Outdoor Clothing

Most waterproof jackets hold you back. This one sets you free

Want a waterproof hiking jacket that lets you go harder, climb higher and explore further? You’re looking at it. With Nanopore™ fabric technology, our anorak jackets rewrite the rules of the game when it comes to waterproof performance. The intelligent nanoporous inner membrane blocks water molecules but allows vapour to escape, resulting in a waterproof jacket that is lighter, more breathable, and more protective than ever thought possible.

A new standard for waterproof hiking jacket performance

We’ve never been content to follow the herd. So instead of using conventional waterproofing technology for our anorak jacket, we developed our own. Engineered in collaboration with expert textile scientists, Nanopore™ is a 3-layer shell fabric that’s better for you, and the planet. Responsibly produced, toxic chemical-solvent free, and rated over +20,000mm waterproofness and +20,000g/m²/24h breathability; this is the new standard of hiking jackets.

Hiking clothing to redefine the limits of your adventures

We believe hiking clothes should enhance your adventures, not hold you back. That’s why Alton’s anorak jackets are anatomically patterned for optimal freedom of movement and adaptive protection. Developed by our award-winning team and rigorously tested in the wild, our waterproof jackets keep you dry and comfortable in tough terrain and unpredictable conditions. Go further, push your limits – your anorak will keep up.

Jackets FAQs

  • An anorak jacket for hiking is a pull-over style rain jacket with a partial zipper at the neck, a large central pocket over the chest and adjustable side vents that allow you to regulate your body temperature as you move. 

    The concept for anoraks is believed to originate from Greenland over 3,000 years ago, when the indigenous peoples living used them to stay warm and dry in extreme arctic environments. Pretty cool, if you ask us.

  • Anorak jackets are popular for a lot of reasons! 

    High-quality anorak jackets that are made for hiking and other outdoor activities are known (and loved) for their reliable weather protection, practicality and streamlined comfort. 

    Waterproof anoraks are designed to be adaptable so that you can keep moving through changing terrain and weather conditions. Plus, compared to standard full-zip hiking jackets, anoraks generally offer a more relaxed fit, providing greater freedom and comfort. Likewise, most anoraks feature a spacious kangaroo pocket over the chest which gives you easy access to useful items without restricting your natural range of motion. 

    In the market for a waterproof anorak jacket? We can help. Designed by our award-winning team, our All-Weather Anorak delivers unmatched protection, comfort and durability, and is backed by a Lifetime Warranty* to prove it.

  • The short answer? Yes. 

    The long answer? Yes, you need a rain jacket for hiking. 

    All jokes aside, a rain jacket for hiking is essential for your safety and comfort when spending time outdoors in remote (or even not so remote) locations. 

    Anytime you head out for an adventure, it is vital that you’re prepared for unpredictable weather; that means having a waterproof hiking jacket to keep you warm and dry. 

    Investing in high-quality hiking gear and outdoor apparel is imperative for your safety and comfort in the wilderness. Our full range of responsibly-produced hiking clothing has been intentionally designed to offer best-in-class durability and performance for times when you need it most.

  • Alton has earned a reputation as the outdoor store Australia goes to for high-quality, durable outdoor gear. Our commitment to producing best-in-class hiking gear isn’t just a nice slogan – we back it 100%. Everything we made is covered by a Lifetime Warranty*, our All Good Guarantee, that covers your Alton gear for as long as you own it. 

    Explore our full range of top-rated hiking gear online now, with free shipping for all orders over $100 AUD within Australia and $150 USD in the USA. For more information on local and international delivery, please visit our shipping page.