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  • Waterproof vs. Water repellent

    There is quite a mix up regarding waterproof and water-repellent textiles. Most of the times, these terms are used synonymously. But there is a big technical difference between them, especially when the expectation is to stay dry in adverse weather conditions. We’ll explain in depth the difference between waterproof and water-repellent.
     
  • Performance features of GORE-TEX® materials

    We are often asked, why we use only GORE-TEX® materials for our rain gear. Today there is a wide range of other so called waterproof/ breathable materials on the market, which all claim to be as good as GORE-TEX® at a much cheaper price. Find out why we only use special GORE-TEX® materials in our Monsoon rain gear.
     
  • Anatomic Cut –Is it just fashion?

    Quite often we are asked why we design our garments with an anatomic fit or better slim fitting. Is this just a matter of fashion or are there other reasons?
     
  • Why do we not make any fuzz about our PolyCotton ripstop material although we actually should?

    One of the reasons why our P-40 Pants are so popular is without doubt the outstanding quality of the polyester/cotton ripstop fabric that is applied as the basic material. Since we have not yet written anything about it, it is time to present its superb characteristics.
     
  • The Monsoon SmallPac - the lightest rain suit on the market? Probably not, but who cares!

    The current trend in the outdoor garment industry can be summarized with three words: “light, lighter, lightest”, especially when it comes to weather protection. So did we manage to develop with our Monsoon SmallPac the lightest rain protection on the market? No, not really, we did something even better and far more important.
     
  • The UF PRO® Knee Protection System

    The UF PRO® Knee Protection System offers superior protection. It utilizes an innovative combination of shock absorption, padding and puncture resistance.
     
  • The braking point of Schoeller stretch material

    “Is this stretch material going to keep up over time?“ We get that a lot when people first encounter the schoeller®-dynamic stretch material, which we use in our P-40 and Striker combat pants. So where is the real breaking point of this amazing stretch material?
     
    Author: Armin Wagner
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  • Guest blog: My Striker XT pants after two years

    Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow and marks behind. The virtual domain is full with reviews, but this one is going to be different as I am going to give you a closer look into the Striker XT combat set I´ve used over the course of two years in different climates & environments and within Project Gecko’s activities.
     
  • The science behind camouflage

    Sun Tzu once said that he who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious. To be honest, in a way that is exactly what camouflage is all about. It is not about colours, shapes or ninja stuff. It is about knowledge, patience and manipulations of anything anywhere. All to achieve one goal – and that is to become the environment. In this article I am going to give you a small bitter taste of the art of camouflage.
     
  • IWA 2017 PART 1: The new UF PRO® Urban Line

    It’s kick off time at this year’s IWA Outdoor Classics exhibition, and we are all set in hall 9, stand 317 to showcase our hottest novelties for 2017. If you’re attending, make sure to stop by and say hello. If you can't come, then stay tuned to our blog where we’ll keep you updated on all the news from the UF PRO booth at IWA 2017. In our first part of the IWA 17 blog post series, we’ll show you our new Urban Line.
     
 
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