In the Lab
To set a new standard in the outerwear industry, we had to test our FUTURELIGHT™ technology under an entirely new standard. In the past, we would use hydrostatic testing and moisture vapor transmission rate (MTVR) to evaluate whether a garment is waterproof and breathable. With FUTURELIGHT™ fabric, air permeability also comes into play.
We worked with an independent third party, Underwriter Labs, a world-renowned, safety science company with more than 120 years of expertise testing fire and hazmat suits.
Underwriter Labs put our FUTURELIGHT™ fabric through the same extreme liquid integrity testing standards used with firefighter gear, dumping over 200 gallons of water per hour on the garment. Our FUTURELIGHT™ fabric withstood the challenge, receiving a 100 percent waterproof certification from Underwriter Labs while demonstrating high levels of air permeability.
On the Mountain
Our elite athlete team was integral in the prototyping, development and testing of FUTURELIGHT™ products. Every element of the products went through the scrutiny of world-class athletes who pushed our design and engineering teams to rethink the future of technical outerwear.
From the top of Mt. Everest to the first ski down the Lhotse Couloir, our breathable-waterproof FUTURELIGHT™ technology was extensively tested for over 400 continuous days by our elite athlete team in the toughest conditions on Earth.