Rab and Montane have incorporated into their collections a new high-performance, waterproof breathable fabric by Pertex called Shield AP, a lighter-weight version of its existing Shield+. Rab has reengineered its Flashpoint jacket for men and women with the new fabric, while Montane has used Shield+ in its Minimus 777 jackets and its Air Jacket. Shield AP is said to offer enhanced comfort across a range of environments and weather conditions. The fabric is suitable, for example, for alpine climbing, cycling, adventure racing and skiing. Pertex' new fabrics range will be presented at the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen on July 15-18, and later at the Outdoor Retail Summer Market in Salt Lake City on Aug. 5-8.