Durable Water Repellent (DWR)
Hyperlon is a synthetic rubber that is extremely light yet tough material and is commonly used to make inflatable boats and folding kayaks. Hyperlon is being used more and more in outdoor clothing and equipment due to its durability and can be found on gaiters and rucksacks.
Ripstop fabric is made from woven fabrics, including nylon, using a reinforcing technique to create a fabric that is resistant to tearing and ripping. During the manufacture of this fabric, thick reinforcement threads are built into the material, resulting in a fabric that is very tough and durable.
The main advantage of ripstop fabric is that small tears are not easily spread.
Ripstop fabric can be found in many of our outdoor products, including Hoggs Green King overtrouers and walking gaiters and rucksacks.
xtp fabric is a specialised fabric woven specifically for outdoor clothing and equipment. This fabric is woven from polyester yarns to improve the toughness of the fabric and to prevent tears, scuffs and abrasions. This fabric is designed for rugged outdoor use which is why you will find walking gaiters and rucksacks made from xtp fabrics e.g. Mountain gaiters.