Famous Gore-Tex® 100% waterproof, windproof, breathable fabric featuring 2.5 layer construction • Zip-to-knee cuff with WaterGuard™ waterproof zippers • Elasticized cuffs • Elasticized waist with drawcord and belt loops • One rear security pocket with hook and loop closure • Stuffs into included bag
Ultralight protection when you need it. With the new Zero Gravity outerwear there is never a reason to be caught unprepared again. This great new jacket and pant feature amazingly lightweight Gore-Tex Paclite® 2.5 layer fabric, the most breathable of the Gore-Tex® technologies. It is so light and compact it can go with you everywhere. It is perfect for layering over any of the insulation layers in the Transitions Series or worn by itself in warm, wet weather.
Browning and W.L.Gore and Associates have been partners in producing the very best fabric for outdoor clothing for many, many years. Gore-Tex® was discovered by Bob Gore in 1969. Gore's ability and discovery in being able to configure polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), led to hundreds of products in diverse markets. Browning uses Gore-Tex in many of their fabrics. It is a very thin, white membrane, which is waterproof, breathable, porous, strong, chemically inert with low dielectric constant. In other words, the name Gore-Tex on Browning clothing means it is guaranteed to keep you dry. Period. Gore-Tex membrane allows body moisture to escape through small pores, since moisture molecules are smaller than those in water. Body perspiration escapes and evaporates, but water and moisture coming in cannot penetrate the Gore-Tex membrane. Browning Gore-Tex garments will keep you dry under any conditions, since all seams are taped. Browning offers many styles and fabrics for any layering/outdoor situation you can imagine yourself in.
The Protection layer is your first line of defense against rain, snow, sleet, wind or any combination of elements that conspire to make you miserable. In this category, gear is either completely waterproof or highly water-resistant, yet breathability is not ignored to help prevent you from getting wet on the inside. The purpose of the Protection layer is simply to keep you dry and comfortable. This is precisely why we select proven premier Gore-Tex® fabrics for many of the garments in the Protection layer. Other fabrications such as Windstopper® Technical Fleece round out the line and fill specific needs, like windproofness, without compromising breathability.
Gore-Tex fabric is synonymous with 100% windproof and waterproof performance while remaining highly breathable. The Gore-Tex brand can stand behind this claim, having proven its technology and durability in the harshest environments on the planet. That is why Gore-Tex stands behind their “Guaranteed to Keep You Dry” warranty. Because conditions aren’t all the same, neither are the Gore-Tex technologies featured in the Protection layer, each chosen for a particular end use or application.
In addition to Gore-Tex and Windstopper fabrics, an ultra-durable two-layer bonded soft shell is available as part of the Protection layer. This fabrication offers enhanced breathability while providing a high degree of water and wind protection. Most importantly it is designed to stretch and allow never before seen comfort and mobility.
What is backpack friendly? Browning has engineered select parkas, jackets and vests to allow ready access to pockets and their contents even while wearing a backpack. Look for the Backpack Friendly icon when choosing these garments.