By Martin Nordesjö
|The tricot lining and membrane are integrated.|
To sum it up: Paclite is still lighter, more packable and more durable than Active Shell. It is also cheaper. Active Shell has better breathability and a nicer feeling on bare skin. The products may still be lighter than Paclite because of hard requirements on a minimalistic design, but of course anyone can produce a Paclite Jacket with of the same design, making it lighter and more durable. At the end of the day, it might all be a case of what kind of products will be available in which material. We will know next autumn when the first products will show up.
Outdoor manufactured already licensed include Adidas, Arcteryx, Berghaus, Haglöfs, Mammut, Millet, Mountain Equipment, Norröna, Patagonia, Peak Performance and Trangoworld.