Jackets are the element that protects you directly from the weather while skiing. They are designed to protect us from wind and rain, keep our body warm and evacuate moisture from the inside to the outside.
How to choose your jacket?
When skiing, it is essential that the first layer prevents the entry of moisture into the interior, which is why they are mostly waterproof . This feature allows more or less perspiration depending on its quality, although there will always be moisture inside. These membranes also offer great resistance to abrasion and scratches. The seams must be heat sealed to ensure this feature and the zippers can also be waterproof. For optimum sweat evaporation, we strongly recommend Gore-Tex membranes. This expanded Teflon membrane is totally waterproof and is made of micropores, smaller than water droplets, so that rain does not enter inside, but the water vapor generated by the sweat can evaporate to the outside.
It is also important to protect yourself from water and wind . These jackets, despite everything, are not waterproof and tend to be more breathable than those that are. What these jackets usually count on is a water repellent treatment. The best known windbreaker technology is Windstopper .
On the other hand, softshell jackets have become fashionable for some time. Its fabric is a mixture between polar and windbreaks. This concept aims to reduce the number of layers and, therefore, the added weight. They are not usually waterproof although they are treated to have water repellency.
In Deporvillage you will also find feather jackets , either goose or synthetic with PrimaLoft for resting and quieter activities because the pen not only does not breathe , it also retains moisture . These jackets are lightweight and have a small volume. In addition, its construction can make them softshell or waterproof.
Finally, the insulated jackets are made in different layers at the same time to protect from wind, cold and water and also thermally insulate their interior. They are the type of jackets that tend to weigh more for the robustness of their materials and are intended for extremely cold activities.
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