eVent vs Gore Tex: Our answer
“Thanks, good question! eVent is generally regarded as an excellent alternative to Gore-Tex with many customers feeling that the breathability is better and therefore your comfort for some high exertion activities.
“Overall the jacket here is a climbers / mountain shell and a fantastic use of eVent as it’s super breathable, packs down small and in 3-layer which is robust and should give many seasons of use. “I’ve used eVent myself and find it great, probably on a par with Gore-Tex Pro Shell in performance, but you will find that Pro-Shell will cost more. “My advice would be to choose the jacket cut / features / brand & price you like first and if it’s in Gore or eVent then is will work well for either.”
|eVent Jacket – Rab Latok Alpine|
As you may expect Gore are always investing in newer & better fabric technologies and the outdoor market is quick to want to test it and use it within their ranges. Innovations like the new Gore Active Shell are pushing breathability performance to even greater levels. It’s also worth noting that even where a fabric name, used in a jacket, doesn’t change like Pro Shell for example Gore may still be developing it any improvements will automatically feed into new season’s styles.
|Gore-Tex Jacket – Mountain Equipment Tulipak|
If all that sounds like a bit of a pro Gore stance it’s not intended to be! Gore are great at marketing and try to position all the fabrics to suit different markets and uses and their are differences in Pro Shell, Performance etc, not just a different badge but eVent offer a real alternative that lots of customers & our staff love.