Move over Gore-Tex, Core Construction Technology has landed

Is outdoor gear about to get a huge makeover? It certainly looks that way with all of the buzz surrounding the latest advancement in technical construction from small Colorado- based brand Voormi. Granted, Voormi isn’t one of the biggest names in the outdoor gear world and unless you’re a hardcore skier or snowboarder you’re unlikely to have heard of them; but Voormi could be the name on everybody’s lips pretty soon with their new Core Construction Technology.

Voormi Mountain Range

Core Construction Technology is set to overtake some of the most popular technologies, like Gore-Tex, in the near future. So here’s what you need to know. This new technology has allowed Voormi to create a single layer waterproof, supple, comfortable and breathable fabric. Unlike traditional waterproof membranes such as Gore-Tex which are laminated or coated onto another layer of fabric, Core Construction Technology knits around and into the membrane with yarn to create a single layer waterproof textile with a membrane at the core. They then reconstitute the membrane after the knitting stage so that the waterproof integrity of the membrane is not compromised.

Voormi Core Technology Cross Section

But that’s not all. Voormi claim that they can even adjust the properties of the membrane, attributable to the size of the pores, to suit different garments and applications. They also suggest that their Core Construction Technology will work with any membrane, not just waterproof ones, potentially allowing them to completely revolutionise the way that all outerwear is made. However, for now Core Construction Technology is still in the fairly early stages and is only available to buy direct from Voormi in a range of three garments.

Voormi Core Technology in action

ACCESS HYDRO
This hooded merino wool pullover incorporates Core Construction technology to be extremely lightweight, comfortable and wind and water resistant.

DRIFT HYDRO
The DRIFT HYDRO is an extremely lightweight softshell jacket with a water resistant membrane as well as a thermal insulation layer inside for high performance warmth and weatherproofing all in one lightweight garment.

AN/FO 3.0 Concept Jacket
The AN/FO 3.0 Concept Jacket is a ski jacket built with a Core Construction Technology liner that is laminated to their own
patent pending Surface Hardened fabric.

For the time being you can only enjoy Core Construction Technology by purchasing one of these three garments from Voormi themselves, but with plans to license the technology to other larger companies you are certain to see the ingenious technology on shelves across the world in no time. Here at Webtogs.com we get a feeling that is just the beginning for Voormi and their Core Construction Technology, and from where we stand the future of outdoor gear looks set to change forever.

In the mean time, check out our range of outdoor clothing and accessories and get kitted out for all of your outdoor adventures.

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New Rab SS15 Gear

Just landed at Webtogs.com, we have an outstanding range of new Rab SS15 gear. Our ever-expanding collection now includes the likes of some of their most advanced and lightweight gear to date including the famous MeCo Base Layer and Neutrino Sleeping Bag ranges. Rab are particularly well known for their ability to produce lightweight gear that doesn’t compromise on warmth; fit for any adventure or expedition.

Rab MeCo 120 Womens Base Layer Short -Beluga     Rab MeCo 140 Base Layer Leggings-Smoke    Rab MeCo 140 LS Womens Base Layer Top-Smoke

MeCo Base Layer Range
One of our most anticipated additions is the highly acclaimed MeCo base layer range. This high performance range of base layers is constructed using merino cocona fabric that is amazingly lightweight, warm, comfortable next to the skin, odour resistant and unlike traditional merino wool base layers much faster drying and suited to more active use in higher temperatures. This range includes both mens and womens base layers available in leggings, shorts, zip up tops, short sleeve tops and long sleeve tops. In this range we have the Rab MeCo 140 Base Layer Leggings, the Rab MeCo 140 Womens LS Base Layer Top and the Rab MeCo 120 Womens Base Layer Short just to name a few.

Rab Neutrino 200 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag-Persimmon   Rab Neutrino 400 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag - VividRab Neutrino 600 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag-Fiery RedRab Neutrino 800 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag-Zinc

Neutrino Sleeping Bags
Rab’s range of Neutrino sleeping bags are lightweight down-filled sleeping bags perfect for any adventure or expedition. They are filled with different amounts of hydrophobic European goose down for unrivalled insulation. They also feature a mummy taper shape for maximum height retention that gives an outstanding warmth to weight ratio. This range of comfortable sleeping bags is ideal for use where warmth is essential and pack space is a vital resource. In our collection we now have the Rab Neutrino 200 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag, the Rab Neutrino 400 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag, the Rab Neutrino 600 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag and the Rab Neutrino 800 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag. They all have different amounts of insulation for use in temperatures ranging from 1.5°C to -20°C.

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Rab Ventus Softshell Jacket
The Rab Ventus Softshell Jacket is a lightweight and breathable softshell jacket designed for active outdoor use. It provides UPF protection and wind resistance as well as being super soft and comfortable next to the skin. This versatile hooded jacket is ideal for multi-sport use and can even be layered up or down to adapt to different conditions.

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Rab Spark Jacket
The Rab Spark Jacket is an alpine style, lightweight, waterproof and breathable jacket. It is constructed with a Pertex Shield+ fabric outer for amazing weatherproof protection and features adjustable cuffs and hem drawcord to prevent spin drift entry and heat loss. This versatile jacket is ideal for active use including anything from walking the dog to trekking.

As you can see we’ve added some exciting new products into the mix. For all of your adventure, expedition and everyday wear outdoor clothing check out the rest of our new Rab SS15 gear now.

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Keen Sandals and Water Shoes

Planning on spending your summer chasing some water filled adventures? Here at Webtogs.com we have a huge colKeen Asterlection of Keen Sandals and Water Shoes for you to choose from, all with a comfortable, water friendly and sleek design so you can conquer anything from mountain trails to city streets.

Keen Aster Womens Sandals
The Keen Aster Womens Sandals are one of the latest additions to our collection. They feature a water friendly design for days spent by the water, and a supportive construction that compliments the natural shape of your feet for all day long comfort. These sleek sandals are ready to face anything you come across.Keen Class 5

Keen Class 5 Flip Sandals
The Keen Class 5 Flip Sandals have set a new standard for casual sandals. They feature a flip flop style for a classic summer look and a fast drying construction for days spent in and out of the water. Their high traction soles ensure you’ll never slip and the PU midsole offers amazing support.

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The Keen Clearwater CNX Sandals are the ultimate adventure footwear. Ready for whatever the day throws at you, they have a high traction outsole with razor siping for superb grip and a hydrophobic mesh lining that means you can enjoy their comfortable fit in and out of the water.

Keen Newport Sandals
The Keen Newport Sandals has long been one of Keen’s most popular sandals. They feature a versatile design making them perfect for hitting trails, city streets or beaches. They have a waterproof washable leather upper as well as Keen.Protect technology, so your feet are always protected.Keen Newport Sandals

Keen Newport H2 Sandals
The Keen Newport H2 Sandals are an even more adventure ready version of their already extremely popular Keen Newport Sandals. These striking men’s sandals are water friendly, amazingly comfortable and super grippy. The non-marking rubber outsole with razor siping and a multi-directional lug pattern ensures you achieve maximum traction on any surface.

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Whether you’re hitting the trails or streets, the Keen Rose Womens Sandals are ready for anything. They feature a women’s specific fit for natural comfort and support, as well as a hydrophobic mesh lining and non marking rubber outsole with a multi-directional lug pattern so you can tackle any stream crossing or slippery surface.

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The Keen Venice Sandals are one of Keen’s most versatile designs. They adapt to your surroundings with a non-marking rubber outsole with razor siping and a multi-directional lug pattern providing outstanding traction even on wet surfaces. The hydrophobic mesh lining means you can take any stream crossing or water filled activity in your stride.

Keen Venice H2 Sandals
The Keen Venice H2 Sandals are an even higher performance version of their outstanding Keen Venice Sandals. ThKeen Venice Sandalsese durable and comfortable sandals are designed to take on any surface with their non-marking rubber outsole with razor siping and a multi-directional lug pattern, and with the secure fit lace capture system your feet are always held securely inplace.

Keen Whisper Womens Sandals
Like many of Keen’s amazing ladies sandals the Keen Whisper Womens Sandals feature a women’s specific Keen Whisper Womens Sandalsfit for natural and personal comfort. They are arguably the best water friendly sandals for any active and adventurous woman. With their hydrophobic mesh lining, non-marking rubber outsole and metatomical EVA footbed design they are ready to take on anything.

Now that you have a taste of our collection, check out the rest of our Keen Sandals and Water Shoes to get set for a fun packed and adventure filled summer 2015.

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SS15 Lowe Alpine now available at Webtogs

Lowe Alpine Packing Cube Medium Accessory CaseGetting ready for some serious spring and summer adventures? Here at Webtogs.com so are we and we have expanded our range to include the best products from the SS15 Lowe Alpine collection, so you can tackle any adventure that comes your way with some seriously high quality outdoor equipment. Lowe Alpine have a reputation for innovation and have been setting trends and solving common problems with outdoor gear since they created the very first internal framed backpack. Never one to disappoint, Lowe Alpine’s SS15 collection looks promising to be their best yet.

Lowe Alpine Zephyr ND 55.65 Hiking BackpackGet ready for stress free travel with the first product to land from the amazing SS15 Lowe Alpine collection. The travel ready Lowe Alpine Packing Cube Medium Accessory Case. Ideal for camping, flying or any summer travel adventures this handy case has a webbing handle for carrying and hanging as well as a packable cube shape; store clothes and essentials easily to remove the stress from your summer vacations and trips. Or perhaps you’re going to take on some great British adventures. Whatever the weather this spring and summer be prepared with the all new Lowe Alpine Zephyr Hiking Backpack. This versatile backpack is ideal for hiking in warm or wet weather and features a rain cover as well as hydration compatibility so you can always be prepared. Or, maybe you need to get your trLowe Alpine Waterproof Liner Small for Backpackusty hiking rucksack ready for the unpredictable British weather. The Lowe Alpine Waterproof Liner for Small Backpack has now landed. This handy liner means you can use your favourite rucksacks whatever Mother Nature has in store for you this spring or summer. Plus with the roll top close and side release buckles it’s easy to take on and off when you need it.

Now that you have a taste of our SS15 Lowe Alpine collection, please check out the rest of our stock for serious outdoor solutions and performance.

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New Keen Shoes and Sandals at Webtogs

Get ready for Spring/Summer 2015 with all new Keen shoes and sandals at Webtogs.com. Whether you’re heading abroad on an adventure holiday or simply going to make the most of the great British summer with local walks and hikes; you’re going to want to try out our brand new Keen shoes and sandals. Keen is one of the biggest names in outdoor footwear, and they have built an impressive reputation for themselves with a string of innovative technologies and clever materials used in the construction of their famously high quality shoes.Keen Newport H2 Mens Sandals Raven Aluminium

The first addition to our collection of new Keen shoes and sandals is the adventure ready Keen Newport H2 Mens Sandals in Raven Aluminium. These summer essentials feature a hydrophobic mesh lining as well as Keen Protect technology, the outsole comes up to cover and protect the toes, making them perfect for any Keen Whisper Womens Sandals Alaskan Blue Neutral Greynumber of summer activities whether it’s sailing, hiking or heading to the beach. Or alternatively for women we have the outstanding Keen Whisper Womens Sandals now available in attractive Alaskan Blue and Neutral Grey for stand out style. These stylish sandals feature a hydrophobic mesh lining making them perfect for water based summer activities such as sailing or paddling. They also feature the innovative new secure fit lace capture system making achieving a comfortable fit is easy with quick adjustments on the go.

However if you’re heading on an action packed adventure we now have the Keen Targhee II Mens Walking Shoes in Shitake Keen Targhee II Mens Walking Shoes Shitake Bossa NovaBossa Nova. These shoes are prepared for any conditions that Mother Nature throws at you thanks to their Keen Dry breathable waterproof membrane and nubuck leather upper. Rain or shine, you can enjoy the outdoors thanks to these versatile shoes. As you can see we have some exciting new additions to our collection of Keen shoes and sandals, so please take a look and check them out for adventure ready footwear for spring and summer 2015.

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Introducing Osprey Rucksacks and Luggage at Webtogs.com

New Year, fresh start and here at Webtogs we have started our year off in true Webtogs style by expanding our list of amazing outdoor brands to include the one and only Osprey. Osprey was established in California in 1974 with a view to producing technical rucksacks and luggage to the highest standards. Since the very beginning Osprey has built a reputation of innovation; pioneering is their passion not only on the trails but also in the world of design. Osprey was one of the very first manufacturers Poco Plus Child Carrierto use breathable mesh panels in their packs and they have even invented several of their own technologies that are still used in their Rucksacks and Luggage today such as Molding Hipbelt Technology, Ergopull Hipbelt Closure and the Straightjacket Suspension and Compression System.

Osprey build technical Rucksacks and Luggage for all sports and uses so that everyone can enjoy the outdoors. These include backpacking, hiking, travelling, everyday use, running, climbing, skiing, snowboarding and child carriers just to name a few. Our Osprey collection features all of their most popular and ground breaking designs including the world famous Poco Plus Child Carrier; just another example of their pioneering attitude towards design. The Poco Plus Child Carrier completely reinvents the way we Sojourn 80experience the outdoors. It allows us to carry our youngest and most fragile freight with us in safety and really start teaching them about the great outdoors.

However if you’re planning on hitting the trails child-free we also have the outstanding Kestrel 68 Backpack. This 68 litre hiking backpack is designed to take your performance to the next level and features the revolutionary AirScape back panel for all day and all year long comfort on the trails. Or perhaps you’re heading off on your travels; we also have the amazing Sojourn 80 for travelling in comfort and completely stress free. The Sojourn 80 changes the way we think about travelling. Travel stress free and over any terrain; the Sojourn 80 can be rolled over smooth surfaces or converted into a fully functioning backpack for navigating cobbles and other hazards. As you can see the Osprey Rucksack and Luggage collection has so much to offer, check it out at Webtogs.com today.

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Great savings with Exped at Webtogs

Searching for a rucksack that can adequately handle the challenges faced during alpine expeditions and trekking adventures can be somewhat of a difficult task; especially when your requirements far outweigh your budget. While price does in most cases reflects the quality and features that a rucksack enjoys, when a good bargain comes along its hard to wonder why something is so cheap and you may ask yourself ‘what am I not getting?’ In this case, it’s nothing.Exped

This month, Webtogs has taken delivery of a number of Exped Rucksacks with some enjoying fantastic discounts of up to 49%, including the superb Exped Lightning 60L Backpack. With this excellent example from Exped there’s very little, if anything that you’re missing, and this versatile pack is not only designed for speed but it is done so with the user at the absolute core of its functions.

From the outside, the obvious is visible but its only when looking into the breakdown of functions that you can see it’s quite an exceptional piece of kit for its price. External features certainly take care of alpine and trekking needs thanks to its two ice tool and trekking pole loops and four base loops that are ideal for attaching everything from a sleeping mat to a tent. Removable compression straps can be used for their intended purpose by enhancing load control effectively, but also double as extra carry straps and hold other gear that you may need quick access to, and external pockets and pouches on the pack and waist strap keep essentials close at hand.

Manufactured from 210 D Dyneema Ripstop Nylon and PU coated, the Exped Lightning 60L Rucksack is strong and water repellent. This top-loaders water resistance is also further enhanced with its versatile roll-top closure which can be secured in drybag position or vertical compression to minimise the size of the bag even more for carrying comfort. And that’s not the only contributing feature to comfort as the adjustable suspension system allows a quick and simple shift to the perfect position for back lengths of 42-57cm; furthermore the dual-density foam hipbelt moulds to the contour of the hips for a customised fit and much better support.

Lightweight at just 1150g but with a load limit of 24kg in its 60L capacity, the Exped Lightning 60L Backpack is available for both men and women. With an RRP of £164.95 Webtogs is knocking a fantastic 49% off and is available now at £84.87 but be quick, these won’t be around for long.

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TurboDown – Columbia Jackets on Steroids

TurboDown 1Staying warm and comfortable throughout the colder seasons can be quite the challenge if your outerwear is not up to the job of defending you against the harsh winter elements; many products claim to offer adequate protection when in reality, they fail in some of the simplest of tasks. Columbia is not that brand, and their collection of jackets, mid layers and clothing take the job of protection seriously and offer nothing short of excellent in everything they do. Their latest feature to take the outerwear world by storm is the superb TurboDown technology, which promises so much more than its rivals.

Used in a collection of jackets and vests, TurboDown is an innovative creation from Columbia which makes use of its existing technology and new developments. Layering their industry leading Omni-Heat Thermal Insulation with down has created a fabric that’s not only warm, but performance enhanced; this is then given additional warmth and protection with the Omni-Heat Reflective lining which uses tiny silver dots to reflect heat back towards the body. The result is the ultimate in both comfort and warmth with the protection that outdoor enthusiasts need, or as Columbia describe it, like a down jacket on steroids but completely legal.

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Technology such as TurboDown will attract attention from the name alone, but while it sounds impressive and reads equally as enticing, does it translate as different or better in practise? The answer is quite simply, yes. Very few jackets and brands manage to pack serious levels of heat into a jacket without adding size and weight to the product, but the Columbia TurboDown Jackets are ultimately a lightweight example of how water resistant active wear can be better in every way.

Available at a little over £100, the Columbia TurboDown Jackets are in stock now at Webtogs.com. Get yours in time for winter and enjoy some of the best quality, warmth and comfort available on the market.

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Easy outdoor cooking with Biolite Stoves

Biolite StoveWe all know that preparing food and heating drinks in the outdoors isn’t always the easiest thing either by having to carry around heavy cooking equipment like gas canisters or searching for the right biomass materials to start a fire with, plus after a long day hiking you just want to relax and eat.  Here at Webtogs we have the innovative Biolite Stoves which are designed to not only make cooking meals and drinks really easy but lighter to carry and have a few other handy features too.

The Biolite Camp Stove cooking system is comparatively lightweight and only requires a small amount of renewable biomass such as sticks and twigs to be effective as each unit is built with an internal thermoelectric generator which powers a heat regulating fan for greater efficiency.  There are optional attachments for the Biolite such as the Grille Cook Attachment system which provides a greater surface area to cook food on and there is also a Biolite Kettle Pot that perfectly fits the unit so you can make hot drinks, boil water or heat up soup with very little hassle.  On average it takes four and a half minutes to boil a litre of water using 46 grams of wood.

 

Unlike standard camping cooking equipment the Biolite Stoves also create electricity from their thermoelectric generators which is connectedBiolite-Kettle-Pot-for-Cooking-System to a USB port so is able to charge most electronic devices that are compatible.  It will approximately take twenty minutes to charge an iPhone 4S for 60 minutes of talking time for example so in an emergency you will have enough power for your devices if required.  So if you want an easy way to prepare food and drink on your latest adventure these Biolite Stoves and Biolite accessories available online now at Webtogs are perfect.

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New Merrell Autumn/Winter 2014 Season Footwear

Just in time for the colder seasons Merrell have launched their latest seasonal shoes and boots collection which sees some favourites mixed in with new models but all feature a slightly darker overall colouring due to the slick and rugged oiled leather uppers the majority of them feature.  Many of the new and enhanced designs both include exclusive Merrell technical fabrics and components like their M-Select series, Air Cushion system and the versatile Remember Me Foam footbeds which have been updated for greater comfort and support or alternatively well-known brand components like GORE-TEX and Vibram soles; either way these new Merrell Autumn/Winter 2014 Season footwear collection is one here at Webtogs we’re pretty excited about.

Merrell Moab Rover Footwear

Merrell MoabLet’s start with a design that’s practically a classic: the Merrell Moab.  The versatility of this design is what makes it so successful as not only do you often have multi-purpose footwear in each one but there is a variation for every season or occasion so as well.  The models include the bestselling Moc for casual everyday wear; the low-profile shoe for summer walks and treks and the mid-height boot for tougher hikes and trails in colder weather meaning everyone can enjoy the Moab style throughout the year and now with stylish oily leather uppers.

Merrell Annex Mens Walking Shoes

Merrell Annex 63992-500-1The Merrell Annex shoes are a new design which has a modern styling with the intention of them being worn both on and off the trail yet are packed with features and technologies that make each pair quite formidable walking footwear.  Besides the standard Annex shoe there is a GORE-TEX version which gives greater waterproof protection but both models have the same supportive and comfortable midsole and footbed constructions, anti-odour treatment and the oiled leather upper construction that most of this range uses for water and abrasion resistance.

 

Merrell All Out Blaze Shoes

Merrell All OUt 63999-large1If you prefer an active outdoor sporting shoe then the Merrell All Out Blaze Shoes are perfect with a very light construction and plenty of flexibility for a more natural feel while the UniFly cushioning system makes the shoes responsive, supportive and helps to activate your muscles with every footstrike.  These will provide lasting comfort enabling you to go further for longer and even have technologies seen in the rest of the collection like M-Select FRESH, waterproof oily leather uppers and a Vibram soles too all in an athletic sport shoe design.

 

Merrell Azura Womens Walking Shoes

Merrell Azura 64010-large1The Merrell Azura shoes are a bestseller for a reason; stylish with a number of features making them ideal for all kinds of treks and trails in a lightweight construction and this season not only are they available in two different versions; a standard waterproof nubuck leather version with M-Select GRIP or one with a GORE-TEX liner for greater moisture protection and the addition of Winter Compound for snow and ice conditions but also feature the oiled leather look that makes all of these new footwear so distinctive yet obviously Merrell in design.

You may be looking for a higher and more fashionable ladies boot style but with all of the reliable technical features you would expect to find in a high-performance outdoor hiking shoe so no matter where you walk in the colder weather; around town or on a woodland trail the Merrell Dewbrook and Merrell Captiva Boots are perfect.

Also if you want something a bit more casual looking if you prefer a laid back style or just want a decent pair of shoes for everyday life that have lasting comfort and support try the Merrell Traveler Shoes, Traveler WTPF Boots or the Merrell Helixer Trainers instead.  All of these from the new Merrell Autumn/Winter 2014 Season footwear collection are available with us at Webtogs.

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