Our Mountain Manifesto is a set of shared commitments to help us all tread more lightly on the planet. Join us in creating positive change in our industry. Product: Prolong life and performance and minimise the impact of end-of-life. Planet: Drive more sustainable packaging solutions and highlight the environmental impact of air freight. Partner: Improve standards for workers and mi …
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Being serious about your mountaineering adventure means carrying a back-up shell that’s exceptionally packable and lightweight, very breathable, and protects you with the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY promise. Proven to be abrasion resistant and very durable, with GORE‑TEX PACLITE® PLUS garments you are ready for unexpected adventures.
GORE-TEX comes in many forms - we look at GORE-TEX Paclite on this page and give our opinion of it. - Sunshine turns to rain. A cold wind picks up. Whether you’re commuting to work, or only halfway through your weekend walk, having a lightweight, packable back-up jacket with you means you are prepared to make more of every day. Designed to provide comfort and reliable protection, all GORE‑TEX …
Fabrics used in Outdoor Clothing and Equipment are often described as 20D or 7D, this figure is known as the Denier of the fabric and is useful in determining the differences between some products. On this page we explain what it means and how it can be used.
MVTR stands for moisture vapor transmission rate. It measures the rate at which moisture permeates through a fabric measured in grams/meter /day. As it turns out though, this is a very hard measurement to make and therefore figures should be used as a rough guide only.
What are PFCs?PFCs (per- and poly-fluorinated chemicals) are all completely man-made chemicals which do not occur naturally. They are commonly used in DWR (durable water repellent) coatings and waterproof membranes. These fluorochemicals have been used for some time to give clothing water and stain resistant properties. Until fairly recently there were very few alternatives so as it became obvious …
Pertex Shield Pro is one of a range of waterproof fabrics from Pertex, we explain what the fabric is and does here including our opinion.
Pertex Shield is one of a range of waterproof fabrics from Pertex, we explain what the fabric is and does here, including our opinion of it.
We summarise the Pertex fabric range here. Follow the links for more information.
GORE-TEX comes in many forms - we look at the full range on this page - Whether you're hiking with friends or exploring downtown with your family, you need protection from the elements. GORE-TEX garments come in a wide range of styles, for a huge range of activities, but every single one comes with the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™ promise, is totally windproof, and very breathable.
GORE-TEX comes in many forms - we look at the GORE-TEX Original Technology on this page and give our opinion of it.
GORE-TEX comes in many forms - we look at GORE-TEX ShakeDry on this page and give our opinion of it.