Materials

Materials

All of our fabrics are treated with a C6 fabric protector in the factory (C6 DWR, which stands for “durable water repellant”). Unlike the old C8 protectors, C6 protectors do not remain in the environment. (C6 and C8 refer to the length of the carbon atom chain in the chemical formula of fabric protectors.) There are two main laminate categories: hydrophilic and hydrophobic. Many companies use fabrics with hydrophilic laminates. This technology enables manufacturers to post impressive breathability numbers, but it does not offer the same level of comfort as hydrophobic laminates. Hydrophilic laminates breathe through chemical diffusion. The membrane has no pores, but it attracts moisture, which travels through its molecules. One drawback of this technology is that a fabric must become saturated with water in order to breath. This level of moisture greatly reduces comfort in contrast. Hydrophobic laminates repel water. They breathe via the presence of micropores in the membrane. The heat generated by the body generates pressure inside the garment, and the vapour molecules travel through these micropores without wetting the membrane, because it is hydrophobic. This technology breathes “dry” and therefore delivers increased comfort. Microporous coatings (like the laminates) are full of microscopic holes. These pores are large enough to dispel the vapour molecules but too small to allow water molecules in. This is what enables the vapour from the body to escape while preventing rain from penetrating. Even at rest, the human body emits a great deal of perspiration.

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  • Robust taslan

    100% nylon with hydrophobic microporous membrane laminate. Waterproof rating: 10,000 mm/Breathability rating: 5,000 gr/24hrs. Exceptionally efficient, robust fabric. Waterproof, breathable and 100% windproof.

  • Gabardine

    100% nylon with hydrophobic microporous coating. Waterproof 5,000 mm / Breathability 5,000 gr / 24 hrs. Robust and comfortable fabric. Waterproof, breathable and 100% windproof.

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  • Semi-matte nylon ripstop

    100% nylon with hydrophobic microporous membrane laminate. Waterproof rating: 10,000 mm/Breathability rating: 5,000 gr/24 hrs. Exceptionally lightweight, efficient 100% nylon fabric. Waterproof, breathable and 100% windproof. Excellent wind resistance, very good breathability.

  • Nylon microfibre

    100% nylon with hydrophobic microporous membrane laminate. Waterproof rating: 10,000 mm/Breathability rating: 5,000 gr/24hrs. Soft, lightweight, robust, efficient fabric. Waterproof, breathable and 100% windproof.

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  • Polyester microfibre

    100% polyester. Very soft, lightweight fabric. Excellent wind resistance, very good breathability.

  • Jacquard fabric

    59% nylon and 41% polyester with hydrophobic microporous membrane laminate. Waterproof rating: 10,000 mm/Breathability rating: 5,000 gr/24 hrs. Camo pattern in the weaving. Robust, lightweight, efficient fabric. Waterproof, breathable and 100% windproof.

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  • 4-way stretch nylon

    85% nylon, 15% Lycra with hydrophobic microporous membrane laminate. Waterproof rating: 10,000 mm/Breathability rating: 5,000 gr/24 hrs. Soft, lightweight, efficient fabric.

Kanuk insulation

Warm, versatile and durable

Kanuk now offers two categories of insulation to satisfy all types of clientele and their needs. Kanuk uses only the best insulators on the market. For more active individuals or those who live in damper climates, we still offer our renowned synthetic insulators, which conserve their insulating properties even when wetWe also now offer the Thindown, an innovative and highly efficient product.

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  • Synthetic insulation

    CLIMASHIELD THERMO (Continuous fibre insulation)

    Featuring a crossover network of 3.5-denier continuous fibres, THERMO is the most durable synthetic insulation on the market. The crossover structure of the fibres makes the lining warmer and more resistant to compression. THERMO is our high-loft insulation. 100% polyester. (Climashield HL 3.5-denier)

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