/ E-vent or Goretex
In what aspect did goretex rate higher than event?
(Forecasted rain tomorrow, might get to try out my new neoshell jacket :)
The typical quoted differences are that pro shell is more durable, but less breathable than event.
I've found that to be, roughly, true.
I've not tried the new GTX Pro though.
> In what aspect did goretex rate higher than event?
> (Forecasted rain tomorrow, might get to try out my new neoshell jacket :)
I've found goretex to be more robust and needs less looking after. Im not the best ay proofing etc and have founf horetex maintains perfoance wheres a-vent has been poor on occasions. Ive also found the goretx to be yoigher on winter climbing etc
> I've found goretex to be more robust and needs less looking after. Im not the best ay proofing etc and have founf horetex maintains perfoance wheres a-vent has been poor on occasions. Ive also found the goretx to be yoigher on winter climbing etc
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So horetex is yoigher on winter climbing?
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I have had 2 eVent jackets and I've not been very impressed with either. I took the utmost brand-recommended care of them often as I could but they both wet so quickly. Maybe I got unlucky with defective DWR or face fabric but I doubt it. I would go gore-tex if you were choosing between the two.
I myself just use a Mountain Hardware Plamsic jacket made out of their thin 2 layer fabric and it works just as well. Stays in the pack a lot of the time though.
Back to Gore next time I think.
Worth noting the MHWs DryQ is the event membrane with their own facings/DWR.
Its been well recieved suggesting event has problems when used as itself
I agree with a lot of what's above.
I've had an eVent jacket and gloves and was pretty disappointed with the durability of both.
Shan't be having another.
Been pretty happy with my eVent jacket. Tore a few holes in it, but it was 2 layer eVent that I wanted for lightness, was an expected limitation.
All my eVent stuff has been from manufacturers with good reputations (Macpac, Integral Designs). Surprised you guys have had jackets that fail at their intended goal given eVent stuff tends to be the top end of the market and command a top end price.
Further I cant tell the difference between e-vent and goretex when it comes to breathable quality of the fabric.
> or ventile
I'm liking that ;)
I've had a eVent jacket (a Montane Fly) for several years as my hiking and general-purpose waterproof, and haven't had any problems with it in terms of waterproofness or breathability: I'll certainly consider another eVent jacket, when it wears out.
I have had the former for many years now and whilst I'm generally happy with it, when I come to replace it I'll get one thing like the latter.
I find Event far colder than Gore Tex. apparently this is due to the difference in how they process water vapour(pull vs push).
Pit zips. They work far far better than "venting" mesh pockets. So want a jacket with them.
Gore seem to have evolved or pushed forward again. I haven't seen similar advances from Event.
> I've had a eVent jacket (a Montane Fly) for several years as my hiking and general-purpose waterproof, and haven't had any problems with it in terms of waterproofness or breathability: I'll certainly consider another eVent jacket, when it wears out.
Mrs Ridge has had a Rab (Corrie?)jacket in eVent for the last 8yrs. Getting tatty now bt she's been impressed with it.
How much of that is hype? Goretex must be on it's 300th version by now, suggesting the early stuff wasn't much cop in reality. (I had an early Goretex, very solid face fabric but not particularly, if at all, breathable IMHO. Put me off the membrane completely).
+1 on pit zips, wouldn't buy a membrane jacket without them, no matter how breathable the manufacturer claims it is.
My rab momentum breathed lots but also wasnt very waterproof. Wasnt impressed with event at all
I've had the Montane Superfly (which is E-vent) for six years. I use it 12 months of the year and have never had a problem with it yet. It keeps me dry and has good breathability. I wash it in clean water, no detergents, never iron it as instructed. Twice a year I wash it in Nikwax tech and TX direct.
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