Named after a sea-god of rivers and oceans, the Virtus LEAF Proteus Outer Shell delivers the highest degree of dryness.
Made with our patented VIRTEK Fabrics ® Tech, sealed zippers, taped seams, and no external stitching, this jacket is 100% waterproof. It can weather storms, snow, and chill. It's also incredibly durable, quick-drying, lightweight, and fully packable. It delivers the highest level of waterproof/breathable performance. Hip length for ease when layering over other garments.
Wear Proteus solo in water or rain. Or pair it with Helios and Astraes when it's wet and cold.
Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
Waterproof seams and zippers. With no external stitching, taped seams, and sealed zippers, this jacket is designed to keep water out.
VIRTEK Fabrics Waterproofing
Body pockets. 2 Upper arm pockets are big enough to fit an iPhone 7. 2 Upper breast pockets (9 x 6 in.) are easily accessible when wearing a plate carrier, vest or harness. 2 regular hand pockets let you resting your hands or holding gun shells. Internal chest pocket stores your smartphone, keys, or ID cards.
Pit vents. 2 Pit vent zippers are easy to access when you need to dump heat and prevent sweating.
High collar. Proteus's high collar reaches up to your earlobes for extra protection for your face and neck.
Stowable hood. Full hood stows away in the collar. Adjust the hood cinches on both sides to customize the fit and keep heat in—1 pull to tighten and 1 click to release. Brim section on the hood fits over a helmet or your favorite cap.
Hip-length jacket. Proteus's length comfortably reaches your hip. It's perfect for layering over the Helios and Astraes jackets.
Adjustable waist. Waist cinches at the base of the jacket let you customize its fit and keep heat in. Just use 1 pull to tighten and 1 click to release.
Adjustable cuffs. The sleeves feature triple stitch Velcro™ cuffs to fit your wrist just right.
Patch fields. 2 Upper arm patch fields display your unit patch.
Super zippers. Thicker, stronger zippers with extra long zipper pulls make grabbing with gloves (even arctic mittens) simple.
Packable in self-tote bag. An internal back pocket inverts to create a self-tote bag. The entire outer shell can become a pillow that hangs on your rucksack or stows away in your Astraes mid layer. Pack it in 10 seconds or less!