For wild enthusiasts, the role of the jacket 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 field sports, so the editor will take us to share a few tips for selecting jackets that I have collected.
As the brands of jackets are available both domestically and abroad, and the prices are uneven; the editor believes that for those first-line well-known field products from abroad, the price will definitely become a barrier for outdoor sportsmen to buy, so the editor first puts it down Let’s not talk about the brand of jackets, let’s talk about my own views on the common characteristics of the purchase of jackets:
The four most important aspects of jacket purchase: waterproof, breathable, windproof, and warmth.
1. First talk about water resistance.
Regarding field sports, the field 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 damp place, the travellers can effectively avoid the invasion of frost, snow and rain. Then your body will not feel damp and cold, and avoid colds and other physical discomforts.
So how can waterproofness be reflected? In terms of fabric planning and processing, the general jackets are made of "PU waterproof coating + glue at the seams". When you buy in a physical store or online, you have a clear indication of which fabric is used. When purchasing other items, pay attention to the details, such as the workmanship of the seams 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.
As the jacket is manufactured, the fabric structure selected is special and has excellent breathability. 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 volatilize through these micropores, and then reach the function of ventilation and moisture removal.
3. About 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 reaches the windproof function. The editor personally believes that the warmth retention and windproofness are relatively speaking, when the windproof effect is better, the warmth keeping effect will not be too bad.