Pertex® Shield - Protection from the elements
The vision of Pertex® is to protect people in all weather conditions, and enable them to have outdoor experiences of a special kind. The British material manufacturer is convinced that with high-quality equipment, the enjoyment factor can be maximized during adventures in nature many times over.
How did this unique material come about? Mountaineer Hamish Hamilton had a brilliant idea in 1979 to develop a new fabric technology. In collaboration with the British equipment manufacturer Perseverance Mills he finally succeeded in the production of a lightweight, tear-resistant fabric, which ensured quick moisture transport.
Over the years, the company has grown to become the world leader in light technical fabrics. Pertex® continues to focus on innovation, emphasizing the functionality of materials and fabric design.
In addition to Pertex® Shield, the Pertex® fabrics range include Pertex® Quantum, Pertex® Microlight, Pertex® Classic, Pertex® Endurance and Pertex® Equilibrium.
What is Pertex® Shield?
Pertex® Shield is a robust, high performance functional material that also scores high with breathability. A specially processed membrane ensures optimal protection against wind and weather. Pertex® Shield is a combination of an innovative outer fabric with a microporous coating - which creates a material that is ideal for outdoor wear.
Features and advantages of Pertex® Shield
- completely windproof
- extremely breathable
- compressible and therefore the material has a small packing volume
- with a powerful and water-repellent surface
Tips how to clean and care for clothing with Pertex® Shield
Before washing, take a look at the sewn-in care label of the garment. It provides information about how the functional material should be best maintained.