What is a shower jacket?
January 28, 2010 5:38 AM   Subscribe

Husband is shopping some online European Football sites and came across a "shower jacket." The Everton site sells both a windbreaker (which was our first thought) and a shower jacket, so they seem to be different things. What is a shower jacket?
posted by dogmom to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total)
 
A raincoat made from cheap non breathing materials.
posted by ijsbrand at 5:44 AM on January 28, 2010


Shower jacket = a jacket which will protect you from showers, but not sustained or heavy rain. Usually a lightweight nylon thing with a hood (sometimes folded up into a flap in the collar).

Windbreaker = .... usually the same thing.

Without links it's hard to know why they've differentiated them in this way. Perhaps they're from different manufacturers who use different terms, or maybe two different people were responsible for adding the items to the online catalogue...
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 5:47 AM on January 28, 2010


Yeah, I've never heard of a 'shower jacket' before, I assumed it meant 'showerproof jacket', i.e. 'not properly waterproof but better than nothing'. Searching for the phrase brings up a lot of sports clubs selling stuff, so presumably it's become a specific term within the industry; one club defines it as "... a woven polyester showerproof fabric ideal for training and warming up." It mostly seems to mean 'lightweight zip-up polyester jacket with a hood' ... except where it doesn't have a hood. Maybe they don't want to say 'hooded' to avoid confusion with the dreaded 'hoodies'?

'Windbreaker', in my experience, is more a US than British term.
posted by Lebannen at 6:03 AM on January 28, 2010


I knew you guys would be quicker than slogging through 583 pages of google search results. Thank you!
posted by dogmom at 6:08 AM on January 28, 2010


Could a shower jacket be similar to an American Warm-Up jacket? Maybe it's the jacket that the team members wear when they are sitting on the bench or headed for the 'showers'. Do the pictures of the Shower Jackets look like the same thing that the team wears? I'm thinking of the kind of things that basketball teams wear in the US.
posted by TooFewShoes at 6:10 AM on January 28, 2010


What a coincidence, my husband just bought a jacket from Everton. His doesn't appear on the site anymore (it was on sale) but he's happy with it and the shipping was fast.
posted by Knowyournuts at 9:29 AM on January 28, 2010


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