Outdoor Materials & Technology

A great deal of innovation and technology goes into the design and manufacture of outdoor clothing and equipment. Many of these materials can be found in a wide range of products due to their effectiveness whether it's down insulation and waterproofing, breathable membranes in jackets and footwear or synthetic insulation in thermal layers and sleeping bags.

Below we link to products featuring those listed and try to explain and demystify some of them for you.


AQ2

Down Feather

DryVent

DWR

EVent

Exolite

Fleece

Gore-Tex (GTX)

Heatseeker

Helium

Hyvent

Leather

Merino

Nanuk

Nubuck/Suede

Pertex

Polartec

Primaloft

Texapore

Thermoball

Vibram

Waxed

YKK Aquaguard

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