I’ve been looking into a paddle jacket, and searched here and other places. Here’s what I’m coming up with:
- Pac Lite breathes the best, followed by regular Gore.
- Tropos is a coating
- One of these, Entrant (Toray) or eVent, is a membrane, like Gore Tex, and the other is a coating. One of these breathes almost as well as Gore. The other is like Tropos.
Problem is, some things I’ve read say one thing, others something else. There also seem to be different types of Entrant, which may be why some places seem to say it is a coating, while others say its a membrane.
Does anyone know for sure?
Does anyone use an IR Comp jacket (the neo collar one)? That’s Entrant.
I don’t want a rubber neck gasket; latex sleeves are fine. I have a Knapster, but I’m between sizes, so the neck is barley tolerable, and it’s too tight for any base layer. So its fine for warmer times.