Originally Posted by emptym
Wow, this all looks very promising, particularly this harrington:
I'm very interested, but have a few questions:
Is it real Gore-Tex or some other waterproof/breathable laminate?
Is the laminate laminated to a polyester or nylon fabric? Or something else?
Is it 3-layer, 2-layer, or 2.5?
Is black the only color available?
Would a reversible (your Gore-Tex and a water-resistant cotton/poly twill) jacket w/ self-fabric cuffs cost $180?
To rapid fire some answers;
-real gore-tex; it's hung at the fabric wholesalers with a goretex logo hangtag
-I am not really sure, it's got a greyish synthetic backing that is not visible when the garment is made up; I've tested it several times and it has the typical water resistant beading and then eventual soft saturation that gore-tex takes on when it goes from dripped on to completely submerged in water for extended periods.
-not sure again, but it's a lightweight fabric and deceptively soft, as people tend to think of heavy mountaineering jackets when they hear gore-tex, and it's not that
-black and grey are available for genuine goretex, and then alternative fabrics (cottons, silk taffetas) are available in place of them in many other colors
-yes, $180 for reversible or non-reversible, either one