Black Diamond Vapor Point Jacket (Woman)
The Vapor Point Shell is Black Diamond’s lightest hardshell jacket and is designed with no messing around involved. Gore-Tex Active fabric makes it ultra breathable and waterproof, as well as light and easily packable, with special Cord-Lock hardware for speedy one-handed adjustments. Combine this with the articulated fit, helmet compatible hood and and high zippered neck for extra protection, this jacket will keep up and keep you protected.
|COMPOSITION||GORE-TEX® Active 3L, 30d nylon plain-weave with a poly-tricot backer and DWR (120 g/m2)|
What is Gore-Tex?
Gore is a fabric manufacturer best known for their waterproof, breathable fabric Gore-Tex. The key to Gore-Tex is a membrane which provides the tech performance of the fabric; it is made of the same Teflon that is used to make your pots and pans non-stick. The real trick is making this super non-stick and delicate substance stick the the protective fabrics which turn it into the outdoor fabric we know and love. The bit which makes Gore-Tex special is this glueing process which is done in their top secret, big, blue machine. Only a few members of Gore’s staff know how this is done, it’s one of the biggest secrets in outdoor kit and has been the subject of many a nerdy forum post.
Active Shell Gore-Tex is Gore’s lightest and most breathable waterproof fabric. You’ll find it in jackets for running, cycling and high intensity sports. The ‘3-layer’ bit means that the membrane is bonded to both the exterior colourful fabric and an interior ‘scrim’ which is there to protect the membrane and improve it’s longevity. The weight savings with Active Shell are huge and Active Shell products usually pack down super small but this does reduce the durability.
The Cohaesive System
The Black Diamond Cohaesive system uses a specially designed adhesive in combination with specially designed components to embed cord management systems and clever features directly into the fabric. This reduces weight and keeps the outline of the jacket clean and stylish. Fixtures using the Cohaesive system are also often easy to use with just 1 hand.
Black Diamond have spent years manufacturing climbing and safety hardware with no room for error in manufacture or functionality. THey have applied this approach to their new clothing range meaning that it has a 100% warranty guarantee. If you’re not totally satisfied with your Black Diamond product the will repair, replace or refund it - no questions asked!