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18,5 Micron | APANI® MERINO
APANI® MERINO wool appeals to all the senses. Its white, shiny fibres are soft to the touch. It also has a pleasant smell. A merino sheep can only produce a maximum of five kilos of wool a year. They are bred by only a limited number of farms.
1 | ISO-Shoulder
Shirts and jackets often weigh heavily on the shoulders. This is particularly so when the wind tugs at clothing that is saturated with sweat and rain, making it an easy target for cold penetration. ISO-Shoulder® provides effective protection against this. It forms an insulating layer to keep penetrating cold at bay. The material is formed in gentle waves that leave channels instead of lying flat, providing space for air at body temperature. This gives outstanding protection against chilly upper body garments.
2 | ISO CHEST
To protect the chest from wind and weather, the central ISO-Chest area builds up an insulating air zone. The cushion of warm air effectively prevents cooling.
3 | 3D BIONIC SPHERE® SYSTEM on the Chest
Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is the best place to regulate body temperature quickly and effectively. Without giving the body the impression that it is getting cold, fresh air from the 3D Bionic Sphere® System in the chest area cools down the body temperature. The air is tempered inside the ducts, working like a sluice. Hot, moist air is disposed of using the dynamics of body warmth and then replaced with new fresh air. No draughts, but perfect ventilation.
4 | SWEAT TRAPS®
Designed for large underarm areas to prevent dripping and to cool more effectively.
5 | ISO PAD
Targeted insulation of individual body parts against surrounding coldness can prevent the body from getting cold. This is why ISO-Pads retains body heat that is necessary to guarantee interior organ functionality.
6 | AIRCOMPLEX-ZONE AT THE UPPER ABDOMEN
In the solar plexus, directly under the twelfth vertebrae of the thoracic region, important nerves receive signals that influence one’s entire well-being. This shirt protects this sensitive area with special channels. Locked-in warm air insulates optimally in the cold. The system’s structure processes excess sweat from physical activity and ensures appropriate coolness in the core.
7 | AIR-CONDITIONING CHANNEL®
The AirConditioning Channel® on the inside of the arm dissipates heat at a controlled rate. The fine knitted structure immediately ducts moisture away.
8 | AKTIV-BUND®
Guarantees perfect hold without slipping or constricting.
9 | 3D BIONIC SPHERE® SYSTEM ON THE BACK
Leaves residual moisture on the skin that the body does not interpret as dampness. We have no sensors for sweat. We can only perceive sweat mechanically once drops form and begin to trickle down. Only at that point do we register “wet”. Sweat Traps® absorb this moisture before it is felt, drawing it away to be evaporated and disposing of it through thermal dynamics. Only a thin film of moisture remains on the skin. Cooling is of course not possible without moisture.
A | EVAPORATION SURFACE EXPANDER®
Evaporation of excess moisture across a large surface.
B | OUTER AIRCHANNEL
Moisture is forced out as fresh air flows in.
C | SWEAT TRAPS®
Wick away excess moisture.
B | OUTER AIRCHANNEL
When sweating stops, the cooling process is interrupted.
D | INNER AIRCHANNEL
Warm air is stored inside and insulates.
10 | EXPANSION RIBS®
The Expansion Ribs® that form the elbow cushion work similarly to the knee area, but are more finely detailed. The knitted fabric folds apart based on the accordion principle, ensuring that winter cold doesn‘t cool down the elbows. Even when sharply bent, the insulating effect is maintained through warm air stored in the interior. The flexibility of the Expansion Ribs® and the elasticity of the yarn allow a frictionless freedom of movement. Symptoms of musculature exhaustion, such as can occur when your arms are continuously bent while steering or while using the fire hose, aren‘t a factor.
Plus X Award
“Winning and rewarded for high quality and functionality at world’s biggest technology-, sport- and lifestyle contest, which honours manufacturers for their quality advantages.”
IF Product design award
- environmental impact (either in production or use)
- degree of innovation
- comparison with existing materials and processes
- means of presentation
- potential for development”
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD
The highest official German reward, for outstanding achievements in design and for the best products. The jury judges, among other things, the degree of innovation, technical functions and product aesthetics.
red dot design award
“Rewarded for innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, symbolic and emotional content, and self-explanatory aspects.”