Based in San Francisco, Mission Workshop designs high-end minimalist gear built to help you handle the dreary weather. The brand cuts no corners when it goes about developing its technical apparel. The latest is the Sans, a super light rain shell. Weighing only 5.6 ounces, it’s roughly just a bit heavier than your iPhone and less than your average cup of joe.
As part of the Advanced Projects series of products under Mission Workshop, each piece is created to perform at the highest level. Despite the low weight, the jacket doesn’t feel like a shell you throw in your hiking backpack just in case. Combine the stretch capabilities with the 3-layer fabric from Japan and a highly breathable membrane, and you have a well-crafted jacket. Design and look aren’t compromised when putting this much performance into a single piece — the tailored silhouette looks great from all angles and during activities. While $475 is a steep entry cost, the longevity of the jacket promises performance qualities you won’t get in other jackets that are this lightweight.
If you check out the pre-order before September 17, enter code SANS at checkout, and you’ll save $80, bringing the price down to $395.
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