Product Features

  • Hard wearing tramping jacket
  • Fully seam sealed
  • Watertight double-flap zip with domes
  • Double ended front zip
  • Under arm gusset designed for maximum movement
  • Gusset design ensures garment does not 'ride-up'
  • Waist draw-cord
  • Adjustable hood with wire stiffened visor
  • Hood tunnels keep cord ends away from face
  • External map pocket
  • Top and side entry hand pockets

Entrant® D-EV 200gsm Oxford Nylon

Average Weight


Made In

Proudly made in New Zealand

Reviews (11)

11 reviews for Hydrophobia Jacket

  1. Maria Cunningham (verified owner)

    Bought earlier this year for West Coast living and tramping. Fantastic length and beautiful green colour. Get lots of people asking me about it. Excellent weight and features

  2. Mara

    Absolutely magical garment. Rolls up small enough to fit in the chin pocket of a 25L day pack and performs like nothing else I’ve ever owned. This jacket kept me dry crossing Tongariro on a day it was pouring rain and cold enough to see sleet at Red Crater (not my first crossing). Gore-Tex gaiters were sodden by Blue Lake and I started to hear the water in my wool socks around Ketetahi Springs; 4.5 hours of being aggressively rained upon and the only moisture inside this jacket was from my own sweat. At the end of that day there wasn’t a drop of moisture on any of the film I’d carried in the chest pocket, and everything in my very not-waterproof leg bag was miraculously dry. Essential kit for the deranged landscape photographer – cannot rate highly enough.

  3. Chan

    Wonderful jacket! I take this on my tramping adventures in NZ all the time (over my Arcteryx Beta LT jacket), it is slightly bulkier and heavier. However, I just love it – the length is great – keeps the bum dry, fully waterproof and windproof! And the pockets are of a good size and easily accessible. I have always received compliments when wearing this jacket (I have the red one)! Well done ESS!

  4. Rebecca (verified owner)

    I love this jacket, I’ve just ordered a replacement for one I’ve had for many years. The best thing for me is the durability, it seems to last much better than other jackets I’ve had previously. It performed really well in very tough conditions – wearing every day in the subantarctic islands for months at a time, bush bashing through really thick vegetation in very wet and cold conditions. I also love the design, particuarly the length and the top pocket. I highly recommend this jacket!

  5. Will Sergeant

    Absolutely superb! A massive step up from 80s goretex. Bone dry walking and fishing after huge downpours all day. Love that my bottom stays dry at last – so important for morale! Excellent cut and super practical. Get one!
    Brit living in NZ.

  6. John Harvey

    I bought one of these when I was working in New Zealand 15 years ago. It is fantastic. I wear it all the time, especially on treks in The Black Mountains. The next time I know someone visiting Christchurch, I’ll ask them to get me another. Thank you so much ESS for your brilliant clothes. I have just bought one of your Helium fleeces via a friend in Christchurch. It replaces one I bought from your store in 2006. It arrived this morning and is fantastic.
    John Harvey

  7. Fiona Hunter (verified owner)

    Although I haven’t tested the jacket in earnest yet it kept me bone dry in a 1 hour walk out in the pouring, horizontal rain. I love the length (mid-thigh) that ensures good coverage over the back-side! It’s roomy enough to wear layers underneath, and the length of the sleeves means you can hide the hands inside. All pockets are thoughtfully located and it’s brilliant to have both side and front access pockets. Options to adjust the jacket around the hood, wrists, and waist means you can fit to your shape. I definitely recommend spending that little bit more to get this quality designed jacket.

  8. Lynette (verified owner)

    Extremely happy with this Jacket. The length, the fit and even the weight for a fully waterproof and hardwearing tramping Jacket. Protects not only from Torrential rain but also from bitterly cold biting winds. Good protection around the shoulders, most I’ve had always seem to give first in the shoulders with the weight of a heavy pack. It’s worth the money considering other Jackets/Coats on the market and I’ve been through a few and its fully NZ made. I don’t know what took me so long to decide to purchase one of these. Thanks so much ESSky.

  9. Dennis Dooley

    The finest rain overcoat I have ever purchased. I have used this jacket throughout New Zealand, Colorado, Arizona, and my home in Alaska. At just over 1.5 pounds (750 gr ) which is much heavier than my ZPacks 5 oz. jacket, I can be assured that I will remain completely dry from the my head to mid thigh, allowing me to walk in temperate conditions in shorts without getting them wet. In conditions that are colder, it provides me with outstanding protection from snow, rain, and wind. I’m able to “layer up” with plenty of freedom of movement. The pocket placements work well with a pack on, and provide ample storage for maps, gloves, and a hat. This jacket is “bombproof”. I have no hesitation breaking camp at 12,800’ ft. in the Colorado Rocky mountains during a rain storm while wearing this jacket, and rain-pants, knowing I’ll stay dry regardless of the challenging conditions. I have received nothing but positive comments from other hikers/trampers on the design of this great piece of gear. I don’t sweat the additional weight, it bumps my base pack weight to 15 lbs. without food/water, but again, I know I’ll be comfortable in any type of weather, be it atop Red Crater in Tongariro NP with 50 km winds and rain, the CDT in Colorado at 13,000’ ft., or during an early winter’s snow storm in Alaska.

    Well done ESS, Cheers, Dennis Dooley
    Fairbanks, Alaska

  10. Elizabeth B

    Took my new jacket for its first test on the Routeburn Track in typical Fiordland rain and cold weather. Very pleased with it. Fits well, very comfortable, blocked the wind and kept me warm in the sub-alpine exposed areas. Good to have such a robust, quality jacket.

  11. Lee Galvin

    LandSAR staple rain coat. Keeps you drier than any Gore-Tex I’ve owned, especially around the tops of shoulders where you carry a heavy pack. They get quite a beating both from terrain and harsh weather, yet never falter and breathable too! The only rain jacket you’ll ever need that will last you a lifetime.

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  • Warm hand wash for best garment life.
  • Use pure soap or mild detergent.
  • We recommend using Persil Liquid or Martha’s Wool Mix. Both are pH neutral.
  • Do not use bleach.
  • Rinse well to remove all residues.
  • Do not wring.
  • Drip dry in the shade to minimise UV exposure.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • A cool iron may be used to rejuvenate the exterior DWR* coating. Do not dry clean.

Keeping waterproof breathable garments clean will increase their lifespan. During normal wear, dirt, salts, and oils from contact with the skin will accumulate on the inside surface. This will show as a dark stain on the mesh, especially around the neck and hood. If leftover an extended period of time, this may contaminate the laminate or coating and cause irreversible damage to the jacket. To prevent this happening the garment should be washed at least once a year and more often if worn regularly. Hanging up garments in dry well-ventilated areas will prevent mildew building up on the fabric’s underside. Avoid all contact with solvents and chemicals, accidental contact should be washed off as soon as possible.