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Old 01-04-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default Difference between Textile and Goretext/drystar

On Alpinestar website...there are two different types of textile jacket.

Obviously the "drystar" is "waterproof"....but I thought all textile jackets were weather-usable including non goretext/drystar jackets.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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Sometimes there are two different lines. Dainese used to have "Dryline" and Goretex.

Goretex is a brand name and I'm sure the manufacturers have to pay to label their jackets as such. Dryline was basically the same stuff and the jackets sold for less because they didn't say Goretex.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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KLAZY KEN SAY JACKETS STUPID! Just big shirt. Big deal. Dis jacket lines go right to left. Dat jacket lines go left to right. Dis jacket sound like whakawhakawhaka. Dat jacket sound like whookawhookawhooka. So what.

You take my seminar. That not stupid.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:38 PM   #4
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Gsavior,

Other than the trademark from Gore, the other big difference is that 'waterproof' and 'breathable' are not the same thing.

For instance, Triumph has two kinds of 'breathable' material; 'Sympatex' and 'TriTex.' I have no idea what the difference is, but the Sympatex items are quite a bit more expensive.
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I have no idea what the difference is, but the Sympatex items are quite a bit more expensive.
Spensive one say "whookawhookawhooka."
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:50 AM   #6
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I own a pair of Alpinestar Drystar gloves and find them to be very good at water-shedding. They weren't too expensive and the fabric seems to be tough.
I just bought Cortech's Scarab (@ $90). One heavy rain later (gortex and thinsulate included) had the wettest hands I've had all season. They will be returned.
Alpinestars makes the WR3 and I believe those will replace my new Cortech gloves.
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Coming from Seattle, I'd never trust anything permeable for riding in rain. I'll stick with impermeable rain gear for protection.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:22 PM   #8
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Sometimes there are two different lines. Dainese used to have "Dryline" and Goretex.

Goretex is a brand name and I'm sure the manufacturers have to pay to label their jackets as such. Dryline was basically the same stuff and the jackets sold for less because they didn't say Goretex.
Gortex is a patented and trademarked product. Gore is very protective of it's products and you can believe there are substantial differences. A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to tour the Gore plant and be given demonstrations of several of their products. It was quite interesting. One of their biggest advantages is in the durability of Goretex. It just plain stands up to wear and tear better.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:53 PM   #9
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I was under the impression that Gore's initial patent had expired. But hey I've been wrong several times today already.
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