For outdoor enthusiasts, the role of jackets is self-evident. So the question is, how do we choose a jacket that is cost-effective and suitable for us? The editor himself has a passion for outdoor sports, so the editor will take us to share some tips for choosing a jacket that I have collected.
As the brands of jackets are available both at home and abroad, and the prices are uneven; I believe that for those first-line well-known outdoor products abroad, the price will definitely become a stumbling block for outdoor sportsmen when buying, so I will put aside the jackets first. Let’s not talk about the brand. I will discuss my own views on the common features of the purchase of jackets:
The four most important aspects of jacket purchase: waterproof, breathable, windproof, and warmth.
1. First talk about water resistance.
For outdoor sports, the wild environment is difficult to predict, so it is so important that professional jackets have super waterproof functions. When traveling in a windy and rainy environment, or sitting in a humid place, the travellers can effectively avoid the invasion of frost, snow and rain, so your body will not feel wet and cold, and avoid colds and other physical discomfort.
So how can waterproofness be reflected? In terms of fabric design and processing, general jackets are made of "PU waterproof coating + glue at the seams". And when you buy it in a physical store or online, you have a clear indication of which fabric is used. When purchasing other materials, you should pay attention to the details, such as the workmanship of the sleeves and the texture of the clothes. Check the overall quality of a piece of clothing.
2. Next, let's talk about breathability.
When the jacket is manufactured, the fabric structure selected is special and has good air permeability. This is necessary for outdoor sports. Due to the large amount of exercise, the breathability of the jacket will keep your body dry and comfortable.
What is the reason for the breathability of the jacket? A layer of microporous membrane (that is, the waterproof and breathable fabric we often talk about) is attached to the surface of the jacket. The membrane is full of tiny holes. Although the diameter of the micropores is much smaller than water molecules, they are much larger than water vapor molecules. The moisture caused by sweat can evaporate through these micropores, and then achieve the function of ventilation and moisture removal.
3. For wind resistance and warmth retention.
The editor deeply feels the power of the wild wind. The microporous membrane attached to the jacket's surface cloth, the microporous holes are not a straight channel, but a mesh structure in the membrane. The wind cannot directly pass through, changes direction and attenuates when encountering isolation, and then achieves the windproof effect. The editor personally thinks that warmth retention and windproofness are relatively speaking, when the windproof effect is better, the warmth keeping effect will not be too bad.