Ventile. Wear It Out.

Ventile is no ordinary fabric.

Made with 100% cotton, densely woven from long staple cotton.

Indeed it takes 16 hours just to set up the machine with the necessary 24,000 strands of cotton that go to create Ventile.

It’s the combination of the dense weave and the swelling properties of the fibres when wet that provide such excellent weatherproofing.

It is a natural product that offers a softer, quieter hand feel, as well as being windproof and highly breathable, making it ideal for our climate. 

Also, when the sun comes out, because it’s just cotton, Ventile also breathes really well – unlike other water-resistant fabrics, which can sometimes leave you a bit clammy when you warm up.

Ventile cotton has been around for a while too. It was invented in the 1940s, for use as pilots flying suits. It’s really hardwearing, meaning no matter what you throw at it, your Ventile jacket should last you 10 or 15 years. Probably more. And even if you do snag it on something, a needle and thread can easily repair it.

So whatever you or the weather get up to, Ventile can take it. Today, tomorrow and for a long time to come.

howies Ventile Jackets Easily repairable with a needle and thread The holes in the weave close up when wet but remain breathable in the dry