2- or 3-layer?
Many people are confused about the difference between a 2-layer and a 3-layer hardshell jacket, and that’s not really surprising. When we talk about 2-layer and 3-layer, we’re really talking about how many layers are laminated together and collectively make up the jacket fabric. A 3-layer hardshell jacket, or a pair of pants for that matter, consists of three layers. Outer fabric, membrane and inner fabric, which protects the membrane. These fabrics are laminated together to create what appears to be ONE fabric.