Military Raincoat

A military raincoat or slicker is a waterproof or water-resistant coat worn to protect the body from rain. The term rain jacket is sometimes used to refer to raincoats that are waist length. A rain jacket may be combined with a pair of rain pants to make a rain suit.

Modern raincoats are often constructed of breathable, waterproof fabrics such as Gore-Tex or Tyvek and coated nylons. These fabrics allow some air to pass through, allowing the garment to 'breathe' so that sweat vapour can escape. The amount of pouring rain a raincoat can handle is sometimes measured in the unitmillimeters, water gauge.

Important styles of raincoat include:

·         Anorak, derived from traditional Inuit designs

·         Cagoule, also Cagoul, KagouleKagool

·         Driza-Bone, Australian oiled cotton

·         Gannex

·         Inverness cape

·         Mackintosh, rubberised cloth

·         Oilskin

·         Poncho

·         Sou'wester

·         Trench coat, derived from traditional raincoat

·         Waxed jacket

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