WATERPROOF 3-LAYER SHELL FABRIC
Tested and proven to be 2x more waterproof durable than the ocean standard
FULLY SEAM TAPED
For ultimate waterproofness
HIGHLY BREATHABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT
With a streamlined design that has all the right functionality
ADJUSTABLE WRIST & NECK SEALS
Soft and comfortable seals to keep water out
BIOMOTION REFLECTIVE DETAILING
Highlights key points of the human anatomy, enabling greater visual recognition of movement and direction in low light conditions
ZHIK ADAPTIVE™ HOOD SYSTEM
Attach Zhik's range of collar & head wear accessories for versatility in all conditions
YKK® AQUAGUARD® Zippers
That are tough & water repellent
- ADJUSTABLE SMOOTH SKIN NEOPRENE WAIST SEAL
- LARGE ZIPPERED FRONT POCKET
INDEPENDENT STUDY SHOWS ZHIK® ISOTAK® FABRICS ARE 4x MORE WATERPOOF DURABLE THAN THE INDUSTRY LEADING ePTFE OCEAN FABRIC
RMIT have pioneered the development of a waterproof durability testing method specifically designed to simulate accelerated wear and tear in wet conditions (when the waterproof membrane is most vulnerable). The results of their study is now published in the Textile Research Journal.
This method involves placing waterproof textiles in an accelerated wear device that simulates impact and abrasion in wet conditions. Each textile is pressure tested to determine the waterproofness after defined intervals of accelerated wear.
The chart below represents the hydrostatic resistance (Waterproofness) of each fabric after 30, 60, 90 and 120 minute accelerated wearing.
After four times (4 x) more accelerated wear testing, Zhik® Isotak® fabrics are substantially more waterproof than Musto® HPX PRO SERIES fabrics. (120 minutes as compared to 30 minutes of accelerated wear testing)
Durability of vapor-permeable waterproof textile materials used in sailing protective apparel
Olga Troynikov, Nazia Nawaz, Chris Watson, Textile Research Journal
copyright © 2017 by (The Authors)
Reprinted by Permission of SAGE Publications, Ltd.