The rain can’t hurt you, you’re made of sterner stuff. However, it is nice to stay dry in bad weather, so our waterproof and windproof Rainshell Jacket with a SYMPATEX® membrane is the perfect solution. By being reduced to the essentials, making it nice and light, the Rainshell Jacket can be stored in a small space - perfect, for example, for trekking where every gram matters. At the same time, the jacket is still breathable and its good moisture management makes sure you’ll have a balanced body temperature, even when exercising. The SYMPATEX® material is made of recycled polyester, the waterproofing is free from PFCs and PFOAs, the membrane is free from PTFE and, due to the high purity grade, this jacket can also be recycled again when you’re done with it. Elasticated cuffs and sleeves, together with an adjustable, helmet-compatible hood, make sure that you won’t get cold and that you’re protected from the wind.
Recycled and with carbon offset production: we are proud to be one of the first sport and streetwear brands to offer a fully recycled outdoor jacket that has been made completely carbon-neutral, together with fabric membrane manufacturer SYMPATEX® and climate action consultants ClimatePartner.
How does carbon offsetting work?
Despite the conscious choice of environmentally friendly materials and partners, it is inevitable that greenhouse gases are released during the production process. To keep CO2 emissions as low as possible, here at bleed we use only recycled or biodegradable materials in our collections, we keep an eye on water consumption and we use electricity from renewable energy sources.
With the SYMPATEX® Jacket, production takes place in China which means the transportation routes are a bit longer. That's why we wanted to go a step further: together with SYMPATEX® and ClimatePartner, we calculated the environmental footprint that results from producing this coat and balanced it out by supporting an important forest conservation project in Kenya.