Zhik Hydrophobic fleece vs Microfleece

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  1. Mattcm

    Mattcm Member

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    I am looking into buying some hikers later in the year before the start of the new southern hemisphere season and the zhik powerpads are looking very appealing.

    Basically in Perth, Australia, I am currently wearing just a rash guard and shorts for the summer and if its windy a spray top. For winter or colder days I use a full length 3mm wetsuit and spray top.

    So to get to my question, What is the difference between the Zhik Hydrophobic Fleece pants and zhik's new microfleece pants? Is it just the temperature range is larger for the microfleece as on zhik's site? The hydrophobic is much cheaper but the microfleece looks good and very light.

    Any help is greatly appreciated?

    both pants are shown in West Coast Sailing's site.
    http://www.westcoastsailing.net/osCommerce/catalog/-c-25_40.html
     
  2. bjmoose

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    I think the answer you're looking for is that the ZhikSkin microfleece is actually a very-thin wetsuit, with a 1mm layer of neoprene in the construction.

    The hydrophobic fleece pants are a modern synthetic fleece compound that is water and air permeable.

    http://www.zhik.com/page3.aspx?element=195&category=3
     
  3. Mattcm

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    Great, Thanks!
     

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