Fashion Meets Function in The Cubed Travel Jacket™, the First Truly Stylish Waterproof Shell

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Clothing Arts launches revolutionary waterproof jacket, an outdoor industry staple, with an urban makeover on Kickstarter.

Introducing The Cubed Travel Jacket from Clothing Arts

Why shouldn’t a city dweller have the same weather protection biking to work as an athlete training on the side of a mountain?

Fusing cutting-edge materials, minimalist design, and expert construction, the Brooklyn-based brand Clothing Arts has created the holy grail of outerwear: practical enough for outdoor adventures but chic enough for urban living. Whether on the way to the office or off on a trail, the Cubed Travel Jacket™ is the essential travel item.

Waterproof shells were developed for use in the outdoors, so they have traditionally been designed for specific activities like mountaineering. Features like pockets placed to stay out of the way of a harness and shoulders wide enough for swinging ice axes are great when dangling hundreds of feet above a glacier, but less practical for accessing a phone during a morning commute.

“I wanted a jacket that could be suited to any environment, regardless if I was in a meeting or hiking in the mountains,” said Clothing Arts founder Adam Rapp. “Why shouldn’t a city dweller have the same weather protection biking to work as an athlete training on the side of a mountain?”

Clothing Arts spent years developing the Cubed Travel Jacket™, and it shows in the carefully considered details.

Their designers eliminated fabric bulk to create a sleek silhouette and a choose a highly durable, breathable fabric with a natural feel, which isn’t shiny or noisy like the plastic-feeling face fabrics found on most waterproof shells. Instead of using bright, attention-grabbing colors, Clothing Arts opted for sophisticated shades of black, slate and mountain blue. The jacket's collar is fashioned so it’s not too high or low, with ample room to accommodate a scarf and instead of the awkward pocket placement found on traditional waterproof shells, they designed interior/exterior pockets—patent pending twin Napoleon INT/EXT PKTS™—which allows for easy access without undoing the main zipper. Six other pockets and Security Clips add protected, on-the-road storage. Other features include a 3-way adjustable and removable hood, hidden waist cinchers, and adjustable sleeve cuffs.

Building on the success and innovative design of the P^cubed line of Pick-Pocket Proof travel pants, Clothing Arts developed The Cubed Travel Jacket for wherever the road leads.

The Cubed Travel Jacket™ Kickstarter campaign just launched: and, in just 24 hours, has already reached over 50% of its $50k funding goal. By joining the Kickstarter campaign, the jacket’s regular retail price of $440 is deeply discounted, with the jacket pre-order price being $320 as of 4/6.

About Clothing Arts:

Clothing Arts was born on a bus in Cambodia somewhere between Phnom Penh and Kampong Thom in late 2007 when Adam Rapp decided to trade his post at a hedge fund for a life of adventure and travel. As he seamlessly moved beyond borders in Europe and Asia, he discovered that his clothes did not do the same. After narrowly escaping a pick-pocketing attempt at the outset of a four month trip, Adam made up his mind to create the most durable, secure, comfortable, and stylish travel clothes on the market.

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