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Jargon: Layer (waterproofing)


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Aaron Zagrodnick

Waterproof / breathable clothing and footwear is often classified depending on the type of layering construction that’s utilized in combination with the actual waterproof and breathable membrane or coating. The layering process is used to protect the more fragile waterproofing layer from abrasions, snags, and from dirt and body oils which will compromise effectiveness. In 3 layer jackets...

In Issue 31, we look at the differences in 2, 2.5, and 3 layer waterproof / breathable construction among waterproof/breathable rainwear and clothing. Take a look at the link below:

Jargon 31: Layer

Rain Jacket Layers - 2 Layer vs. 2.5 Layer & 3 Layer Construction - Jargon 31.JPG

Issue 31 Page 1

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