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.
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
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.
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