1.4 oz 10D Waterproof/Breathable
Waterproof/Breathable (aka WPB) fabric is exactly what the name implies - both waterproof AND breathable. To achieve this, WPB fabric uses a specially formulated laminate film that is highly resistant to water droplet penetration (i.e. rain) while also allowing moisture vapor (i.e. sweat) to pass through and escape.
Ultralight. Our 10 Denier WPB is the result of 8 months of development, testing, and pushing limits. While the even the lightest WPB currently comes in at over 2 oz, our 10D WPB breaks the mold with a finished weight of just 1.4 oz.
Performance. With waterproofness and breathability rivaling or besting the name brands such as Gore-Tex and eVent (see full lab test data), you don't compromise on performance. Go lighter and be more comfortable doing it.
The combination of waterproofness, breathability, and weight make this material excel in ultralight, high-performance rainwear. This variant is a 2.5 layer ultralight WPB, so it's best used in applications where you want the lightest weight and best performance possible, but not necessarily the highest durability.
Typical applications include jackets, over mittens, gaiters, pants, ponchos, bivy shells, and more.
*Taping - For seam sealing, we recommend using our Cuben Fiber repair tape, which sticks quite well to the PU laminate. Seam-Grip can also be used, but is a bit messier and leaves a not so clean finish. For bonding layers (joints, seams, etc), we recommend using our double-sided Cuben Fiber adhesive tape.
*Cleaning - To ensure proper function of your WPB fabric, it is VERY important to keep it clean on both the inside (laminate) and face (10D ripstop nylon). We recommend wiping with a damp cloth periodically to remove dirt, oils, etc that build up over time. You can also purchase a product such as ReviveX Pro Cleaner for prep.
*DWR maintenance - Another key to proper function is periodic DWR maintenance on the face material (10D ripstop nylon). Although we use one of the highest quality 80/20 DWR formulations, deterioration does occur over time. We highly recommend the purchase and use of a DWR restorer such as ReviveX Durable Waterproofing spray.
SAMPLES - Trouble deciding or want to see the fabric first hand? Head over to our samples page to order a custom sample pack.
|Colors||Black, Dark Olive, Light Gray, Moroccan Blue|
|Width||~57" (selvedge removed)|
|Weight||1.4 oz/yd2 (finished weight)|
|Ripstop Grid||Box/square grid (2.5 mm x 2.5 mm)|
|Finish/Coating||DWR front with WPB PU membrane laminated backside|
|Laminate Type||2.5 layer proprietary PU laminate|
|Hydrostatic Head (waterproof rating)||> 9000 mm|
|MVTR (breathability rating)||> 27,000 g/m2/24 hr|
|Full Lab Test Data||CLICK HERE|
|Order Change/Combination Policy||
To maintain fast and efficient fulfillment, please note that no order changes/combinations are permitted after order placement (except address changes). Please see FAQ page for full details.
|Continuous Cut Policy||
Please see below for our continuous cut policy. Note this policy applies to each separate product on the order:
Fabrics - < 20 yds guaranteed continuous
OutdoorINK® prints - < 10 yds guaranteed continuous
Insulation - < 10 yds guaranteed continuous
Zipper - < 25 ft guaranteed continuous
We always attempt to give a continuous-cut if possible, but splices are present in various materials due to the manufacturing process. Unless otherwise notified, all orders will be cut per the above policy.
IMPORTANT: If you are ordering larger amounts and have specific cut requirements, we can make cuts that work for you, but you MUST list these reqts in the notes section of the order. These notes can be added on the cart page. Please see FAQ page for full details.
|Shipping Availability||USA and International|
USPS Priority Mail or First-Class - Tracked and Insured. Select larger orders shipped via USPS Parcel Select or UPS ground.
Domestic (USA) flat-rate shipping
|Estimated Delivery Date||In-stock orders typically ship within 24 hours. OutdoorINK® print on-demand fabrics typically ship within 3-5 days of order placement. For the most up to date shipping times, please check our update page HERE.|