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Weight and Durability Explained

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Dependant on the activity you are undertaking you will be looking for a lightweight waterproof jacket or a high-durable waterproof, or perhaps a bit of both!


For trail running, biking and high exertion activities you will want to move fast and freely and will be more likely to require a waterproof jacket that is very lightweight. Check out our Hydroshell Hyper fabric – that’s been used to create a range of award-winning lightweight waterproof jackets


For activities with less exertion but longer hours in the outdoors, you may need a balance between weight and durability, to ensure you are traveling light and have a protective and long lasting waterproof jacket.


Activities where you are close to rock, likely to have abrasion on your jacket such as climbing and mountaineering, durability is your number one priority. You need to be sure that your waterproof jacket will stay strong and tough in harsh environments.