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Technology

  • VaporDry
    VaporDry

    This family of technically advanced fabrics utilizes cutting-edge moisture movement capabilities through an innovative raised dot system on the interior of the fabric that expands and increases the fabric surface area for quicker evaporation. This allows the wearer to stay cooler and drier during any level of activity or change in climate.

  • AirShield Elite

    AirShield Elite is used in our most premium windproof products. It offers the most comfortable level of breathability by combining high moisture-vapor transfer rates and air permeability at all body temperatures. Traditional wind barrier membrane technologies require high levels of user exertion (high body heat) before the breathability kick in. Like Dry.Q Elite, AirShield Elite is an instant-on technology. It starts breathing the minute you put it on, regardless of temperature or level of exertion, so you stay drier and more comfortable.

  • AirShield Active

    AirShield Active is used to meet the high-movement, high-breathability and low weight requirements of outdoor aerobic sports. The technology allows us to combine wind barrier technologies with superlight and stretch fabrics in ways that have never been done before. By engineering fabrics layer by layer, we can create garments for athletes like ultra-runners that offer the wind protection of a hardshell with the lightweight stretch and moisture management of a running top.

  • AirShield Core

    AirShield Core garments are made for outdoor enthusiasts whose needs don’t require the elite levels of performance offered by AirShield Elite. AirShield Core offers state-of-the-art windproof protection with durability and breathability metrics that meet or exceed industry standards. Unlike most outdoor apparel manufacturers, we don’t source pre-finished fabrics. We engineer each AirShield Core fabric layer by layer, combining face and backing materials with different benefits to best meet the needs of the intended user, climate and activity.

  • Cool.Q ZERO

    Cool.Q ZERO is a sweat-activated cooling technology. Its tiny circles are filled with a lightweight, sweat-activated cooling agent that lowers the overall temperature of the fabric, accelerates the wicking process and helps your body minimize heat and maximize energy.

  • Dry.Q Elite

    Dry.Q Elite is used in our most premium waterproof-breathable products. It offers the most comfortable level of breathability by combining high moisture-vapor transfer rates and air permeability at all body temperatures. Traditional waterproof-breathable technologies require high levels of user exertion (high body heat) before the breathability kicks in. Dry.Q Elite is instant-on technology. It starts breathing the instant you put it on, regardless of temperature or level of exertion for waterproof, windproof performance like you’ve always wanted, guaranteed.

  • Dry.Q Active

    Dry.Q Active is used to meet the high-movement, high-breathability and low weight requirements of aerobic sports like running and skate skiing. The technology allows us to combine the waterproof protection of a hard shell with superlight and stretch fabrics. By engineering fabrics layer by layer and by combining performance fabrics in new ways, we can give athletes the protection of a rain-jacket with the lightweight stretch and moisture-management of a running top.

  • Dry.Q Core

    Dry.Q Core garments are made for outdoor enthusiasts whose needs don’t require the elite levels of performance offered by Dry.Q Elite. Dry.Q Core offers state-of-the-art waterproof-breathability with durability and breathability metrics that meet or exceed industry standards. Unlike most outdoor apparel manufacturers, we don’t source pre-finished fabrics. We engineer each Dry.Q Core fabric layer by layer, combining face and backing materials with different benefits to best meet the needs of the intended user, climate and activity.

  • Dry.Q EVAP

    Dry.Q EVAP provides drier feeling waterproof-breathable protection. It combines the industry-leading waterproof-breathability of Dry.Q with EVAP, an interior-surface wicking technology that accelerates evaporation for more breathability and comfort.

  • Ghost Whisperer Fabric

    Every now and then a fabric comes along that completely redefines what can be expected from a piece of outerwear. The creation of the Ghost Whisperer fabric has allowed us to develop some of the lightest garments on the market today, and has helped elite athletes push their sports to new heights.

  • OutDry

    Traditional “waterproof” gloves quickly get heavy as water loads between the shell fabric and the waterproof liner. OutDry® is different. OutDry® is a patented construction technology that bonds a waterproof-breathable membrane directly to the shell fabric. There’s no gap to load with water so gloves stay, light and dry. And with no extra layer of water, gloves breathe better and stay flexible.

  • Q.Shield

    Q.Shield with ion-mask technology fuses extreme water repellency directly into shell fabrics. Q.Shield gloves repel water like a force-field. Dunk a Q.Shield glove in water and it will come out completely dry. The treatment has no effect on feel or breathability and will perform for the life of the glove.

  • Q.Shield Down

    Q.Shield DOWN is a giant leap forward in down performance. Individual down fibers are infused with a permanent water repellency that helps retain loft and maintain insulating performance even when exposed to moisture.

    Q.Shield DOWN is water-resistant down insulation. Individual down fibers are infused with a permanent water repellency that helps maintain insulating performance even when exposed to moisture so the down keeps you warm even when wet.

  • Thermal.Q Elite

    Ounce for ounce, the warmest synthetic insulation ever made
    Thermal.Q Elite is designed to mimic the structure of down. It uses stiff fibers to create a unique 3D grid structure and fine fibers to fill in the gaps the structure creates. The result is synthetic insulation that is 20% warmer for its weight than the nearest competitor with better compression rebound.

  • Wick.Q EVAP

    Wick.Q EVAP is a wicking technology that provides faster, drier moisture management. Its network of tiny channels disperses moisture more efficiently, improving evaporation and keeping the wearer cool and dry.

  • Wick.Q Wool

    Exclusive to Mountain Hardwear, Wick.Q Wool a wool, polypropylene blend that dries quickly and wicks efficiently like a synthetic. It also provides the consistent warmth of natural wool, making it the perfect fabric for primary layering. Plus, it’s machine washable.