FUTURELIGHT Promises Unmatched Performance

Image via The North Face

Wet environments paired with strenuous activities results in sweaty, uncomfortable situations; current gear keeps the rain out but traps sweat and condensation inside, leaving athletes hot, soaked and smelly.

The North Face recently announced FUTURELIGHT, a new eco-friendly tech-fabric that promises to double breathability of current leading waterproof tech-materials such as GoreTex and eVent with an incredible 75,000 g/m² moisture vapor transition rate.

The North Face collaborated with BMW DesingWorks to test the application of FUTURELIGHT

Nano-spinning is a flexible technology that allows for control over stretch, construction, breathability and durability. This enabled textile specialists to develop a fabric covered in countless micro holes that keep water out but let air in. With control over the nano-spinning process, the application for this materials could be endless; tents, jackets, bags and many more items could benefit from this extra breathable yet waterproof technology.

Made from all recycled fibers and non-PFC DWR (durable water repellent) coating, FUTURELIGHT leads the way to a more sustainable future in the outdoor apparel industry.

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