Not only at sea is man or woman often happy when a windproof and weatherproof jacket sits on the body. Special windbreakers keep the cold wind away from the body, usually have a hood and are made of rainproof material.
Classification of the category windbreakers
Anyone who has been surprised by stormy weather during their holiday on the coast will surely appreciate the qualities of a good windbreaker.
Materials and function
The classic windbreaker is usually made of a lightweight, windproof and rain-repellent material such as
- Goretex or
These substances ensure that neither cold wind nor moisture penetrate the body and cool it down. At the same time a certain degree of breathability is ensured, so that the wearer does not sweat excessively even during major physical exertion.
Mostly, windbreakers have a hood that is either attached to the outside and may be removable or waiting in the collar of the jacket for their use. The hood is often provided with a drawstring, so you can if necessary pull closer to the head. The cut of a windbreaker is rather casual, as it is mostly worn over a warmer sweater and should not constrict the wearer.
There are models with full zipper or partly continuous closure solution. The latter are simply pulled over the head and commonly referred to as a “windbreaker”. The cuffs and bottom hem are often provided with elastic waistband, drawstring or velcro straps to create a tight fit and avoid “pulling through” the cold air.
Thanks to their easily foldable, lightweight, non-voluminous finish, windbreakers can be stored in almost any hand luggage and can be easily transported. So they are a practical companion “for all cases”.