You may have already got this question: "Do you want a two-layer or rather a three-layer jacket"? But what does that actually mean?
as the name suggests, these are two layers. So, we have a top fabric and a membrane is laminated on the back. Products with such a construction usually have a loosely sewn lining that protects the membrane from damage.
same construction as for two-layer laminates, but the membrane is protected by printing and therefore no loosely sewn lining is used.
in this case the material is really three-layer, i.e., a membrane is laminated on the upper fabric and a lining is further laminated on the membrane, which protects the membrane itself.
We often come across the requirement "I want a waterproof jacket for everything". Yes, it would be great, but unfortunately it is impossible. Each laminate has different features, and it is therefore suitable for different activities,
just as each activity requires different equipment and a different type of material.
It is definitely the most universal of all. Choose it if you plan to use the jacket for common activities, such as walking, city, light hiking.
Advantages of 2-layer laminates:
Disadvantages of 2-layer laminates:
Choose it if you are looking for the most compact jacket (trousers), especially as back-up clothing in case of bad weather (trip, bike, walk).
Advantages of 2,5-layer laminates:
Disadvantages of 2,5-layer laminates:
It combines the properties of 2.5-layer and 2-layer laminate. Such products are intended for use in the mountains as protection against wind, snow, rain.
If you are going on mountain trips, challenging treks, alpine hiking but also skiing, this is the right choice.
Advantages of 3-layer laminates:
Disadvantages of 3-layer laminates:
Three-layer laminates are currently experiencing a huge boom, and manufacturers are already able to produce three-layer laminates as foldable and light as 2.5-layer. These are then slightly more durable than 2.5 layers, but they cannot be expected to withstand the same load as heavy three-layer laminates and are also designed primarily as backup. The undeniable advantage, however, is better breathability and comfort in contact with the skin.
Whatever variant you buy, pay attention to their proper maintenance. The old rule "In order for your jacket to last as long as possible, it is necessary to wash it as little as possible" definitely does not work and it is quite the opposite!!!
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