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When it comes to selecting the correct garment for you it is very important that you understand what the waterproof/breathability ratings actually mean. It is not always as simple as the jacket with the highest ratings is the best choice overall. The higher the rating, the higher the cost of the product. The key to making the correct choice lies in the activities you wish to perform in the garment. By fully understanding the rating systems you will ensure that you do not pay for more than you need. A quick example: A rubber coat will protect you from a down pour as it has great waterproofing abilities, however if you were to perform any physical activities with the coat on you would be dripping wet in no time with your own perspiration, this is because rubber has terrible breathability properties.

The XTM recommendations
This is a simple guide we have introduced to ensure you make the correct decision when selecting performance sports wear.

Snow Gear – We do not believe that 5,000mm/5,000g/m² rated garments are good enough quality to ensure adequate performance within snow sports. This is why in 2013 we removed all 5,000mm/5,000g/m² rated garments from our line of snow jackets.

Outdoor Wear – This rating is perfect for general day to day wear. It will keep you dry during short periods of exposure to water while also prevent you from over sweating while getting from A to B. Many brands will only reach the bare minimum rating (1,500mm) so they can call their garments waterproof. At XTM we start our rainwear collection at 5,000mm/5,000g/m² as we believe anything less is just not good enough

Snow Gear – This is probably the most common rating found in all snow wear. When it comes to XTM technical snow wear, we set 10,000mm/10,000g/m² as our minimum. It is the baseline we set for anybody who wishes to spend the day at the snow.

Outdoor Wear – This rating offers a waterproofing that can withstand a heavy down pour while also keeping you dry and comfortable during mid to high levels of activity. We feel that this is the perfect rating for people who often partake in long walks or hikes in varying conditions.

Snow Gear – This is our favoured rating for the most avid of snow enthusiasts. If you are a keen adventurer and like to spend your time searching for the freshest powder and cleanest lines this is the rating we recommend. Its waterproofing will withstand any freak blizzard you may encounter and it is also highly breathable which means sweating will not be an issue on those hikes to the peak. Introduced to our range in 2014 it was an instant hit.

Outdoor Wear –Again this rating is perfect for the year round adventurer type. Its unique breathability properties means it is perfect for high intensity activities even in warmer climates and its waterproofing of 20,000mm means it will keep you dry even in monsoon conditions.