What happened to eVent Fabric, Gore-Tex competitor?


Now eVent  Fabric is available again at REI.  The (updated) men’s Shuksan Jacket and Pants, the women’s Kulshan Jacket and Pants, and the OXT Airflyte Running Jacket, all with eVent Fabric are prominently on the front page of REI.com for the Fall season.  This is good to see.

I also found a PDF of a study by the US Army that shows eVent Fabric is superior.

What happened to REI’s Shuksan waterproof jacket and eVent Fabric?  The REI Shuksan jacket came out last year (2008) and it featured the Gore-Tex killer, eVent Fabric, and REI was pushing that heavily.   Continue reading