The Vestorm raincoat is the result of many years of developmental work by our team of experts. It incorporates numerous technological advances in design. Our team of developers, worked closely with customers to create a garment that fulfils the highest expectation. Rigorous testing has enabled us to create a garment of exceptional quality, durability and style. Our innovative design and quality production is then given a final test by prestigious and independent laboratories who certify its quality.

Durable Water Repellency

 

All our raincoats are treated with a durable water repellent. (hidrófobo C6) It makes water droplets collect, as shown in the photo, into larger groups which then fall off the raincoat and are not absorbed. This is the first protective layer, perhaps not well appreciated by the public, but nevertheless increasingly important in textile engineering development.

The protective treatment is not lost during repeated washes but over time may lose some of its properties. The raincoats original repellency can be recovered with the use of products such as www.nikwax.com and other similar treatments.

 

Waterhold

Waterpoof breathable fabric

 

The protective material layer of the VeStorm incorporates all technological advances in modern protective material design.

The Airflow system means that the wearer is enveloped in a thematically regulated bubble, making it both extremely comfortable and light in weight.

The outer membrane releases excessive perspiration and also act as a highly protective layer.

We worked very closely with our professional clients to create the most functional and efficient protection possible and our layer has been certified by independent prestigious laboratories.

The waterhold impermeable and breathable layer.

 

Thermhold

The VeStorm creates a thermoregulating air chamber between the outer fabric and the inner layer, reducing body heat loss without constraining the wearer.

One of the main technical features of the VesTorm raincoat, is how, through the creation of an air chamber, it cleverly circulates air. This we call the Thermhold principle.

Our initial research concluded that thermic control is considerably superior in its ability to keep the wearer warm than traditional isolation methods, such as those using layers of polyester.

In the same way that atmospheric storms and anticyclones interact, when the air is warmed in one part of the garment, it is displaced to colder areas, resulting in a very pleasant feeling of constant warmth throughout the raincoat. As the Thermhold principle renders the use of traditional padding unnecessary, the Vesthold is 20% lighter in weight than an average anorak.

The work of our designer, George López, was key in creating a design that would marry the Thermhold functionality with aesthetic classiness, and thus the Easehold design was born

Sealed stitching

As a guarantee that no water can penetrate the garment, all our raincoats have sealed stitching. Very few manufacturers of raincoats set the highest standards of quality and durability that we at Vestorm have set ourselves. Many seal the main stitched areas, such as across the shoulders and arms areas but neglect the rest. Although a time consuming and laborious task, we at Vestorm seal all stitching. This gives our raincoats unparalleled durability and resistance to extreme storm weather conditions.

To check if a stitched area has been completely sealed is not something that you can see with a casual glance. You can only tell by holding a line of stitch to see if an unbroken line is apparent running along the complete length of the stitched area.

Zippers

YKK ZIPS

Zips are an integral feature of the garment. The VeStorm has 7 zips in four sizes and configurations.

YKK, a manufacturer of the world’s best zips, supplies us very sturdy zips. They are both tough and durable and conform to the European Union´s highest standards and have been used for decades by professionals working in the most extreme weather conditions.

The VeStorm’s main zip is a double zip, permitting the raincoat to be partially opened from the bottom or the top. If the wearer needs access to the lower pockets of the raincoat or their trousers, they do not need to open the zip completely. They simply undo the zip from the bottom. This reduces heat loss and limits the entry of rain.

 

Piping

Reflective 3 M Safety SCOTCHLITE: This is a very important element in a technical garment. Our designers worked on several ideas so that the layer could have some form of reflectance during the night and in low visibility conditions. We had to integrate it esthetically into the design. It wasn’t easy.

We have developed a pattern that incorporates a  reflective piping that comes  from one sleeve to another crossing the chest. Both front and back. A security guarantee for the user.

A VeStorm  of size L expends a total of 3.50 meters of reflective high quality microspheres that will make the garment visible in the distance.

This material complies with European EN-471 regulations concerning safety reflective garments

Click on the diagram to learn more about our Impermeable and breathable membrane

Tejidos

Foto real de uno de nuestros tejidos waterpoof Waterhold. Se aprecian las gotas bloqueadas en el exterior por el tto. DWR

Gotas de transpiración

Gotas de TranspiraciónTraspasando la membrana hidrofílica y el tejido exterior de Poliester.

Barrera DWR

Nuestros tejidos reciben un tratamiento DWR (Durable Water Repellency)

Capa interior membrana hidrofílica doble cara

. La cara exterior rechaza el agua y la interior posee una estructura química que, cuando la concentración de transpiración en la cámara de aire que está entre la piel y ella llega a un umbral determinado, la membrana se abre y libera la transpiración al exterior, como se ve en las flechas dibujadas encima del tejido exterior azul. Esta es una membrana que se activa con un nivel muy bajo de humedad por lo que el cuerpo permanece seco nada más comenzar a sudar.

Piel

corte transversal. Transpira por los poros en forma de microgotas de sudor.

Cámara de aire

las microgotas de transpiración se condensan en otras más grandes dentro de la cámara de aire que la capa VeStorm tiene entre la piel y el tejido exterior. En ese momento son captadas y expulsadas al exterior pasando a través del tejido. .