Helikon-Tex SQUALL Hardshell Jacket - TorrentStretch - Black
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The Squall Jacket complements the Helikon-Tex offer with the most modern outer layer. What is the difference between softshell and hardshell? A softshell jacket (e.g. Blizzard Jacket) is a soft layer that protects against light wind and drizzle, mainly due to the DWR impregnation. Hardshell is a stronger layer that is supposed to provide much better water resistance while maintaining good breathability. Both of these parameters are combined in the Squall Jacket.
Waterproof and breathable at the same time is ensured by TorrentStretch - a 3L (three-layer) laminate developed by the Helikon-Tex specialists. Between the stronger outer layer and the integrated lining is a microporous membrane. Their dimensions stop water from penetrating inside the jacket. At the same time, they are large enough to effectively remove moisture (in the form of water vapor) generated by the body to the outside. Three layers laminated together form the TorrentStretch membrane. Hardshell Squall is a membrane jacket with very good waterproof parameters: 30,000 mm of the water column.
The design takes care of all the details appreciated by hardshell users. The Squall is a full-fledged rain jacket with taped seams and a two-way adjustable hood with a high collar. Additional protection against moisture is provided by waterproof YKK® AquaGuard® zippers, of which the main zipper is two-way and secured at the bottom with a Prym snap. The Squall Hardshell Jacket has been covered with a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) hydrophobic coating, free of harmful PFC (perfluorocarbons).
The basis of a good hardshell is water resistance and the transference of water vapor from the body. The TorrentStretch membrane with a breathability of 30,000 g/m2/24h, is responsible for both. Another parameter worth paying attention to when choosing a hardshell jacket is the RET evaporative resistance coefficient. In this way, the permeability of water vapor through the membrane, i.e. breathability, is determined. The lower the RET factor, the less resistance, so the jacket breathes better. The best quality is in the 0-6 RET range, and the Squall Hardshell has
Material: 100 % Nylon
Model: SQUALL Hardshell Jacket
Type/Style: Field/On Duty, Camping/Trekking