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Outdoor material – an overview

We have compiled the most important materials, such as wool, Gore-Tex & co right here. Among the individual icons are links to all products found in the Bergzeit Shop with these special material properties. More detailed material information can also be found in the Bergzeit Journal. You'll find in-depth articles regarding these special materials and their features, characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.

The following overview lists all of the special materials and their features that can be found in the Bergzeit Shop:

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+ Gore 2in 1

GORE-TEX® Gloves + Gore 2in 1 Technology: Two different compartments let you choose between warmth and feel.

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+ Gore active

GORE-TEX® Gloves + Gore active Technology: Optimized for improved breathability – for added comfort in a variety of different intensive activities.

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+ Gore grip

GORE-TEX® Gloves + Gore grip Technology: Outstanding agility and tactility for a secure grip on ski poles and a lot of sensitivity to grip zippers, sunglasses, bags, etc.

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+ Gore warm

The warmest GORE-TEX® gloves on the market are optimized in order to keep hands warmer longer.

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Dermizax is a waterproof, breathable membrane from Japanese textile specialists Toray. The membrane is exceptionally durable and very suitable for intense outdoor activities.

Shop: all Dermizax outdoor products

The polyurethane membrane by Mountain Equipment combines several characteristics: it is waterproof, breathable and durable - and has a small pack size.

Shop: all Drilite® outdoor products

drirelease is a fast-drying combination of synthetic and natural fibers,Especially comfortable to wear as a base layer.

Shop: all drirelease outdoor products

Dri feels like cotton but comprised of plastic fibers. The stretch material dries four times faster than cotton, does not pillt and neutralises odours.

Shop: all Dri™ outdoor products

The DRYtech membrane by Mammut is waterproof breathable and durable. It can be processed in 2, 2.5 or 3 layers as well as in stretch fabrics.

Shop: all drytech outdoor products

DryVent® is a material from the brand The North Face. It is a very breathable and waterproof polyurethane coating and not a membrane.

Shop: all DryVent® outdoor products

DWR means „durable water repellent“. Functional materials are  highly durable having gone through a waterproofing process.

Shop: all DWR outdoor products
eVent - waterproof membrane

eVent is a waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane from the BHA Group. eVent is one of the most breathable membranes on the current market.

Shop: all eVent outdoor products

Flex is a one-, two- or three-layer processed stretch fabric by Norrona. It is wind and water repellent, and has a good breathability.

Shop: all flex™ outdoor products

The legendary G1000 by Fjällräven its justified reputation as the father of functional textiles. The material can be re-waterproofed with Greenland Wax.

Shop: all G-1000® outdoor products
GORE-TEX® Active

With Gore Tex Active focuses on high breathability and light weight. This membrane is ideal for extensive physical exertion, such as the ski touring.

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Gore Tex Pro is designed for high demands on the mountain; the membrane differs with its technical design, is robust and provides an enhanced breathability.

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W.L. Gore, a market leader for over 30 years, develops and produces high-quality functional materials. GORE-TEX® membranes are durably waterproof in even the toughest conditions.

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The H2No® membrane by Patagonia is rugged, waterproof, windproof and breathable. The material is tested in its laboratories of athletes outside.

Shop: all H2No® outdoor products

The HiPe® membrane was developed by Peak Performance as reliable, breathable, waterproof and windproof membrane. Tested by Athletes!

Shop: all HiPe® outdoor products

Membrain is a robust membrane from the brand Marmot. It is highly breathable and has a minimum water column of 10,000 mm.

Shop: all Membrain® outdoor products

Merino wool is a high-quality natural fibre with numerous benefits. The fibre keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter and does not itch or stink.

Shop: all Merino outdoor products
100% Merino Wool

The functional wonder Merino Wool is 100% pleasurable: this seal guarantees that no other fibers, for example synthetic have been used.

Shop: all merinowool outdoor products

Pertex, British manufacturer, represents more than 30 years of various breathable lightweight and durable membranes.

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Polartec has represented quality since 1991 and continues to provide functional fabrics like Alpha, Power Stretch, Fleece, NeoShell and more to outdoor enthusiasts.

Shop: all Polartec® outdoor products

Polygiene® is a special textile finish that prevents odours. Built-in silver chloride elements prevent bacterial growth occuring in the fabric.

Shop: all Polygiene® outdoor products

Powertex is a membrane by Salewa. It is breathable, abrasion resistant, waterproof and windproof. Nevertheless, the soft surface gives a comfortable fit.

Shop: all Powertex outdoor products

PrimaLoft® is the leading alternative to down. Whether used in jackets, sleeping bags, clothing or the like, the insulation fibre delivers superior warmth without bulk as well as breathability.

Shop: all Primaloft® outdoor products

Proof is Haglöfs in-house waterproof, breathable and windproof membrane. Made from recycled polyester, it can be completely recycled.

Shop: all Proof outdoor products

QuadFusion from Haglöfs is one of the most powerful synthetic insulation materials. It half consists of recycled polyester and bluesign® certified.

Shop: all QuadFusion outdoor products

Repreve is a high-quality polyester fibre, which is made from recycled PET plastic bottles. The origin of the materials has been certified.

Shop: all outdoor products with Repreve fibre

The Swiss manufacturer Schoeller has represented close to 150 years of high-quality textiles. Today the company has a number of innovative textile technologies in the range.

Shop: all schoeller® outdoor products
GORE-TEX® Surround™

GORE-TEX® Surround™ is a breathable, wind and waterproof membrane lining that is used for both outdoor and leisure shoes - it keeps feet dry and provides a comfortable foot climate

Shop: all GORE-TEX® Surround™ outdoor products
Swiss Wool®

Swisswool is an insulating material from Swiss wool. The wool comes from Swiss sheep farmers and traded at a fair price.

Shop: all Swisswool® outdoor products

The Sympatex® membrane is windproof, breathable and with a water column of 45,000 mm very waterproof. Moreover the material is 100% recyclable.

Shop: all Sympatex outdoor products

Venturi is the in-house membrane by Schöffel. It is breathable, windproof and waterproof. Nevertheless, it gives a very soft feel.

Shop: all Venturi® outdoor products

Vibram rubber outsoles have provided traction for over 75 years. The Italian company has long been the go-to outsole choice for running, trekking, climbing and leisure shoes.

Shop: all shoes with Vibram® sole

WINDSTOPPER® is a functional fabric developed by W.L. Gore. The membrane is absolutely windproof and exceptionally breathable.

Shop: all Windstopper® outdoor products

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