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Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Pertex Shield on 02/03/2010 03:34:01 MST Print View

Does anybody have any experience with the breathability of this material? I am looking at the new OR Helium and the Golite Tumalo.

The Helium is 6.8oz in a Large according to their site, and the Tumalo is 9.0oz, but includes features like pockets and pit zips.

Edited by goosefeet on 02/03/2010 03:34:33 MST.

Ross Williams
(xavi1337) - F

Locale: Korea
Shield Breathability on 02/03/2010 04:59:11 MST Print View

7,000 g/24hrs/m2 using desiccant inverted cup method. This is similar breathability to pertex epic, but less than the 20,000 from an eVent 2ply. Also, hydrostatic head test of 10,000mm. This is where a wiki comparison chart with the community's combined knowledge would come in handy. Hope some people contribute.

Edited by xavi1337 on 02/03/2010 05:01:49 MST.

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Shield Breathability on 02/03/2010 06:03:56 MST Print View

I just looked it up on the Pertex website. There are 3 kinds of Shield - Shield 2, Shield DS, and Shield 3. Both the 2 and 3 have very good breathability - 20000 g/m2/24hrs. The Shield DS has much less breathability - 8000 g/m2/24hrs. Unfortunately both the Golite and the OR are made from this Shield DS. If there are any jackets out there made from Shield 2 or Shield 3, I would be very interested, because the breathability should be very close to eVent.

- Ben

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Re: Re: Shield Breathability on 02/03/2010 11:28:03 MST Print View

Hi Ben,

Pertex designed "Shield" to compete with eVent.

Check out my "Pertex Shield" thread here:

Pertex Shield

David Olsen

Locale: Steptoe Butte
eVent and shield on 02/03/2010 11:48:22 MST Print View

Last time I ordered from Pertex, they also are owned by the
same company as eVent.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Re: eVent and shield on 02/03/2010 11:59:22 MST Print View

Hi David,

Not everyone can buy from eVent but many can buy from Pertex.

I can buy from Pertex but eVent will not sell to me.