The result of over a year of development, testing, and pushing limits, Ventekis our custom designed, high-performance WPB fabric line. Now available in Prym1 Camo.
Waterproof/Breathable (aka WPB) fabric is exactly what the name implies - both waterproofAND 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.
3.3 oz Ventek 30 is a 3-layer WPB fabric designed to balance weight and durability while maintaining performance (waterproofness and breathability) that rivals big names like Gore-Tex and eVent.
Great for a wide range of applications such as jackets, over mittens, gaiters, pants, ponchos, bivy shells, and more.
*Note that this fabric is sold in 1/2 yd incrementsto help reduce cost for smaller projects. Please enter a whole number of half yards in the box up top. For example, if you want 7 yds total, enter "14" in the half yard box.
When hunting, we don't always stay put in front of a tree. More often than not, we're stalking our prey. This presents a problem if your camouflage is designed to only blend into a wooded terrain with tree and leaf elements.
Prym1® Camo is different. Professionally designed by wildlife artist and lifelong hunter Stacie Walker, Prym1® is built around a core idea of using organic shapes that mimic natural predators rather than trees and leaves.
We all want to function with the efficiency and utility of a predator, whether we're hunting, fishing, or in a tactical environment. Prym1® makes that possible.
~57" (selvedge removed)
3.3 oz/yd 2(finished weight)
Box/square mini-grid (1 mm x 1 mm)
DWR front with WPB PU membrane laminated backside
3-layer proprietary PU laminate
Hydrostatic Head (waterproof rating)
MVTR (breathability rating)
> 22,000 g/m2/24 hr
Full Lab Test Data
* Taping/Sealing - Unlike our 1.4 oz Ventek, 3.3 oz Ventek cannot be sealed with cuben fiber tape or traditional PU sealant like Seam Grip. If you need or want to seam seal, you will need a tricot backed, 3-layer tape for best results. We don't currently carry this product, but it can be purchased elsewhere. We expect to have our own 3-layer seam sealing tape here on the site in the near future.
* 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.