We always push the boundaries of technology in our quest for producing the best garments. We have selected Schoeller Textiles as our technology partner for the development of our fabrics. Schoeller has won many awards in the area of textiles innovation and was the first company to produce in accordance with the BlueSign ecological standard. For our Ocean Wear hardshell products we have developed a saltwater resistant bionic membrane fabric with 4-way stretch and NanoSphere technology. The Swiss have been manufacturing top quality fabrics for many years and they have an excellent reputation for producing innovative high-tech fabrics. In addition, environmental awareness is embedded in the Swiss culture. In our quest for sourcing the best fabrics it was no surprise that we ended up in the beautiful Swiss alps.
Most waterproof garments have a coating on the outside which is meant to prevent the outer shell from saturating with water. This Durable Water Repellency (DWR) coating hinders breathability and the function of the DWR in the long term and after washings greatly reduces. Although this does not necessarily mean that the product is...
The C_Change membrane is a wind and waterproof membrane which independently reacts to changing temperatures and activities. Depending on the situation, breath ability or heat-retention increases or decreases. C_Change is based on an example from nature. It copies the similar effect of a fir cone opening...
An antibacterial treatment helps to retard body odor and to keep you fresh. The fibers we use are specifically designed to prevent the growth of bacterias, which might cause irritations.
- Permanent antibacterial treatment
- Permanent feeling of freshness and comfort
To keep the wind and water out, modern technology enables us to use supple and lightweight fabrics. This has many advantages, such as freedom of movement and the possibility to pack compact and light. Our AMT Offshore Jacket weighs a mere 820gs compared to 1750gs for a traditional offshore sailing jacket.
The influence of stretch fabric on the performance and comfort feel of a garment is enormous. To make waterproof performance wear with 4-way stretch requires advanced technology. Most membranes, for example, are not stretchable, or do no longer function if stretched. All our garments that feature stretch are designed and...
Saltwater crystals can have an acid like influence on garments. For durable waterproofness it is very important that the sailing wear is saltwater resistant. Most sailing wear garments do NOT feature a specific saltwater treatment, or they feature a coating on the membrane. This hinders breath ability and in the long term washes of...