Marmot Spire Jacket Womens
The Marmot Spire Women’s Jacket is a no frills high performance hardshell that will protect you from the elements at an affordable price. The three-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell is waterproof and its moisture wicking capabilities are further enhanced with the use of DriClime® lining. Perfect in any backcountry or mountain adventure.
|WEIGHT||623.7g (1lbs 6oz)|
|MAIN MATERIALS||GORE-TEX® Products 3L 100% Polyester 4.9 oz/yd|
|CENTER BACK LENGTH (BASE OF NECK TO BOTTOM OF HEM)||27in|
Gore-Tex 3-layer fabric is not quite as rugged and robust as its equivalent Pro shell, which has a super durable and abrasion resistant outer layer, but it still has all the same waterproof, windproof and breathable capabilities, making it ideal for snow sports and a bit of backcountry hiking. The Gore-Tex membrane is bonded with a soft outer fabric and a knit polyester liner, for the maximum comfort and performance over a range of different temperatures and activities. The Gore-Tex membrane is so effective because it is covered with millions of tiny pores, which are too small to let water droplets, but are large enough to let water vapour out. The high pressure that builds inside s sweaty jacket is what allows the moisture vapour to escape through the membrane to the low pressure of the outside world, keeping you comfortable and warm at all times.
What is Gore-Tex?
Gore is a fabric manufacturer best known for their waterproof, breathable fabric Gore-Tex. The key to Gore-Tex is a membrane which provides the tech performance of the fabric; it is made of the same Teflon that is used to make your pots and pans non-stick. The real trick is making this super non-stick and delicate substance stick the the protective fabrics which turn it into the outdoor fabric we know and love. The bit which makes Gore-Tex special is this glueing process which is done in their top secret, big, blue machine. Only a few members of Gore’s staff know how this is done, it’s one of the biggest secrets in outdoor kit and has been the subject of many a nerdy forum post.
This Marmot specific bi-component denier gradient dimensional knit is made of two different denier yarns for superior moisture wicking capabilities. The dimensional structure of the knit woven mesh is built from larger outer and smaller inner yarns displaying great moisture absorption levels, at the same time pulling the moisture away from the body and allowing it to evaporate outside.