Kickstarter of the Week: MINIM’s Method: The Rain Jacket That Feels Like a Sweatshirt

I am guessing that most of us Oregonians and Washingtonians have a variety of weather-related jackets in our closets. From running jackets, to snow jackets, to rain jackets –  it’s just necessary to have a few on hand. MINIM, a company based right here in Portland, is combining the benefits of two styles – the comfort of a fleece and the performance of a rain coat – in their new  jacket, called Method. So what makes this jacket unique?


  • Hidden inside our fleece is a waterproof membrane to keep you dry without the rigid feeling of rain gear.


  • Because we used brushed fleece rather than typical woven fabric, our jackets stretch up to 3x more than typical outwear garments.

Super soft:

  • Comfort matters. That’s why our tech-fleece is made from ultra-soft brushed polyester. Stay warm. Stay dry. Stay cozy.

We were sent a sample jacket to try out for a week and we really liked what it offered. In my opinion, it does exactly what it sets out to do – “blend the functionality of outerwear with the comfort and style of common fleece garments”. At first wear it looks and feels just like a fleece jacket – soft to the touch and warm and cozy against the body. It fits with a slimmer, tailored sizing so if you are looking for a little more room you may want to size up. However, the waist is a bit more tapered so it’s not too constricting. It’s definitely a comfy top.

It has other necessary features, such as waterproof zippers, zipped pockets, a longer neck, cinches, and vents, which lead to to a really warm and weather-resistent piece of apparel. The Kickstarter campaign has a few styles (zip-up and pullover) and colors (black and grey) available.

More about MINIM:

We’re a group of hikers, campers, surfers, and snowboarders. We started MINIM to create versatile pieces that could span our lives, allowing us to focus more on getting outside and less on packing the right gear. We believe that less is more, and in order to fully experience the world, we can’t be weighed down with countless material objects. That’s why we create all of our garments with 3-in-1 versatility: providing the protection of outerwear, the comfort of loungewear, and styling of your favorite daily pieces. Blending innovative materials with utilitarian design, we build our garments for work and play while lasting for years to come.

Product: Method: The Rain Jacket That Feels Like a Sweatshirt
Company: MINIM
Location: Portland, OR
Funding Status: ~$43,000 of $10,000 (WILL BE FUNDED)
End Date: November 21, 2017
Pledge for: ~$89+
Delivery Expectations: December 2017

About Matt Rasmussen (1567 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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