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Expert Advice - Fabrics & Technology Expert Advice - Fabrics & Technology

Expert Advice - Fabrics and Technologies

The Layering System Guide

The Layering System Guide

You may have heard people talking about the “layering system”, but what is it? Learn how to keep comfortable whatever the weather brings...

Guide To Merino Wool

Guide To Merino Wool

One of the most popular and talked about fibres around in the outdoor industry is not a lab made synthetic or a technical pore based technology- but a simple natural fibre, taken from sheep- Merino Wool.This guide explains the benefits of merino wool.

Guide To Breathability

Guide To Breathability

When it comes to outdoor wear, from shoes to jackets or mid layers, the best and most useable fabrics are breathable.This guide explains what breathability is - and how to achieve it!.

Guide To GORE-TEX®

Guide To GORE-TEX®

GORE-Tex is made by L. Gore & Associates and is a breathable membrane laminated to a face fabric of any garment that needs to be waterproof and windproof, yet breathable.

Guide To Baselayers

Guide To Baselayers

The guide to baselayers explains the different levels of protection a baselayer can offer, as well as typical fabrics used and features to look for.

Guide To Waterproofing

Guide To Waterproofing

Simply put, waterproof is a garment's ability to resist water and moisture. Tested in lab conditions to keep out a certain amount of water, waterproofing has set standards.

Guide To Insulation

Guide To Insulation

Insulation is used to keep you warm. Insulation can vary, from the down feathers from birds such as duck, or goose, to man made synthetics that mimic nature's warming effects.This guide explains what type of insulation to choose.

Guide To Windproofing

Guide To Windproofing

This guide explains how windproofing works, from breathable areas and fabrics as well as coatings and ratings that can test the level of windproofing.