An Epic Minimalist Outdoor Jacket – Fire-Resistant, Waterproof & Windproof – Premium Materials
Monday, November 16, 2020
Chattanooga, Tennessee (September 16, 2020) — Trekka® Designs, an innovative outdoor apparel brand, launched a Kickstarter campaign this October, to raise funding for a game-changing puffy jacket, the Element.
THE ONLY CAMPFIRE-PROOF JACKET – With so
many brands making the same basic puffy jacket, they were looking to create something unique & valuable. After reliving the demise of so many of their past jackets, they came to a conclusion… They want a jacket that can handle
all the elements the great outdoors can throw at us. Not just wind, rain, and rocks, but FIRE too! The Trekka Element is fire, spark, and ember-resistant & designed for people who love adventure & campfires. In a valiant effort to create a lightweight puffy jacket, the outdoor industry has forgotten an important detail – durability. At Trekka, they want gear that will last decades,
so they work hard to choose and develop the best fabrics for their products. The new Element Jacket is not only fire-resistant, but it’s water-resistant, wind-resistant, abrasion resistant & highly breathable. Its hydrophobic insulation
keeps you warm – even when wet – and is made from 100% recycled post-consumer water bottles. It boasts 8 hidden pockets, subtle branding, a tailored fit, 4-way stretch, stylish design, and large insulation panels that keep
heat in and cold spots out.
“They’ve done everything they can to design the best outdoor jacket,” says Trekka’s co-founder, Chris Loizeaux.
“Please help them make this jacket a reality. Let everyone you’ve ever shared a campfire with know about it, too.”
Puffy Jacket Features:
THE ONLY CAMPFIRE-PROOF JACKET – An outdoor jacket needs to be as light and breathable as possible, even campfire-proof ones. We worked with fabric manufacturers to develop a lightweight laminated Nomex fabric that is fire resistant and waterproof. Nomex is a naturally fire-resistant fiber that is used in firefighting and industrial apparel that is now making it’s way to the outdoor industry. Finally, a jacket that won’t melt around the campfire!
Most puffy jackets claim to be waterproof by applying a durable water repellency (DWR) coating that lets water bead up and run off the jacket. That’s great, we did that too. But we went a step further and used for our exterior material a 3 layer naturally waterproof and breathable fabric that is designed up to a 10 meter water column. That is the quality of waterproof in most $200+ rain shells.
Since the fabric we selected for our exterior material is waterproof it also is inherently windproof. Most jackets on the market are wind resistant which means that they block some of the wind, but not all… Ours blocks ALL the wind – keeping you warmer.
Polartec® Power Fill™ is a premium insulation made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content
This proprietary insulation provides greater warmth retention in colder conditions, without added weight or bulk– ideal for a variety of activities where body heat can’t ensure proper warmth. Polartec® Power Fill™ is a soft and pliable matrix of polyester fibers engineered with a distinct geometric shape. A unique process bonds the hollow fibers, which gives Power Fill™ unmatched warmth, durability & comfort. This matrix forms thousands of small air pockets that continuously capture and contain body heat while maintaining a resilient, equalized thermal layer between the colder air on the outside and the warmer temperatures inside. The polyester fiber’s inherent hydrophobic properties also work to ensure that Polartec® Power Fill™ resists moisture absorption and dries quickly while maintaining a high warmth to weight ratio.
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