The latest release from Beyond Clothing will help you transition seamlessly into winter, knowing that it’s not quite time for breaking out the hardcore shell jackets yet, the brand’s new Yuba Ultralight K6 Rain Anorak will be the perfect solution. This is one of the lightest weight 3L hard-shells available, featuring 3 layer Pertex Shield fabric. This expedition-grade jacket is a perfect tagalong for any adventure or to keep around as an emergency backup, as it packs down to just about nothing. It weighs under 8oz and self-stows into its own pouch pocket, allowing it to disappear into a pack until the weather turns.
While being lightweight, it still brings a 20,000mm/30,000g waterproof/breathable rating, ensuring a combined water and windproof protection wherever needed. And don’t let the ultralightweight spec fool you, this is not a fragile or uncomfortable piece of kit, as tends to be the case when weight is shaved. This jacket is ready for rocky scrambles and overgrown trails thanks to the 7D ripstop face and won’t leave you with that gross clammy interior surface.
Additionally, it has all the features anyone would want in an expedition ready jacket: a built-in adjustable hood that accommodates helmets, a kangaroo pocket and right bicep pocket with waterproof zippers, a droptail hem with drawcord adjustment for extended coverage, partial elastic hems for snug wrist closures, and 3M® black reflective treatment for increased visibility.
True to Beyond Clothing’s heritage, they are offering subtle colors (black, rustic green and coyote) along with Rescue Red and very limited branding. This jacket is designed to popped on when needed and work within the Beyond Clothing Layering System for colder weather, to ensure optimized human performance, irregardless of the conditions.
Waterproof seams and zippers
Half-zip front enables easy on and offs
Droptail hem with drawcord for adjustable coverage
Self-finished cuffs with partial elastic undersides
3M black reflective treatment for zippers and piping at back yoke and hem increase your visibility
Pertex 3-layer ripstop hardshell is waterproof, breathable, abrasion resistant, and tear resistant
7-denier face fabric with DWR
Certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® | confirmed free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances
Some of our friends have been lucky enough to tackle more than a few climbs and suffer some unexpected rain showers with this lightweight shell in their pack. This is a truly impressive piece of kit that anyone heading into the woods could find a need for during the fall and early winter. And for the serious rain, also take a look at the new Arx 2.0 K6 shells.