Five Ten’s flagship waterproof comes in the form of the All Mountain Rain Jacket but how has it stood up to a Scottish autumn and winter?
The Five Ten All Mountain Rain Jacket is designed for exactly what it says on the tin. Rain. A hardshell offering from the infamous shoe brand offers plenty, but does it cut the mustard? Pete has been finding out.
At £180, the Five Ten All Mountain Rain jacket is certainly in the ball park for hardshell waterproofs. The styling is minimal, with a matte black outer punctuated on the sleeve and chest by large, red Five Ten logos. Although there is a Semi Impact Orange colourway if you’re after something a bit more eye-catching.
Construction is a 100% nylon plain weave with elastic cuffs and a dropped tail. You get a full length zipper and a helmet-friendly adjustable hood, the latter being adjusted by a single bungee on the rear. Front pockets and an internal pocket round out the features.
The All Mountain Rain Jacket isn’t as plastic to the touch as some hardshells, likely being at the softer end of the spectrum in that regard, so it’s more comfortable against the skin if it’s warm enough to run a short sleeve underneath.
If it is warm, however, the breathability, or lack thereof will see you making yourself fairly wet and there’s no zips or vents that can increase the airflow within the jacket. Essentially you’ve to rely on the fact that this jacket will see off a fair amount of liquid weather it’s from the sky or from the trail below.
Five Ten don’t quote their waterproof and breathability ratings so it’s hard to know whether the All Mountain Rain Jacket is doing right by the figures. What can be said is that in the real world, the focus has certainly been on the waterproofing, and in that regard, it’s up there.
The size XSmall came out just about right for me, although the arms were fairly long. That extra room was quite welcome as the temperatures dropped, as I could slide a few extra layers underneath. Sizing does go all the way up to XXLarge too.
What do we think?
If you’re after a subdued look to your waterproofs you can certainly go more wrong than with the Five Ten All Mountain Rain jacket. If you value breathability in the hardshell jacket then this isn’t the one for you, but if you just need to see off the liquid, then you’re in the right place.
Keeps the water out
Comfy for a hardshell
Could do better:
Breathability isn’t the best
You can check out the Five Ten All Mountain Rain Jacket over on their website here.