What is a laminate?
A laminate is a bond of a least two different materials. The membrane (a wafer-thin sheet of material) is bonded to the upper fabric, and sometimes the liner, entirely or in specific areas. 2-layer, 3-layer and 2.5-layer laminates are available.
- The two bonded outer layers of fabric protect the intermediate waterproof and breathable membrane from damage and ensure high tear resistance.
- The membrane is bonded to the wear-resistant upper fabric and a strong liner. The result is a very hard-wearing and extremely robust garment.
- 3-layer jackets do no need any additional lining.
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- Lightweight and comfortable to wear.
- Take up a minimum of packing space.
- A protective layer, consisting of a grease-repellent substance and carbon, is applied to the inner side of the membrane.
- This protective layer eliminates the need for a separate liner.
- The integrated mesh liner ensures a pleasant temperature.
- It prevents direct contact with the inner side of the functional fabric, which can become damp over time as a result of condensation.
- The membrane is laminated directly onto the inner side of the upper fabric.