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Difference, if any, between windproof and windresistant?(3 posts)

Difference, if any, between windproof and windresistant?Swat Dawg
Oct 21, 2003 9:51 PM
I am trying to help a friend make a good decision about what type of jacket to buy and am a little stumped by the distinction between windproof and windresistant. I can understand what windproof means, but how wind resistant is windresistant. Is windproof really necessary, meaning does the feature warrant spending $30-40 more to ensure windproofness. Basically, her criteria are fit, windproof/resistant, water-resistant, and the cheaper the better. If you all have any idea help us out.

re: Difference, if any, between windproof and windresistant?Rusty Coggs
Oct 22, 2003 4:48 AM
Wind and water resistance are both variable.
One of each...Spunout
Oct 22, 2003 4:49 AM
Windproof will stay warmer if you don't sweat, good at very cold temperatures.

Wind Resistant slows down the transfer, so the fabric breathes. Good when not-so-cold. Keeps you from sweating to death, but lets cold air in.

I think Craft has a good measure on their garments, measure in litres per hour at X pressure. I have a windproof outer and a windstopper(wind resistant) insulated jersey, wear both if doubting and if too hot, the outer folds up into the windstopper jersey's pocket.