Women's Waterproof-Breathable Shells

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About Women's Waterproof Shells & Gore-Tex Jackets

Looking for protection against the elements? Look no further than women’s waterproof shells and GORE-TEX jackets. At Altitude Sports, our diverse range of shells is carefully curated to deliver the most comfortable, stylish, and performant jackets on the market.

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Women's waterproof-breathable shells are versatile garments suitable for various outdoor activities. They are commonly used for hiking, trekking, and mountaineering, providing protection against rain, wind, and sometimes snow. The sturdier shells are frequently used by skiers and splitobarders on backcountry skiing tours, providing protection against wind and snow. These shells are designed to keep the wearer dry and comfortable in unpredictable weather conditions, allowing them to enjoy their outdoor adventures without worrying about getting wet or overheating.

Premium Brands of Women's Waterproof-Breathable Shells

When it comes to top brands of women's waterproof-breathable shells, some notable names in the industry include The North Face, Outdoor Research, Norrøna, Rab and Patagonia. These brands are known for their commitment to quality, innovative technologies, and durability. They offer a wide range of options, ensuring that women can find the perfect shell to suit their specific needs and preferences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a 3 layer shell jacket?

A three-layer (3L) jacket is one that’s constructed using three separate layers of fabric. Each layer has a distinct purpose.
The outer nylon face is treated with a DWR-coating, making it both wind- and water-resistant. The second layer is a waterproof/breathable (WP/BR) laminate. Finally, the layer closest to your skin is a tricot laminate, a hydrophilic surface that wicks sweat.
3L examples include the Patagonia Torrentshell 3 Layer Jacket and Salomon Stance 3 Layer Shell Jacket. While 3Ls are more expensive than 2Ls, they offer best-in-class protection from the elements.

What is a shell rain jacket?

A shell is a type of rain jacket characterized by its technical construction and absence of insulation. The uninsulated nature of a shell makes it more waterproof, lightweight, and packable.
There are, however, some insulated jackets that are waterproof. The North Face Gatekeeper Jacket is a prime example. This waterproof, insulated jacket stands up to sharp winds, biting rain, and sub-zero temps.

What is Gore-Tex?

GORE-TEX refers to both a material and the company that manufactures it. As a material, it’s a waterproof membrane invented in 1969 using expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
Even today, GORE-TEX remains the leading waterproof fabric that’s also breathable, durable, and windproof. That’s why it continues to be found in a variety of garments—from jackets and footwear to a host of outdoor accessories.
The bottom-line is that a GORE-TEX shell is more than just a water-resistant jacket—it’s a waterproof, breathable solution built for your most rugged adventures.

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