Water, wind, and soil resistance, previously found only
in synthetic fabrics, is now a feature of our popular 100% pure Amphibious
Cotton™. We teamed with Nextec, the leaders in water-repellency
technology, to transform regular cotton into a high-tech performance
fibre. Our Amphibious Cotton clothing maintains the comfortable and
breathable properties of cotton, unlike weatherproof fabrics that are
laminated, stiff, and don’t breathe.
Why other waterproofing techniques are inferior
The most basic form of performance fabric uses a DWR (durable
water repellent) treatment, applied by dipping the fabric in a chemical
bath. The resulting material repels water, but DWR is a surface treatment
with no barrier to wind, and it wears off with washings.
Laminated fabrics are created by bonding a film onto the
back of a material. Breathability is compromised and the fabric feels
stiff. If a DWR is also used, it will eventually wear off and the fabric
face will absorb water. As the water evaporates, it robs your body heat,
leaving you cold and damp.
Why Amphibious Cotton is better
In a word: softness. Our cotton poplin fabric is weatherproof at the
microscopic level; it will shed wind, water, dirt, and sweat. Each fibre
bundle is encased in an ultrathin polymer that turns back water yet
still maintains the comfortable properties of cotton. This process turns
regular cotton into a high-tech performance fibre. And no performance
fibre available can be cut into such comfortable clothing. Perfect for
travel and unpredictable weather, our Amphibious Cotton clothing ensures
that you will arrive dry, un-rumpled, and in style.
See our Amphibious Cotton Collection for Men
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| Amphibious Cotton | Bush Poplin | Cashmere | Coolest Patch Madras |
| Corduroy | IBEX | Indigo | Kalamkari | Malpai Shirts | Marquesas | Moleskin | Nextec |
| Presidential Microfibre | Rhinohide Canvas | Signature Polo | Signature Twill |
| Trask Footwear | Watershed Buckskin | Zambezi Twill |