Polyamide (Nylon) is a synthetic fiber made from petroleum, creating an extraordinarily strong and versatile fabric. We use both pre- and post-consumer recycled polyamide.
Post-consumer waste is our first-hand choice which covers 90% of the total amount we use, since we want to encourage people to hand in their worn products for recycling. Pre-consumer waste used for recycled polyamide includes discarded industrial fishing nets, packaging materials from factories and old carpets.
Recycling polyamide adds another layer of complexity to the production process, but the result is a reliable, long lasting fabric that is lightweight, quick-drying and wind resistant, and uses what would otherwise become waste while saving energy and resources. We were the first outdoor company to use recycled polyamide across our entire clothing and backpack line in 2009.Show selected equipment with Recycled Polyamide