Tested by Zhik’s international team of elite sailing and paddling athletes, Avlare® products are extremely lightweight and highly breathable yet provide unprecedented levels of wind and water protection. Avlare® is an extremely durable water repellent technology incorporated into a range of extremely lightweight and highly stretchable fabrics. The extreme durability of Avlare® water repellent technology prevents the fabric from wetting out during use, eliminating the wind and water chill normally experienced when fabrics become saturated. Avlare® fabrics have no additional waterproof membrane making them extremely lightweight, air-permeable and stretchable. The result is a garment that is highly breathable yet incredibly warm due to its ability to block water and wind chill. Avlare® provides dynamic hot and cold protection with significantly less weight and bulk.