Free Arm Layer Jacket
Shear Dry Nylon
Lightweight water protection
After much testing we developed a jacket that allows for unrestrained arm movement. The side seams have a special construction allowing exceptional ease of movement. Unisex with size range from ladies’ medium to men’s large. Made with our original water resistant Shear-Dry Nylon. Adjustable hood. (The Free Arm Rain Jacket is now renamed Free Arm Layer Jacket). Handmade in Japan.
A. Bottom of hood to hem: 82.5cm / 32.4"
B. Armpit to armpit: 84cm / 33"
C. Center of neck to sleeve end: 54.5cm / 21.5"
A. Bottom of hood to hem: 92cm / 36.2"
B. Armpit to armpit: 89.5cm / 35.2"
C. Center of neck to sleeve end: 62cm / 24.4"
Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions about size, fabric, or fit anytime.
Fit of Postalco Clothing
If all rocks and trees were the same shape, the world would be disturbingly boring.
Our bodies vary
A person’s body changes over time, and even within a single day. If we want our clothes to last longer they should fit a larger range of bodies. Features like sleeves that roll up easily, offset shoulder seams, and shapes that drape allow our clothing to fit more people, more comfortably.
Our functional garments are designed for exceptional freedom of movement in daily living. Mobility is a basic human need. The engineering of the clothing is complicated, but it’s designed to be used naturally.
Why do we make so few sizes?
We pattern our clothing to fit as many bodies as we can. Less size variation also means less wasted fabric and less overproduction.
Clothing for men? Or women?
Postalco items have always been non gendered. Beginning with the very first Legal Envelopes we made back in 2000.
Many waterproof fabrics have a thin plastic or rubber film glued to the inside of the fabric. These plastic layers often give fabric an unpleasant stiffness and also reduce breathability. The Postalco Shear-Dry nylon water repellency treatment is fused directly into the fabric. Since Shear-Dry nylon is treated inside, outside and between the fibers, the treatment is much more durable than traditional water resistant treated fabric. Made in Japan.
Our fabric is never treated with C8 water resistant chemistry (PFOA) which can lead to health problems. Woven in Japan from PFOA-free 100% nylon.
・Do not use fabric softener or detergents with fabric softener.
・Hand wash with a mild detergent or dry clean.
・Do not store wet.
・Avoid direct sunlight and dry in shade. After drying, iron low heat.
・Place fabric layer over item while ironing.
・Ironing smoothes the surface and helps improve water repellency.
・Durable water repellency may decline with use and washing over time.
We ship worldwide via DHL or other. Shipping usually takes 7-10 days from the dispatch date.
Shipping charges vary by country and are automatically selected according to the shipping address. The shipping charges for each region are as follows.
Order Price..............Shipping Cost
¥49,999 and less...............¥2,900
¥50,000 and over..............no charge
¥49,999 and less...............¥4,900
¥50,000 and over..............no charge
Zone 1 (North America, Asia)
American Samoa, Brunei, Canada, China, Guam, Hong Kong, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America, Vietnam
Zone 2 (Asia, Oceania, Europe)
Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, India, Indonesia, Lao P.D.R., Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Kiribati, Malta, Monaco, Myanmar, Republic of Nauru, New Caledonia, Netherlands, Niue, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Vanuatu
Zone 3 (Middle East, South America, Africa)
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Curacao, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Equatorial, Guyana (British), Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nevis, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion Island, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Helena, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (US), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Order Price..............Shipping Cost
¥10,999 and less................¥750
¥11,000 and over..............no charge
Some products are eligible for delivery directly to mailbox for a shipping fee of ¥380. (Nekopos, Click Post)
If the products you ordered are eligible, you will be able to select it from the shipping method selection screen at checkout.
Postalco cannot take responsibility for any shipping delays due to customs clearance, payment transaction delays, or any unforseen circumstances.
Import taxes, duties, and related customs fees may be charged when the parcel arrives at the destination country. The payment of these charges and taxes is the responsibility of recipient and will not be covered by Postalco. Duties & taxes are set by the customs authorities of the destination country. We estimate the value to be between 25-40% of the amount paid for the item(s) ordered. The shipper will contact you directly requesting payment upon your order's arrival through customs.
All shipments outside Japan include a commercial invoice to avoid delays in customs. We are unable to indicate a lower price for the value of your order listed on your commercial invoice as we must adhere to all international import/export rules and regulations.
Unclaimed packages: The shipper will leave a notice if nobody is available to sign for your package. The shipping agent will hold your package for a few days only. If you do not claim it, it will be returned to us, marked unclaimed. You will be required to pay for shipping twice to have your order sent a 2nd time. There may be some countries we cannot ship to due to courier restrictions.
ギフトラッピング Gift Wrapping
Gift wrapping is available at a cost of 350 yen per item.
Gift wrapping may be a cloth bag or a paper bag. Wrapping materials used will vary depending on the product type and size. Please note that we are not able to accept requests for specific wrapping materials.
If you would like to have multiple items wrapped together, or if you would like to wrap only some items, please tell us in the memo box. If you do not specify, we will wrap each item individually.
Example of what to write in the memo field:
"Notebook (light blue) and notebook (dark blue) gift-wrapped together, and Bag- gift-wrapped separately. etc. "
If you choose to receive gift wrapping, we will not include an order receipt that shows the price. Please contact us if you would like to receive a receipt by email.
Roll up sleeves
Sleeves are made to roll up for outdoor work and roll down for bicycle riding. These construction details require more fabric to make one Free Arm Rain Jacket but the special functions are worth it.
No shoulder seams
No seams at the shoulder feel better under backpack straps and make it is easier to keep water out.
Ring zipper pulls make it easy to open pockets even when wearing gloves.
To match the rain cape, we made these buttons carved with a geometric pattern for grip.
Many waterproof fabrics have a thin plastic or rubber film glued to the inside of the fabric. These plastic layers give fabric an unpleasant stiffness and also reduce breathability. The Postalco Shear-Dry nylon water repellency treatment is fused directly into the fabric. No films or plastic sheets are glued to the Shear-Dry nylon giving Shear-Dry its special flexibility, softness and breathability. Since Shear-Dry nylon is treated inside, outside and between the fibers, the treatment is much more durable than traditional water resistant treated fabric. Blocks 95% of UV rays.
Learning from Japan
The craftspeople, suppliers, and small workshops found in Japan make things not to be found anywhere else. We are fortunate to work with family businesses that are so focused on their craft. Don’t put Postalco items on a shelf or in a drawer. Their beauty is revealed through daily use. They will help you feel good at home and be ready in a meeting.