Pertex® launches Pertex Shield AP and Lightweight Pertex Shield+

Montane and Rab Introduce Spring/Summer ‘16 Shells with New Pertex Fabric Technologies

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As demand for extremely-lightweight, weatherproof outerwear continues to grow, Pertex®, known internationally among outdoor enthusiasts for its extremely lightweight yet highly-durable performance fabrics, has developed new Pertex Shield AP and a lighter weight version of Pertex Shield+. 

Pertex AP is an ultra, high-performance waterproof breathable fabric, which features an advanced air-porous membrane to offer the highest levels of durability and performance. Pertex Shield AP offers enhanced comfort across a range of weather conditions and environments and its durable construction ensures reliable protection throughout the garment’s lifetime – even for extended periods in extreme conditions.

New ultra-lightweight Pertex Shield+ is the brand’s lightest 3-ply waterproof breathable fabric. It offers extreme wind and water protection with excellent breathability to create the ultimate waterproof performance fabric for fast-moving outdoor athletes and activities such as alpine climbing, cycling, adventure racing and skiing.  

“Pertex fabrics are developed to match the specific needs of the end-user,” said Steve Laycock, Brand Director, Pertex. “By altering the design, construction and finish, we are able to engineer products to suit a range of applications. We are thrilled to have partnered with Montane and Rab in the design of their new garments made with our new Pertex Shield+ and Pertex Shield AP technologies.”

For spring/summer ‘16, Rab has reengineered its award-winning Flashpoint jacket for men and women with Pertex Shield+ 3 layer fabric. The shell’s new, super-lightweight fabrication, along with its minimal seams and micro seam tape, offer end users protection from the elements when weight is at a premium.

Rab Flashpoint Jacket Montane Minimus 777 jacket

Montane will introduce its new men’s packable Minimus 777 Jacket and Minimus 777 Pull-On – both made with Pertex Shield+. These minimalist jackets are designed to go unnoticed in a pack and be pulled out for emergency weather protection while still allowing the wearer to move quickly and comfortably. 

Montane’s new men’s and women’s Air Jacket is a light, breathable and versatile mountain shell constructed with Pertex Shield AP. Designed with a 100% nylon rip-stop face and an advanced air porous membrane, the Air Jacket offers the highest levels of waterproof durability and breathability – providing all day comfort in a wide range of weather conditions.

Montane Air Jacket

 

The new Pertex fabric range will be presented at the OutDoor Show July 15-18, 2015 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, and at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, August 5-8, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT.  


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