does pertex keep you dry or is it just...
does pertex keep you dry or is it just waterproof?
Pertex Shield DS is the material the shell is made out of, and it is a waterproof laminate that the Pertex corporation has come out with in the past few years. It isn't super breathable, but it should keep you dry.
Pertex Shield is great. It's waterproof and breathable, but there are indeed other "more breathable" membranes out there. Still, this is a good one, especially for the price!