Last year, when Everlane released their anorak I remember being asked by an Everlane customer service rep at their Open Studio, what I thought about their rain jacket. And I remember telling her I loved the look of it but I wasn't about to spend $100 on a rain jacket when California was in their third year of a severe drought with no end in sight. Fast forward a year and this March has been one rain storm after another (one of which water-damaged my Mansur Gavriel). Well after finding myself wearing my one waterproof Arcteryx jacket (a great jacket but it's a real sporty/outdoorswoman/NorthFace look) a 6th day in a row, I was ready to buy Everlane's anorak (purchased with credits from all you wonderful supportive people who clicked my referral link, thank you so much!) As soon as it came in the mail I put the jacket on and then proceeded to wear it for another week and half full of rainy weather. I even wore it throughout my birthday weekend, glamping in the rain (ok I couldn't help myself, I just wanted to share this awesome shot of our Airstream next to some giant redwood trees).
Anyways back to the anorak. I got a size small and it fits perfectly. I love love love this jacket. I think this might be my favorite Everlane item yet. This baby is fully waterproof and thin enough that I can layer sweaters underneath without getting hot. The waistband can be cinched with a drawstring so it doesn't look like a potato sack. The cut of the hem (sort of like coat tails) is also super stylish but practical since it keeps most of the rain off my legs. The hood is also cut so that it's not just a plain ole' hood (it somehow stays on my head and hoods never stay on my head). The front can be closed both by zipper or by snap buttons (if you're in a rush). And the anorak looks great zipped up or worn openly (for when it's not raining).
There's not a bad thing about this anorak and it's probably the most stylish waterproof jacket I've ever owned. I'm so fully in love with this jacket that I'm okay if California keeps on raining (plus it would really help our farmers out). As usual, reviews are done on items I've purchased for myself and are not sponsored. Check out my other Everlane reviews here and Everlane's items (referral link).