ThruDark Technologies DIVISION
DEVELOP | INTEGRATE | TEST
TESTED BY FORMER UK SPECIAL FORCES
As UK Special Forces operators, we were equipped with the highest specification kit and clothing for the operation at hand. That said, we were always critical of the way it performed and we are at the forefront of developing it to meet our exacting demands. Our elite background and years of experience working within this high calibre environment, we feel, gives us a distinct advantage over our competitors. We know what works, and we strip the excess to leave you with a product like no other. We put in the hard yards personally, so you need only to embrace and enjoy the elements and adventure without worrying about your clothing letting you down.
FROM DOOR KICKING TO FABRIC PULLING
ThruDark co-founders meticulously select every fabric for the products you see before you. In order to develop the best possible outerwear, we then follow the process from initial design and then first prototype/sample. This prototype garment is then tested in all weather extremes to ascertain its overall functional capability. We then return the prototype (if it’s still in one piece) and implement any design and/or fabric changes required for the next iteration. This process repeats, and then repeats some more, until we are completely happy with the final outcome. The finalised prototype then moves into production at our Italian factory. ThruDark garments aren’t simply replications of existing products sourced from Far East countries and rebranded; each and everyone of our products undergoes this same meticulous process.
Thrudark Patch System
Military call sign patches are utilised to indicate specific units, groups and individuals on the battlefield. These specific unit/squadron patches are worn by assaulters with tremendous pride. In most cases, these patches are earned by the respective individual and only issued once that individual has proven themselves worthy to carry the patch into battle. The ThruDark patch system was something we wanted to include in order to bridge across into the civilian world. A feeling a brotherhood, of belonging. By including the ThruDark patch on to your garment, you are proudly indicating your allegiance to the brand and carrying forth that honour and pride with you.
Designed by Special Forces Sniper
ThruDark Heritage Camouflage Liner
Our bespoke ThruDark patented camouflage liner was designed personally by ourselves. Years of operating as a Special Forces sniper instructor meant selecting and designing our own camouflage was something unique to our brand heritage and story and is an incredible finishing touch to our products. Camouflage, and its application to real world environment, is something we are very accustomed to. To see and not been seen. This particular ThruDark camouflage includes wolf hair, water elements and stone blended together to create a truly unique print. This is on selected jackets only and does not feature on every product.
Be searchable: In case of avalanches and emergencies or if lost in the outdoors, RECCO rescue reflectors make you searchable by organised rescue teams searching with RECCO detectors. RECCO TECHNOLOGY IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR AN AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVER.
THE COHAESIVE SYSTEM
The Cohæsive™ System embeds functional components into the fabric of a garment. It includes an engineered adhesive, tools and procedures to install the world’s best cord management hardware. The cordlock redefined. Every detail has been scrutinised to provide the best experience for design teams, factories, and above all… the end user.
– Direct grip, easy one-handed adjustments
– Covertly installed components make the technology almost invisible
– Embedded components become as strong as the fabric around them
A FIBRE 15 TIMES STRONGER THAN STEEL
Dyneema® is the trade name given to fibers made with high molecular weight polyethylene. Its properties, such as its strength, lightness, versatility and resistance to chemical and abrasive, agents, make it an ideal yarn for high performance technical fabrics.Dyneema® brand has become a benchmark yarn for this type of fibers, lighter than any other similar yarn on the market and being constantly improved through R&D.
PERTEX® QUANTUM PRO
ULTRA THIN WATER RESISTANT COATING TO PROVIDE INCREASED WEATHER RESISTANCE FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS.
By combining a tightly woven face fabric with a microporous coating, Pertex® Quantum Pro delivers a very high level of water resistance whilst remaining lightweight, soft and breathable. The increased weather resistance and durable construction means these fabrics are ideal for use in cold or damp environments where keeping warm and dry is crucial.
– Highly water resistant
– Durable construction
– Maximises the thermal efficiency of insulation
Toughened with a specially engineered Swiss Schoeller® fabric containing ceramic coating technology. When knitted fabrics are subjected to serious abrasion, for example in cycling, the new Schoeller® ceramic coating technology is the ideal solution. The unique ceramic coating offers reliable protection and a high level of comfort even in extremely elastic knitted fabrics. This innovative coating technique involves binding fine ceramic particles firmly onto the textiles, providing protection from excessive wear and tear as well as pilling. 4-way stretch, abrasion resistance, breathable, reflective and hydrophilic.
c_change® & coldblack®
Our 3-layer waterproof ripstop from Schoeller®, featuring c_change® membrane adapts to ambient conditions. Fabric fibres open up allowing excess heat and moisture to escape to the outside air, but at times of low activity remain closed keeping heat close to the body.
At higher temperatures or during sports activities, the polymer structure of the c_change® membrane opens in response to the correspondingly intense moisture development. Excess heat and moisture can escape to the outside air. In the cold, or at times of low activity, the membrane remains closed. As a result of the lower moisture development, the polymer structure contracts and keeps the heat close to the body. Shivering or chilling are effectively prevented.
Dark-colored textiles absorb both visible and invisible sunlight, meaning both heat and light. In all types of textiles, coldblack® reduces this absorption of thermal radiation. This function is particularly effective in the case of darker colours. The result is a noticeably better heat management.
Breathable shelter from the storm. At eVent, we believe that waterproof/breathable should also mean dry and comfortable. eVent fabrics was the first to engineer and use patented Direct Venting technology so rain can’t get in but sweat can get out instantly.
– Highly water proof
– Wind proof
– Extremely breathable
ALL-WEATHER COTTON TEXTILE
Wartime England was in full swing, with pilots flying over the Atlantic in need of a garment that was both comfortable in the cockpit, but also protective should they hit the water. That’s where Ventile® fabric was born.
Life expectancy of a pilot in the sea increased from just four, to over twenty minutes – the time it would take to recover a pilot in the water. Survival rates increased by 80%. The cotton used to manufacture Ventile was selected from extra-long cotton stable fibres, which is only found in the top 2% of the world’s cotton crop. This enabled thin yarns of outstanding strength to be spun and woven – an essential element in the construction of Ventile.
Today, Ventile is still used by fighter pilots the world over. The fabrics incredible properties have seen its use extended into many other demanding locations, from Himalayan mountaineering to Polar exploration. Ventile’s versatility embraces everything from extreme to leisure environments. In 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary reached the world’s highest point on the first summit of Everest in a garment made of Ventile® fabric. In 1979 Adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes crossed the Arctic clothed in Ventile®.
Unrelenting Pursuit of Excellence
Technologies and Fabrics
Cut from a different cloth
Integrated auto locking & quick release cord locking mechanism systems
Reinforced armour placed onto strategic high abrasion areas
Know No Boundaries
Super light and high tensile abrasion resistance fabric incorporated in our bespoke summit suits
The World's Strongest Fibre
Cutting edge waterproof fabrics for people who demand the very best performance
A Waterproof Breath Of Fresh Air
Premium Italian lightweight ripstop fabrics utilised in our liners
It's not bullet proof, but then it shouldn't need to be
Miracles Of Science
High output activity 4 way stretch fleece
Impossible Is Possible
Super high loft insulation for extreme adventures
Impossible Is Possible
Gold standard synthetic down for insulation at it's finest
Feel The Performance
Embedded technology integrated to make you visible when your life depends on it
Advanced Rescue Technology
Italian high quality 4 way stretch material integrated into the areas that need no failure
Swiss fabrics that provide world leading abrasion resistance
Sustainably-Produced Textiles & Technologies
The highest quality hydrophobic down currently available on the market
100% Responsible Italian Goose Down.
Italian innovation fabric technology for every eventuality
Premium zippers throughout for no fail scenarios
LITTLE PARTS, BIG DIFFERENCE