Technology and materials

Learn more about our technology partners and materials philosophy. We are intentional in all of our products, using the best ingredients available and in some cases, developing our own.

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Premium Protection

The Recon Elite 3-layer is an ultra-durable 4-way stretch fabric that prevents snow, sleet and wind from penetrating the surface. Combined with an air-permeable membrane, which allows moisture vapor and body heat to escape from inside the garment, this 20K/20K material offers superior waterproofing, comfort and performance.


4-way stretch

100% nylon face

100% polyester jersey backer

hydrophobic air-permeable membrane

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Premium Protection

The construction of our Recon Stretch 2L fabric uses a highly breathable membrane, which allows moisture vapor and body heat to escape from inside. With DWR treatment to prevent water from penetrating the surface, this fabric will keep you dry and comfortable all day.


2L plain weave 4-way stretch: 97% nylon/3% spandex

2L ripstop mechanical stretch: 100% polyester

hydrophillic membrane

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Lightweight Protection

Ultralight yet durable, the abrasion resistant Recon Shield fabric is a tightly woven nylon ripstop with DWR coating, making it windproof and moisture resistant. Pieces made with this material perform equally well layered under a shell as it will on its own in cooler weather.

100% nylon

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Air-permeable Protection

This lightweight and stretchy fabric has a superior air-permeability rating and is the ultimate material to use for our active insulation styles. Mainly intended for high intensity endeavors, it has been treated with a surface DWR to protect against light rain and snow.

100% nylon

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All Weather Protection

The 3-layer laminate construction of eVent® DVflex uses an air-permeable membrane which allows for moisture vapor and body heat to escape from the inside, while at the same time preventing snow, sleet, and wind from penetrating the surface. Combined with a durable, stretchy, face fabric and a supple interior backer, this material will keep you dry and comfortable all day.


mechanical stretch

100% polyester face

100% polyester tricot backer

PTFE membrane

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Aerobrane – A Schoeller® Technology

This premium Schoeller® fabric is lightweight and durable and is the ultimate material to use for outerwear intended for high intensity endeavors. Incorporating the electrospun Aerobrane membrane in the 3-layer construction, this material has a superior air-permeability and waterproof rating, keeping you comfortable and dry during the most diverse conditions and activities.


4-way stretch

100% polyester face

100% polyester tricot backer

Electrospun membrane

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Black Insulation – 100% PCR

PrimaLoft® Black Insulation – 100% PCR was designed entirely using post-consumer recycled materials to create a high performing, eco-friendly insulation. Fibers finer than cashmere create millions of air-trapping pockets that keep you warm when the temperatures drop. Lightweight and highly compressible, PrimaLoft® Black Insulation – 100% PCR is an eco-friendly insulation that performs with a conscience.

100% polyester

100% recycled content

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Silver Insulation - 70% PCR

For instances requiring warmth, especially in cold and wet conditions, PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation – 70% PCR is a go-to for technical performance. Millions of air pockets trap body heat in extreme conditions and lack of bulk means great freedom of movement for the activity. The PrimaLoft® proprietary treatment ensures excellent performance as the insulation maintains its warmth properties even in wet conditions. On top of all that, PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation – 70% PCR is designed for durability in a lightweight design for active applications, packability, breathability, and softness.

100% polyester

70% recycled content

bluesign® approved

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Gold with Cross Core™

Primaloft® Gold insulation with Cross Core™ technology fuses NASA developed Aerogel particles (composed of 95% air) with the superior warmth and packability of Primaloft® Gold fibers. Reaching new levels of warmth this insulation provides in excess of 50% more warmth compared to traditional Primaloft Gold Insulation.

100% polyester

35% recycled content

bluesign® approved

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Active Insulation

Polartec® Alpha® was developed for the U.S. Special Forces to withstand extreme temperature variations and is engineered to provide consistent warmth while allowing greater breathability during activity. This air exchange technology creates sustained comfort eliminating the need to shed or add layers when the temperature changes.

100% polyester

bluesign® approved

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Polartec® Power Grid™

Highly compressible and lightweight, the geometric pattern of Polartec® Power Grid™ increases wicking, warmth, and breathability and is the ideal material for active baselayers.

92% Polyester/ 8% Spandex

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Original Synthetic Fleece

In 1981, Polartec® forever changed the way the world dresses for cold weather with the invention of polar synthetic fleece. Polartec® was the first to knit, nap, and shear synthetic yarns into thermal fabric for outdoor apparel. Polyester fibers were engineered for more versatile durability. With greater resiliency, lightweight warmth and fast dry times, Polartec® fleece remains the industry standard for outerwear performance. Polartec® fleece comes in Micro, 100, 200 and 300 weights.


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Polartec® Thermal Pro™

Lightweight and quick drying, the Polartec® Thermal Pro® fleece pieces are great for layering during those colder days on the mountain, and works just as well for apres and lounging in front of the fireplace.

80% Polyester/ 20% Tencel