All our coats have rainproof, windproof and breathable material.
This is how we describe technical specifications on our products:
Waterproof materials prevents water to penetrate,
they have properties that keep rain and snow out and keeps the body dry.
Waterproofness is measured in the amount of water,
measured in mm, which can be pressed onto the material before the water passes through.
Waterproof garments are prepared
by laminating the fabric or by covering the material with a waterproof membrane.
1000MM: Low performance.
Normally used to cheaper products. Can be used for practical purposes.
3000MM: Good and strong performance.
Often used for products where the customer has high requirements for the garment performance.
5000MM: Very good performance.
Used when there is need for a high performance. Eg. rainwear.
10.000MM: Extremely good performance,
used primarily on products which are made to withstand extreme conditions.
Breathable material allows sweat to get through, so it may disappear from your body.
Breathability is measured by the speed sweat passes through the material. Measured in grams sweat per m2 fabric through 24 hours (g/m2/day). Making a breathable material is often accomplished using a membrane consisting of numerous tiny holes. These holes are too small for a water drop to pass, but large enough to allow air molecules thus sweat to pass through.
UNDER 800 G / M2 / Day
Low performance, normally used for soft shell jackets, making it comfortable during physical activity.
800-3000 G / M2 / Day
Medium performance, often used for ski-jackets and some soft shell jackets. Also normally used for rainwear to remain breathabillity while it is kept dry.
OVER 3000 G / M2 / Day
High performance, normally used for pro ski jackets and other clothing where a high performance is important.
DWR stands for Durable Water Repellent. Almost all outerwear exterior fabrics are treated with some sort of DWR. It’s meant to keep the fabric from becoming saturated with water and adding weight. DWR causes water to bead-up and roll off the fabric and is affected by abrasion, dirt and body oils. This is why after some use, a garment will appear to no longer be waterproof. This isn’t the case, though – it likely means the DWR needs to be refreshed by simply washing the Garment (follow the manufacturer instructions).
For products with special properties, waterproofness and breathability, it is important to treat the clothes appropriate to ensure a long service life and performance. Washing instructions should be followed carefully, and it should be used detergents specially designed for this type of material or wool material. This ensures that the membranes of the material will last longer, thereby retaining the products special features longer. If not treated properly, the membrane will be damaged, and the special characteristics disappear quickly.
MEASUREMENTS SHOULD BE TAKEN DIRECTLY ON YOUR BODY