This rendition of functional elegance is cut from Ambien (circle R) fabric, an extraordinarily soft and waterproof material, made from finely spun, long-staple cotton. It must be dyed before it's woven because the thread is so tightly packed, it will not absorb dye afterward. Drapes like the finest gabardine. Parts wind-driven rain and snow like a raft of black ducks comin' in. Two big, pleated-front cargo pockets that close with double snaps conceal handwarmer pockets. Underarm gussets with mesh vents. Zip-front closure with nickel-plated, solid brass snaps.