SELECTING THE RIGHT PARTNER
TORAY INTERNATIONAL INC.
Based out of Japan, Toray International Inc. has a vertically integrated structure that gives them a unique ability to design and produce custom textiles that solve specific real world issues. 3DeFX+® is a garment concept that brings together a unique combination of fabrics, insulation, and sewing technology for elite performance in a wide range of conditions and exertion levels paired with unmatched breathability and durability. This technology enables us to create warm, ultralight, breathable, stretchable, packable insulation that can be paired with our waterproof, windproof, and breathable hardshell for an extremely versatile winter layering system.
DESIGNED TO LAYER OR STAND ALONE
NEXT GENERATION INSULATION
Keeping athletes comfortable during cold weather is a challenge. Insulation jackets, while warm, can become stuffy when you start sweating during exercise. Toray International Inc. has innovated the entire insulation production process to solve this problem, ensuring comfort throughout physical activity. 3DeFX+™ represents a next generation solution, achieved by blending advanced technologies across fibers, insulation, fabric, and stitching.
THE ARCTIC FOX - INSPIRED BY NATURE
In the unforgiving Arctic environment, where Arctic foxes brave extreme cold, 3DeFX+ found inspiration in their two-layered fur structure. Emulating this natural marvel, 3DeFX+ incorporates 4 types of multi-denier, hollow-core, spiral yarns with a layer of thin yarns close to the body and a layer of thicker yarns towards the exterior. The 3D spiral structure enables a lighter, thinner layer of insulation to capture more insulating air between the fibers, unlike anything else on the market.
STAY COMFORTABLE BOOTPACKING, RIDING THE CHAIR,AND DESCENDING
The 3D spiral structure of 3DeFX+ enhances its ability to capture and hold air. Air is an excellent insulator, and the trapped air within the insulation acts as a thermal buffer. It can absorb excess heat from the body when you're warm and release it when you're cold, helping to maintain a comfortable temperature. This thermoregulating effect keeps you warm in cold conditions and prevents overheating when you're active, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of outdoor sports and weather conditions.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & STRETCH FIT
A BARRIER FROM THE COLD
MADE TO PUSH THE LIMITS
STRETCHABLE & BREATHABLE
Innovative materials and design allow 3DeFX+ to have 4-way stretch without compromising warmth or breathability. The 3D spiral structure enhances this multidirectional stretch, providing 360-degree flexibility without any fiber migration. Unlike typical insulation, 3DeFX+ doesn't require fabric coatings and non-stretch fabrics to prevent insulation migration, allowing for the use of stretch fabrics with significantly higher breathability in both the interior and exterior of the jacket.
AS IF YOU AREN'T WEARING ANYTHING
WARMTH WITHOUT RESTRICTION
The top comparison reveals stretch ratios for both outstretched and folded arms, whether the body is bare or clad in 3DeFX+™ insulation— the outcomes are nearly indistinguishable. The inherent stretch of 3DeFX+™ seamlessly adapts to the body's natural positions and movements, ensuring a comfortable fit and wearability that mirrors the body's motion effortlessly.
The lower graphic analyzes clothing pressure, employing the folded arms (air-packed method), 3DeFX+™ records a measurement of less than 1 kpa, roughly equivalent to one-third of the clothing pressure typically associated with conventional outdoor attire. This translates into an elevated level of comfort and freedom of movement, setting a new standard for wearability and ease of motion.
THE MOST CHALLENGING CONDITIONS
BUILT FOR BADWEATHER
Engineered to endure the most challenging wet conditions while maintaining warmth. Alongside an external DWR coating on the face fabric, a specialized 30% silicon yarn on the insulation's surface repels water droplets, preventing them from permeating the insulation and preserving heat retention. One of the benefits of synthetic insulation is that it can continue to retain heat when wet. However, when other synthetic insulations become saturated their ability to retain heat is significantly reduced.
MADE TO PUSH THE LIMITS
STRETCHABLE & BREATHABLE
Innovative materials and design allow 3DeFX+ 4-way stretch without compromising warmth or breathability. The 3D spiral structure enhances this multidirectional stretch, providing 360-degree flexibility without any fiber migration. Unlike typical insulation, 3DeFX+ doesn't require fabric coatings and non-stretch fabrics to prevent insulation migration, allowing for the use of stretch fabrics with significantly higher breathability in both the interior and exterior of the jacket.
No ordinary fleece
Plush Karuishi fleece is of blend of warmth, breathability, and stretch throughout the side panels. Its unique structure allows air circulation, regulating temperature and moisture. This results in greater comfort during activities while maintaining insulation. Additionally, Karuishi fleece boasts exceptional stretch, ensuring freedom of movement.
SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH DURABILITY - KEEP YOUR GEAR OUTOF THE LANDFILL
50% RECYCLED INSULATION & ENGINEERED TO LAST LONGER
3DeFX+ insulation was able to achieve a recycled rate of fifty percent without compromising existing functionality. The stunner stretch nylon fabric adds enhanced durability for an insulation piece. We design all of our products to be as durable as possible, to meet our performance needs, and are always looking for options that are better for the planet and the wild places we call home.
We envision a circular commerce system that eliminates waste and pollution, giving used clothing a second life. Enter AKOVA RENEWED™️, our gear renewal program. It empowers customers to trade in their used gear, receive a 30% discount off their next purchase, and shop for quality used apparel.