Poll | What waterproof/breathable technology reigns supreme?

Gore-Tex, Polartec NeoShell, eVent, Scholler c_change, or Toray Dermizax: What is your top pick for staying dry in the wilds?
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Staying warm and dry when you’re out in the elements is a basic necessity. The science of how we do that is somewhat complex. Between PTFE, ePTFE, DWRs, and MVTR, it’s a jargon-filled world out there, whether you’re trying to sell outerwear or just decide what to buy.

Did you hear? Gore just announced 4 new fabric technologies that are not waterproof.

Regardless of your motive, we’re interested in your perception. In your opinion, as a retailer, a brand, or a consumer, which fabric technology is the best at keeping you dry?

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