The Outdoor Research Furio wins the honorable Top Pick for rainy climates due to its blend of protection and ventilation. This award winner features stand-out venting capabilities that allow heat to escape without affecting its excellent precipitation protection properties. For users who really need a hardshell jacket because they spend a lot of time playing in the mountains while it is raining, we think this competitor is your best bet. The wire-brimmed Halo hood offers so much protection you feel as if you are in a cave.
The full-length side zips, combined with the two-way front zipper and mesh-lined pockets, give the wearer of this jacket unparalleled ability to vent off built-up heat and internal moisture, all while staying protected from a downpour. With its 70-denier face fabric and three-layer GORE-TEX used in high abrasion areas like the tops of the arms, shoulders, and hood, the Furio is like a beefed up and burlier version of the very popular Outdoor Research Foray rain jacket, another OutdoorGearLab Top Pick.
You'll shell out to keep your upper body warm and dry, but what about your legs? The Outdoor Research Men's Furio Pants is a great addition to any hiking outfit. For $345, the Furio Pants are made of the same 70D face fabric and a blended membrane of 3-layer GORE-TEX and Paclite for the same great protection.