If the price of the recently announced Hand-Me-Down Jacket from Howies is a bit rich for your blood then don’t worry you can still get your fix of organic Ventile cotton with their reissue of the Pilot Jacket.
Ventile is a cotton fabric with an incredibly dense weave which expands when it comes into contact with water. When it expands it prevents the water getting through, acting like a performance fabric, yet with all the feel of natural cotton.
I had one of the original Pilot Jackets a few years back and it was the best, most comfortable jacket I have ever owned. Unfortunately I had mine nicked so I was delighted to discover that Howies have reintroduced the item as part of their Hand-Me-Down range.