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To create functional gear for alpine living, we begin with purposeful and researched fabric selection. We incorporate eco-friendly materials where they prove to be both durable and functional. Click on the fabric names for further detail or on the button below for an overview of the technical language used.
WPS 2.5L Light Ripstop Full PES Shell
WPS Dermivax™ EV
WPS 2L Ottoman Recycled Yarn
WPS 2L Chambray
WPS 3L 4-Way Stretch Nylon
WPS 3L Nylon Dull
WPS 2L-Oxford Recycled Yarn
WPS 2L Stretch Ripstop Shell
WPS Light Woven Nylon
WPS Light Woven Shell
MDL Polartec® Alpha™ Direct
MDL Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro™
MDL Polartec® Power Grid™ Light
MDL Polartec® Power Air™
MDL Polartec® Thermal Pro™
MDL Polartec® Thermal Pro™ Sherpa Light
MDL Polartec® 200 Series Double Velour
PFL Re-Down 80/20
PFL Primaloft® Black Eco Insulation 60G
PFL Primaloft® Black Eco Insulation 40G
PFL Polartec® Alpha 80G
PFL DWR 35D High Frequency
BSW Rapt™ Merino Wool / Brushed
BSW Lightweight Merino Wool
LSW Lightweight Merino Wool Mix
LTS Airtastic™ DWR 30D Ripstop
LTS Airtastic™ DWR 20D Ripstop
LTS Cordura Stretch DWR
LTS Nylon Stretch DWR
LTS Downproof Lining
Arcylic / Wool
This waterproof 2-layer fabric has a cotton-like appearance, but in fact, is highly technical. The nylon thread is incredibly soft to the touch and also ultra durable, making it comfortable and reliable, lap after lap. This fabric is featured in the CATALYST 2L Jacket + Pants WPS.
W/P: 15,000mm; MVP: 10,000g; PFC-Free DWR Coating
The 2.5L Light Ripstop Full PES Shell is the lightest waterproof fabric in the 21/22 collection and features a new recycled yarn. Designed for use across all 4 Seasons, this shell has a complex construction making it waterproof and durable. The membrane is protected by a print that is comfortable next to skin, so you can throw on the ROOT 2.5L Jacket over a t-shirt.
W/P: 10,000mm; MVP: 10,000g; PFC-Free DWR Coating
This 3-layer fabric is ultra waterproof and breathable, and it stretches to move with your body. It‘s the perfect solution for our expanding backcountry offering: the WPS - 3L 4 Way Stretch Nylon can be found in the MANIFEST Tour 3L Jacket + Bib.
W/P: 20,000mm; MVP: 20,000g; DWR
Waterproof and breathable, this light woven nylon is found in the CATALYST Insulated Shirt (Slate Black and Golden Earth) as well as the reinforcements in the ROOT Classic Fleece and Down jackets. Soft to the touch and weather-proof, it‘s ultimately versatile for life up high.
W/P: 10,000mm; MVP: 10,000g
The DERMIZAX™ EV is incredibly waterproof and breathable. This 3-layer technology is featured in the MANIFEST 3L Jacket and Pants. The fabric is soft to touch, “quiet“ and delivers high-performance protection in all conditions.
W/P: 20,000mm; MVP: 16,000g; DWR; Oeko-Tex® Approved
This waterproof 2-layer shell fabric has an authentic, natural outdoor look with no compromise on technicality. This recycled yarn is featured in the ROOT Anorak LTS.
W/P 10,000mm; MVP 10,000g; PFC-Free DWR
This light face fabric brings comfort and weatherproofing to the ROOT Down Jacket + W ROOT Down Jacket PFL's. Its hydrophobic qualities repel moisture and prevent down migration, bolstering the performance of these sustainably sourced puff layers.
W/P: 600mm; MVP: 3,000g; PFC Free
This midweight merino fabric provides next-level comfort. A natural thermo-regulator, merino wool provides tremendous warmth, breathability, moisture wicking and anti-odor properties. The nylon core thread makes the fabric incredibly strong, perfect for outdoor activities. As featured in the RAW midweight garments.
This lightweight merino jersey knit is the perfect next-to-skin layer for any technical outdoor garment. A natural thermo-regulator, merino wool provides tremendous warmth, breathability, moisture wicking and anti-odor properties. The nylon core thread makes the fabric incredibly strong, perfect for outdoor activities. As featured in the RAW lightweight garments and the base of the MANIFEST Hybrid Tour Pants PFL.
This new lightweight merino wool mix fits right into the SOURCE collection. The soft-to-touch heather yarn is a delight against the skin and the light draping of the fabric ensures a casual look with all the technical benefits of merino: breathability, odor resistance, warmth and moisture wicking.
The Cordura sidepanels of the MANIFEST Tour 3L Bib are incredibly soft to the touch, providing unparalleled comfort on long days spent touring in the backcountry. This fabric is also found in the MANIFEST Hybrid Tour Hoodie + Pants PFL's.
PFC-Free DWR; Bluesign® Approved
This waterproof 3-layer fabric brings breathability and waterproofing to the ROOT 3L Jacket. This Jacket brings a renewed technicality to progressive outdoor clothing.
W/P: 10,000mm; MVP: 10,000g; PFC Free DWR
Bluesign® approved PrimaLoft® Black Eco Insulation is comprised of 80% post consumer recycled materials. The advanced fiber technology creates a high-performance, eco-friendly insulation. Provides warmth without bulk in garments such as the CATALYST 2L Pants WPS.
Oeko-Tex® And Bluesign® Approved
This weather-resistant fabric uses no needles in its quilting, making it less susceptible to moisture penetration. The super-soft insulation is quilted with a high frequency technique and finished with a DWR coating that keeps you dry, warm and comfortable.
This lightweight lining — made from 100% recycled polyester — is the perfect companion to down insulation.
Providing softness and warmth to garments such as the ROOT Classic Fleece, this premium Polartec® product ensures the utmost comfort and dependable durability.
Oeko-Tex® and Bluesign® Approved
Polartec® Power Air™ is a new fabric that is both warm and sustainable. Built with 92% recycled materials, the construction of the fabric also prevents microfiber migration, keeping waterways clean. Featured in the SOURCE Power Air Jacket MDL, this fabric‘s urban look and technical capabilities make it incredibly versatile.
This lightweight and durable ripstop shell provi-des exceptional breathability that stands the test of time. Utilized as the face fabric for PFL‘s such as the MANIFEST Crew Neck + W MANIFEST Crew Neck, as well as the MANIFEST Hybrid Tour Hoodie + Pants.
DWR; Oeko-Tex® Approved
Bluesign® approved PrimaLoft® Black Eco Insulation is comprised of 80% post consumer recycled materials. The advanced fiber technology creates a high-performance, eco-friendly insulation. Provides warmth without bulk in garments such as the CATALYST 2L Jacket WPS.
This sustainably sourced down is the ecofriendly choice for mid-winter puff layers. The 100% recycled insulation is featured in the ROOT Down Jacket + W ROOT Down Jacket.
80% Recycled Down; 20% Recycled Feathers
New in FW‘s 21/22 collection, the POLARTEC® Alpha™ Direct is a high-performance mid-layer fabric composed of 63% recycled polyester that is featured in the MANIFEST Alpha Fleece Hoodie MDL. It is highly breathable, quick-drying and thermo-regulating, meaning you won‘t need to add and subtract layers as you stop and start intense exercise.
This nylon fabric has incredible stretch and a PFC free DWR coating that provides water resistance without a membrane. This ensures optimal breathability, which is perfect for protection against wind and rain in warmer climates.
A weather-proof fabric built with a DWR finish. The windproof ripstop fabric offers effective protection from the elements. The ripstop structure, combined with the nylon thread provides long-lasting breathability in an ultra-light package.
With an authentic, natural outdoor look, this fabric provides a warm and cozy layer for outdoor adventures in the depths of winter. Featured in garments such as the ROOT Pillow Fleece.
New for 21/22, the POLARTEC® Thermal Pro® Sherpa Light is a feather-weight pile fleece made of 100% recycled polyester and featuring a great warmth to weight ratio. Featured in the ROOT Sherpa Light Crew Neck + Jogger MDL‘s, these garments are perfect for outdoor activities and down days.
This fabric masterfully wicks moisture and provides the breathability typical of top-line baselayers — with the fortified ability to handle the elements. The next-to-skin surface keeps you warm and dry through touch points that diffuse and evaporate water vapor. As seen in garments including the MANIFEST Powerstretch Pro Hoodie MDL's.
Oeko-Tex® + Bluesign® Approved
Featured in the MANIFEST Powergrid Crew MDL, this recycled fabric wicks moisture like a boss and provides lightweight warmth that breathes as you work hard through intense activities. This bi-component knit is built in a grid structure from 89% recycled polyester.
This urban-inspired fabric looks like blue denim, but is in fact waterproof and breathable. Featured in the CATALYST 2L Pants WPS and CATALYST Insulated Shirt MDL, for riders who require high performance in stealth mode.
W/P: 10,000mm; MVP: 10,000g; DWR
The 2L Stretch Ripstop Shell is an exciting new fabric for season 21/22. Its premium waterproofing and breathability is rated at 20K/15K. A durable build and built-in stretch add robust protection and comfort to the package. This high-performance fabric refreshes FW garments such as the MANIFEST 2L Jacket + Bib.
W/P: 20,000mm; MVP: 15,000g
This slightly lighter-weight Alpha® insulation is engineered for consistent warmth. The breathability of this fabric allows for temperature regulation without shedding layers. As featured in the MANIFEST Hybrid Tour Pants PFL.
Our accessories are made from Acrylic Yarn as featured in the FW Hipster + Tall Beanie, Acrylic / Wool as featured in the FW Arch Cap and Polycotton as featured in the FW Soft Cap.