We don’t cut corners. Our buyers work with some of the world’s leading fabric suppliers, renowned for operating at the forefront of technical innovation. Our garments also have to work hard, so fabric is rigorously tested for durability. In fact, even our washing standards are set at 50 cycles against an industry standard of 5. All our sportswear is made in our own fabrics so we can guarantee quality, colour, consistency and have full confidence in its performance.
WATER AND WINDPROOFING
Keeping the rain out and keeping the body dry are vital for outer layers. Our STORMTEX fabric is used in our jackets and outer layers. It has a waterproof surface and a breathable inner to let perspiration escape.
SOFT, FLEXIBLE AND BREATHABLE
This highly technical outer layer is soft, flexible and practical, allowing you to warm up – and train hard – in comfort. A fine inner coating allows ease of movement and breathability and a top hydrophobic surface coating ensures rain runs straight off, while allowing moisture to escape.
INSULATION AND COMFORT
Keeping warm is essential for hardworking muscles. Our THERMOTEX fabric has been cleverly designed to incorporate a hydrophobic outer coating to repel rain and moisture away from the fleecy inner layer, allowing effective insulation.
Effective moisture transport is an essential element of a playing layer fabric. Our HYDROCOOL contains high-tech polyester which absorbs very little water (unlike cotton), enabling it to evaporate sweat from the upper surface and away from the skin, while the inner layer continues to feel dry, cool and comfortable.
ABRASION RESISTANCE AND MOVEMENT
Young skin is fragile and small bodies feel the cold. Technical base layers provide resistance to abrasion and additional warmth. Our CLIMASKIN base layer fabric has a 4-way stretch so that it sits close to the skin and works with the wearer, allowing protection with unrestricted movement.
SHOWERPROOF AND BREATHABLE
Layering is important for battling the elements. Our PERFORMASHELL is a unique showerproof three-tiered fabric. The outer layer protects against wind and rain whilst the inner layers conserve warmth and draw water away from the body so skin can breathe.