Windbreaker jackets are impervious to wind and provide significant resistance to weather conditions with lightweight designs. Consider a windbreaker for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, climbing, trail running or everyday wear. Windbreakers are designed to offer insulating protection to retain heat inside the jacket.
Many windbreaker jackets for men offer waterproof protection to allow you to stay dry and comfortable when the weather changes. As a lightweight jacket, they’re perfect to have on hand at all times so you’re always prepared.
What is the Windbreaker Jacket Made Of?
Windproof jackets can be constructed with a variety of materials to offer protection from the wind. GORE-TEX remains the most popular material for waterproof protection, but also provides the most insulation from the wind. This is due to how protective and comfortable the material is. TerraTex™, made of nylon, offers a more cost-effective solution, which provides light to moderate insulation protection against the wind and provides extra warmth.
How Wind and Water Resistant is the Windbreaker Jacket?
The wind and water resistance of a windbreaker jacket will completely depend on the material make-up of the garment.
GORE-TEX offers superior protection when it comes to wind and water. Every one of the millions of little holes in GORE-TEX fabric is much too small to allow even the tiniest water droplet to pass through. Despite this, water vapour has considerably smaller particles that can travel through the material, giving it wonderful breathability which keeps it comfortable.
Other materials such as TerraTex™ are wind and water-resistant which offers great protection from mild wind and rain conditions.
Is the Windbreaker Jacket Breathable?
Arc’teryx designs garments with functionality and comfort at the forefront. Breathability is a large part of the ergonomic design of every jacket. To keep you comfortable, materials with breathable qualities like GORE-TEX and TerraTex™ are used in the construction of windbreaker jackets. This allows moisture vapour to escape, helping regulate temperature and elevating comfort inside the garment.
How to Style an Arc’teryx Windbreaker Jacket
Windbreaker jackets are a great outer layer piece to protect you from the elements. Depending on the temperature, you can layer warm tops with a windbreaker jacket. Add additional layers, such as a fleece underneath when it is extra cold outside.
Arc’teryx designs a range of windproof shoes, pants and shell jackets that would complement your windbreaker before you venture into nature.
Explore our layering guide to discover the perfect way to layer your waterproof gear for any climate or condition.
Care Instructions for the Windbreaker Jackets
Your windbreaker has specific maintenance needs that are based on its fabric composition. Check out our product care page for step-by-step instructions on washing windproof materials and the best cleaning agents to use.
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