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