Developed to meet the demands of the worst winter weather, DC is proud to introduce the Sympatex® collection. With a minimum waterproof rating of 30K, the premium SYMPATEX® fabrication maintains its breathability and is packed with the best team-tested tech features.
Everything included in the Sympatex collection is fully waterproof, windproof and breathable. The sympatex® collection is DC’s most advanced outerwear ever with a minimum waterproof rating of 30k and up to 45k. The Sympatex® technology also responds to your body's activity level. So, the higher your body temperature and humidity level, the more breathable the membrane will become - offering optimal moisture dispersion while maintaining supreme wind and waterproof performance.
The combination of the Command Jacket and Nomad Pant will elevate the DC outerwear program to new heights this Winter. There's also the SPT Company Jacket and SPT Platoon Bib for the seriously deep and stormy days way in the backcountry.
The Sympatex collection is composed of:
The SPT Company Jacket – 45K: A tough, workwear-inspired jacket tested & approved by SPT to deliver superior function. Stacked with tech features and built for the harshest winter warfare with durable, 45k Sympatex® fabrication.
The Command Jacket – 30K: The command features the most advanced technical shell we’ve ever created. A premium lightweight fabrication is combined with fully-taped 30k DC weather defence Sympatex® technology for hardworking waterproofing and exceptional breathability.
The Nomad Pant – 30K: A technical team favourite, featuring exposed waterproof zipper vents, a unique bottom hem cinch system and 30K Sympatex® fabrication.
This collection is all about highlighting the ways in which DC is going to be more focused on sustainability efforts. They are not shy about admitting that we are part of one of the most polluting industries. "It became clear during recent years that the outdoor industry has to take actions to limit its negative impact on the environment. Greenpeace clearly settled this position with the Detox Campaign in 2012. SympaTex™ has always been a pioneer in this topic by developing our top performance and ecological membrane in 1986. Since then, we have made ecology a top priority. Today SympaTex™ takes actions with new recycled and recyclable products and has recently created a Sympathy Lab™ in order to re-design our economy as an integrated and sustainable system."
More about Sympatex :
This season, we’ve partnered with SympaTex™ to bring you some of the highest quality, performance snow apparel on the market. At DC, we’re constantly looking for ways to innovate and take our products to the next level, and finding partners like SympaTex™ is always a game-changer for being able to stay ahead of the trends. We caught up with the team at SympaTex™ to shed some more light on what makes their technology so unique.
What makes SympaTex™ superior to other weatherproofing technologies?
SympaTex™ is the ecological alternative among functional textile specialists. The SympaTex™ membrane is “guaranteed green” which means it is 100% recyclable like a PET bottle, it is PTFE-free and PFC-free, yet SympaTex™ still provides the same high-performance level as other premium ingredient brands. SympaTex™ products are 100% water- and windproof as well as optimally breathable. In addition to that, the SympaTex™ membrane is extremely stretchable up to 300% and has very elastic properties.
The hydrophilic (water-attracting) components of the SympaTex™ membrane absorb moisture from the body and transport it to the outside so that it can evaporate. At the same time, the poreless structure of the membrane prevents the ingress of rain. This means clothing which features SympaTex™ products are extremely easy to look after. Since unlike porous membranes (Gore-Tex, eVent) the SympaTex™ membrane cannot be blocked by either sweat (salt crystals) or dirt.
SympaTex™ is going to be a sustainability-conscious company :
Apart from its sustainable core product – the PTFE-free and PFC-free SympaTex™ membrane made of environmentally friendly as well as skin-friendly Polyether/ester – Sympatex are continuously strengthening its efforts to expand its sustainable strategy. Many key movements with regard to sustainability have been achieved since Dr Rüdiger Fox joined the company as CEO.
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