280 g; 10: 290 g; 12: 295 g; 14: 310 g; 16: 330 g
The chemical finish that keeps water beading off your waterproof jacket has changed.
As with all waterproofs from responsible outdoor brands, our waterproof jackets meet international environmental standards and require occasional washing with a technical wash to maintain their high breathability.
This wasn’t always the case. Years ago, waterproof jackets were treated with chemicals that had toxic by-products that lingered in the environment for generations. Those old chemicals needed little maintenance, whereas modern waterproofs need regular washing.
We fully support this change. In fact, we quite like the idea of taking time to look after our kit so that it lasts a long time.
We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of all our products –in fact it’s in our DNA: we can’t imagine ever doing anything else. We always review the materials we use, manufacturing methods and our own consumption of resources. We do the research, make informed decisions, and choose the best option available to us.
Product Care Information
To maintain the high performance of your waterproof, we recommend you wash and re-proof once or twice a year using specialist products like Nikwax or Grangers. For more information, read our detailed care instructions.
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments
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Great value cagoule - worn in several downpours and no leaks.
On and off bike perfection
I've had numerous waterproofs for cycling over the years, none quite right, but this hits the sweet spot. Recently took it as my only coat for a 2 week tour of France & Belgium and it was perfect for both riding and sightseeing.
Am a size 12-14, got the 14 for warm layering space, excellent fit.
I wear this everyday for working outside; it is very waterproof. I am a size 10/12 and I got a 12 which is roomy enough to wear a fleece or midlayer underneath. Great affordable price for a great jacket.
Well done Alpkit, you've absolutely nailed this one. The sizing is spot on and the cut is perfectly designed for the female form. I bought it just before Christmas so it's had numerous testings in dreadfully wet weather whilst out on the hills, keeping me bone dry each time. The hood is great as it can be roll-tucked away using the tab, or when in use it can adjusted to the perfect fit using the draw cord so that it doesn't blow off in the wind. The deep zipped pockets are a handy size and I really like the colours too. Well done Alpkit, you get 5 ***** from me
Good lightweight, packable jacket
This is a great lightweight jacket and packs down small. It was great for 5 weeks with a super-light pack on the Camino de Santiago. The jacket fits well and the sleeves are nice and long. The hood is generous. It is windproof... I'm not convinced it will keep you "dry and comfy in all but the most extreme of UK weather conditions": I was quite damp after walking for an hour in constant rain. The main downside of the jacket is that it is not particularly breathable and could do with some proper pit zips. The mesh pockets are supposed to double as vents, but they don't really help that much with ventilation and you're at risk of things falling out of the pockets.