The Dryden snow jacket is a returning favourite to the DC range and oozes casual style to go with some interesting specs. Technically a technical hoodie, the Dryden doesn’t have crazy waterproofing, but what it lacks in water tightness, it makes up for in comfort and versatility.
With two separate layers, the Dryden makes good use of a layer of trapped air over traditional insulation, delivering a super warm jacket that offers better wind resistance and heat retention over a traditional single-layer tech hoodie. The under-layer is straight up pullover hoodie made from 100% polyester bonded fleece, with a cosy 300g weight. This hoodie is also DWR coated for added water resistance, and features ribbed cuffs complete with thumbholes, as well as an elasticated hem. It’s topped off with a helmet compatible hood with tough drawstrings, and DC prints on both arms.
The outer short sleeve fleece, complete with kangaroo pocket, then adds another layer of warmth and durability, and is also DWR coated for extra protection. Together, these two layers provide a level of protection that sits somewhere between a tech hoodie and a regular jacket and will give ample coverage on those wet and slushy days. But, when the sun comes out, the outer layer can be removed to let off some steam, letting you look and feel cooler in just the under-layer.
At its heart, this jacket is the perfect happy medium. But as well as being technically pleasing, you can’t ignore how good it looks. The contrast styling is effortlessly casual and ready to make you stand out in the park, whether you’re laying down the fattest tricks or not.