3-D spacer is on the cutting edge of textile technology. We use it in two very different forms.
We reinforced the chest and shoulder area of our Shooter’s Jacket and Shooter’s Vest with compressive 3D spacer fabric. The materials lattice structure enables it to reduce force, while remaining light-weight and breathable. Because it is non-bulky, we incorporated compressive spacer directly into our garments.
Knit spacer, found in our Trapper’s Tights, uses the same layering technology as compressive spacer, though the similarities between the two pretty much end there. Knit spacer is thinner, softer and lacks the meshy quality of compressive spacer.
Spacer layers are knit with polyester/rayon/spandex blended yarn and bound together with microfilament yarn. The space between layers creates a micro-climate, used for cooling. As heat and vapor leave the body, they enter the micro-climate, meet cooler air, and ventilation occurs.
In order to create the most stylish but useful hunting and outdoor apparel, we realized we needed to first re-think the common “camouflage.” So we started by taking hundreds of photos of the marsh grass and other terrain over the course of a single hunting season. We then time-lapsed those photos, and adjusted for weather and geographic factors.
Once we got a complete view of the terrain we needed to blend in with, we thought about different classic patterns we could incorporate into our new camouflage design. We selected herringbone because its clean, uniform lines emulate blades of marsh grass. Through a process of layering photos, hand-drawing, and intense editing, our marsh print was born.
We finished off our custom cotton duck with pre-washing for softness and distressing for style.