The Gielas is the perfect lightweight waterproof shell, with astounding weight-to-durability. Thanks to a three-layer construction, including a nylon face and Sympatex membrane, it is durable enough to withstand any expedition and remain completely waterproof and highly breathable. Our partnership with Sympatex has also helped produce one of the most eco-conscious jackets ever made.
The Gielas is so light you barely notice it. It’s perfect for that long hike to a remote lake, when you’re not sure what the weather will hold. When the squall does hit, it’s an invaluable companion. With superior breathability and a base water column of 45, 000mm the Gielas has one of the best combinations of breathable waterproofing on the market. The Gielas is perfect for all active adventures.
When enjoying the outdoors, we are also committed to preserving it. Unlike traditional waterproof and breathable jackets, the Gielas membrane is completely recyclable, free from ePTFEs or PTCs. The production of Sympatex’s incredible membrane only requires 3 litres of water per kilo of material compared to alternative membranes that can use upwards of 60 litres per kilo of material.
Lovers of the great outdoors have high demands for their clothing. It must keep their bodies dry whilst controlling the body temperature perfectly in all weather and regardless of activity level. Sympatex Technologies has been one of the leading global suppliers of high-tech functional materials in clothing (Apparel), footwear, protective workwear(Contract & Workwear) and technical applications since 1986.