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Pertex® Launches Pertex Shield AP and Lightweight Pertex Shield+

Montane and Rab Introduce Spring/Summer ‘16 Shells with New Pertex Fabric Technologies


Clitheroe, UK – As demand for extremely-lightweight, weatherproof outerwear continues to grow, Pertex®, known internationally among outdoor enthusiasts for its extremely lightweight yet highly-durable performance fabrics, has developed new Pertex Shield AP and a lighter weight version of Pertex Shield+.

 Pertex AP is an ultra, high-performance waterproof breathable fabric, which features an advanced air-porous membrane to offer the highest levels of durability and performance. Pertex Shield AP offers enhanced comfort across a range of weather conditions and environments and its durable construction ensures reliable protection throughout the garment’s lifetime – even for extended periods in extreme conditions.

New ultra-lightweight Pertex Shield+ is the brand’s lightest 3-ply waterproof breathable fabric. It offers extreme wind and water protection with excellent breathability to create the ultimate waterproof performance fabric for fast-moving outdoor athletes and activities such as alpine climbing, cycling, adventure racing and skiing.

“Pertex fabrics are developed to match the specific needs of the end-user,” said Steve Laycock, Brand Director, Pertex. “By altering the design,

Rab Women’s Flashpoint

construction and finish, we are able to engineer products to suit a range of applications. We are thrilled to have partnered with Montane and Rab in the design of their new garments made with our new Pertex Shield+ and Pertex Shield AP technologies.”

For spring/summer ‘16, Rab has reengineered its award-winning Flashpoint jacket for men and women with Pertex Shield+ 3 layer fabric. The shell’s new, super-lightweight fabrication, along with its minimal seams and micro seam tape, offer end users protection from the elements when weight is at a premium.

Montane will introduce its new men’s packable Minimus 777 Jacket and Minimus 777 Pull-On – both made with Pertex

Montane Men’s Air Jacket

Shield+. These minimalist jackets are designed to go unnoticed in a pack and be pulled out for emergency weather protection while still allowing the wearer to move quickly and comfortably.

Montane’s new men’s and women’s Air Jacket is a light, breathable and versatile mountain shell constructed with Pertex Shield AP. Designed with a 100% nylon rip-stop face and an advanced air porous membrane, the Air Jacket offers the highest levels of waterproof durability and breathability – providing all day comfort in a wide range of weather conditions.

The new Pertex fabric range will be presented at the OutDoor Show July 15-18, 2015 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, and at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, August 5-8, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Pertex®, Pertex Quantum®, Pertex Shield® and Equilibrium® are registered trademarks of Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

About Pertex®

Founded in the 1970s by mountaineer Hamish Hamilton and Perseverance Mills Ltd, Pertex is based on Hamilton’s theory known as capillary action applied to polyamide yarns. Pertex was purchased in 2005 by Mitsui & Co. Ltd., a company committed to the research and development of innovative textile technology. Staying true to its British roots for over 30 years has lead Pertex on a continuous path of innovation to deliver the fabrics in the business, which include Pertex Classic, Pertex Equilibrium, Pertex Quantum, Pertex Quantum GL, Pertex Microlight, Pertex Endurance, Pertex Shield, Pertex Shield+ and Pertex Shield AP. Because of its dedication to innovation and excellence, the Pertex brand is now partnered with the most prestigious brands in the outdoor industry.