SCHOELLER®, PRIMALOFT®, GORE-TEX-C KNIT™ Backer Technology
Design tweaks are smart updates to performance wear----even the retro look finds favor- but it's the new school tricked out fabrics and textile treatments that offer lighter, more comfy, easier care and more efficient climate management - rendering garment/gears from a few years back---JUST so old.
Schoeller-a Euro company has always embraced the greener way to offer cutting edge functionalities ---notably in its water repelling/mud-breathable ECOREPEL® finish that's fluorocarbon free, wash permanent (not true of some competitors, fyi---esp. after laundering), and highly resistant to abrasion-that apparel pieces for active types- get subjected to.
|Bluesign® certified schoeller naturetec -moisture efficient-heat retention in wool tweed print…uses muesling-free merino wool|
|prints on polyester blends- knitted +polyamide fabrics-in solids and blurred floral prints--plus wool blends w/schoeller WB-400- supersoft and some are wind/waterproofed w/ c_change™ climate membrane.|
Primaloft® continues its march on re-branding and major performance synthetic+ introductions…with its fibers uniquely (microscopically) Vulcan mind-melted with fabric, fleece, performance yarn or Responsible Down Standard-traceble sourced duck/geese down -in Gold+Silver-and now Black Series-
|Primaloft® fibers finely spun into yarn-fabrics and fleece that are insulating, move with the wearer, lightweight, fast drying|
Enthusiastically scooped up by outdoor and fashion brands…for warmth- even when wet-warmth, and year round necessary-moisture wicking comfort…and faster drying times---imo key in keeping warm…even some strictly only fashionista types we know-know Primaloft®
|personally fans of Primaloft®'s synthetic insulation-warmth without bulk, packable, moisture management, superior softness…pictured Patagonia-one of many brands using Primaloft® ...|
|Black Series-includes Black Insulation Eco +Black Insulation Hi-Loft-from post consumer recycled materials=delivers warmth without the bulk-yet maintains a puffy look -moisture repelling, durable, breathable, and packable.|
|Sherpa's-hand knit Kritipur Wool Sweater with Primaloft® One inside…|
New Silver Insulation Active--engineered to deliver warmth+breathability for high heart beating activities---migration resistant---welcome addition, no doubt-to running jackets aimed for year round athletes.
|BY Adidas-love this Primaloft® Gold insulated lace-up boot with Traxion™ grippy outsole.|
3 layer Gore-Tex® waterproof-windproof breathable fabric with the new C-Knit™ backer technology-is not pictured-but trust us-we def. felt the difference-in the sample jackets that were on display-using this construction-a fine nylon circular knit fabric and a lamination procedure---inside---
The feel-is noticeable softer---lighter-and to the touch-it is obvi-would make users less clammy…i.e.. more breathable-moisture wicking…especially in high-output endeavors…and accordingly-is described as in between the premium weather impervious Gore-Tex Pro-and highly breathable Gore-Tex Active.
|on left Yotei 3 layer waterproof outfit hasGore® C-Knit™ Backer Technology|