last updated 28th of April 2107
This page is a constantly work in progress referring tool to clarify the relevant properties of the most used fibres and materials in the outdoor gear making. After this short introduction there is a list of fibres and materials description in alphabetic order.
Properties of the fibres/materials listed here has to be taken as a theoretical guidance: production process and the quality of the raw material used changes drastically the reality of the final product.
When you evaluate a synthetic fibres take the result of the test reported on the etiquette with a certain degree of doubt . Such tests are leaded by the brands itself and take place in the closed artificial environment of a laboratory that has much fewer variabilities than reality.