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Fleece is a synthetic fabric that is warm, stretchy, quick drying and made from Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or other synthetic fibres. First made at the Malden Mills in 1979 as 'Polar Fleece'. Outside Gear Article: Fleece
Thermoplastic polyurethane is a resin with many desirable qualities such as elasticity and resistance to abrasion, which make it a common material in outdoor footwear. It first found its way into shoes as a lightweight and low cost alternative to rubbers and as technology advanced it was found that it could be easily moulded into complex shapes and given new properties.
Unlike similar plastics, TPU has outstanding low temperature performance and a high strength so it is used extensively in high performance mountaineering boots.
Velcro has been holding things together for well over 50 years and today is found on everything from softshell jackets to climbing harnesses to tents. The design came about after Georges de Mestral noticed cockleburs sticking to his trousers and his dog during a walk. Velcro simulates this idea to create fabrics which stick together: one with thousands of tiny hooks and one with thousands of tiny loops.
The word has become a generic term for any fastening which works on the Velcro principle, whose patent expired in the 70's. Alternatives are often called 'hook and loop' or 'touch' fasteners, but some manufacturers choose to spend more to buy official Velcro branded products for their lines.
The Multimat Comfort 50 offers exceptional quality and comfort at a great price.
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