We have long been at the forefront of developing high-performance waterproof accessories for the outdoor enthusiast. Central to our innovative product line is our own patented Aquasealz™ technology, manufactured right here in Norfolk.
The Evolution of Aquasealz™ Technology
The genesis of Aquasealz™ can be traced back 25 years to Sealskinz's founding principle. A commitment to addressing the needs of East Anglian adventurers who brave the harshest conditions.
By experiencing the shortcomings of traditional waterproof materials, many of which end to compromise breathability when worn directly against the skin, our brand's founders were driven to innovate. They pursued the development of a solution that would not force a choice between moisture protection and breathability but would instead deliver both.
Remember, no matter how warm or waterproof your socks and gloves are, when they lack breathability moisture cannot escape and when moisture cannot escape your extremities will get cold and damp.
How Aquasealz™ Technology Works
At its core, Aquasealz™ technology is a sophisticated membrane system. This technology employs a triple-layer design consisting of a high-performance hydrophilic membrane sandwiched between a durable outer layer and a soft, moisture-wicking inner layer.
Hydrophilic membranes are made from materials that attract water molecules. Unlike their hydrophobic counterparts, which repel water.
The advantage? Our membranes allow moisture vapor from the body to escape to the outside, keeping the wearer dry and comfortable. This is achieved through a process known as moisture vapor transmission and relies on the principle of diffusion, where moisture moves from an area of higher temperature (inside the glove or sock) to an area of low temperature (outside).
This ingenious design ensures that your hands and feet remain dry and comfortable, no matter the conditions outside.
Advantages of Aquasealz™ Technology
Waterproofing: Aquasealz™ technology provides a reliable barrier against rain, snow, and standing water, keeping you dry in the most challenging weather conditions.
Sand and Mudproof: If water can’t penetrate our membrane, then neither can sand or mud. This is a key reason why our accessories are trusted by the British military.
Breathability: Unlike traditional waterproof materials that can lead to overheating,dampness and discomfort when close to your skin. Aquasealz™ allows your skin to breathe.
Durability: Designed to withstand the rigours of outdoor activities, products featuring Aquasealz™ are built to last, offering exceptional resistance to wear and tear.
Comfort: With its soft inner layer and flexible construction, Acquasealz™ ensures that comfort is never compromised, even during extended use.
Whether you're an avid hiker, cyclist, runner, or simply someone who appreciates the great outdoors, products featuring Aquasealz ™ technology are designed to enhance your outdoor experiences, ensuring that you can pursue your adventures with confidence, no matter the weather.
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