We use various construction technologies for our TEXAPORE fabrics, from membranes and coatings to hybrid constructions and laminate linings. This enables us to address the specific levels of breathability and waterproofness that various outdoor activities require.
The weather protection layer is combined with a face (outer) fabric, which determines the additional characteristics, e.g. durability, texture and weight. As a rule, this is a 2 layer construction (face fabric + weather protection layer). In the 2.5 and 3 layer versions, a special layer or lining protects the weather protection layer; this is laminated to the weather protection layer and the face fabric.
Jackets and trousers with a double-layered construction are equipped with a loose lining. This means that they are slightly heavier and don’t pack down quite as small as triple-layered products. In double-layered TEXAPORE materials, the coating or membrane is permanently bound to the woven shell (support material).
Activities: day trips, weekend trips
In 2.5-layered TEXAPORE materials, the coating or membrane is permanently bound to the woven shell (support material) and is covered with an ultra-thin protective layer on the inside, meaning there is no need for a separate lining. 2.5-layered materials make extremely lightweight clothing with a very small pack size, but are also less hard-wearing than double-layered and triple-layered materials.
Activities: biking, trail running, etc.
The three components of triple-layered TEXAPORE materials are the shell, lining and the waterproof, breathable TEXAPORE membrane in between. All three layers are permanently bound to one another. Since the membrane is protected from either side by either a woven or a knitted material, this combination is very hard-wearing, yet still relatively lightweight and packs down small – perfect for trekking and mountain tours.
Activities: treks of several days, alpine hiking
TEXAPORE is also used in the form of a waterproof and breathable liner. The advantage here lies in the fact that only the seams of the liner itself need to be sealed, which allows greater freedom in the design and cut of the garment and gives the face fabric a more casual and flowing drape.
Activities: day trips, weekend trips
TEXAPORE/TEXAPORE O2+/TEXAPORE INFINITY: The materials in this group are classic “hardshell” materials: always waterproof, windproof and breathable. These laminates come with two, 2.5 or three layers and are made from a material with a microporous PU coating or a membrane.
TEXAPORE AIR: A special feature of these weatherproof materials: they are not only waterproof and windproof, but also air-permeable. A permanent exchange of air maintains breathability. This increases with a person’s movement, as activity strengthens the exchange of air. We call it dynamic breathability. The two-ply laminates consist of a layer of fabric and a microporous PU coating or membrane.
TEXAPORE SOFTSHELL/TEXAPORE SOTFSHELL O2+/TEXAPORE SOFTSHELL INFINITY: The triple-layered laminates in this category are softshell materials featuring seams sealed with special waterproof tape to make them completely waterproof. The laminates are made from a soft fabric and a microporous or imporous PU membrane. Aside from the usual weatherproof properties, these materials are also very stretchy and have a high wear comfort thanks to the soft interior often associated with functional shirts.
This striking 3-in-1 hiking jacket is lightweight and very robust.
The waterproof shell jacket can withstand a great deal thanks to the durable Oxford weave. The inner jacket is made from warm 200-quality fleece and offers the right level of insulation for all kinds of situations. The lined sleeves glide smoothly over base layers.
Twice the comfort: this 3-in-1 hiking jacket boasts excellent climate comfort and exceptionally soft materials.
The smooth weatherproof shell jacket is very breathable and equipped with underarm ventilation.
The fleece inner jacket features a knitted exterior, giving it a look and feel that are different from your average fleece.
Softshell, weather protection and insulation all in one: the 3-in-1 weatherproof trekking jacket.
The shell jacket offers great weather protection, softshell-like freedom of movement and breathability. It’s equipped with ventilation zips and its high pockets are easy to reach even when wearing a rucksack waist belt. The integrated, deep storm hood will keep more wind and rain off your face.
Made from thick 300-quality fleece with a smooth surface, the inner jacket provides a high level of heat retention and is a practical addition to a layering system.
This waterproof softshell jacket is very robust, provides maximum wear comfort and optimum weather protection. Whether you’re skiing or on an alpine tour – with this jacket you’ll be well prepared on any terrain in any season.
The extremely waterproof, stretchy, triple-layered laminate is highly breathable and pleasant to the touch. The especially deep and individually adjustable hood offers protection from storms. The side pockets are set higher up, so that you can still access them when wearing a rucksack with a waist belt.
This sporty 3-in-1 hiking jacket is wonderfully light yet still boasts a slightly longer cut.
The shell jacket bosts exceptiona ventilation: the more you move, the more breathable it becomes. The air-permeable weatherproof material and underarm zips ensure a constant flow of air, which supports moisture vapour transmission.
The windproof, extremely warm quilted jacket can be worn on its own on dry days. Stretch fleece inserts at the sides increase the climate comfort and freedom of movement.
Despite the slightly longer length, this sporty 3-in-1 hiking jacket is wonderfully light.
The outer jacket features impressive ventilation: the more you move, the more breathable it becomes. In addition to the air-permeable weatherproof material, underarm zips increase the climate comfort.
On dry days, the windproof, extremely warm quilted jacket can be worn on its own. Stretch fleece inserts on the sides improve climate comfort and freedom of movement.
TEXAPORE performance levels
TEXAPORE is the generic term for a range of breathable, weatherproof shell fabrics. To meet the varying demands placed on weatherproof shells by different kinds of outdoor activities we have developed several different versions of TEXAPORE with different performance levels. The performance levels are differentiated by their ratings for waterproofness and breathability and by their types of construction.