These trousers are ultra-minimalistic, packable, waterproof and windproof. And - of course - being part of our L.I.M range, they're extremely lightweight. We've constructed them from completely fluorocarbon-free 2.5 layer PROOF fabric, trimmed every spare gram from the design while maintaining the essential features and - of course - we've designed them to fit perfectly and follow your motion.
Proof fabrics are a selection of woven fabrics with stretch and with a lower impact DWR-treated face, combined with wind and waterproof membranes or coatings, which at the same time offer a good level of breathability. With a Proof garment you are equipped to meet the any element.
PFC-FREE DWR (FLUOROCARBON-FREE)
The durable water repellent action of our PFC-free DWR treatments comes from a hydrocarbon based, silicone based and/or wax based technology instead of fluorinated chemical. Irrespective of the ‘active ingredient’, all PFC-free DWR treatments used are totally free from all perfluorinated chemicals (PFC) (of course including both perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)), free from other halogenated substances and free from alkylphenolethoxylates, including nonylphenolethoxylates. The possible drawbacks are that the oil repellency and the durability of the PFC-free DWR treatments may be slightly lower than for a PFC-containing option and therefore re-treatment for water repellency may be necessary at an earlier point in time. In all, we use very good, environmentally friendly alternatives to PFC-containing DWR treatments.
Haglöf´s Take Care logo marks 76 % of their products and that´s because they are either bluesign approved, using recycled material or organic cotton.