Why We Chose the Picture Organic Welcome Jacket: Protective, innovative, sustainable
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The Picture Organic Welcome Jacket takes a strong environment-first approach, with eco-engineering at the heart of the jacket, from the fabric to the waterproof membrane.
The latter deserves special mention. Dryplay is the brand’s own waterproof-breathable membrane, which when it was first created, was recognised as the first ever one to be 100% recyclable. When the jacket reaches the end of its life, both the liner and the face fabric can be recycled together.
“The fabric has a good amount of stretch, offering great freedom of movement”
The membrane is sandwiched in a robust 3-layer construction that also makes use of a partly-recycled polyester face fabric and a PFC-free durable water repellent (DWR) surface treatment. The fabric has a good amount of stretch, offering great freedom of movement.
There are fully taped seams and YKK waterproof zippers to keep moisture out, while a Pro Knit back panel insert combined with zipped underarm vents helps to regulate body temperature.
Snow-specific features include adjustable cuffs with integrated wrist gaiters, a snow skirt and an internal ‘interface’ that allows the jacket to attach to companion snow bibs by Picture. A roomy hood with two-way adjustment easily accommodates a helmet. You also get two zipped hand pockets, two zipped chest pockets and a zipped forearm pocket for a ski pass. There’s even a small soft fabric insert to wipe your goggles on (or your nose, if you want).