Materials and technologies

Materials and technologies

Gelanots GXPR

is a very light material made by using special technology. The functional PU layer on the seamy side of the fabric is so resistant against mechanical damage that it does not need any further protection by any lining. The material is intended for light and space-saving clothes that can be carried as spare clothes in case of unpredictable weather changes.

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RESISTANCE TO PRESSURE
10 000 mm H2O

 

VAPOUR PERMEABILITY
15 000 g H2O/m² per 24h

Tecnopile

is a very comfortable fleece knitted fabric produced by Pontetorto Italy. This material is used for the middle layers of sport and outdoor clothing thanks to its excellent thermal insulation qualities.

A.C.D. MEMBRANE 3L is a three-layer laminate connecting the upper fabric, the A.C.D. membrane and the lower membrane protection. This material can resist even higher water pressure while the permeability remains the same as with the 2L membrane. A.C.D. membrane 3L is especially suitable for light sport- swear for extreme sports such as mountaineering, skiing, trekking, etc.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION - Durawrap

Segments of fiberglass rods are coated reinforcing polyester foil, which increases strength and flexibility while reducing the possibility of splitting, protect rod against mechanical damage.

Thermicfibre 6

Thermicfibre 6 successor after Hollowfibre 6 are spirally twisted polyester fibers, which have six channels. Air holded in this channel causes their excellent isolation properties. Thanks to flexible binding and specific caching to layers, fibers reach so-called LOFT. This means that after unpacking out of the container will take its original volume and fills the space chambers of sleeping bag. Maximum effect and durability is achieved by applying a small layer of silicon on the surface of fibers, which fixes the mutual position of fibers and reduce the mutual friction. Hollow fibers isolate well even in high humidity, do not absorb water, dry quickly, are non-allergic. Easy to maintain and can be washed and dried classically.

 

1-layer construction
2-layer construction
2-layer shingled construction
3-layer construction

 

Nylon 6.6 Stretch

is a very elastic and sturdy fabric produced from Nylon yarns by using special technology. The fabric with excellent durability, strength and abrasive resistance (comparable with Cordura) is used for extra stressed parts of the clothes. The stretch property of the fabric does not limit the freedom of movement.

Teflon (manufacturer DuPont)

is a special adjustment of fabric to reach very high water-repellency while preserving the original airiness, suppleness and flowing of the material. Producer of Teflon - DuPont Company – guarantees that even after 40 washing cycles the water-repellency does not drop under the 50 % of its original level.

CONSTRUCTION - Laminate

Rods of fiberglass are made by new technology, thanks to which is achieved lower weight segment with increased resistance to crack.

TROPIKO - Clips ITW Nexus

ITW Nexus branded clips anchor Tropiko to the rod construction of the tent and allow regulation ist voltage. They are made from tough plastic that is very strong and retains its mechanical properties even at extremely low temperatures.

Flysheet - Silicone

On the outside of the tent is achieved by applying a silicon treatment highly effective and time-unlimited water repellent effect. In this technological process, the fibers are impregnated with silicone Tropik fabric, thus becoming extremely water repelent fabric with self cleaning ability. There is a so-called lotus effect when water droplets are repelled from the Tropic surface, the water in the cloth withhold in its imperfect form, droplets  draine away quickly, and with him takes all the dirt. In combination with a PU coating on the inside of the fabric is now one of the best ways to protect against moisture penetration. Another important effect of silicone is significant increase strength, flexibility and resistance to break at the silicone Tropik fabric.

BHB Micro (Body Heat Barrier) is a thermal insulation material with parameters, which ranks it among the most powerful materials for extreme outdoor use in today market. BHB Micro is used in the highest product line which replaced the previously used materials PrimaLoft Sport and Polarguard 3D.

The basis of the Micro BHB thermal insulation are:

1) ultra fine siliconized microfiber, which due to its microscopic size binds a large number of air molecules

2) excelent loft, which is achieved by combining the micro structure of stronger hollow fi bers. These two aspects prepare optimal physical conditions for the achievement of its excellent thermal insulation parameters.

BHB Micro is very light, soft, breathable and well compressible. Easy to maintain, it can be washed and dries very quickly. Siliconized fibers repel water due to its density and forms a barrier that partially protects the user against moisture and keeps it dry and warm even in extreme conditions. BHB Micro is a very successful replacement for goose down. However, unlike goose down it's suitable for allergy suff erers.

 

Flysheet - Polyester

Lightweight and strong polyester material Tropik has a high resistance to UV radiation, does not age and retains its properties even after long-term exposure to sunlight and high temperature.

Polartec Classic Micro

is fleece material used for clothing middle insulating layer, which is also the excellent breathable - allowing rapid dissipation of sweat to the outer layers of clothing.

A.C.D. MEMBRANE 2L is a unique hydrophilic membrane laminated on sportswear fabric. The membrane provides perfect protection against the wind and rain and, at the same time, maintains a constant microclimate on the body surface both at standstill and during intensive physical strain. This membrane has been developed for active outdoor sports and its parameters satisfy even the most demanding users.

 

Zippers by prestigious Japanese producer belong to the best what has been made in this branch of business all over the world. Zippers of the brand guarantee high quality, durability and steadiness. Accessories of small dimensions but great significance as their trouble-free functionality is usually the main condition of the functionality of the whole product.

YKK

Zippers renowned Japanese manufacturer, which belong to the best of what is in this branch in the world produced. Zips this brand guarantee the quality, durability and reliability. Components of small dimensions but of great importance because of their trouble-free functionality is usually a condition of function and usability of the whole product.

Nexus (Sweden) a Duraflex (Italy)

Branded plastic clips with a lifetime guarantee of the world's major manufacturers (Nexus - Sweden, Duraflex - Italy). Guarantee quality and reliable working.

3D

Space-woven material with high air permeability allow air flow through the contact area of ​​the lifting bag system almost without resistance, which significantly improves the ventilation of back area of user.

YKK waterresistant

special watertight zippers and connecting materials for waterproof clothes.

POLARTEC CLASSIC 200

is light and very warm two side brush fleece with antibacterial modification, high permeability and excellent insulation qualities. The fabric with water-repellent modification (DWR) also resists in light rain and snow. Polartec Classic 200 is fast-drying and mechanical abrasion resistant material, which can be washed in the washing machine and maintained easily.

 

  • very low weight
  • excellent insulation
  • great durability
  • high permeability, easy moisture vapour transport
  • fast-drying
  • easy maintanainance, washing in the washing machine
  • antistatic, antibacterial, antiallergic

Flysheet - PU coating

PU coating is a thin layer of water impermeable polyurethane several sprayed on the inside of Tropico. In dependce on the number of coating layers applied Tropik distinguish resistance against water pressure up to 4000 mm (series Extreme Hiking), 3000mm (series Trekking and Family) and 2500 mm (series Outdoor). Coating retains its elasticity even at very low temperatures deeply below freezing-point.

Gelanots XP

is an unique hydrophilic membrane which is laminated by association with textile material of sports clothing . It forms a perfect protection against inclement weather, while maintaining a constant microclimate on the surface of the body at rest and during intense physical exertion. The membrane was built for active outdoor sports and its parameters satisfy even the most demanding user comfort.

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RESISTANCE TO PRESSURE
20 000 mm H2O

 

VAPOUR PERMEABILITY
20 000 g H2O/m² per 24h

 

A.C.D. MEMBRANE is a registered trademark of a unique membrane from renowned Japanese manufacturer. Company Pinguin has more than 10 years of experience with its characteristics, functionality and durability, which confirms the correctness of our decision for using of this traditional, proven product for waterproof clothing of Pinguin brand also in future - with new business conditions and under a new brand name A.C.D. ( All Climate Dry ) membrane.

The Material that Breathes. The A.C.D. membrane has no pores by which it completely differs from classic micro-porous membranes. In spite of that, its ability to let evaporated sweat through is extreme good. This is given by the microstructure of the membrane made of special kind of polyurethane (PU), the molecular structure and the forces between the PU and water molecules are optimal for this function.

When physically stressed, the body heats up, starts to sweat and the vapour concentration under the clothes increases. If a molecule of water vapour gets into contact with the A.C.D. membrane, it is pulled in and being among the PU molecules it becomes its part (i.e. the membrane is hydrophilic). Due to the higher temperature and concentration of water vapour under the clothes the evaporated sweat is continually pushed through the membrane. The process is as natural as water flowing from a higher to a lower place.

Waterproof and Windresisting Qualities. The micropores in classic membranes usually get widened in stressed places with time and become water permeable. The nonporous A.C.D. membrane however keeps its resistance against water pressure for years. Perfect wind resistance is necessary for maintaining the microclimate and for the user‘s heat comfort.

Service Life & Maintenance. The typical drawback of classic membranes is worsening their vapour permeability due to their pores becoming clogged with salts and fats contained in sweat as well as with dirt and detergents.This however does not concern the A.C.D. membrane. It can be washed in the washing machine using common detergents, it can be carefully dried in the dryer and even ironed. Only various conditioners should not be used and the membrane should not be twisted or spun after washing. It is recommended to leave the membrane to drip.

 

Hicor

The fabric of polyester fibers with high strength, abrasion resistance and durability. Polyurethane coating fabric on the inside of the cloth guarantees waterproof of the material in this area.

Gelanots Softshell

is a versatile new-generation material intended for sportswear and outdoor clothing . The material consists of three layers. Individual layers are mutually connected by using the lamination technology. The outer layer is sturdy, abrasion resistant, elastic, and it does not limit the wearer‘s freedom of movement. Due to the Gelanots waterproof membrane laminated on the inner microfleece layer, the Gelanots Softshell material has extraordinarily good thermal insulation properties, is windproof and yet excellently breathable. A Softshell jacket can replace the classic combination of two jackets – a warm fleeced-fabric jacket and an outer waterproof jacket - in most weather conditions. Moreover, a Softshell jacket is very light and does not limit the freedom of movement. In combination with functional elements such as topquality brand-name zippers and other accessories, Gelanots Softshell products are indispensable for all your outdoor activities. Gelanots Softshell material is a real revolution in sportswear and outdoor clothing everywhere, where you do not want to be overtaken by an unforeseen change in the weather.

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RESISTANCE TO PRESSURE
20 000 mm H2O

 

VAPOUR PERMEABILITY
20 000 g H2O/m² per 24h

 

Flysheet - Ripstop

is the technology used on the fabric production of Tropico tents Extrem series and inner tents in the Extreme and Hiking, the purpose of which is to increase the resistance to mechanical damage while losing weight. At regular intervals are woven in to the Tropico material transversely and lenghtways strong fibers forming the grid, thus if there is tearing the fabric prevent further crack propagation.

Thermicfibre 4

Thermicfibre 4 successor after Hollowfibre 4 are spirally twisted polyester fibers, which have four channels. Air holded in this channel causes their excellent isolation properties. Thanks to flexible binding and specific caching to layers, fibers reach so-called LOFT. This means that after unpacking out of the container will take its original volume and fills the space chambers of sleeping bag. Maximum effect and durability is achieved by applying a small layer of silicon on the surface of fibers, which fixes the mutual position of fibers and reduce the mutual friction. Hollow fibers isolate well even in high humidity, do not absorb water, dry quickly, are non-allergic. Easy to maintain and can be washed and dried classically.

CONSTRUCTION - Dural 7001 T6

Lightweight, very strong and flexible thin-walled rods of stainless dural alloy with an average of 8.5 mm long resist high loads when is used in the mountains. Precise design and surface treatment to minimize the risk of defects.

Gelanots XP3L

is the three-layer laminate, which are connected by lamination following three layers: the top fabric, membrane Gelanots XP and lower protection membrane. This material is intended for wear in extreme conditions, can carry a higher water pressure, the water vapor permeability is maintained as XP membrane.

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RESISTANCE TO PRESSURE
30 000 mm H2O

 

VAPOUR PERMEABILITY
20 000 g H2O/m² per 24h

 

Technosoft

is a new softshell 3-layer material. The outer layer is a stretch durable fabric, the second is excellent permeable PU membrane and the back side is laminated fleece layer for better thermal insulation. Individual layers are connected by using the lamination technology. This material can replace the classic combination of two different materials – a warm fleece fabric and a windproof outer membrane material (high permeability, 100 % wind-resistance).

 

RESISTANCE TO PRESSURE
10 000 mm H2O

 

VAPOUR PERMEABILITY
10 000 g H2O/m² per 24h

 

A.C.D. MEMBRANE 2,5L is very lightweight membrane fabric made by special technology. The membrane on the reverse side of the fabric is so resistant to mechanical damage that it is not necessary to protect it with lining. It is designed for light and very packable clothing that can be carried as a backup in case of bad weather.

 

Nylon Wicking

is a very comfortable and permeable 100 % nylon fabric. The nylon fibres for the fabric were made by using a special technology and so-called „wicking treatment“, giving the fabric natural look and feeling. The fabric is supple, flowing and soft to touch like natural-fibre fabrics but it keeps the permanency of form and colour fastness, lightness, strength and durability of nylon. The wicking treatment gives the fabric permanent moisture transport ability. Unlike fibres in natural fabrics, wicking-treated fibres are not moisture absorbing, which means they do not retain moisture and do not feel cold. The fabric removes moisture from the skin, transports it to its surface, where it can easily evaporate. The fabric itself remains dry.

Airysoft active shell

AIRYSOFT is lightweight, stretch, breathable material (active shell). This material is very good windproof and because it includes no membrane and because its breathability is high – the clothing from this material is guaranteeing the optimal user‘s comfort

Thermicfibre 1

Thermicfibre 1 successor after Hollowfibre 1 are spirally twisted polyester fibers, which have a single channel. Air holded in this channel causes their excellent isolation properties. Thanks to flexible binding and specific caching to layers, fibers reach so-called LOFT. This means that after unpacking out of the container will take its original volume and fills the space chambers of sleeping bag. Maximum effect and durability is achieved by applying a small layer of silicon on the surface of fibers, which fixes the mutual position of fibers and reduce the mutual friction. Hollow fibers isolate well even in high humidity, do not absorb water, dry quickly, are non-allergic. Easy to maintain and can be washed and dried classically.

CONSTRUCTION - Dural 7075 T9

Tents construction from Extreme series, which is thanks to used stainless dural alloy with high limit of strength (greater than 7001 T6) and high stiffness specified by large average thin-walled rods (9.5 mm) suitable for use in the most difficult expedition condition. Perfect design and surface treatment minimize the risk of defects.

NoWind

is a 3-layer laminated material produced by Pontetorto Italy. The material consists of the outer microfleece layer, windproof membrane between, and the back side laminated by a lining. The laminat is very comfortable, 100% windproof and excellently vapour-permeable material with good thermal insulation properties.

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