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VOCABULARY

Denier: The amount of thread and unit of density for nylon constructed material. The higher the denier equates to the thicker the face fabric.

Down (Veilance, Stone Island): Naturally sourced feathers from a specific breed of bird, carrying the ability to lock in the heat without a compromise in weight.

Down Fill Power: Measured in a numeric scale, down fill power equates to the amount of space an ounce of down can cover. The higher the fill power equates to a higher quantity of potential down, equating to warmth.

Gore-Tex (Veilance, Goldwin, Stone Island): An iconic material membrane, which is exceptionally waterproof. In addition, Gore-tex is known for its breathability, venting internal vapours for optimal comfort.

Gore-Tex Infinium (Veilance): A water-resistant and windproof material created  by the Gore-Tex brand. Infinium is ideal for functionality without a compromise in garment comfort.

Gore-Tex Thermium (Veilance): A Gore-Tex brand membrane both soft and lightweight, Thermium functions in windy and light rain conditions. The breathability of the material keeps the garment insulation drying times to a minimum to have the garment work optimally.

Coreloft (Veilance): A man-made material, both durable and lightweight. The insulation dries fairly quickly when in contact with perspiration or water. Found entirely in garments, or in combination with down feathered garments in high activity spots where perspiration occurs the most.

C-Knit (Veilance): A backing layer for Gore-Tex garment construction. The backer is shaped in a circular knit pattern, leading to increased pliability, a softer feel, and a drop in garment weight.

Garment Dyed (stone island): A double dying process used to enable constancy in the colour of a garment. 

GSM: The measurement of fleece standing for Grams per Square Meter. A higher GSM equates to a thicker and denser fleece garment.

Rip-Stop: A specific weaving of the fabric to prevent tears and rips and the severity of an incident. Rip-stop is a reinforcing technique where threads are interweaved in a cross-stitch, which can be visually recognized by a grid pattern.

DWR (Gorilla Group, Veilance, Stone Island): An abbreviation for Durable Water Repellent, the thin weatherproofing coating process creates a clear barrier on the exterior of a garment. The process beads water off of the face fabric by breaking the angle of liquid contact.

Polyamide: Nylon fabric manufactured with polyamide fabric. Constructed from intense heat and pressure. 

EAGLETEX® (gorilla Group): Crafted with nylon and polyester yarns, which makes the material weatherproof for harsh conditions.

Enzyme treated: A process where materials are laundered with enzymes to soften the garment, leading to a worn-in look and feel.

CORDURA (gorilla group): a line of nylon and cotton materials historically notable for their heavy resistance to abrasions tears and scuffs.

APPARITION® leather (Gorilla Group): Cow leather, which is soft and transparent. Apparition is unique by its pliability and water-resistant properties.

Dyneema: Being crowned as one of the strongest materials in the world with a distinguishable wrinkled look on garments. Dyneema is also lightweight with weather durable characteristics.

ECOYA® nylon (Gorilla Group): Solution-dyed yarn with superior colour fasting attributes when produced and after repetitive laundering. 

Contagrip (Salomon): Salomon produced rubber soles made up of different material compounds and densities to create traction for performance. 

Riri Cobrax Buttons: A specific button in the Riri line composed of a hook and slider end, which can be used in a concealed manner. 

Vibram (New Balance, Suicoke): Iconic Italian rubber crafted into shoe soles for heavy use in all weather terrain. The soles provide superb traction on flat to uneven surfaces and are high in abrasion resistance.

Pertex™ Quantum: Fine yarns tightly knit creating a face fabric that maximizes the ability for lofting in insulated garments. The end product is soft, lightweight and windproof.

Pertex™ Quantum Air: Face fabrics woven in a pattern for increased air permeability and breathability. The end result also carries lightweight, packable, and water-resistant characteristics.

Polartec®: A synthetic fleece material providing warmth and the ability to stay dry by carrying the characteristics to neglect the absorption of water.