Pertex Equilibrium is a relatively new entry in the field of water-resistant and highly breathable soft shell fabrics. This Fabric Technology and Performance Overview describes Pertex Equilibrium and its applications, discusses details of its construction, and addresses its performance in soft shell apparel relative to its ability to transport moisture, insulate and breathe, and resist wind and water. Examples of garments that use Pertex Equilibrium in their construction are provided, including clothing from Rab, GoLite, Buffalo, Parrot, and Hilly.
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