Phaseable functional jacket by bike wear specialist Protective nominated for Eurobike Award
Munich / Unterföhring, 17th August 2015 – At the Eurobike 2015 in Friedrichshafen, numerous brand partners of Sympatex Technologies will present their latest product developments. Innovative bike wear specialists like Vaude, Gonso, Local Outerwear and Protective cooperate with the ecological alternative among functional textile specialists. For the summer season 2016, customers increasingly use innovative Sympatex technologies like Phaseable® and HigH2Out®.
The bike wear specialist LOCAL OUTERWEAR, for example, (open-air ground, booth B3/3) uses Phaseable® for its new 2.5-layer bike combination: “Attendant Jacket & Shorts”, which combines top-level performance with fashionable design and a maximum of ecology. The Sympatex 3D technology Phaseable® intelligently adapts to the activity of the wearer, thus creating a permanently comfortable body climate, even during very intense sporting activities. The environment is also protected: Both products are completely produced within the EU to optimise the carbon footprint, and the “guaranteed green” Sympatex membrane is 100% recyclable as well as free from PTFE and PFC. The jacket and the pants are also treated in an eco-friendly way with the fluorocarbon-free DWR Bionic Finish® Eco.
The new Sympatex partner PROTECTIVE (hall B5, booth 304) has already used two Sympatex technologies at the beginning of the cooperation: Phaseable® is also used for the new “Freemont” all-weather bike jacket. The innovative product has been nominated for the “Eurobike Award 2015”. Protective uses the advantages of HigH2Out for the highly functional 3-layer all-weather bike jacket “Mt. Gambier”. In combination with a particularly absorbent textile layer, moisture is transported quickly and effectively through the hydrophilic Sympatex membrane. With the 100% waterproof and windproof Sympatex membrane, both styles offer perfect rain protection.
GONSO is a customer that has returned to Sympatex. For the summer season 2016, the Swabian bike wear expert will present the all-weather jacket “Pole V2” at their booth (hall B5, booth 402). The hydrophilic Sympatex membrane used for this jacket creates an ideal climate for biking. The jacket is “guaranteed green” thanks to the Sympatex membrane, because it is made of polyetherester, which makes it 100% recyclable. In addition, it is PTFE-free and PFC-free. Due to the DWR Bionic Finish® Eco, the jacket also has a fluorocarbon-free treatment.
There is also news in the business area “Footwear”: One of the highlights at the booth of the longtime Sympatex partner VAUDE (hall B5, booth 400) is the new model “Moab Mid STX”. With the higher design of the flat pedal shoe, mountain bike fans are perfectly equipped thanks to the 100% waterproof and windproof as well as optimally breathable Sympatex membrane. The two companies have also considered the environment: The suede by Terracare® is produced in Germany, the shoelaces are made of recycled PET, and they are certified according to the strict bluesign® environment standard – as well as the “guaranteed green” Sympatex membrane. In the “Apparel” sector, VAUDE again includes the popular style “Men's Sympapro Jacket” in its portfolio. The sporty bike jacket offers maximum weather protection and received a “buy recommendation” from the special interest magazine “Rennrad”.
Guaranteed Green – The Sympatex recyclable membrane
As one of the worldwide leading producers, Sympatex® Technologies has been a pioneer for high-tech functional materials in clothing, footwear, accessories and technical fields of application since 1986. Together with selected partners, Sympatex develops, produces and distributes membranes, laminates and functional textiles as well as finished products worldwide. The Sympatex membrane is optimally breathable, 100% wind- and waterproof and regulates the climate. It is 100% recyclable, bluesign® approved, received the „Oeko-Tex-Standard 100“ certificate, is PTFE-free and PFC-free. The technologies and procedures are based on the principles of ecological responsibility and sustainability with a special focus on the optimal carbon footprint. Sympatex Technologies is a German company with headquarters in Unterföhring near Munich with sales offices and production sites all over the world. www.sympatex.com