Waterproof Protection Never Felt So Good
Waterproof, breathable, durable, and buttery-soft in feel, our Ultralight Jackets are designed to protect you from the elements and promise to never distract you from your experiences. Our design process was guided by rigorous field testing, fueled by a tenacious attention to detail and a relentless pursuit for perfection, and informed by 165 years of expertise. We are proud to offer three different jackets to outfit your every need, from afternoon hatches complete with unexpected downpours to rainy day city commutes. Discover the design features behind our Ultralight Rainwear.
“A good rain jacket will keep you dry, a great one will make you forget you’re even wearing it. We feel the Ultralight series does just that.”
—Jim Kershaw, Senior Designer, Hunt & Fish
“With the Ultralight program we really wanted to focus on comfort. How do we create a waterproof jacket that doesn’t feel like a jacket? How do we create something that’s so comfortable that you forget you’re wearing it? Those questions drove us to hyper focus on finding the perfect partner to develop a variety of waterproof fabric packages with optimal stretch, a supple hand, and the durability to stand up to the abuse of fly-fishing guides. The Ultralight series is the lightest weight and most breathable rainwear that Orvis offers focused on providing all day comfort without restricting your movement.”
“The Ultralight Storm is my go-to adventure jacket—it’s lightweight, packable, buttery soft and the stretch allows it move with me during all of my activities. I have worn it fishing, hiking, trail running, sailing and on my daily commute to work. What sets this jacket apart is the fabric, I have never had such a soft, stretchy and quiet rain jacket in my life.”
The Mind Behind the Design
When it comes to outdoor product design, Jim Kershaw is the triple threat: a problem solver, a competitive hard worker, and a passionate outdoorsman. Meet the man behind the Ultralight Rainwear collection.SEE HOW WE DID IT
“I love the versatility of the Ultralight Jackets. They are rugged enough for you to beat them up—for hiking, fishing, traveling. But sleek and cool enough to wear to work, or walking down 5th Avenue. They are lightweight and breathable, so it doesn’t feel like you are wearing a plastic bag, so on the spring days that are rainy but warm, you don’t have too many layers. And the colors are awesome.”
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