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 Post subject: Dintex vs Goretex
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Hi all,

Ok so im going to be buying a tru spec military parka and i just wanted to know the differences between goretex and dintex.
Right now i can buy a gen1(dintex) with the liner for 80 bucks.
The gotex gen 2 is 220 bucks no liner.

Anyone know the difference between the 2...... and how big a diff is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Dintex vs Goretex
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:52 pm 
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I had never heard of Dintex until now. A quick google search suggests that Gore-tex's patent has expired, so it could be a company following their lead, but then someone on a forum also pointed out that there are different materials used in the fabrication of Dintex. I know a lot of people will probably say that gore-tex and other performance materials are overpriced, but if you're seeing that kind of price difference, it suggests that Goretex has proven market value and Dintex not so much, suggesting to me that Dintex may be a cheapened knock-off of the Gore-tex name and you shouldn't expect Dintex to be a replacement for Goretex, or to be a competitor to Goretex, like eVent for instance. That said, Dintex might still work for your purposes. Good luck getting more informative comments, and let us know what you find out.


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 Post subject: Re: Dintex vs Goretex
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:57 pm 
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I wish I could add anything to that, but I'll just say...

+1

edit: I wish they would stop with this "Indubitably, my good sir and/or madam" shit and just allow us to put + 1.

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 Post subject: Re: Dintex vs Goretex
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CipherNameRaVeN wrote:
allow us to put + 1.


Sweet mother of Mary! Cipher's cracked the code! Open the floodgates! + 1 to that!

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 Post subject: Re: Dintex vs Goretex
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:27 pm 
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I have no idea what the difference between dintex and goretex is, but...

From the Tru-Spec knock offs I've seen, they are not truely to spec, at least not any military spec I've seen.

All my goretex is issued gear off Ebay. All the performance, half the price.

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 Post subject: Re: Dintex vs Goretex
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I just found this thread via google while looking for something else, so I'll follow-up here as well.

Gore-tex and Dintex are for all practical purposes identical in theory. The patents on Gore-tex recently ran out, so people are free to replicate it. The trademarks on Gore-Tex, however, don't expire, so you have to call it something else.

For those of you who don't know the particulars of Goretex, its a teflon film membrane underneath a protective outer garment layer. The teflon layer is what "breathes". It has pores in it that are too small for the surface tension of water, so liquid water cannot pass through, while water vapor (that comes off your filthy body) can pass through as your sweat evaporates. This membrane is very thin and delicate, so there's an outer layer of nylon or polyester, this is the outer layer you see when you look at the garment.

The outer layer has to get treated with some kind of water repellent to keep it from being saturated when it rains, because soaking wet fabric doesnt breathe.

Much like Gore-Tex itself, there is huge variation in the quality of both the outer layer fabric and the water repellant coating on it depending on who's making or selling it. This is what makes or breaks the quality and durability of the garment, not the underlying teflon film.

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 Post subject: Re: Dintex vs Goretex
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One data point in favour of the real deal: I've got a 20-year-old (in my service, so older than that) 3-layer German Army-surplus Gore-tex shell which is still working and breathing well.

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