Gore-Tex is a waterproof, breathable fabric technology synonymous with high quality outerwear. At the core of all Gore-Tex fabrics is the patented membrane, this this layer feature microscopic pores, smaller than water droplets but larger than water vapour. This keeps rain out while still being breathable, letting perspiration out. There are various configurations of this technology offering different performance:
The membrane is bonded to the outer layer only and features a separate inner liner.
All three layers are bonded together, creating a thinner, lighter and more durable fabric.
Similar to the 3 layer system but with a higher spec for outer fabrics and a special inner layer that further enhances breathability.
This is a measure of the linear mass of a filament of fibre, specifically grams per 9000m of fibre. The higher the denier number or a fibre, the thicker, heavier and more durable the fabric woven from it will be.
The RECCO reflector is a passive location beacon. It is a small metal strip which bounces back signals from a RECCO detector typically carried by mountain rescue services, helping the wearer get found in the case of an avalanche. This small reflector is found in an increasing array of outdoor equipment, from outerwear to helmets. Having more reflectors on you can increase the success of being detected under the snow. This is NOT a substitute for a transceiver, shovel and probe and avalanche awareness knowledge.
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