Montanes jackets include Pertexs latest fabric technology

Montane's jackets include Pertex's latest fabric technology

Performance fabric maker Pertex has developed two new high-performance waterproof and breathable materials to meet growing demand for extremely-lightweight weatherproof outerwear.

Pertex Shield AP is a high-performance waterproof breathable fabric that features an advanced air-porous membrane to offer the highest levels of durability and performance in various weather conditions and environments. 

And Pertex Shield+, the brand's lightest three-ply waterproof breathable fabric, offers extreme wind and water protection with "excellent breathability to create the ultimate waterproof performance fabric for fast-moving outdoor athletes" and activities such as alpine climbing, cycling, adventure racing and skiing.

"Pertex fabrics are developed to match the specific needs of the end-user," says brand director Steve Laycock. "By altering the design, construction and finish, we are able to engineer products to suit a range of applications."

The new fabric technologies will feature in new spring/summer collections from outdoor wear manufacturers Montane and Rab. 

Rab has added Pertex Shield+ three layer fabric to its Flashpoint jackets for men and women, while Montane will introduce its new men's packable Minimus 777 Jacket and Minimus 777 Pull-On – both made with Pertex Shield+.

In addition, Montane's new men's and women's Air Jacket is constructed with Pertex Shield AP, and is said to offer the highest levels of waterproof durability and breathability.