Outdoor clothing just reached the next level with FUTURELIGHT, the revolutionary new breathable/waterproof material from The North Face. Believe it or not, some say it might even be the most waterproof and breathable material on Earth!
2019 is big year for The North Face as the iconic brand introduced its revolutionary new concept, a material that will change the foundations of the outdoor clothing industry forever. FUTURELIGHT is the future, a new material that offers levels of breathability that were impossible to reach before all while being incredibly waterproof.
FUTURELIGHT is a truly revolutionary concept, bringing one of the highest levels of breathability/water resistance to the outdoor gear game. Before going into more details, let us explain what waterproof and breathable fabrics are and why you might eventually need them in your life.
To put it simply, the materials used to create waterproof and breathable clothing are actually porous membranes that block liquid while allowing water vapor to pass through, basically blocking water coming from the outside while allowing moisture coming from the inside to evaporate.
The invention of waterproof and breathable materials has changed the way people live outdoors. Major players like Gore-Tex elaborated the pillars of technical materials and now, it’s The North Face’s turn to make history with its groundbreaking new FUTURELIGHT technology.
A fascinating element of TNF’s FUTURELIGHT technology is its fabrication process, which is just as revolutionary as the product itself. The brand ventured into a new path in the outdoor clothing department, taking inspiration from the medical and electronic fields with a fabrication technique called nanospinning.
This new process basically creates nano sized fibers that are linked together by lamination. These fibers then create the porous structure required for breathability while allowing a high level of water resistance due to the microscopic size of the material’s pores.
According to The North Face, this revolutionary and one of a kind process allows for incredible porosity while maintaining a tight seal, allowing air to flow through the material and providing greater ventilation than ever before. The garments are also softer and more confortable than ever before.