The world’s strongest and lightest fiber is hitting the slopes. The Dyneema Project collaborated with technical apparel designer Conroy Nachtigall to develop an alpine jacket with Dyneema Composite Fabric.
“Dyneema Composite Fabrics is a precise high-tech material yet still looks unfinished and raw due to its signature crinkly look,” said Nachtigall. “It’s a fabric but isn’t a fabric, bonded instead of woven, super lightweight yet super tough. Dyneema shifts perceptions. And that’s what I try to do with apparel: to have the wearer shift their idea of what they can do based on what they’re wearing.”
The jacket is accompanied with a new film called “Sending It,” part of the The Dyneema Project. The program pairs innovative designers and brands with state-of-the-art mills to create performance fabrics and apparel.
The fiber company is making inroads in denim, working with companies like motorcycle apparel brand, Saint, and Levi’s for the 501 Strong series.
Dyneema offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. The man-made fiber is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40 percent stronger than aramid fibers, both on weight for weight basis. The fiber also floats on water and is extremely durable and resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals.