In the past, perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) were as much a part of the textile industry as a needle and thread. This is not surprising, as their water, grease and dirt-resistant properties are, admittedly, extremely practical. However, the use of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals has, over time, been proven to include risks. PFCs get into the environment during the production stage and are
Neither perfluorinated nor polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are used in our technology. SANDFOX weatherproof technology is based on membranes and coatings made from polyurethane (PU). These membranes and coatings are extremely flexible and durable, and offer the very best protection from the wind and rain, as well as high breathability. Only the exterior of the outer material is still partly treated with PFCs in order
As a responsible brand, we have been committed for years to upholding our own comprehensive list of prohibited chemicals, and only bringing non-toxic products onto the market. In addition, we became a bluesign® system partner in 2011 in order to limit our use of chemicals right from the manufacturing process of materials. We are the only outdoor brand to have joined the Zero Discharge
Softshells provide more climate comfort and freedom of movement than classic weatherproof jackets and offer protection in 90% of all weather conditions. The idea originates from mountain sports, and the range of softshell apparel now available is extensive. There are two different types of softshells with different highlights: FLEX SHIELD SOFTSHELL Excellent breathability Extremely generous freedom of movement Wind-resistant and water-repellent No additional membrane
The layering system comprises three layers of clothing, which each have a specific task: The first layer comes in direct contact with the skin. It quickly and efficiently wicks away sweat to the exterior and prevents the body from cooling down rapidly. Our functional underwear and base layers are ideal for this first layer of clothing. The second layer provides insulation and wicks away moisture from the first layer.
Some of our jackets are equipped with system zips , which means that the zips featured on both the inner and outer jackets are compatible with the same system zip design – regardless of the season they were bought in. This can be used to integrate a warming inner jacket, e.g. a fleece or down jacket, into an outer jacket e.g. weatherproof jacket by
Moisture vapour transmission (breathability) is an important attribute for waterproof clothing. The moisture vapour transmission is denoted by the “Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate” (MVTR), and is given in g/m²/24h. This value indicates how much moisture vapour will pass through a square metre of fabric in a 24-hour period (g/m2/24). This means: the greater the MTVR value, the better the moisture vapour transmission rate and
Conventional stain removers can affect the functionality of the material. Instead, apply a little undiluted liquid detergent or gall soap directly to the stain before washing.
Why do fabrics with a waterproof membrane or coating need to be impregnated to make them water-repellent?
The waterproof membranes or coatings are laminated onto the back of the material. This means that they permanently prevent water from permeating the fabric. The outer fabric protects the membrane or coating against wear/strains from the outside. The fabric exterior can become saturated with water if the fibres are not water-repellent. A saturated outer material will become heavy, cause heat loss and gives your
To guarantee professional waterproofing results, we recommend only using SANDFOX care products.