Tuesday, June 28, 2011
ISIS Coconut Carbon Tempest Jacket
A jacket made with coconut carbon? How cool is this? The ISIS Tempest Jacket utilizes natural technology called Cocona. This is coconut carbon utilizes ground coconut shells to create a more breathable material and reduce chemical materials used in other waterproof fabrics. It spreads moisture over the surface accelerating evaporation and drying. Coconut carbon is a recycled and sustainable material. This is great progress and a win-win for eco friendly technical clothing.
This is a figure flattering jacket. The seams along the sides create slimming lines and the back goes over the bum. There's a stash pocket on the inside, the zipper pulls are chunky and comfortable and the zippers are two way and have taped seams to keep them waterproof. The right pocket of the jacket doubles as a stuff sack making this great for travel or keeping on hand in your bag for unexpected weather.
It comes in some great colors, blue, green, a perfect-for-cycling orange and my favorite, black. Contrasting patterned white is on the inside--I wish it were black as well, but it is a cheery pattern. I do really like the little stars along the inner zipper seam. The hood is adjustable and cinches down and stows when not needed. This is a soft coat. The material is flexible and comfortable which is not always the case with rain jackets. There's even a velvet patch to protect your neck and chin when you have the coat zipped all the way up which is a nice touch. Great attention to details with the Tempest.
I love the little details like the fortune cookie-esqe note that's in the pocket that says "You are a Goddess" (now on my fridge), and the fun little quotes on the tag like, "Journeys are always more interesting than destinations." I'm new to ISIS, but I have to say, my first impression is great. Check out the Tempest Jacket HERE.