To help our customers quickly identify the benefits of our high-performance gear, we have developed a collection of 8 technology icons:
Keeps outside moisture from penetrating the fabric. The waterproof rating is typically expressed in milliliters (1,000mm to 10,000mm) based on water pressure tolerance over a 24-hour period. Generally, the higher the rating, the higher the waterproof protection.
Basic | Level 1: 600mm to 2,000mm
High | Level 2: 2,000mm to 8,000mm
Extreme | Level 3: 8,000mm to 15,000mm+
The movement of air from one side of the fabric to the other to keep the wearer comfortable. The breathability rating is typically expressed in a gram measurement of how much vapor a square meter (G/M2) of fabric will allow to pass in a 24-hour period (typically, 1,000G/M2 to 10,000G/M2) the higher the number, the more breathable the garment.
Basic | Level 1: 1,000g/m2
High | Level 2: 5,000g/m2
Extreme | Level 3: 15,000g/m2+
A system developed by STORMTECH by taking several factors into consideration such as activity level, wind chill, sun exposure etc. A useful guide for selecting the appropriate garment for your adventure.
Mild: +20°C (68°F) to +5°C (41°F)
Cold: +5°C (41°F) to -10°C (14°F)
Extreme Cold: -10°C (14°F) to -30°C (-22°F)
Seam sealing is the application of a specialized waterproof film used to seal seams. Because sewing needles create small holes that will cause the fabric to leak, seam-sealing is used to seal the holes, to make the seam waterproof. Fully seam-sealed indicates that all seams are sealed, to make a watertight outer membrane.
CRITICALLY SEALED SEAMS
The critically sealed seams icon indicates that the seams and junctions most vulnerable to leak under normal conditions - typically the seams on the neck, shoulders, and chest – are sealed. In this case, not all seams are sealed. Critical seam sealing is a suitable technology for most outdoor activities, but full seam sealing is best for extreme weather.
ULTRASONIC WELDED SEAMS
Seams are ultrasonically fused together to form a continuous, impermeable barrier – more durable than traditional seams because there are no needle holes that would allow water to penetrate the outer shell. Ultrasonic welding creates durable permanent sealed seams in technical fabrics and protection without adding bulk or weight to the garment.
The maximum device size icon indicates the maximum size device that the product device pocket or compartment will accommodate.
RFID block materials effectively block radio frequency. Chip-enabled cards like credit cards and identification cards can be wirelessly ‘skimmed’ to collect your personal data. RFID block technology protects from electronic pickpocketing and wireless theft.
The windproof icon ensures that the fabric effectively shields its wearer from drafts and winds, providing comfort and protection in any weather condition.