PERFORMANCE PRODUCT SEASON
As avid outdoor enthusiasts, we at Mountain Khakis are always on the lookout for the best materials to use in our outdoor apparel. Nylon is one material we've come to love and trust for its durability and performance. In this blog post, we'll share the benefits of using nylon in outdoor clothes and why we typically choose it over polyester.
When it comes to outdoor activities, durability is key. Nylon is a highly durable material resistant to abrasion and tearing, making it perfect for outdoor apparel exposed to rough terrain and harsh conditions. In fact, nylon is so tough that it's often used in high-performance ropes, cords, and even seat belts! That's why we choose nylon for our pants, jackets, and other outdoor apparel that needs to withstand the elements.
Being comfortable while you're out in nature is crucial, and that's where nylon really shines. Nylon is highly breathable, meaning it allows air to circulate through the fabric, keeping you cool and comfortable even when you're working up a sweat. This is especially important in warmer climates, where overheating can lead to discomfort and dehydration.
When you're out in the wilderness, the weather can be unpredictable. That's why we choose nylon over polyester for our outdoor apparel - nylon is naturally water-resistant, making it perfect for rainy days or water activities like kayaking and rafting. Nylon fibers repel water, which means it dries faster than other materials, so you can stay comfortable even in wet conditions.
DWR (Durable Water Resistance)
DWR coating is a common treatment applied to our nylon fabrics at Mountain Khakis to further enhance water-resistance. The coating creates a barrier on the surface of the fabric that causes water to bead up and roll off rather than soaking in.
Easy to Clean
Outdoor adventures can be dirty, but cleaning up after them doesn't have to be a hassle. Nylon is incredibly easy to clean and maintain, making it a great choice for outdoor apparel. It resists stains and odors, and can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth or thrown in the washing machine.