The technology is microscopic. The difference is huge.
The critical difference between our technology and traditional waterproof/breathable fabrics is the billions of microscopic pores built in to our proprietary membrane that work instantly to vent water vapor (sweat) that builds up inside your apparel and footwear when you perform.
We call this Direct Venting™ technology, and unlike other technologies, it doesn't need to get wet to work. It’s a 'dry system' that allows eVent fabrics to be fully waterproof and fully breathable – keeping you dry and comfortable in the widest range of temperatures and conditions.
Direct Venting™ technology is engineered to keep you in the ‘dry zone’ – a steady state of temperature and humidity that reduces the wild swings our bodies go through to stay in balance during physical exertion.
The result is that you’ll spend more time performing at your best and less time fussing with your gear. And when conditions are bad, that can make all the difference.
Trust data more than marketing? eVent fabrics have been extensively tested in the lab, and the results speak for themselves.
> 30 meters waterproof
15,000 - 25,000 g/m2/24 H JIS L 1099 B2
(desiccant inverted cup method)
3 - 5 M²PA/W
*Test results for eVent waterproof fabric. Results may vary depending on the eVent product.
All tech jargon aside, the best way to test out the benefits of eVent fabrics and our Direct Venting™ technology is to experience it for yourself. Find your perfect garment from one of our many brand partners.
In the meantime, check out some props we've gotten from folks who care so much about waterproof/breathable gear that they give out awards for the stuff.
2017: ISPO / Textrends / Best Product / eVent DValpine 4-layer laminate
2017: Field & Stream / Best Fishing Gear / Grundens / Dark & Stormy Jacket and Bib (DValpine)
2017: Ski Magazine / SIA Hot Gear / Strafe / Scarlett Bib (eVent DValpine)
2016: OutDoor Industry Award / OMM / Ava Women's Running Jacket (eVent DVstorm)
2015: Alpinist / Mountain Standards / Rab / Muztag Jacket (eVent DVstorm)
2014: Backpacker / Hall of Fame / Westcomb / Focus LT Hoody (eVent DVlite)
2014: Snowboarder / Most Wanted / Coldsmoke / Tantalus Guide Jacket (eVent DValpine)
2014: Outdoor Enthusiast / Editor's Choice / Sherpa Adventure Gear / Lakpa Rita Pant (eVent DValpine)
2013: Outside Buyer's Guide / Gear of the Year / Rab / Maverick Jacket (eVent DVlite)
2011: Gear Junkie / Best in Show / Montane 2010: Backpacker / Editor’s Choice / Westcomb
2010: American Alpine Institute / Guide’s Choice / Kayland
2009: American Alpine Institute / Guides Choice / Award Rab
2009: Health Magazine / Best Light Hiking Shoe / Teva
2009: Women’s Adventure / Editor’s Choice / Kayland
2009: Backpacker / Editor’s Choice / Kayland
2009: Backpacker / Best Buy / Kayland
2009: Outdoor / Industry Award / Sea to Summit
2009: Red Dot / Red Dot Design Award / Saucony