Designed for cold weather kiting, the GORE-TEX® Kiting Suit provides fully breathable protection in challenging winter conditions. Waterproof and windproof, the suit's 3-layer construction bonds the GORE-TEX membrane to the outer and inner lining for strength and durability. The internal neck gasket and snap-closure, front-collar flap seal out wind and water; the shoulder-to-shoulder entry has a waterproof YKK® Aquaseal® zipper; and the stowable GORE-TEX waterproof hood adjusts for a secure fit. The comfortable elasticized waistband and gusseted crotch provide unrestricted freedom of movement, and the suit top allows for optimal layering, while the legs have a slimmer articulated fit. Latex cuff gaskets with hook-and-loop closures at the wrists and ankles prevent water entry at speed. External chest and thigh pockets have reinforced drain holes and waterproof coated zippers; fly has YKK Aquaseal waterproof zipper for easy relief.
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 YYK® zipper and rear adjustable cord lock
Internal 2mm neoprene/all-recycled polyester neck gasket 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; gusset crotch for mobility
Wrist and ankle tabs with hook-and-loop closure seals 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 made with 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 Vietnam.
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.
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.
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