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
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.