This fabric works best as a rain and windproof shell, worn as the most outer layer:
The best fabric to keep you protected from extreme rain and wind is Gore-Tex.
Gore-Tex is a fabric that was designed to be waterproof, breathable, and lightweight for all-weather use. It was invented by W.L. Gore back in 1969 by accident and has become a household name ever since.
Before releasing any Gore-Tex products, they must first pass a series of durability tests to ensure the customer is receiving a quality jacket. Zippers, seam tape, hood design, and wrist closures are analyzed before subjecting the jacket to durability, water, and wind resistance testing.
While it may be a bit expensive, Gore-Tex continues to be a leading supplier of waterproof and breathable membranes that work extremely well to protect you from harsh weather climates.
~To Your Survival!
HOW IT WORKS – Gore-Tex jackets