Knowing Your Ventile
With care, Ventile® fabrics offer long life, superior breathability and excellent protection against wind, rain and snow, with the added advantage of being quiet and comfortable.
As the fabric allows ventilation better than synthetic performance fabrics, eyelets or vents are unnecessary. However, in extremely vigorous conditions, condensation may be produced under a jacket. Ventile® does not pretend to change physiological responses.
In extremely wet conditions a slight darkening and stiffening of fabric demonstrates the ‘Ventile® Action’ . The change in the physical appearance of the fabric indicates that a small amount of water has been absorbed to allow fibres to swell and thus stop the passage of water through the garment. Drying in normal conditions is fast.
A single layer Ventile® jacket provides excellent protection for everyday use, while a double layer Ventile® gives a first rate performance garment for use in the most testing environments.
The close weave of Ventile® stops wind passing through the garment, preventing the wind chill factor from having a detrimental effect. Ventile’s use on major Arctic , Antarctic and Himalayan expeditions is testament to the confidence placed in this fabric by professionals operating in the world’s most extreme and hostile environments.
As a natural fabric, Ventile® is relatively ‘rustle free’; useful for many sporting needs and those who want to be at one with nature. The ‘noise free’ characteristic also adds greatly to the comfort of the wearer in everyday use.