CES officially kicked off today in Las Vegas and The North Face wasted no time unveiling their newest technology, FUTURELIGHT™. A breathable and waterproof fabric, the new material will be some of the most advanced technology used on outerwear to-date.
FUTURELIGHT™ was developed using Nanospinning technology, which creates Nano-level holes that add air permeability into the membrane of the fabric without sacrificing its waterproofing ability. Nanospinning also allows designers to adjust not only the breathability of the material but also its weight, stretch, texture, durability and most importantly, construction (knit or woven).
Scott Mellin, the Global General Manager of Mountain Sports at The North Face says, "With FUTURELIGHT™ we can theoretically use the technology to make anything breathable, waterproof and for the first time, comfortable." The fabric has been tested by the brand's global athletes and used in some of the harshest environments on Earth including Mount Everest.
You can expect the FUTURELIGHT™ fabric to start making its way into consumer products in The North Face's Fall 2019 collections and in future performance collections. In the meantime, you can hit the slopes with The North Face's "Rage Collection," releasing on January 16.