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Gear Clinic: Technical Fabrics

  • Peak Design 529 Hayes Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

What makes a fabric waterproof vs. waterproof and breathable?

What's the difference between waterproof and water resistant?

What does windproof fabric actually do? 

Why do my technical fabrics smell horrifying after I've had them on for only a second?

Ever wondered what those words on the tags of your REI purchases - waterproof, breathable, windproof, wicking, anti-stink - really mean, and the technology behind them?

We got you.

Join us Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 - 8:00pm, at Peak Design's gorgeous flagship store in Hayes Valley, for a technical fabric gear clinic led by Trail Mavens guide Katie Wade and Trail Mavens alumna Supriya Limaye. With 25+ combined years of experience in outdoor retail, they'll take you deep into the answers to the questions above, give you pro tips on how to make your gear last, and blow your mind with crazy facts about Gore-Tex.

Throw in an after-work glass of wine, snacks, a Peak Design discount, and a posse of crazy cool women? PERFECT TUESDAY NIGHT.

Space is limited. Grab your ticket below!



Peak Design makes award-winning bags, camera accessories, GoPro mounts and other gear that helps you follow your passions (and look damn stylish while you do.)

Earlier Event: June 28
Lost Coast Backpacking