The ultimate in weatherproofness without sacrificing comfort or style
GORE-TEX® Paclite® Technology garments are made from a GORE-TEX® membrane, bonded to an outer shell material, then covered by a protective layer made of an oleophobic (oil hating) substance and carbon. The benefit: an extremely lightweight, packable garment. Special GORE-SEAM® tape technology ensures that all seams are 100% waterproof.
The GORE-TEX® membrane has 9 billion pores per square inch, with each pore 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. These tiny holes are too small for water and wind to pass through from the outside. But these same pores are large enough for moisture vapor to pass through, so your body's perspiration is able to escape and you won’t feel clammy or uncomfortable inside your jacket.
The illicit love child of hell-bent alpinists and ultralight backpackers, our new Super Cell Pants celebrate the union of full protection, mobility and minimal weight when it matters. The 2.5-layer nylon GORE-TEX® fabric with Paclite® Technology and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish results in versatile, packable waterproof/breathable rain pants for those obsessed with the junction of functional minimalism and performance. Features include a highly articulated cut; two secure, angled handwarmer pockets with coated, watertight zippers; and a low-profile, partially elasticized waist with a zippered fly, metal snap closure, and internal drawcord adjustment. The slim lower-leg has scuff guards, calf-length DWR-coated zippers and snap closures that snug with a drawcord and have tie-down loops for attaching an under-heel cord.