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Re: [ST] Euro Trip
On 30 Aug 2006, at 17:18, Emile Nossin wrote:
> I'm not sure the X-trafit is the same as the Gore Tex XCR. Here's
> more on the technology, in German though:
I think they are different - but I am not sure that you can get
motorcycle gloves with X-Trafit and XCR currently. According to some
page on Gore-Tex's UK site, X-Trafit is a shaped bit of Gore-Tex
> At the heart of this glove is the newly developed X-trafit
> technology which is a one-layer GORE-TEX membrane insert that has
> already been shaped in the form of a glove. This means that the
> insert is wafer-thin and very supple, its sealed seams are not
XCR appears to be a fabric standard that incorporates the Gore-Tex
membrane. There are two and three layer versions - here is what it
says about the two-layer version.
> Breathability is the key factor that sets GORE-TEX XCR outerwear
> apart. With an average of 25% more breathability than GORE-TEX
> fabric. The construction is similar to GORE-TEX; XCR 2-layer
> fabric, but GORE-TEX XCR 2-layer laminates are made from textiles
> which ensure high resistance to tear and abrasion.
The 3-layer version of XCR is apparently stronger than the 2-layer
one. There appear to be some XCR fabric gloves, but none that are
used for motorcycling applications.
Have to say the Held Akira-Tex gloves look like a very appealing
option. Thanks Emile for highlighting them.
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