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Marmot Technical Terms Explained

  • 2-Layer Gore-Tex: This 2-layer construction used for the Gore-tex products is designed for a wide range of outdoor activities. A specific Gore-Tex membrane is bonded to the outer material and protected on the inside by a separate lining. The separate lining ensures better wearing comfort and versatility.
  • 3-Layer Gore-Tex: 3-layer flannel gore-tex products are versatile, comfortable and extremely soft. A specific Gore-Tex membrane is bonded directly to the outer fabric and a fleecy liner on the inside. 3-Layer flannel Gore-Tex products are designed for reduced layering and improved freedom of movement.
  • Cocona: technology is derived from the would be discarded or "upcycled" coconut shell husks and then processed into activated charcoal carbon. the cocona is a natural permanent technology that never washes out or wears out. Cocona provides a natural odor management, UPF protection and is quick drying for maximum performance.
  • Coolmax: moisture management with a great hand. Coolmax fabric is engineered with special technology to wick moisture and enhance drying, helping people to stay dry. The uniquely shaped 4 channel fiber provides excellent breathability while moving perspiration away from the body to the surface of the garment where it can evaporate quickly.
  • Cordura Denim: is a blend of cotton and T420 nylon 66 yarn woven for an authentic look and feel of cotton denim, but with the added abrasion resistance and durability.
  • Dri Release with Fresh Guard: The patented, unique blend of synthetic and natural fibers in Dri Release yarn helps to accelerate moisture away from the body rather than spreading moisture across the surface, releasing it into the air faster. the Dri Release performance gives the fabric superior moisture management that will not wash out or wear out. Fresh Guard technology is built into the yarn to act as a natural odor neutralizer which inhibits the growth of bacterial odors.
  • Hollow Core Polyester and Nylon: Hollow core yarn technology provides durability and warmth without the added weight. The surface area allows for moisture to move away from the skin to the surface of the fabric where it can evaporate more quickly allowing you to stay warm and dry.
  • M1 Series: Softshells provide the highest level of water resistance and warmth, best for intermittent aerobic activities in cold and wet conditions.
  • M2 Series: Softshells offer a great balance between weather resistance, breathability and thermal protection, excellent for a wide range of aerobic activities in moderate conditions.
  • M3 Series: Softshells are the most breathable softshells in the collection, best for high aerobic activities in drier, milder conditions.
  • Marmot Down: Marmot only uses the finest quality vertified goose down for their down unsulated outdoor products.
  • Marmot Driclime: moisture management technology is a family of uniquely plaited bi-component knit fabrics engineered to mechanically draw moisture away from your skin to keep you dry, warm and comfortable.
  • Marmot MemBrain: Proprietary PU film laminate. Balances the best performance in breathability, waterproofness, and water repellency with excellent durability. The hydrophilic nature of the PU film reduces internal condensation and increases comfort range by reducing the chilling effect caused by converting condensation build up back into vapor.
  • Marmot MemBrain Strata: Marmot's proprietary 2.5 layer lamination uses very small non-organic particles layered on top of Marmot MemBrain that prevents the membrane from direct abrasion and creates a very dry touch. The back print patter is carefully designed to achieve the maximum durability and breathability.
  • Paclite Product Technology: is the ideal solution for hiking, golf, travel and other activities where space and weight are critical. A protective layer on the inside of the Gore-Tex membrane make a separate lining unnecessary. The result: minimum weight and pack volume.
  • Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency: fabrics are designed to keep your skin dry when you sweat. All fabrics in this series feature a bi-component knit construction that uses different yarns on either side of the fabric. This created two different surfaces: one that is optimized to move moisture away from the skin, the other to dry quickly.
  • Polartec NeoShell: with its exclusive membrane technology/ Polartec NeoShell engages convection to move moisture vapor away rapidly.Even at extremely low levels of pressure, air flows in and out of the fabric. This pulls the moisture out to help keep you drier during high exertion activities.
  • Polartec PowerShield: fabrics are the next generation of technical soft shells. This concept which features fleece insulation laminated to a waterproof/breathable outer shell.
  • Polartec Power Stretch Pro: fabrics feature body-hugging 4 way stretch and are very breathable. The keep you dry when you sweater and provide warmth without weight. These fabrics feature a proprietary construction with two unique surfaces: a durable nylon outer later is wind and abrasion resistant, the polyester inner layer pulls moisture away from your skin keeping you dry, warm and comfortable. The fabrics excel at handling the demands of the next-to-skin environment.
  • Polygiene: uses a natural recycled silver salt to safely inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria, creating an odor-free effect. The technology is bonded into the fabric to last the lifetime of the garment.
  • PreCip: Marmot's proprietary PU coating technology, specially engineered for unlined garments, combines hydrophobic PU with special DryTouch Technology in a very precisely controlled 2 layer coating system. DryTouch incorporates a protein in the coating reducing condensation and the sticky clammy feel of most coatings.
  • Pretex Quantum Stretch: is the lighest fabric from Pretex. It is a true featherweight at around 30g/m2. They use the finest yarns available to them with the maximum thread count. Pertex Quantum stands its ground and shows the best strength to weight ratio. Tear strength and seam strength are good for its weight and it can easily be used in shell jackets.
  • Primaloft: is the highest performing insulation on the market for warmth, water resistance, softness and compressibility. PrimaLoft ONE is an ultra fine microfiber insulation that is as warm, soft and lightweight, and is warmer wet or dry than all other insulation's.
  • Thechnical Wool: a blend of performance fabrics which are naturally insulation and quick drying. These performance blends of synthetic and wool provide a balance of durability, temperature regulation and moisture management. This technology makes these fabrics ideal from the trail to everyday wear.
  • Thermal R: Marmot's proprietary family of poylyester insulation's specifically engineered to meet various needs from sleeping bags, to garments to gloves. Resilient, mid-loft, excellent warmth to weight, and durable.
  • Thermal R ECO: Made of 10% recycled fiber, a unique combination of multi-channel and hollow fibers designed to provide maximum performance and comfort.
  • Upcycle: minimize our impact on the environment by using natural, organic, recycled discarded materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. Marmot sportswear offers a range of products from organic cotton shirts to recycled polyester performance knits.
  • Windstopper: Soft shells offer total windproofness and maximum breathability, combining the comfort of a soft mid-layer and the water resistance of a shell in one garment.