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Paratex Dry
is a 100% waterproof fabric (hydrophilic polyurethane coating) with a hydrostatic head in excess of 5000mm (items with a hydro static head in excess of 1500mm are generally considered waterproof)


Detailed information

What it is:   
100% waterproof fabric (Hydrophillic Polyurathane Coating)                                

How it works:
   
Closely constructed fabric with a ripstop construction. Teamed with a Hydrophillic Polyurathane (PU) which transfers water vapour chemically    from the inside to the outside (due to the temperature differential between the inside of the product and out)                                

Features:

  • 100% Waterproof with a Hydro Static Head in Excess of 5000mm (Items with a Hydrostatic Head over 1500mm are generally considered waterproof)                                
  • Only ever used in fully taped seamed systems.                                
  • Ripstop Weave                                
  • Lightweight                                
  • Tough                                
  • Breathable (will transmit upto  7.5 litres of moisture per m2 per 24 hours)                                
  • Soft to the touch    
  • Completely Windproof (trapping and stopping the movement of warm air in the sleeping bag or Garment)    
  • Outer Fabric treated with a Durable Water Repellant. (water repellancy can be maintained by a cool tumble dry after washing and periodic retreatment with suitable after care products such as Nikwax or Grangers)    
  • Completely manufactured within Europe (Extruded, Woven and Dyed & Finished)   

        
Where it is used:
As a breathable Bivvi Bag (Waterproof sleeping bag outer) or a shell fabric in waterproof jackets. It is important to note that as this solid coating air can not pass so care should be taken not to completely seal any bivvi bag system to prevent suffocation.

If you have any more questions please feel free to ask us on the www.snugpak.com/forum


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TS1 which stands for Thermal suede is a lightweight polyester with a sueded finish which uses a combination of yarns with different thicknesses. Microfibre yarns (less than 1 decitex) go on the outside and Macrofibre (3 decitex) go on the inside. The Macro fibre yarns are raised to produce a short pile, similar in feel to Suede. The construction exploits a basic physical property - that water will always move from a low to high surface area or from the Macro to Micro filament yarns, thus moving water from the body towards the outside of the bag.


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Ventile - designed for life outdoors

You’ve probably noticed that many different fabrics are used to give us protection from the elements, but many will eventually allow the wet weather to seep through. 
Ventile® is the first truly effective, all-weather, weatherproof fabric, making it perfect for life outdoors.
Its secret lies in its uncoated and un-laminated construction. The fabrics are 100% cotton, using only the finest long-staple fibres, found in the top 2% of the world's crop. After gentle spinning and doubling, the yarn is woven into a very dense Oxford weave, using up to 30% more yarn than conventional woven fabrics.

The fibres expand and prevent the water from getting in

The weatherproofing performance of Ventile® fabrics results from the properties of the cotton fibres, which expand when they come into contact with water, closing up the gaps within the weave of the fabric and preventing the water from getting in.
In extremely wet conditions, a slight darkening and stiffening of fabric demonstrates the 'Ventile® Action’. This change in the fabric’s physical appearance indicates that a small amount of water has been absorbed to allow fibres to swell and stop any further penetration of water . In normal weather conditions, Ventile® fabric dries fast too, quickly returning to its original shape and appearance.  
Ventile is also impregnated with a high quality Durable Water Repellent (DWR) system, which enhances its water- resistant properties, and its ability to protect us.
So if you’re looking for just the right kind of gear to look after you, whatever the conditions, choose Ventile.

Ventile Benefits

  • WEATHERPROOF
    Ventile® protects you from wind, rain, sleet and snow.
  • WINDPROOF
    The fabric keeps out the wind, helping to protect you from wind chill.
  • BREATHABLE
    Ventile's high moisture-vapour transmission rate helps to keep you dry when you’re active.
  • NATURAL 100% COTTON
    The soft touch of cotton with environmental peace of mind.
  • COMFORTABLE
    Enjoy the great outdoors and in absolute comfort.
  • DURABLE
    The fabric lasts and lasts! You can expect years of use from Ventile® clothing.
  • QUIET
    Ventile® has no ‘rustle’, making it ideal for outdoor camera work, hunting or bird watching.
  • RELIABLE
    Ventile® a proven track-record of high performance over many years.



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