Tag: OutDry Extreme

OutDry Extreme Diamond

Innovation Award Winners – ORSM15

Innovation Award

As Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 winds down (don’t worry, we have plenty of posts on new gear to come), we pick our 5 most innovative pieces of gear we saw at the show.

OutDry Extreme

Columbia OutDry Extreme Turns The Rain Jacket Inside Out

OutDry Extreme

The holy grail of rain gear is breathability. For years, the breathability argument focused on the membrane itself, whether it be Gore-Tex, eVent, Polartec NeoShell, or Columbia’s OmniDry. Even if you could objectively determine which membrane is more breathable, it’s only one piece of the waterproof-breathable puzzle. Rain gear works through a synergy of many elements—membrane, face fabric, inner fabric, seam-taping, and durable-water-repellent (DWR) finish, to name a few. The key to a high-performance piece of rain gear is to get the construction of all of these elements correct.

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