I was working on an article about waterproof fabrics for the website, which highlighted the different construction methods, strengths and weaknesses of various fabrics out there. Then along came this article on UKC, Waterproof Breathable Fabric – Explained, which did a better job and more in depth too. If you are interested in the subject at all then it’s well worth a read.
However I would like to reiterate and expand a little on the conclusions of the article, which may be of help to anyone considering a new waterproof.
Proshell, eVent, Active Shell, Neo Shell and Membrane are all top performing fabrics to make waterproof jackets from. Weight, price and durability are what makes them different not the performance offered to the wearer. It’s better to be out there with any jacket that at home with the perfect one.