As the skies have been opening above Vancouver for the last few days, the time has come to think about picking up a proper parka or rain jacket for long rainy season. One jacket that has caught my eye is Engineered Garments’ Field Parka–one of Daiki Suzuki’s F/W 2012 offerings. Cut from a Nyco (50/50 Nylon/Cotton) fabric, a material also used by the US Military for their outerwear, this is going to be a hardy piece of clothing. Daiki has kept the field parka in the EG F/W line for the last few seasons, tweaking and adding to it little bits each time. This year’s version features a warm wool interior lining and a sturdy hood to keep the rain off your head. There are a number of great details as well including a corduroy lined neck and placket, patterned sleeve lining, corduroy lined flap utility pockets, a rear zip closure pocket, an arm zip closure pocket, snap button closures over the storm flaps and pockets, adjustable hem waist and hood to keep you dry, and a two-way YKK zip closure. The jacket also had tonal buttons over the zip closure to add extra protection from the elements. The jacket itself is cut in a classic military silhouette, celebrating the heritage traditions of the military field parka. It’s a hefty jacket, and should do the trick keeping you warm and dry over the winter months. It’s available here in Vancouver at the Inventory Stockroom, as well as online through End Clothing and the Bureau.