Skiwear Protection Technology SPECIAL SKIWEAR MATERIALS Protection Layers A protection layer does exactly that: it protects from wind, rain and snow. It also lets vapor heat escape to keep skiers dry and cool. In our range we use top-quality Thermacover and Pertex fabrics for the protection layer. THERMACOVER Thermacover is a special protective fabric we use in our Alps jacket and pants. It’s waterproof, breathable and slightly stretchy. So it keeps you totally warm and dry, it avoids sweating and also flexes with you as you ski. Waterproofing: 20.000 mmBreathability: 20.000 g/m2 PERTEX ENDURANCE When you’re skiing you often don’t need a waterproof shell. Instead the ideal is something windproof and water-resistant enough to get you through the odd snow shower, but also really light. Pertex Endurance, with its 1.000 mm water column, gives you exactly this balance. We use it in our Ridgeline Hybrid Down Insulator. Waterproofing: 1.000 mm with DWRBreathability: 7.000 g/m2 For coated fabrics like Pertex Endurance, the measurement method is different in comparison to laminated membranes, and shows a lower number. Despite this, the breathability of these fabrics is similar. PERTEX Microlight For our insulated Ridgeline midlayers we use Pertex Microlight as the outside layer. It’s tough, windproof and protects the insulation, but it’s also incredibly light so cuts down weight. Waterproofing: with DWRBreathability: The breathability for Pertex Microlight is measured in air permeability which is why the value is not comparable to our other fabrics. This fabric is highly breathable.