Developed exclusively for Hudson Wight, OceanVent is an active 3 layer laminated breathable fabric incorporating a high performance hydrophilic PU membrane laminated to a durable twill weave nylon outer layer treated with Dupont's Teflon Shield Pro+ extremely durable water repellancy.
LAYER 1 – Lightweight, flexible and highly durable twill weave nylon face fabric treated with Dupont's Teflon Shield Pro+ extremely durable water repellency.
LAYER 2 – Highly waterproof and breathable hydrophilic PU membrane, laboratory tested to withstand over 20,000mm of vertical water pressure and to allow moisture to escape at a rate in excess of 10,000 grams / sqm / 24hrs. This exciting development of high performance membrane, laminated to the back of the face fabric, actively absorbs humidity and sweat produced by the body on the inside of your garments and allows it to evaporate rapidly on the outside.
LAYER 3 – A non absorbant mesh lining, laminated to the inside of the hydrophilic PU membrane to protect it from wear.
This third layer is included when no fleece or other lining is incorporated into the garment. It is the superior solution for high performance foul weather sailwear and replaces the need for a cumbersome mesh lining used by other brands in their lower priced, often called “Coastal”products. Sailwear produced using 2 layer fabric and a mesh lining is much cheaper to produce but is heavier, dries less quickly, is harder to put on and take off and is much less comfortable to wear. We advise all sailors to choose foul weather sailwear made using 3 layer fabrics with a high performance hydrophilic PU membrane.