Jacket is one of the essential equipment for wild sports enthusiasts. Whether you are a casual urbanite or a general weekend outing enthusiast, whether you are doing mid-to-long distance hiking and mountain climbing, you are still professional adventure, ice climbing, or even climbing seven or eight kilometers of snow-capped mountains. The "all-weather" jacket is your must-have choice. The term Jacket is translated from abroad, English is "OUTDOORJACKET", why not be called "field jacket"? This is a stranger to the Chinese people about field sports in the past. This kind of "field jacket" has become a professional clothing. In order to distinguish it from ordinary jackets, it is translated into "jackets".
The role of the jacket is to shield the wind and rain, so the jacket itself must have a waterproof function. In addition, because the jacket is designed for daily wear, the breathability is also very important when meeting waterproof. It is not enough just for the fabric to be waterproof. When it rains, the rainwater will seep into the seams of the fabric, so all seams must be sealed with glue. So we can define the jacket as: the fabric has waterproof and breathable function, and the seams are glued. Jackets are also popularly known as "hard shells."
Soft Shell is called "SoftShell Jacket" in English, so the name suggests it is "soft jacket". Generally, the softness of the fabric is much better than that of the hard shell, and some fabrics are also elastic. Windproof is an essential performance of all soft shells. Secondly, some soft shells are compounded with a certain thickness of fleece layer to have moderate warmth retention performance. There are also some soft shells, which are laminated with a waterproof and breathable membrane into a waterproof soft shell, which can generally reach the level of moderate rain.
The version requirements of soft shell and hard shell are quite different. The soft shell was originally used as rock climbing and ice climbing clothing, and later received by other types of outdoor activities. It is characterized by softness and fit, and the tops are mostly short jackets. The soft shell is generally used as a two-layer wear, regardless of the existence of middle-layer insulation clothing.
In the field clothing, in the warm clothing, the fleece trousers play a very important role and occupy an unshakable position. Fleece fabric has the advantages of light weight, excellent warmth retention, and has the advantages of not absorbing sweat and easily wicking sweat. The price of fleece ranges from dozens of yuan to thousands of yuan. Regardless of brand elements, the quality of fleece itself is directly related to the price of fleece.
Fleece clothing is mainly divided into two categories. One is single thermal fleece. This type of fleece is characterized by the fleece on the outside and feels soft and comfortable. According to the principle of warmth, we know that the purpose of warmth is to use loose substances around the body. An inactive air layer is formed, and the air is a poor conductor of heat to keep warm. Therefore, this type of fleece must be worn with a corresponding windproof layer outside the fleece. The second category is windproof fleece clothing. As the name implies, windproof fleece can be worn directly and can play a role of windproof. There are two types of windproof fleece. One is to add a layer of windproof film to the grasping capacity. , Such as adding polyester film such as WINDSTOPER, the second type is to use the density of the fabric itself to achieve windproof effect.
In the field sports, special travel and mountain climbing, most people like to choose the onion-style dressing method for clothing, that is, the inner layer of sweat-wicking underwear, underwear and socks, the middle layer of thermal clothing and the outer layer of windproof and waterproof thermal insulation. Underwear mainly refers to personal clothing, such as short underwear, long underwear, shirt, etc. In outdoor sports, the main function of underwear is to wick away sweat, breathe, and keep warm and comfortable. In different environments and different seasons, these functions have different focuses. Underwear in spring, summer and autumn is mainly for wicking and breathable, while underwear for winter and early spring should be warm.
Mentioned that the first choice for winter equipment is often down clothing. Down has inherent advantages in frivolity and warmth. Cotton clothing is the second choice. The reason for buying it is that it is cheaper than down. However, in recent years, following the continuous research and development of major brands and the endless emergence of technological fabrics and materials, high-quality cotton clothing has reached or surpassed the height of down jackets in terms of weight, warmth and breathability.