Before waterproof breathable fabrics, there were fabrics that were waterproof but did not breath (rubberized…
Tag: Polartec NeoShell
For the past couple of years, GE has been a bystander in the waterproof breathable wars, with first switching to an OEM strategy for eVent, then Polartec NeoShell and Gore-Tex Active Shell hogging the limelight. Well now GE has come back fighting with a lighter and supposedly more breathable version of their popular eVent fabric.
Designed and ready for shipping in under 90 days, the new Shift Hoody from Westcomb is set to be the lightest jacket on the market made from Polartec NeoShell. Uncompromising breathability with wind and rain protection, the Shift will make the ultimate backcountry shell or fast and light alpine jacket.
Polartec continues to win awards for their new fabric technologies- first with Power Shield Pro in last year's Kishtwar Jacket from The North Face, and now with NeoShell in the new ISPO Award Winning Snaefell Jacket from 66ºNorth. The Snaefell Jacket takes a waterproof and highly breathable fabric, combined with innovative design details, to create the perfect alpine jacket for next winter.