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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions On The Best Outerwear Fabric For 2016/2017?

Hi all,

I've been doing research on outerwear fabrics. I can't post links, but you should find a good article listing some of the industry standards if you search for: Gear Patrol waterproof breathable technologies explained

I'm interested in knowing users' opinions on these fabrics. And also if there are others out there that are good, and compete with the ones listed: Gore-Tex Pro, Toray Dermizax NX, Polartec Neoshell, eVent, and Schoeller c_change.

Let me know, thanks.
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Gore Tex or bust. Even the 2L is amazing.


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Dermazax or eVent.
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I know it isn't on the list, but the Coconoa stuff that Homeschool uses is amazing. The waterproof is pretty great at 20k rating, but the breathability at 30k is just a whole new level of luxury for someone like me who sweats a lot.
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Thanks for the tip on Cocona. I do have a Rab MeCo blended baselayer with Cocona fabric. And I did see the Ride Alki pants are made using it, but I don't know if I've looked into the products by Homeschool.
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Definitely sold on Trew's new selection with Dermizax fabrics. 20k/40k is going to be a treat since I warm up pretty quickly and want to be comfortable (read: dry) in any conditions.
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got trew and arcteryx stuff....I like the trew better...keeps me dry and better functionally with pockets and cut...but arcteryx stuff is lighter, more packable but design and pockets are shitty, i.e., not much on hill functionability


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^^ What gear do you have from Trew? What kind of layering do you use?

I nabbed the Powfunk and TREWth bibs. Coming from some 10k Foursquare gear, so tech. shells are a new item to me.

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got trew and arcteryx stuff....I like the trew better...keeps me dry and better functionally with pockets and cut...but arcteryx stuff is lighter, more packable but design and pockets are shitty, i.e., not much on hill functionability
what arcteryx stuff are you using? I spent a lot of time trying on and researching new gear this your for touring/backcountry and arcteryx was hard to beat in terms of thoughtful minimalist design with just enough carrying capacity for what you need. Ended up with stingray bibs and a beta LT. Its actually overkill for resort riding, but I carry minimal supplies other than a few bars, flask, and tool when at a resort.
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