Duelling banjos is a series where you get your questions answered by our resident gear freaks. We operate with the idea that most questions do not have discrete answers, i.e. they have more than one correct answer. The idea is that by given you more than one perspective, you'll be better placed to make the proper decision. This episode's thorny subject: Bringing a softshell or a hardshell when travelling.
Spring time is a good time. It's also a wet time. After all, you need those April (and March) showers to bring those May flowers! With that in mind, we came up with our top 5 men's waterproof-breathable shells to keep you dry and comfortable. Check them out!
First up in my Hard vs. Soft Battle Royale is the Arcteryx Sabre Pant. It is as Hard as it gets! Well that’s not exactly true because Arcteryx makes their SV (severe) line of garments, and this one is not in it. 3 lines in and I already have made my review seem superfluous. Just know they are a hardshell.
This is for all the ladies that don’t like rain! It makes you cold and damp to the bones, it’s just plain uncomfortable, and worst of all, the drizzle can mess up your hair AND your style. To help you out of this soggy situation, I have compiled the top 5 waterproof-breathable shells for women. Watch out, ‘cuz we’re putting umbrella companies out of business! What are you waiting for? Read on!
Votre vieux manteau est encore imperméable et vous l'aimez encore? Pourquoi le changer alors?
Est-ce qu'il est encore aussi respirant qu'avant? Si l'eau ne perle plus sur son extérieur, la réponse est sûrement non. Jetez un coup d'oeil à ce vidéo pour apprendre comment lui redonner sa pleine respirabilité!
This old jacket of yours is still waterproof and you still love its look? Why change it then? Is it still as breathable as it use to be when you bought it? If water is not beading on it anymore the answer is probably no. Check out this video to learn how to give it back its full breathability!
If you want to learn more about waterproof-breathable jackets:
Shells. Modified from original work: size matters by Martina Rathgen http://www.flickr.com/photos/riviera2008/
Softshell ou hardshell ? Coquille ou coquille souple ? Ce sont d'excellentes question. Permettez-moi de vous fournir quelques éléments de base.
A-Les hardshells alias les coquilles imper-respirantes
• Pour la pluie…vêtement de pluie avant tout. Il est facile de faire un tissu imperméable. Il est également facile de faire un tissu respirant. Il est très difficile d’en faire qui soient respirants et imperméables en même temps. D’où l’invention du softshell : on recherche la respirabilité.