Technologies

Technologies

CORDURA® UltraLite fabrics provide lightweight durable performance with a wide variety of styling  options. CORDURA® UltraLite fabrics are ideal for a variety of end use applications where optimal strength-to-weight ratio is critical.

Down products are up to 20% lighter than the equivalent synthetic filled product. Because of being a natural product, you won’t get that ‘clammy’ feeling when sleeping in a down filled sleeping bag.

A DWR finish is applied to fabrics to improve the water repellancy of the garment. Water will bead off the fabric, keeping you dry.

Derma-Tec is unquestionably the most advanced performance baselayer ever developed. These garments offer complete chafe free piece of mind and differentially jacquarded knitting to allow freedom of movement in key areas, while offering increased support in other areas for improved recovery rates.

Used in our trekking shirts and pants, Enduro fabrics vary from garment to garment, but carry advanced features such as UV protection and even insect repellent dyed into the fabric. Fabrics are robust & wick moisture from skin. Low maintenance & lightweight.

These fleece fabrics are made of the highest quality micro denier yarn. Their fibres create multiple air cells that trap warmth inside and give superior protection against  cold. No moisture retention, excellent weight to warmth ratio and a velour finish which ensures good washability and abrasion resistance. We offer this in a variety of weights.

A high density foam padding, with an anti-microbial covering. This pad is designed for comfort with three dimensional forming, and differential moulding.

Garments are designed with compatible zips for the wearer to create their own layering system to suit their comfort level. Combine an outer layer with an inter-connect inner to create your own personalised 3-in-1 eco system.

A range of very high thread count lightweight fabrics that are lightweight, strong and soft to touch.Their windproof and water repellant properties are ideal for sleeping bags and lightweight shells.

These fabrics create unparalleled quality and durability. Their warmth without weight makes them the industry standard for high altitude mountain ascents.

Quik-Wic garments are ideal for use as a base layer or to be worn as a single garment. The fabric has been designed and engineered to keep your skin dry by wicking moisture (sweat) away from skin. Remember, staying dry is the secret to staying comfortable - no matter whether it is hot or cold.

Soft-shell fabrics combine the insulation benefits of a soft fleece with the water & wind repellent benefits of a hard shell. Soft shell fabrics are research inspired fabrics developed to move fast and light and simplify your wardrobe. Fabrics are lightweight, durable, easy to wear and for the most part outperform a traditional hard shell, except in extended rainy conditions.

The modern look of a knitted sweater with a thermally efficient high pile fleece bonded to the inner to keep you warm.

This new generation imported elastane features incredible four directional stretch, superb recovery and breathability to create the ultimate chassis fabric to house our state of the art cycling pads

Thermo-Shield is a micro filament insulation and is the next generation of synthetic insulation. It is softer, lighter & warmer than other leading insulators. Incredible warmth to weight ratio, makes for unbelievable packability. Soft filaments collectively trap the heat that the body emits. Thermo-Shield is easy to care for and is  hydrophobic, providing the ability to keep you warm even when wet.

Therma-Pro-a brand new technology in fleece offers you all of the warmth without the bulk of traditional fleece. A melange finish gives the fleece a modern look while the thermally efficient grid design on the inside keeps you warm and toasty.

Thermolite fiber and insulation provides warmth and comfort without weight. Because it is comfortable and lightweight, it allows freedom of movement—making it the perfect layer. Its hollow-core fibres trap in air for greater insulation for light, yet heavy-duty performance.

First Ascent VizTec fabric is designed by combining reflective print into a high tech fabrication. Designed with focused attention on producing garments that ensure high visibilty in low light conditions, increased performance capabilities and a comfortable, stylish fit.

Thinsulate insulation gives you trusted warmth with advanced technical features, such as odour control, exceptional comfort or stretch and recovery properties, built in.

Made from a unique blend of Polyester and VILOFT®. With Spandex for additional comfort allows the creation of very light and soft garments with next to skin comfort.

This waterproof & breathable fabric has a coating adhered to the Microtex outer. Lightweight, waterproof fabrics are great for expedition sleeping bags and outerwear. On apparel such as ski wear, we up the weight of the fabric to make it even more robust. Apparel shelled with Vapour-Tex have minimum specs of 5000mm of Waterproofness, 5000g/m2/24hrs breathability.

First Ascent products that bear the Edge Series logo are a collection developed for the most serious athlete. Products feature our advanced proprietary technology, incorporating the best materials and designs available. Products featuring the Edge logo are sure to give you the edge!

Compression garments assist in reducing muscle fatigue and DOMS (Delayed onset of muscle soreness), thus improving performance over time. Through applying targeted and controlled pressure to your muscles, CPR garments prevent the buildup of lactic acid in your body’s cells. This is further enhanced by the improved circulation of the blood. CPR garments also give postural support and prevent the excessive muscle vibrations that cause fatigue.

First Ascent Lite Speed Series is a collection of products that have been specially developed for moving fast and light. Fabrics are lightweight and packable. Designs are minimalist and great for “done in a day” activities and weekend adventures, like adventure racing and alpine style ascents.