We live for adventure

A Quick Guide to: PB20 Breathable Fabric Technology

A Quick Guide to: PB20 Breathable Fabric Technology

  

Our PB20 Fabric used in our Southerly Offshore range is our highest rated fabric and designed to be:

PB20 and the Southerly Offshore range has been consistently developed, tested and refined over many seasons to withstand the rigours of offshore sailing. 

The PB20 fabric is made up of three layers:

 

 

A durable water-resistant (DWR) outer layer

A secondary breathable, microporous membrane designed to wick sweat away and eliminate over-heating

And a third inner fabric or lining for extra comfort.



Why Breathable?

Your comfort can heavily depend on the breathability of your jacket. If you plan on being active while wearing your jacket, the most important thing is to stay dry whilst maintaining comfort. This means allowing our sweat to escape, whilst keeping moisture out. 

Waterproofing

A coating on the outside of the fabric (DWR) is one of the most important factors of a garments waterproof efficiency. The DWR coating causes water to bead and to simply roll off your garment, instead of allowing it to seep into the fabric. There are of course different levels of waterproofing - based on the amount of water the fabric will repel or withstand.

Our PB20 fabric performs to the highest standards - meaning you will remain dry, warm and comfortable in the worst possible conditions.

To understand more about the Burke Wet Weather Gear range check out our Quick Guide to: Waterproof Ratings and Breathability

More posts in this category

The Super Dry range is designed for harbour and light coastal use with features that will keep you dry and comfortable. It's 100% waterproof and super tough - but soft on the skin. That's why the Super Dry Jacket is a favourite among yachties, fishermen and marine workers alike. Check out the features now: READ MORE
The Throw Bag is an important piece of safety equipment everyone should have on board in case of a man overboard. It's simple to use - but here's a few tips on how to deploy it. Check out our video now. READ MORE
Our Pacific range is designed for coastal sailing yet with many extra features usually found on high-end offshore foul weather gear. Check out all the features now. READ MORE
Burke Marine catches up with Ironman Champion Kendrick Louis, whilst training in his own backyard on what makes him so successful. READ MORE

It’s essential you know how to deploy your retriever float quickly and correctly in case of an emergency. Here’s a quick guide to how it’s done.

To shop our Retriever Float - click here.

READ MORE
Our Pet PFD is fast and easy to assemble. There's a model to suit and size and shape of dog - ensuring your best mate is safe in and around the water. READ MORE