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Descente Innovations Technologies and Fabrics

Descente Innovations and Technologies

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Descente Innovations and Technologies

Motion 3D

Motion 3D fabric patterns are designed to mirror the specific movements your body makes as it moves, turns, and stretches allowing for optimal performance. All of Descente’s products contain Motion 3D patterns to create a fit and feel that is second to none.

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Descente Innovations and Technologies

Infinite Movement

Descente’s Infinite Movement is a combination of Motion 3D pattern, 4-Way Stretch fabric, Toray Dermizax elastic lamination, inner stretch liner and 3M Thinsulate Platinum Stretch insulation to provide full range of motion for improved comfort, mobility and performance.

 

 

 

Descente Innovations and Technologies

Streamline Technology

Controls surface moisture or water flow by channeling water away from pocket areas with strategically placed three dimensional lines.

 

 

 

 

Dual Ventilation Zip

Depending on temperature conditions, the front zipper can be adjusted in two ways. Unzipping to expose a mesh panel allows air inflow maximizing air circulation and reducing body temperature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breath Ventilation

D-Laser cutting with metal mesh backing allows air to move more easily resulting in reduced moisture build up around the neck and chin area.

 

 

 

 

 

Inner Surface System

An advanced ventilation system built into the interior of the garment to maintain optimum temperature and moisture levels. Internal heat and moisture are quickly and efficiently distributed, dispersed and vented to the outside of the garment to ensure a regulated temperature for improved comfort.

 

 

 

Action Camera Pocket

An integrated action camera mount that allows you to attach your device to your chest pocket for quick access and adjustability.

 

 

 

Para-Hood

Developed to prevent excess snow and moisture from entering the hood, the Para-hood can be opened and closed quickly with a one-click-zip function. The hood keeps the original form while not in use, dispersed and vented to the outside to ensure a regulated temperature for improved comfort.

 

 

 

Quick Media Access Pocket

The Quick Media Access Pocket features a smart touch which allows you to check messages, incoming calls or access your music without having to take your phone out of your pocket. This eliminates the need to open your jacket to access your device and reduces the chance of dropping or exposing it to moisture.

 

 

 

 

 

Thinsulate Platinum Flex

Provides stretch and recovery technology in all directions. This unique elastomeric insulation performs under extreme conditions of stretching or flexing while retaining its light weight, highly breathable and durable attributes.

 

 

 

 

Thinsulate

The original warmth-without-bulk insulation, 3M Thinsulate Insulation is the brand trusted for warmth. This highly breathable, lightweight durable insulation contains a unique fiber construction up to 10x smaller than the fibers of other synthetic insulations, which helps make them more effective in trapping insulated air.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinsulate Featherless

An alternate to natural down, Thinsulate Featherless insulation provides extreme warmth, lightness, high breathability, comfort and resilience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heatflex

A blend of 100% polyester and unique microfibers that traps in air and reflect the body’s heat. Heatflex is a light weight, resilient, washable, and quick drying insulation used to maximize warmth and comfort in all conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Down

Down insulation creates high loft clusters that trap air and body heat providing maximum warmth. Its light weight, high breathability and compression attributes, make for a versatile fill with extreme comfort.

 

 

 

 

 

Heat Navi

This proprietary technology developed by Descente converts infrared rays from sunlight into stored heat, even in adverse conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

4-Way Stretch

Toray’s Nylon/Polyurethane 4-Way Stretch fabric creates a superior fit with full range of motion, stretching in every direction to move with your bodies every motion. Finished with Dermizax 20K waterproof and 20K or 30K breathability, this fabric provides ultimate performance and comfort.

  • Dynanomus: A hybrid blend of Kevlar and polyester fiber, Toray’s Dynamonus can deliver maximum protection against tough environmental conditions while maintaining a supple feel. This lightweight abrasion resistant fabric is finished with a DTL 20K waterproof and 10K breathability.
  • Jacquard: This elegant fashion forward fabric with Jacquard shimmer design detail and a satin hand touch is finished with a DTL 10K waterproof and 20K breathability.
  • Snowscape Stretch: Snowscape stretch provides a supple hand touch with a comfortable feel. This Komatsu Polyester stretch is finished with a DTL 20K waterproof and 20K breathability keeping you warm and dry.
  • EnerG Stretch: Stretch yarns, a cotton-like hand feel, and durable attributes compose this balanced fabric for desired comfort, fit and performance. EnerG Stretch is finished with a DTL 20K waterproof and 20k breathability.
  • VitaL Stretch: This durable, soft, versatile fabric is the perfect blend of comfort and stretch for any condition and any ability level. VitaL Stretch is finished with a DTL 20K waterproof and 20K breathability, giving you a premium fit that’s performance driven.
  • Polartec Power Stretch: With premium durability and range of motion, Polartec Power Stretch utilizes elastic fibers in stretch construction to make a performance-fit base fabric that can handle the pressure of demanding physical activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polartec Thermal Pro

Down insulation creates high loft clusters that trap air and body heat providing maximum warmth. Its light weight, high breathability and compression attributes, make for a versatile fill with extreme comfort.

 

 

 

 

 

Dermizax NX

Developed by Toray, Dermizax is a soft, stretchy, nonporous laminated fabric with superior waterproofing and anti-condensation features. The outer layer stops water from entering, while the inner layer absorbs and expels moisture to the outside where it spreads and dries quickly to keep you dry and comfortable. Dermizax NX, with improved water repellency, won a prestigious award at ISPO 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

ENTRANT Dermizax

Developed by Toray, Entrant Dermizax is a soft, stretchable laminate offering an exceptionally high waterproofness (20K), advanced 20K moisture permeability (30K NX) and low condensation. Its light weight configuration and high elasticity are ideal for active sports and lifestyles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTL (Descente Technology Lamination)

A multifunctional, microporous waterproof coating that offers excellent moisture permeability while remaining lightweight, soft and comfortable. DTL provides a 20K Waterproof and 20K breathability rating.

SHOP DESCENTE APPAREL


Descente strives to incite those who love the sport, those with an active lifestyle. Beauty, functionality, and technology are converted into a form by design. Their brand narrative is to pursue design down the o finest detail, creating well-honed functional beauty. DNA wear is created with the manufacturing philosophy cultivated by top-level performance and experience providing discoveries that more than exceed expectations. This sparks the pioneer spirit of athletes at any level heading for a new possibilities, experiences and memories.

Descente challenges themselves to discover new and unseen frontiers and milestones waiting for them in the not-too-distant future. The power that sets them in motion is the feeling of excitement as they head towards new and creative goals. Gathering their imagination and technological strength to create value, they are always looking one step ahead. This is the mission and the duty of the DNA Brand. Find New and Sale Items from current years and previous seasons at Basin Sports.

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What Is Helly Tech?

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Helly Tech® is the waterproof and breathable outer layer between you and the elements. Its unique membrane will keep water molecules out, while allowing sweat vapor to pass through – keeping you dry from the outside and comfortable on the inside.

Our Helly Tech System

HELLY TECH® is a tough weatherproof outer layer, specially designed for the harshest conditions.
It is a combination of a DWR-treated outer fabric, a highly breathable and waterproof membrane, and often a highly breathable inner fabric, mesh or lining.

Helly Tech Is Waterproof

The robust outer membrane keeps water out, keeping you dry, even in the most extreme conditions.

Helly Tech Is Windproof 

The outer layer protects you from powerful winds and piercing temperatures.

Helly Tech Is Breathable

The unique material allows sweat vapour out, keeping you dry and comfortable.

What Our Pros Say

 

 

When I’m out there on the mountain, I couldn’t live without the waterproof and breathable Helly Tech® fabric. I need protection from the elements to keep me dry and a breathable fabric so I don’t overheat.

Adria MilanProfessional freeskier

 

 

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Arc’teryx & Gore-Tex

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Arc’teryx & Gore- Tex

Since 1995 Arc’teryx & Gore-Tex have formed a unique partnership. This is because GORE-TEX® fabric technologies offer the best performance and durability in waterproof/breathable textiles.

Over the years Arc’teryx has worked with W.L. Gore & Associates to incorporate our field testing results and construction innovations into the development of new products.

 

What Is Gore- Tex Fabric?

GORE-TEX® fabric is a laminate construction that places a microporous membrane against a backer and/or face fabrics. This construction allows us to create products that are durably waterproof and windproof, combined with optimized breathability — maximizing protection and comfort for the wearer.

Each fabric technology has a best intended use. This is why we have GORE-TEX® Pro, GORE-TEX® C-Knit®, GORE-TEX® with Paclite technology and many other GORE-TEX® technologies.

How Does Gore- Tex Work?

GORE-TEX® Membrane: The Heart Of All Gore- Tex Products

The GORE-TEX® membrane is an extremely thin layer of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). It has over 9 billion pores per square inch.


 

 

Waterproof

Each microscopic pore is 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. This means that no rain can penetrate the membrane, making it waterproof.

 

 

 

 

Breathable

The pores are 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule which means perspiration passes right through. This is what makes the GORE-TEX® membrane breathable.

 

 

 

 

Windproof

The membrane’s structure is similar to that of a hedge. Wind is caught up in the branching and averted from the body. This is what makes the GORE-TEX® membrane windproof.

 


Waterproof/ Breathable Gore- Tex Fabric Technologies: Construction

Wet fabrics rob your body of warmth. Acting as a water shield, your GORE-TEX® shell allows you to stay dry, regardless of conditions.

Removing moisture from your layering systems also helps keep you dry and comfortable. By allowing sweat to escape, your GORE-TEX® shell reduces overheating and perspiration buildup in your clothes.

 

Gore- Tex Laminate

In order to use the GORE-TEX® membrane in the manufacture of a finished product, it has to be bonded between high-performance lining and outer textiles.

 

 

Seam Sealing

In a waterproof/breathable garment, stitch holes create the potential for water molecules to enter. For maximum waterproof protection, each stitch is sealed with GORE-SEAM® tape.

Our apparel is manufactured by specialized teams, in certified factories and using patented equipment from Gore.

 

 

 

DWR

All GORE-TEX® garments have an ultra-thin treatment called DWR – a durable water repellent polymer – applied to the outermost fabric layer so that water beads up and rolls off rather than soaks in.

 


Quality & Testing

Working hand-in-hand with Arc’teryx, Gore assess each product style.

Materials are tested in Gore’s labs and prototypes are rigorously field tested in actual conditions.

 

Material Tests: Starting with the baseline material, we perform a battery of lab tests to ensure the laminate is performing to our standards.

System Tests: We’ve developed a series of lab tests that start to replicate the application for which the product is intended.

Controlled Performance Tests: Not everything can be measured on a dial or a screen. We have people judge how finished products feel, work and wear as they experience different environments and activities.

Field Tests: If they pass our lab tests, the prototypes are then put through the ultimate test of performance and comfort in actual field conditions. Numerous people test the product in its end use before we approve it for commercialization.


The Gore- Tex Promise

It is one thing for a company to guarantee what it makes. It is quite another for it to guarantee what others make. But that is exactly what they do.

We don’t just make a product. We make a promise. If you’re not happy with your GORE-TEX® product, neither are we.

 

Guaranteed To Keep You Dry

If you are not completely satisfied with the waterproofness, windproofness or breathability of your Arc’teryx GORE-TEX® product, please call our Customer Service for assistance. We will take care of you.

 


Gore-Tex Washing Instructions

Routine care ensures the optimum performance of your Arc’teryx GORE-TEX® garment. Proper washing removes dirt and other contaminates, restoring water repellency and breathability.


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Patagonia 2-Layer GORE-TEX Fabric

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Patagonia 2-Layer GORE-TEX Fabric Concept

 

Garments made with Patagonia 2-Layer GORE-TEX Fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable. These garments provide reliable weather protection and maximum comfort for a wide range of activities. We combine GORE-TEX fabrics with a variety of outer fabrics so you can choose what’s most important to you: weight, abrasion resistance, breathability, etc.

The construction of 2-Layer GORE-TEX Products is unique. A GORE-TEX membrane is bonded to an outer material, then combined with a free-flowing lining which results in a soft, lightweight garment that keeps you dry and lets you move freely.

The GORE-TEX membrane has 9 billion pores per square inch, with each pore 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. These tiny holes are too small for water and wind to pass through from the outside, which is how W.L GORE & Associates guarantees you’ll stay dry and warm in a garment made with GORE-TEX fabric. But these same pores are large enough for moisture vapor to pass through, so your body’s perspiration is able to escape and you won’t feel clammy or uncomfortable inside your jacket.

One of the chief environmental benefits of GORE-TEX fabrics is their longevity. GORE-TEX fabrics are incredibly durable, and unlike some “waterproof/breathable” fabrics that can lose waterproofness after repeated laundering, flexing, abrasion, or exposure to body oils or insect repellent, the waterproofness and breathability of GORE-TEX fabric is guaranteed under any conditions you may encounter. The durable performance of GORE-TEX fabrics allow them to last longer, which is the most effective measure for making an environmentally sound choice. Durability enables a long and useful lifetime of the finished product, resulting in substantial savings of raw materials and energy that would be otherwise required to manufacture multiple units of shorter-lived products.

While no manufacturing operation is completely free from emissions and environmental impact, the Fabrics Division of W. L. Gore & Associates makes significant efforts to minimize the effect of their manufacturing processes on the environment. They fulfill a high level of environmental standards in all their manufacturing plants globally with controls in place that meet or improve upon the local regulatory demands (e.g., air pollution control devices, solvent-free adhesives, manufacturing waste recycling, and waste water treatment). The environmental impacts of GORE’s manufacturing processes are regularly assessed and controlled by an Environmental Management System according to ISO 14001. This environmental manufacturing standard was globally implemented in their fabrics manufacturing plants in 2010.

All of GORE’s fabric manufacturing sites have passed the bluesign® screening and have implemented the bluesign® standard, which verifies that the manufacturing processes are carefully managed and equipped with the best available environmental controls. bluesign technologies has developed an independent and rigorous standard for the safety and environmental performance in making textile products.

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Patagonia 100% Recycled Down

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100% Patagonia Recycled Down

Patagonia Recycled Down is a mix of either 600- or 700-fill-power goose and duck down reclaimed from cushions, bedding and other used items that can’t be resold. It is hypoallergenic and offers the identical performance benefits to virgin down.

There was already a market in Europe for recycled down and feathers, but it took some time before we found the perfect partners who were able to meet our high-quality standards; the legwork really paid off. Both the collector and the processor we partner with are family-owned and share our values for high quality and uncompromising performance.

Our demand for high-quality Recycled Down has already led to an increase in supply. As other apparel companies follow our lead, we expect their demand will boost down recycling in even more countries. By plucking some of our down (and associated fabrics) from the trash, we reduce discards; help expand and add value to the recycling stream; and more fully realize our mission to “build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”


Patagonia apparel is an american clothing company that manufactures clothing for people who enjoy an active lifestyle. The company was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, and is based in Ventura, California. Its logo is the skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy in Patagonia. The company believes in living and active, outdoor lifestyle as well as giving back to the environment. They actively engage in 1% for the planet. 1% for the Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to its health, and are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry.
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The North Face Technology Process

North Face Futurelight

Tested In Labs. Proven On Expeditions. Trusted By Athletes.

The North Face Technology Process begins with our world-class athletes. Their suggestions, recommendations and new equipment ideas provide the inspiration and challenges that drive the research and development of advanced materials, innovative design and construction. The most crucial step involves testing both in our laboratories and with our athletes on expeditions around the world.

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Research & Development

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Research & Development- The North Face Technology Process

The most crucial step involves testing both in our laboratories and with our athletes on expeditions around the world. Our athletes often recommend an innovation that’s outside the bounds of existing technology. The North Face® Research, Design and Development team accepts their challenges and turns to the laboratory for new fabrics and components. Our teams of designers and fabric technicians must turn those revolutionary raw materials into gear that maximizes an athlete’s ability to survive and succeed in the most severe weather conditions.

STEP 1: Research & Design in Conjunction With World-Class Athletes

Athletes who constantly pursue their own limits help us push the limits of apparel and equipment design and technology. The North Face® Athlete Team gives us constant feedback on the clothing and equipment they depend on for success and survival in their adventures. We hear from our athletes through gear evaluations and regular athlete input sessions.

STEP 2: Advance Material Research & Development

We partner with the world’s most innovative leading materials engineers to create the technically advanced fabrics needed to develop clothing and equipment that meet our high standards. For example, The North Face®, in conjunction with W.L. Gore, created the concept and helped to launch PacLite™ the most compressible, lightest weight GORE-TEX® shell fabric available – weighing only 3.2 ounces per yard. By adhering this new GORE-TEX® laminate to our proprietary, extremely lightweight nylon substrate, we succeeded in creating a shell material perfectly suited for the extreme lightweight requirements demanded in high-altitude expeditions.

STEP 3: Innovative Design & Construction

Exploring the frontiers of technology for better fabrics and components is only the beginning of the life cycle of a new piece of gear. A great example of this is our C130 Tent Test. Our entire tent line was tested against our competitors by placing them in back of a C130 plane. The plane’s four engines produce 13,000 ft/lbs. of torque and are capable of producing wind speeds in excess of 80 mph and unlike wind-tunnel tests, the propellers can create wind currents that are irregular and multi-directional. The results speak for themselves – our tents outperformed all the competition.

STEP 4: Laboratory Tested & Expedition Proven

We save the most critical step in our product development process for last. In addition to subjecting our products to a tortuous battery of laboratory tests, we send our apparel and equipment on extended athlete expeditions to learn how new products perform under the true test of the great outdoors. After receiving feedback, we refine each product until it receives approval from our world-class athlete team.


Technology- The North Face Technology Process

FUTURELIGHT™

OUR MOST ADVANCED BREATHABLE-WATERPROOF TECHNOLOGY.

Disruption is in our DNA. For over 50 years, The North Face has pushed the boundaries of what’s possible. The next chapter, our innovative FUTURELIGHT™ fabric, is here to revolutionize the outdoors yet again.

Like most revolutions, it started with an idea. Ours began with an on-mountain insight from alpinist, Andres Marin, who was on expedition in full kit. After repeatedly adjusting shells with changing weather, he asked, “What if there was gear that was alive?” What if one piece of gear could keep him dry in the rain, warm in the cold, and breathed when he needed it to?

We took those “what ifs” and challenged ourselves to find a solution. Our design teams worked closely with our world-class athletes to create a radically product. The end result? Our most advanced breathable-waterproof technology ever.

BENEFITS

  • Ultra-thin nanomembrane creates airflow while keeping water out for better breathability
  • Features innovative waterproofing that was rigorously tested to withstand the harshest weather conditions
  • Soft, lightweight and nimble for movement without constraints
  • Tested by our elite athlete team in the world’s most extreme environments for proven durability
  • Face and back layers sustainably crafted using 90% recycled materials

 

 

 

 

 

GOOSE DOWN

THERMAL INSULATION

Using only the highest quality goose down in all of our products, The North Face® tests each lot of down at three stages of production for loftiness, moisture resistance and ability to regain loft after compression. The fill power of goose down is an indicator of two important features: warmth-to-weight ratio and compressibility, both critical to retain warmth and furnish comfort. True fill power is measured by placing one ounce of goose down in a graduated cylinder and measuring the volume the down occupies in cubic inches. The North Face® products are insulated with exclusive, high-fill power goose down ranging from 550 to 900 fill, which represents the highest quality down commercially available.

BENEFITS

  • Superior warmth and comfort
  • Lightweight insulation
  • Increased loft than lesser fill downs (900 + 800 only)
  • Highest quality, high-fill power goose down

 

THERMOBALL

THE NEW SYNTHETIC ALTERNATIVE TO DOWN

The North Face™ developed a partnership with PrimaLoft® to offer a new synthetic alternative to down. ThermoBall™ is a revolution in insulation technology. Unlike traditional, continuous-filament synthetic insulations, the small round PrimaLoft® synthetic fiber clusters closely to mimic down clusters; trapping heat within small air pockets to retain warmth.

BENEFITS

  • Lightweight
  • Phenomenal warmth in cold and wet conditions
  • Packs neatly into zipper pocket (not all styles)
  • Insulates even when wet

GORE-TEX

WATERPROOF

The North Face® partners with GORE-TEX® to deliver the industry’s most innovative and highest performance waterproof, windproof and breathable weather protection. GORE-TEX® fabrics lead the industry in providing durable waterproof, breathable protection. The GORE-TEX® membrane is completely impervious to rain, sleet and snow, while allowing perspiration to pass through it from within. Tiny pores in the GORE-TEX® membrane allow perspiration to escape while preventing water from entering.

BENEFITS

  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Protection in rain and snow
  • Ideal for snowboarding, skiing, and climbing

 


Innovation- The North Face Technology Process

FUSEFORM

STAY DRY AND MOVE SEAMLESSLY

Our proprietary fuseform construction technique vastly improves on our own innovative breakthroughs of the past. It’s a revolutionary weaving process that blends thicker, more-durable threads with lighter, lower-density fibers in high-wear zones, effectively reducing overall weight and creating a seamless transition from tougher to lighter zones.

BENEFITS

  • Innovative design enhances protection and function
  • Seamless fabric construction eliminates panel overlays
  • Trimmer fit allows better range-of-motion
  • Fabric density: 70 Denier
  • Fabric density: 40 Denier
  • Seamless fusion

 

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