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FurTech Jackets

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Brecon Beacons and S Wales

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    Thes photos were taken amongst the hills and mountains of S Wales.

Lake District

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Summer Alps

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    On the Swiss Italian border, above Zermatt.

Scottish Winter / Spring

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Via Ferrata

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    Summer in the Dolomites can be warm and pleasant but we also had some exceptionally heavy rain and the higher mountains can retain patches of snow through the summer.

Three Cliffs, Gower

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    The beautiful Three Cliffs area on the Gower provides Sun, Sea and Severes!

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egor semenov


i've followed the link to
"Humidity and Insulation"


but "percentage volume of air replaced by liquid water", as is described in the article, does not mean moist air, but actually WET clothing. the insulation is far more interesting here, than the mambrane, since the clothing is wet allready.

if we were talking about relative humidity, it surely would affect insulation, but not as dramatic as in the table, i suppose?

to evaporate sweat bodyheat is needed. so if the air underneath our clothing is to moist to take more vapour (100% ralative humidity, but not very much volume percentage due to bodytemperature 36°C), the sweat just soaks the first cloathing layer and the other layers can still insulate. this brings the benefit, that no bodyheat is waisted to evaporate sweat. surely not very pleasant, but functional still.

all this is just my personal opnion! i have no experiance with that new membrane. so please correct me, if you find any mistakes, or if i've got something wrong!

thanks and good bye!

Jane Nielsen

"Therefore the "pine cone fabric" would be of great benefit if it allowed increased venting in warmer conditions (assuming it could also prevent warm rain from getting in)... but the above figures suggest that this isn't the case and that reduced breathability when the fabric is cold will ultimately reduce the effectiveness of any insulation worn beneath."

I know right. Now I wonder why the manufacturer didn't noticed that!


It's interesting to note that birds fluff up their feathers in the cold (I assume they also avoid sitting in a windy location when they do it) and in very hot conditions, perhaps to benefit from any breeze. In hot conditions they also hold their wings away from their body and pant.

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