Made to keep you dry: high performance, lightweight, fully waterproof, breathable backcountry shell....'nuff said.
Ark Ripstop 2.5 Shell with DRY.Q Core and DWR
- Quick drying
- Attached hood with extra-beefy brim for added protection against the elements
- Pit zips for ventilation
- Micro-Chamois lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe
- Dual hem drawcords for quick fit adjustments
- Adjustable Velcro cuffs for quick fit adjustments
A high tenacity nylon ripstop. DWR finish.
Durable Water Resistant finishes are applied to the outer surface of garments to increase their resistance to water.
Dry.Q Core offers state of the art waterproof breathability with durability and breathability metrics that meet or exceed industry standards. Unlike most outdoor apparel manufacturers, Montain Harwear doesn't source pre finished fabrics. They engineer each Dry.Q Core fabric layer by layer, combining face and backing materials with different benefits to best meet the needs of the intended user, climate and activity.
Care and Feeding of Waterproof Breathable Shells
For best performance, it is a good idea to keep your waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex or Conduit shell clean and its DWR (durable water repellent) finish freshly charged. This means keeping oil and grease away from the garment, washing it when it gets dirty and reapplying its DWR finish.
Shells can be machine-washed in warm (not hot) water using regular powdered laundry detergent. Wash in a front-loading washing machine only. Do not use Woolite, other cleaners with lanolin (or any other oil), or fabric softener. Put the garment through at least two rinse cycles, as the detergent can interact with the DWR finish and needs to be totally rinsed out of the material.
After the shell has been washed, reapply the DWR finish while the garment is still damp. The heat of the dryer will help set the DWR finish into the fabric. Tumble dry on medium heat.
We recommend you re-treat your shell at the beginning of your wet weather season, and at least once during the season. However, if you are washing your shell often, we recommend re-treating the DWR finish more frequently. For best results, use spray-on, rather than wash-in, products. Once you have successfully cleaned and refinished your shell, it should work as well as new again.