Black Diamond FineLine Stretch Rain Shell - Women's
When you're hit with an alpine squall descending Snowpatch Spire or still 12K out from the trailhead, the FineLine is a protective layer that's small enough to ride along on any sized adventure. Made of stretch-woven fabric, it moves easily though activity. It offers a helmet-compatible hood and has a low-profile design that won't snag or billow in the gusts.
- Stretch woven BD.Dry 2.5-layer waterproof-breathable fabric moves with you.
- Fully sealed seams and water resistant zippers keep rain from sneaking in.
- Adjustable hood fits over a climbing helmet.
- Underarm gussets add mobility.
- Zippered chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack and has an integrated carabiner clip loop.
- Low-profile elastic cuffs reduce bulk.
|Face fabric||Nylon + spandex|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
|Pockets||1 external chest|
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.
|Additional feature(s)||Stuffs in own pocket|
How to measure
- Measure circumference at base of neck.
- Measure fullest circumference, keeping tape up under arms and across shoulder blades.
- Measure at the narrowest circumference of your waist.
- Stand with feet together and measure at fullest circumference.
- Arm length
- Bend elbow gently, then measure from centre of back of neck out to point of shoulder, down to back of elbow, and forward to wrist.