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Ultralight Houndstooth Jacket

Item 660506

Ultralight Houndstooth Jacket: Weighing in at a mere 10 oz., this chic jacket has a subtle tonal pattern for added style. Zip front is covered with a snap wind flap; hood stows inside a zip pocket on the collar. The back vent frees your stride. Two handwarmer pockets. Long sleeves have decorative tab cuffs. 
  • Polyester
  • Machine wash
  • Imported
  • Falls to mid-thigh
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 34 reviews)

January 24, 2018
"Nice fabric and style, but facings do not lay flat."
January 23, 2018
"Bought the rain coat as a gift for my daughter who travels with her job. She loved the fact that the jacket folds into a very small size and had a bag with it for carrying. Also loved the color. "
August 20, 2017
"Nice rain jacket that I can pack for a trip next spring, has its own packing pouch. Fits OK, sleeves are too long but they always are for me. Looks like I can easily take them up without ruining the design of the sleeves."
By Anonymous
New Jwesey
September 17, 2016
"Great travel raincoat - I was heartbroken when I lost my reversible rain jacket I purchased years ago from Travel Smith. This one is so light, and there's room enough for a sweater underneath for those cool days. This coat is dressy enough for dinner out. I'm hoping it will serv- I recommend this product."
By Oonagh_00
September 08, 2016
"I just received this coat and tried it on right away... Fits pretty good except under the arms. It feels a little tight. I won't be able to wear a hoodie or sweater underneath it. Hence the name...ultra light... I will have just a shirt or shirt underneat- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Syracuse, NY
July 11, 2016
"Nice jacket, but... - All of the reviews describing this jacket as lightweight, great looking, and packable are exactly correct. It is all of those. But calling it "rainwear" is a little misleading. I've had this jacket for several months, and it's been mostly on "standby," inI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
San Diego
June 07, 2016
"GREAT PURCHASE! - I bought this jacket for a business trip to Europe. It was perfect for visiting sophisticated yachts in Italy and even worked well in a rain squall aboard a sailing yacht in Greece. Dries fast, looks good, packs well. Great purchase!- I recommend this product."
By barbiehaas
March 13, 2016
"Runs large - I am 5'6" and weigh 140lbs. and I ordered a small and it is large on me. I would have liked the hood to have a drawstring, snap, or button to keep it from flying off if there is any wind.The length and the weight of the jacket is good for travel.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
new hampshire
March 09, 2016
"ultralight it is - I wanted a raincoat for trail in April and picked this one when it went on sale. Beautifully made but a little snug and I am a size 8. It's a medium. Very lightweight but I'll just wear another layer. Like the shape-not boxy but slimming.- I recommend this product."
By ms2paint
Laguna hills, CA
March 04, 2016
"Great spring rain coat - This is a very nice spring rain coat. I bought the electric blue and it is a beautiful rich blue. The sleeves are a little long so I will need to have them hemmed. The length I can get away with. I am 5' 3" and bought the medium.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Austin, Texas
February 22, 2016
"This jacket is exactly what I was looking for. The fit is perfect, it's well made and very lightweight. It even comes with a pouch for easy packing. I'm very pleased with this product- I recommend this product."
By dimplewalrus
San Francisco, CA
February 20, 2016
"NOT WATERPROOF! - I bought this jacket last year. We were experiencing a drought, so it was not pressed into use. Last night I walked three blocks in the rain and got completely soaked to the skin. It is quite useless as a raincoat!I would not recommend this product."
By pamholmes
Dover, TN
February 19, 2016
"Very Nice - I got this for an upcoming European cruise to the Baltic. I wanted a rain coat that could go over layers but could be cool if the weather is warm there in July. It has a nice shape to it and it makes me look thinner. I normally wear size 14 and am 5'6" wi- I recommend this product."
By bookpusher22
February 15, 2016
"Sad - I love everything about this jacket EXCEPT the collar/hood. The fabric is beautiful, fit is great and length is just right, but the configuration of the hood in a collar was the deal breaker. It was very awkward with the hood on, and collar sticking out u- I recommend this product."
By victoriadinehart
Tarpon Springs, FL
February 14, 2016
"Beautiful Jacket But Too Long - This is a very nice spring jacket but it is way too long if you are short. By short I mean 5'4". It almost hits my knees. Also, if you are at all hippy order a size up. I wish the jacket came in petite and even then I would want it shorter.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
February 09, 2016
"Need plus size - So cute, much more fashion focused than plus sizes that are available, I'd love this in plus...please?- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Minneapolis MN
January 23, 2016
"great coat - Love the color, hounds tooth pattern and fit!!! recommend- I recommend this product."
By blatag76
Northeast PA
January 11, 2016
"Close-to-perfect - just waterproof it! - This is a close-to-perfect, lightweight and very cute raincoat. I'm writing this review to tell others what to do when a coat is advertised as water resistant and not water proof. Knowing it would not keep me dry during sustained drizzles or heavier r- I recommend this product."
By atlscrapgirl
Dunwoody GA
November 10, 2015
"Perfect! - I ordered this hoping to use it as a multi-purpose jacket and it did just that. On the worst weather day in Athens, Greece, it was water-resistant but as the rain continued over 2 solid hours, it no longer was able to withstand the onslaught of water. Suf- I recommend this product."
By lefev
MInneapolis, Minnesota
October 04, 2015
"Just one small drawback - This raincoat is cute, seems to be well-made, and fits well. I thought it would be perfect for our trip to Italy in September. However, it has one small drawback: it is not at all waterproof. I wore it in Venice in a light, misty rain, and was surprised tI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Visit to Europe from US
September 30, 2015
"Love this ultra light jacket - I loved this jacket when I saw it as I was traveling to London and all I could find were ugly trench coats that all looked so similar. When I went to buy it it was sold out and I was so upset. But I looked back a few days later and there it was to buy and- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
September 01, 2015
By bassblack97
Chicago, IL
August 29, 2015
"Fits the bill - I got this jacket for our upcoming trip to Europe. I wanted a lightweight waterproof coat that is easy to pack and doesn't take up a lot of room, layers well over bulkier clothes, and is somewhat stylish. This jacket covers all these criteria. Pros: The h- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
August 08, 2015
"Not for rain! - I was excited to find a raincoat that was really lightweight and packable for my summer trip. I loved the fit (slimming) and subtle pattern. I liked that there were pockets. True, I bought it knowing that it wasn't water-PROOF, and I knew it wasn't goingI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
August 07, 2015
"Great Looking but Not Totally Waterproof - This is a GREAT looking raincoat. Wore it to my trip to Ireland. Received many compliments. GREAT Travel Raincoat since it is so lightweight and folds up very compact into the carry pouch! Perfect for my trip. When it rained lightly and misted, it was PER- I recommend this product."
By donnafry
Flitn, MI
April 05, 2015
"Nice very light weight rain coat. - This coat is thin and great for warm weather rainy days. It will not help if you are looking for warmth. My friend says it makes me look thin - a nice benefit I don't typically count on in a coat.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Plano, TX
March 24, 2015
"I love this raincoat - I just got this raincoat and I love it. It looks so classy, yet very light w/hood. I got one in purple, but I want to get the black one as well. I'm very happy.- I recommend this product."
By dantaramian
Haverhill, MA
March 11, 2015
"Perfect to pack - I purchased this for an upcoming trip in September to Scotland so I have yet to wear the item. I found it very slightly snug in the hips but not enough to return it.- I recommend this product."
By buttimer74
February 26, 2015
"luv this raincoat - very pretty! not too casual. super lightweight. nice length. very packable. my "trip to paris raincoat". i am keeping it. however, i only gave it 4 stars because because i wish there were snaps down the front (there is one snap at the collar, thankfully)- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Muskegon, MI
February 22, 2015
"Purple Rain - This is exactly the lightweight rain jacket I was looking for. It is even cuter on than I expected. It will be perfect for my trip to Italy in the fall.- I recommend this product."
By 926_9482
Tucson, AZ
February 22, 2015
"Most beautiful rain jacket!!!!! - This has to be the most stunning travel rain jacket I have ever owned! It is light weight and fits into it's own travel pouch for easy packing. It will double as a robe when I travel to Ireland in September. Thank you Travel Smith!!!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
February 19, 2015
"Disappointing - I have always been pleased w/the quality of TravelSmith clothing and am surprised and disappointed that the zipper on this jacket is so flimsy. It takes several tries to get the zipper to catch. It shouldn't be that difficult. I'm going to keep it, for noI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Northern Colorado
February 18, 2015
"Finally -- a lightweight attractive rain jacket - I've tried on many rain coats, trenchcoats, rain jackets, including many that TravelSmith sells. This one finally is very close to what I want -- very lightweight and packable, it has a hood that tucks into the collar well (no snap or button to hold it th- I recommend this product."
By Glenngwen
February 15, 2015
"Cute - Bought coat for travel. Met all of my requirements: water resistant, hood stored in collar, light weight, stylish, not too casual, mid thigh length and good quality. This coat has it!! It is true to size. I ordered a Large and it fits perfectly. I'm able- I recommend this product."