Patagonia GORE-TEX® Kiting Suit
Made with durably waterproof/breathable and windproof 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabric for cold water and air temperatures: 48-55º F/9-13º C.
- GORE-TEX® fabric provides durably waterproof/breathable and windproof protection
- 3-layer construction bonds the GORE-TEX® membrane to the outer and inner lining, which means no movement between layers for less wear and tear
- Stowable GORE-TEX® waterproof hood with sturdy YKK® zipper and rear adjustable cord lock
- Internal neck gasket (50% 2mm neoprene/50% recycled polyester) and front collar flap with snaps prevent wind and water entry; shoulder-to-shoulder YKK® Aquaseal® waterproof zipper
- Chest and thigh pocket have reinforced drain holes with PU-laminated waterproof-coated YKK zippers; comfortable elasticized waistband; gusseted crotch for mobility
- Wrist and ankle tabs with hook-and-loop closures seal out wind and water spray; latex wrist and ankle cuff gaskets prevent water entry
- YKK Aquaseal waterproof zipper fly for easy on/off; suit top allows for optimal layering; legs have slimmer articulated fit for mobility
- Hood/torso/thighs, sleeves/legs, neck/wrist/ankle gaskets: 3-layer, 4.87-oz 56-denier 100% nylon GORE-TEX® fabric, with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Chest and thigh pocket treated with a PU-laminate waterproof coating
- 1179 g (41.6 oz)
- Made in China.
DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.
The construction of 3-Layer GORE-TEX® Products is unique. A 3-layer GORE-TEX® membrane is sandwiched between a soft outer material and a knit polyester backing material that increases durability. These garments keep you comfortable and protected from the elements without adding extra bulk or weight.
The GORE-TEX® membrane has 9 billion pores per square inch, with each pore 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. These tiny holes are too small for water and wind to pass through from the outside. But these same pores are large enough for moisture vapor to pass through, so your body's perspiration is able to escape and you won’t feel clammy or uncomfortable inside your jacket.