Tech Data on Fabrics Used in Descente Outerwear!

Descente manufactures the world’s best performing ski clothing

Descente‘s Ski and Snowboard Collection is equipped with leading technology in fabrics and features. Descente is chosen by the world’s top athletes as their Olympic armor and true athletes. The precision fabrics provide function, and fashion for optimal alpine performance. The waterproof breathable technology used keeps you dry and warm in colder weather and dry and cool in warmer conditions. Descente’s ski jackets and pants come in 20,000mm and 10,000mm waterproofness. The membrane used for the ski and snowboard jackets prevents the water droplets to penetrate, but allows the smaller perspiration vapor to pass through easily, wicking it away from your skin, allowing the moisture to evaporate and yet retaining your body heat. Details of each of these layers are below:

DT20000 Heavy Duty Fabric

DT20000 heavy-duty fabric combines superior waterproofness and moisture permeability with enhanced durability while maintaining a soft, smooth texture. The DT20000 fabric of this ski jacket has a high resistance to water pressure and maintains its waterproofness throughout rigorous use and wear. DT20000 works to minimize the build-up of condensation preventing the fabrics inner layer from freezing and effectively assists breathability. The water repellent surface of a ski jacket with DT20000 fabric partners the waterproofness and breathability, allowing wicking and moisture transfer away from the body while keeping water droplets from penetrating the fabric. Build up of perspiration is wicked away from the body while protecting against water penetration, keeping you warm and dry. DT20000 has an extremely soft texture, it's lightweight and stretch means greater comfort and an increased range of motion.

Airdrive

Airdrive is a multi-function high cross-linked acrylic fiber developed for comfort and moisture absorbency, with the ability to generate and control heat.

Airdrive features:

  • excellent moisture absorbency and release, AIRDRIVE maintains a comfortable dry environment for your body
  • able to generate and control heat; AIRDRIVE absorbs and wicks away perspiration and moisture, then regenerates body heat to maintain a comfortable temperature
  • quick dry wicking property
  • anti-bacteria
  • ammonia odor; AIRDRIVE creates a soft gentle feel against your skin by pH control and ammonia odor absorption
  • anti-static
  • anti-pilling

ION Bodies

Descente is the first to use negative ions to enhance sportswear performance. Negative ions are now widely recognized as having a positive effect on both the mind and body. The refreshing feeling that we get while in the forest or by a waterfall is due to the negative ions abundant in such places. They are said to promote blood circulation and have a healing effect on the body. Minerals which generate negative ions are powdered and impregnated into fibers used in the fabric. In recent years negative ions have been utilized by major manufacturers of hair dryers, air conditioners, sports drinks and cosmetics.

Titan Thermo Fibers

Titan Thermo coated fiber layer reflects your body generated heat and the warmth created by the brushed lining and the insulation of the ski jacket. A Titan Thermo sheet with special heat retaining properties is inserted in the lining of the fabric of this Descente ski jacket. This sheet allows body moisture/perspiration to move away from the body. Heat is retained inside the jacket similar to a thermos bottle. It is light weight and flexible, breathable allowing moisture to evaporate, and very safe material to the human body and not harmful to the environment.

Heatflex 100 Insulation

Heatflex 100 insulation is lightweight, resilient, washable and quick drying. Heatflex insulation is a blend of 100% polyester and unique microfiber which effectively traps air and reflects the body's heat better than other synthetic insulations. The Descente Heatflex system provides maximum warmth and is available in three weights, allowing you to choose the ideal ski jacket insulation to suite your needs.

Heatflex 40 Insulation

Heatflex 40 insulation is lightweight, resilient, washable and quick drying. Heatflex insulation is a blend of 100% polyester and unique microfiber which effectively traps air and reflects the body's heat better than other synthetic insulations. The Descente Heatflex system provides maximum warmth and is available in three weights, allowing you to choose the ideal ski jacket insulation to suite your needs.

Thinsulate Insulation

Thinsulate insulation: thin, warm, light: works by trapping air molecules between you and the outside. The more air a material traps in a given space, the greater it’s insulating value. Because the micro fibers in Thinsulate insulation are 10 times smaller than other fibers, they trap more air in less space, warmth without bulk, which naturally makes it a better insulator.

DT10000

DT10000 is multi-functional performance for total comfort. DT10000 is specially designed with your comfort and active lifestyle in mind. With its micro-porous coating it offers optimally balanced, durable performance qualities. Waterproof and durable, DT10000 combines a new breed of form and function. DT10000 features:
  • Excellent moisture permeability
  • Superior resistance to water pressure
  • Windproof
  • Lightweight, soft to the touch, and quite.

OXKIN 10000

Evolve OXKIN 10000 combining multifunctional performance and total comfort. OXKIN 1000 is a rugged and durable fabric designed with your comfort in mind. The micro-porous coating is an integral part of the fabric and offers optimally balanced performance.

OXKIN features:

  • Excellent moisture permeability
  • Superior resistance to water pressure
  • Windproof
  • Lightweight, soft to the touch, and quite.