Referring not to Al Gore, but to Gore-Tex.
Can someone simply explain the differences between Gore-Tex, Gore-Tex XCR, Gore-Tex PacLite, Gore-Tex Performance, and Gore-Tex Pro?
Also, how do these products compare to eVent?
I think Gore-Tex has been improved and its base product is now "Gore-Tex Performance".
I think Gore-Tex PacLite is Gore-Tex's lightest offering. Not sure how it compares to others in breathability and water repellancy. . .
I think Gore-Tex XCR was Gore-Tex's highest tech offering, and it has now been upgraded with Gore-Tex Pro. Not sure if it is just a name change or if the technology is better.
I suspect there is little real world difference encountered among all these if you took the same jacket using all these different materials, but I am just curious. . .
And how does Gore's Windbloc fit into all this? Would it be another layer added to one of the aforementioned membranes? Has it been supplanted?
Color me confused. . .