Inherent FR means that the fabrics used in our garments are created with their fire-retardant properties built-in or ‘inherent’ to the fabric itself. That differs from fabric treated with FR products after the fact because, unlike FR-treated fabrics, inherent FR never degrades.
Night vision uses the infrared spectral range of 700-1200 nm to identify subjects in low light conditions. Fabrics with IRR, or INFRARED REMISSION, work by masking the fabric’s reflective coefficient within the 10 -80% range to blend them in with terrain and foliage and break up the shape and contours of the wearer.
Durable water resistance, DWR treatments use hydrophobing agents to make water-resistant fabrics. Arktis uses the industry standard C6 Perfluorinated compounds in its DWR treatments.
Permethrin is a chemical treatment that works to repel insects and is currently the only insect repellent chemical that can be used to factory treat clothing.
Beyond the DWR-treated outer layer, Arktis uses drop lining to help ensure the operator remains dry even if the out layer is compromised. Our latest generation of drop liners achieves a performance of 20,000 mm Hydro Static Head & 20,000 g/m breathability.
Three layer laminates, as the name suggests, consist of three separate layers working together to provide superior waterproofing, comfort, and durability.
The outer layer is a hydrophobic fabric that provides waterproofing. The second, or inner layer, is a breathable membrane that extracts the moisture generated by the wearer and pushes it to the outer layer. The third polyurethane (PU) layer protects the inner layer from skin oils and dirt that can clog the breathable membrane, considerably increasing the effective lifecycle of the product.
As part of our environmental policies, Arktis is committed to using recycled Polyester in our garments.
Also known as rPET, recycled Polyester is produced by melting down plastics and respinning them into Polyester fibre. Our D010 hoodie, for example, is made up of 15% rPET, the equivalent of about five plastic bottles.