the north face pants ‘Mac in a Sac’ Rain Jacket
The misty climes of Northern Ireland are fertile ground for the development of clothing that can withstand the weather. Based in Belfast, Target Dry is a rainwear brand with a line of outerwear that’s both good performing as well as stocked with budget buys. On a soggy coastal hike, despite sideways blowing rain, the jacket kept me mostly dry.
My jacket is in fine shape after a few months of minimal use. However, a seam came apart in one of the hand pockets, making an interior hole that coins drop through.
For longevity, serious outdoor users probably want to look elsewhere.
This jacket is not as durable as more expensive rain shells from the mainstay brands. Its zipper is not watertight and in a downpour raindrops will get inside.
The company sells multiple models of the Mac in a Sac for men and women. They come in six sizes and many color options to stylize in a storm.
From Northern Ireland, there’s a flat rate $10 shipping fee to get it across the pond. For what it is an inexpensive shell with a hide away hood the Mac in a Sac is worth the cost for casual users who need a packable, “just in case” jacket in the rain.