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Paratex Dry
is a 100% waterproof fabric (hydrophilic polyurethane coating) with a hydrostatic head in excess of 5000mm (items with a hydro static head in excess of 1500mm are generally considered waterproof)


Detailed information

What it is:   
100% waterproof fabric (Hydrophillic Polyurathane Coating)                                

How it works:
   
Closely constructed fabric with a ripstop construction. Teamed with a Hydrophillic Polyurathane (PU) which transfers water vapour chemically    from the inside to the outside (due to the temperature differential between the inside of the product and out)                                

Features:

  • 100% Waterproof with a Hydro Static Head in Excess of 5000mm (Items with a Hydrostatic Head over 1500mm are generally considered waterproof)                                
  • Only ever used in fully taped seamed systems.                                
  • Ripstop Weave                                
  • Lightweight                                
  • Tough                                
  • Breathable (will transmit upto  7.5 litres of moisture per m2 per 24 hours)                                
  • Soft to the touch    
  • Completely Windproof (trapping and stopping the movement of warm air in the sleeping bag or Garment)    
  • Outer Fabric treated with a Durable Water Repellant. (water repellancy can be maintained by a cool tumble dry after washing and periodic retreatment with suitable after care products such as Nikwax or Grangers)    
  • Completely manufactured within Europe (Extruded, Woven and Dyed & Finished)   

        
Where it is used:
As a breathable Bivvi Bag (Waterproof sleeping bag outer) or a shell fabric in waterproof jackets. It is important to note that as this solid coating air can not pass so care should be taken not to completely seal any bivvi bag system to prevent suffocation.

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TS1 which stands for Thermal suede is a lightweight polyester with a sueded finish which uses a combination of yarns with different thicknesses. Microfibre yarns (less than 1 decitex) go on the outside and Macrofibre (3 decitex) go on the inside. The Macro fibre yarns are raised to produce a short pile, similar in feel to Suede. The construction exploits a basic physical property - that water will always move from a low to high surface area or from the Macro to Micro filament yarns, thus moving water from the body towards the outside of the bag.


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The MultiCam® pattern was developed to effectively limit the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating across a very wide range of physical environments and seasons. After many successful evaluations, after being proven in combat, and after becoming the officially issued pattern of the US Army for all Afghanistan operations in 2010, MultiCam® is the proven multi-environment concealment solution. http://multicampattern.com

Coolmax works by mopping up any perspiration created by the active body. The superfine internal hairs search for excess moisture to absorb then wick over a larger surface area keeping the body warm when cold and cooling the body off when it starts to over-heat. http://coolmax.com

 

Synthetic fibres can be ideal for technical insulation, but for sensitive skin areas, the natural fibres from Merino Sheep, Merino Wool, is a soft wool product that is much lighter than other sheep’s wool, making it the ideal choice for next to skin items. Merino Wool can retain heat in colder climates, as well as allow convection, conduction and evaporative heat loss in warm weathers.

Coolmax works by mopping up any perspiration created by the active body. The superfine internal hairs search for excess moisture to absorb then wick over a larger surface area keeping the body warm when cold and cooling the body off when it starts to over-heat.

Luxuriously thick fleece-effect pile lining. Designed to be worn next to the skin to draw perspiration from the source.

Snugpak.com is designed for use within the UK.

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