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Technology

We take as much pride in our partners as we do in our products. We are fortunate to work with many companies that share the same values around innovation as we do. Any good product starts with materials and our partners create a strong foundation that allows us to develop the best products for our customers.

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YKK AquaGuard® - water repellent zipper

YKK AquaGuard water repellent zippers are used on all Hillsound gaiters. The best of its kind in terms of durability and preventing debris as well as moisture from entering the gaiter. YKK is a globally renowned brand who stands for innovation and high quality.

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Flexia 3.0 - Contour-fitting, lightweight, waterproof/breathable fabric

Flexia 3.0 is a three layer waterproof/breathable ripstop fabric used on Hillsound's Armadillo LT and Super Armadillo gaiters. The ripstop weave limits the impact of tears and rips and has a higher strength to weight ratio compared to standard weave. The synthetic fibres (nylon and spandex) give the benefit of two-way stretch (in the case with our gaiters, contour-fit around the calves). Flexia 3.0 also has a C6 DWR finish, which gives the face a water and stain resistant finish and is durable for up to 50 washes.

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SuperFabric® - slash, abrasion, and stain resistant

SuperFabric's™ slash, abrasion, and stain resistant material is used on Hillsound's Super Armadillo and Super Armadillo Nano gaiters. The fabric provides a superior barrier against cuts, abrasions and punctures . Tiny raised plates prevent sharp objects from tearing the base fabric. Gaps between the plates allow breathability, flexibility, stretch and quick drying. SuperFabric is a globally renowned brand who stands for innovation and high quality.

Benefits of SuperFabric®

  • Durable + Slash Resistant
  • Breathable
  • Quick Drying
  • Stain Resistant
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    NanoSphere® - Dirt and water repellant (DWR)

    NanoSphere is a nano technology based finish used on Hillsound's Super Armadillo Nano gaiters. The technology mimics the natural self-cleaning properties of certain plants, which enables dirt (including oil) and water to simply run off the surface of the material. This keeps the gaiters clean without compromising breathability.

    Benefits of NanoSphere® 

    • High level of water resistance
    • Naturally self-cleaning
    • Less frequent washing required
    • Abrasion resistant
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      c_change® - Temperature regulating membrane with waterproof and wind repellant features

      c_change® is a temperature regulating membrane used on Hillsound's Super Armadillo Nano. The technology adjusts to body moisture levels to allow breathability or heat retention, meaning you stay warm or cool in changing conditions. The membrane also provides benefits such as wind resistance and a waterproof layer - protects the wearer in all kinds of weather and has been tested under extreme conditions.

      When the weather is HOT

      • In nature: Pine cone opens
      • In the membrane: polymer structure opens + becomes permeable for water vapour
      • Excess body heat + moisture escape to outside air

      When the weather is COLD

      • In nature: Pine cone closes
      • In the membrane: polymer structure contracts and insulates 
      • Heat retention and breathability create pleasant body climate
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        BTR Stool PhanthomLock

        PhantomLock™ - Fast and secure assembly / dismantling

        The PhantomLock™, is a proprietary technology developed by Hillsound and applied to the BTR Stool It is a technology that works behind the scenes to secure the legs of the stool when they are dispersed while also allowing the legs to retract when returned to a neutral position.