Mountain Sports Apparel
A proverb says: There is no bad weather, only wrong clothes! In all outdoor activities you are directly exposed to the elements. We cannot influence the weather, but we can protect ourselves from adverse weather conditions with the right clothing.
When you are out in the open, sun, wind, rain and snow have a direct effect on you. VAUDE offers the right functional clothing for all weather conditions, so that you are completely protected in every situation and feel comfortable at all times.
In the section The Layer Principle you will find helpful information on how to dress sensibly.
HARDSHELLS & SOFTSHELLS
VAUDE products are made from a variety of materials that are precisely matched to their intended range of use and the functionality needed for those activities. In general, you can distinguish between hardshells and softshells.
Advantages & Disadvantages of Hardshells
Hardshells are functional jackets consisting of several layers that feature a membrane or coating that makes them waterproof and breathable at the same time. This means they provide perfect protection against wind and weather. They are absolutely waterproof, windproof and breathable. In addition, they are characterized by their durability. However, the material feels less soft to the touch and maintenance is somewhat more complex.
Advantages & Disadvantages of Softshells
Softshells are the true all-rounders of functional textiles. They combine optimal weather protection with insulation, thus protecting against moisture and insulating at the same time. The stretchy material feels very pleasant to the touch and is permanently water-repellent, windproof or even windproof, depending on how it is processed. However, they’re not absolutely waterproof.