Human beings have been in a search of protecting their bodies from the elements since the beginning of their history.
We have searched and tested and experimented with thousands of different materials, either natural, manmade, or a mix of both.
All this is to find the perfect material that can protect us from water, wind, and cold, while at the same time letting our skin breathe as naturally as possible. Also, sustainability and respect for the environment must be up there on the list of important things to keep in mind.
A lot of fabrics and technologies have been invented over the years. Here on our site we frequently focus on some of them, reviewing and comparing them, to learn more and at the same time to hopefully help you find the right clothes for your specific situation.
We have always been fascinated by the world of technical fabrics used in various sports and outdoor activities. That’s why we investigate them and try to better understand them as soon as a new fabric or membrane gets launched in the market.
We also like to see how a specific material measures up to the current industry standards. We usually do this in our comparisons.
And that’s what we’re going to do today: we’ll compare two types of fabrics, Fjällräven’s G-1000 and Gore-Tex.
While Gore-Tex can be seen as a high-tech fabric technology, G-1000 uses traditional waxing to make garments water-resistant.
We’ll see how they behave in different conditions in terms of breathability, waterproofness, and weight, while also learning about their history.
In the end, we’ll see which of the two would be the better choice and when.
So, let’s get started!