Does Pertex Shield kill breathability?
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Nov 27, 2007 at 10:15 am #1226000P SMember
From my understanding, there are essentially two kinds of Pertex Shield: one is a dwr-like coating of microporous PU with a hydrophilic PU layer on top. This has a terrible MTVR of around 8000.
The other Pertex Shield, which I've yet to see, is more like 3-layer goretex, but a hydrophilic PU laminate.
Does the Pertex Shield coating really stop the breathability of Pertex fabrics? Is Shield on all Pertex Fabrics?
The reason I ask is because some retailers show the Montane Extreme as Pertex 6 with Shield.
Also, what is the difference between Shield and Endurance?Nov 27, 2007 at 10:52 am #1410334Woubeir (from Europe)BPL Member
my guess is that the Shield mentioned in combination with Pertex 6 refers to the old Pertex Shield which was supposed to be a DWR-treatment. After Perseverance Mills, owner of the Pertex-brand, went bankrupt, the Shield project was killed. The new owner of the Pertex brand, Mitsui, has revived the Shield name for a new waterproof breathable product which has nothing to do anymore with the previous DWR-treatment.Nov 27, 2007 at 2:24 pm #1410351Bill FornshellBPL Member
@bfornshellLocale: Southern Texas
NEW – Pertex Shield -DWR-PU Coated
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