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Shell

The shell of a jacket, vest or pants refers to the material that lines the inside of the garment. Most of our jackets have a removable insulated liner and a mesh shell between the liner and the body of the jacket (essential for venting).

Detail of mesh shell.

Mesh Shell Detail

Mesh (shown left) is the best choice of shell material in a vented jacket because it allows maximum airflow through the vents and around your torso. In a vented jacket a vest like area around your torso is mesh and the sleeves remain nylon.

Nylon is an good shell material because it is extremely durable and has a silky smooth texture that feels good against your skin.