Meet The Arpette Jacket

Meet The Arpette Jacket

The Arpette Jacket is a simple, functional, and stylish everyday piece, designed to keep you sheltered from the elements, wind and rain. Whether you're commuting midweek, tackling a weekend hike, or walking home from the pub, the Arpette has your back.

The rainy season has well and truly returned. But it brings a new perspective on the outdoors. 

We live on an island, in the middle of an ocean. Rain is inevitable. Instead of hiding from it, let's embrace it.

This was the idea behind the design of The Arpette Jacket.

 'An everyday waterproof piece which covers and protects you in all types of weather.'

Wear it as a windbreak on a colder day, or shelter from the damp on a rainy one.

Waterproof, windproof, and breathable, and available in two colourways, Charcoal and Sage, the Arpette is a lightweight rain jacket that will fast become your trusted outerwear piece, whatever the season.


Here’s everything you need to know about the Arpette Jacket…

An overview…

We kept the design of the Arpette Jacket simple, focusing on functionality first. A lightweight waterproof jacket built with our Irish elements in mind, the Arpette Jacket will stand up to whatever you have to throw at it. 

Available in two colourways, Charcoal and Sage, the Arpette will fit seamlessly into your adventure kit acting as the perfect piece for all-season adventuring. With subtle branding and options for a contrast or block colourway, the Arpette is perfect for everyday wear and outdoor adventures.

Available in both Male and Female sizes, from XS to XL, we’ve got you covered in all sizes.

Eco side…

As with every piece in our Wear Adventure Collection, our eco side remained at the core of the design process when creating the Arpette Jacket. Our product team is continuously working on fully recycled fabrics with our suppliers, trying to find a balance of performance, pricing and conscious design.

All fabrics in the Arpette Jacket are manufactured from 100% recycled polyester (RPET), which comes from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Offering a two-way stretch through the unique composition of the weave, the Arpette Jacket is also free from elastane, helping us remain as close as possible to our eco credentials without compromising on quality.

It was important to us that the Arpette Jacket would stand up as a functional waterproof jacket. So, we used a PFC-free DWR (durable water repellent) coating that will keep you sheltered from the rain, while also helping us stay in line with our eco side.

Want to know more about the ins and outs of using recycled polyester material? You can read more about the production of RPET clothing here.

The technical side…

As a journey back to Bleubird’s roots of winter, we wanted to ensure our entire Wear Adventure Collection could stand up to whatever the elements have to throw at it. The Arpette Jacket is designed to work for all seasons, so here are some of our favourite things about it…

  • 100% Waterproof: A fully waterproof jacket with an Apex 1 Rating and a PFC-free DWR coating, the Arpette is designed to keep you dry and sheltered from the elements.
  • 3K Breathability: Ideal for warm, wet days or for layering during cold days on the trails, the Arpette Jacket is lightweight and breathable meaning you can stay dry without overheating.
  • Fully Waterproof Zip: You won’t need to worry about water seeping through the Arpette Jacket while you’re out and about.
  • Zipped front pockets: Two external zipped front pockets and one external waterproof breast pocket offer plenty of space to keep your belongings safe and dry.
  • Two-way stretch: Offering a good level of elasticity and flexibility without losing its shape and eliminating the need for elastane.
  • Elasticated toggle hood: This allows you to adjust the size and fit of the hood to keep you sheltered from the elements, even in extreme conditions.
  • Elasticated toggle hem: The adjustable toggle hem allows you to adjust the fit of the jacket to your ideal fit, while also helping prevent splashes from getting inside.

You can shop our Arpette Jackets here.

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