Named after the Tushar (pronounced Tuh-sher) Mountains where we've spent hours in high elevation storms, the Tushar Rain Jacket is confidently durable, super lightweight, & waterproof for extended use, not just quick storms.
This is truly a rain jacket you can rely on for the long haul.
We've utilized different membranes in fabric that have been mapped to cover the correct parts of your torso for optimized breathability & all day waterproofing. This will help prevent pressure areas (such as where a backpack or shoulder straps sit) from getting saturated even if the DWR treatment eventually wears away, and will still allow other areas to breath -all while keeping you completely dry!
This means you get a rain jacket you can always rely on.
The Tushar Rain Jacket is both ultralight & confidently durable. You will hardly feel the mere ounces, but the fabric gives you confidence that it won't immediately tear if you brush by a branch or bush.
We've also included a 3D half layer on the interior of the fabric, which keeps the membrane off your skin so it doesn't feel clammy like other rain jackets. This 3D interior also helps the rain jacket maintain more breathability. This half layer is also part of what makes the Tushar so lightweight!
7.4 oz (size Large)
Anatomically Cut Hood
Pit Zip Vents
YKK Aquaguard Zippers
Partial Elasticized Hem for better fit
Hydrophobic Membrane in high pressure areas such as where a backpack or shoulder straps sit
Hydrophilic Membrane in areas where breathability is most important
3D Printed Interior Half Layer to keep membrane off skin & increase breathability & comfort
- Materials: Toray Torain® 3D 2.5 layer waterproof breathable lamination technology
- Face Fabric: 20D micro-Ripstop Nylon with mapped membrane application
- Lamination 1: Waterproof 28,500mm HH, Breathability 20,000g
- Lamination 2: Waterproof 15,500mm HH, Breathability 28,900g
- Seams: Fully Seam Taped w/ Torain® specific seam tape (designed for long term durability & resistance to wash cycles - engineered for best adhesion to Torain® laminations)
- Zippers: YKK Aquaguard zippers
- Colors: Cherry Mahogany & North Atlantic
- Gender: Men's sizing (see product images for how the Tushar Rain Jacket fits women)
- Warranty: Outdoor Vitals Performance Promise
Care: This product is built for ultralight performance, & was not built to withstand extreme abrasion.
Do not wash in a machine that has an agitator. Use NikWax Tech Wash on a delicate cycle with cold water. Give it an extra rinse cycle & hang dry.
NOTE: it's important to make sure your synthetic fabrics or waterproof membranes do not come in contact with bug sprays containing DEET or oils. DEET will destroy synthetic fabrics. Oils won't destroy synthetic fabrics, but will severely & permanently discolor them.
Layering Collection: Protective
Layering Category: Rain Gear
We've teamed up with Toray to use the innovative Torain® 3D 2.5 Layer Waterproof Breathable Lamination Technology in the Tushar Rain Jacket.
What this means is that you get a more breathable & durable rain jacket with less weight.
This technology consists of a few main innovations:
- Body-Mapped Waterproof Membrane Laminations
- 3D Printed Interior Half Layer
- Torain® Materials & Seam Tapes
Many rain jackets rely heavily on DWR treatments on the face fabric & use a breathable hydrophilic waterproof membrane beneath.
DWR treatments eventually will wear away.
Once a DWR (Durable Waterproof Repellent) treatment is gone, the hydrophilic membrane in these jackets is what keeps them waterproof.
Hydrophilic membranes basically absorb water until the membrane is saturated. This causes it to swell and seal. At this point, water will not be able to pass through the membrane.
The only problem with this is that a saturated hydrophilic membrane feels cold and clammy to the touch, and no longer can breathe (allow vapor to pass through.)
Hydrophobic membranes by nature repel water by themselves instead of absorb it like a hydrophilic membrane would. Even when the DWR treatment wears off the face fabric of a jacket, no water will be absorbed.
This means that hydrophobic membranes are more durable (in terms of getting "wetted out") and have a higher waterproof rating.
The only downside with using only hydrophobic waterproof membranes in a rain jacket is that they are not very breathable.
This causes the moisture vapor from your body to stay trapped inside the rain jacket, resulting in you getting soaked from the inside.
Tushar Rain Jacket Body Mapped Application
The Tushar Rain Jacket uses both hydrophilic membranes and hydrophobic membranes.
We've placed these membranes exactly where you'll need them for higher durability without sacrificing breathability.
The gray panels of the Tushar Rain Jacket are where we've used hydrophobic membranes. These are high stress areas like your shoulders and back where a backpack might wear away the DWR treatment more quickly or where rain falls most directly.
The colored panels of the Tushar Rain Jacket are where we've used a hydrophilic membrane. Again, hydrophilic membranes are more breathable than hydrophobic, and will keep your body comfortable and help you avoid that cold clammy feeling.
These colored hydrophilic areas of the Tushar Rain Jacket receive less abrasion, and there is less risk of the DWR treatment wearing down very quickly.
By body-mapping these waterproof membranes, we've maximized both durability and breathability so you can comfortably wear the Tushar Rain Jacket all day as needed!
3D Printed Interior Half Layer
Most Jackets have 3 layers:
- Face Fabric
- Waterproof Membrane
- Interior Layer (next to skin)
The Tushar Rain Jacket only has 2.5 layers!
This is because of Torain® 3D Print fabric technology. This interior half layer has 2 basic functions:
- significantly reduce the weight of the rain jacket (thus allowing us to use a stronger 20D face fabric rather than 7D in comparable jackets)
- keep the waterproof membrane off of your skin so you don't feel "clammy"
Basically we've cut the weight of the jacket by a whole half layer & have made it more comfortable at the same time!
This lighter interior layer allowed us to beef up the face fabric thickness so you can still have an ultralight rain jacket that weighs just ounces, but it will be MUCH stronger than comparable 7 oz ultralight rain jackets by other brands.
Torain® Materials & Seam Tapes
All of the materials used in the Tushar Rain Jacket are sourced through Toray. Toray has developed their own seam tape that adheres to their fabrics much better, as is proven in the Jungle Test
The Jungle Test
The Jungle Test is a simulator that mimics time & use in humid, saline environments.
This is important, because inside a rain jacket your body creates a micro-environment that is very humid and very saline (salty) from sweat & regular body moisture.
Not only does a rain jacket have to hold up to outside weather, but it has to be able to handle your internal micro-environment as well.
When a product or garment is place in the Jungle Test simulator, the test is to see how well that product holds up before deteriorating. 1 week is the equivalent of 1 year non-stop in a humid, wet, saline environment.
The Tushar Rain Jacket successfully handled the equivalent of 10 years of non-stop exposure without any signs of seam degradation!
While other products were starting to fall apart and the seam tape was coming loose, the Torain® fabrics and seam tape held together exceptionally well.
To sum this up, the Tushar Rain Jacket is built better & can handle the extreme environments on your adventures for many years to come!
Your Tushar Rain Jacket is a high performance piece of gear. It needs some extra attention to keep it performing at the highest level.
Please read through the care instructions below to ensure that you care for it properly:
Do NOT expose to bug spray containing oils or DEET. DEET will destroy synthetic fabrics. Bug spray and other things containing oils will not destroy synthetic fabric, but they will discolor your Tushar Rain Jacket.
- Never wash your rain jacket in a washing machine that has an agitator.
- Your rain jacket has zippers, please zip them up completely to prevent snagging during the washing process.
- If you cannot follow either of these prior instructions you should hand wash your product
The Wash & Dry Process
- Use Nikwax Tech Wash (for technical gear).
- Choose Low Spin or Delicate wash.
- Choose Cold Wash & Cold Rinse (add extra rinse if possible).
- Hang dry until the product is completely dry.
For more information on caring for your gear please visit https://outdoorvitals.com/pages/care-guide-faq
Designing The Tushar
Lightweight jacket that fits well. I have not gotten it wet yet but the day I thought I might the pit vents aloud for some needed ventilation.
I’m currently waiting on an exchange for a different size.
The zipper pull tabs are very small. They could be much bigger and that wouldn’t affect the weight. You have to hang onto the wrist cuff to get the zipper under the armpit ventilation to move and then pulling it back up is a wrestling match. The wrist cuff area is not adjustable, making it a tight squeeze if you have man hands. The jacket is lightweight. Fit was good. Can’t believe it’s a jacket of the year winner. It is overpriced. Respectfully
I love the look of the jacket, but the performance and weight are fantastic. Keeps me dry but also is the first one that does that but also breathes a bit. My ONLY beef is the hood. If I am not wearing a ballcap, I struggle to keep the hood from falling off my head.
needs a bill on the hood to keep rain out of your face. Rest of the jacket is great though. keeps you plenty dry during a torrential downpour and light drizzle