Glossary for leather enthusiast

It happens at the time to buy a high quality product, you want to check their labels to see the components and you end watching a list of unknown words from your knowledge. There’s a list for you to take in count next time you’re planning to buy.

TEXTILES

In this section we’re going to talk about some of the best fabrics or materials that are very useful and reliable for any occasion of your daily life. You’ll find out how even your daily-use shoes are made of one or more fabrics from this list.

  • Triton

A hard-wearing nylon fabric that is wind and waterproof and has excellent breathability properties.

  • Canvas

Sturdy, close-weave, twin-shaft fabric made from twined polyester/cotton yarn. A common material found in the build of many sneakers.

  • Gore WINDSTOPPER© Softshell

A windproof and water repellent stretch material with excellent breathability properties. Micron A wind- waterproof soft polyester with good breathability.

  • Neoprene©

Textile-backed synthetic rubber that is weather resistant and has goodthermal insulation properties even when wet.

MEMBRANE

  • OutDry©

Is a membrane used together with a technique to laminate the membrane with the outer material and the lining of the glove, thereby creating a feeling of one uniform layer. Uses a one-piece patented construction process that creates a waterproof breathable barrier. Keeping you drier, lighter and more comfortable.

  • Gore-Tex©

Is a waterproof, breathable fabric membrane that behaves in the same way as human skin, is able to repel liquid water while allowing water vapor to pass through, and is designed to be a lightweight, waterproof fabric for all-weather use. It releases excess heat and body moisture, while preventing the penetration of any moisture from outside.

LINING

  • Fleece

A napped material that traps air, made of polyamide or polyester. Retains heat well, carries away moisture and dries out quickly. Used in jackets, gym clothes and high-performance outdoor clothing. Is very light, soft, and easy to wash.

  • Wool terry cloth

A knitted material whose curly fibers and terry loops together can bind a large amount of air – up to 80%.

  • Felted wool/Wool pile/Angora Wool

It has the ability to keep your hands warm, even when wet. Felting means that the wool has been washed with soapy water to make it especially warm and durable for multiple tasks and situations.

INSULATION

  • Thermolite©

Polyester-based thin and supple insulation. Retains its insulating properties even when wet. Provides lightweight warmth for all activities.

  • Primaloft©

A soft, down-like polyester that is both warm, breathable and water resistant. Its proprietary treatment ensures excellent performance as the insulation maintains its warmth properties even in wet conditions.

DESIGNS

  • Wolf Paw©

A patented fingertip reinforcement that eliminates seams from surfaces that get the most wear and tear.

  • Vertical Cut©

A special design used in some gloves for the best fit possible.

  • Ergo Grip

Construction where the glove is created with minimal excess material in the palm area and the seams are placed according to the hand’s natural ergonomics. Therefore, the result is a very close fit.

  • Outseams

A sewing technology that provides excellent comfort for the fingers.

OTHER

  • Nor Grip

A pattern coating printed on the palm for a better grip.

  • Chamude©

Artificial leather that provides the sophisticated appearance of natural leather and resolves its problems using microfibers.

  • Coating

A coating on fabric that gives the material various properties depending on which coating you use. For example, water-repellency and breathability.

  • Wax Finish

Fabric with a basic wax treatment, which gives water repellent properties while maintaining a good ventilation.

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