Cutting edge insulation system
The GRAnaREC features the first ever graphene integrated insulation system. The thermal properties of Graphene rockets the warmth level that the recycled polyester insulation gives you. With only 80g/m2 fill there is no downside on weight or volume. Thousands of air pockets generated by the fibers retain heat to keep you warm. The far infrared properties of Graphene dramatically improves its performance to keep you warm when it’s cold and to keep you fresh when the going gets active.
20D Nylon 66 - A favorite in military field
On the shell and lining, Graphene X uses 100% 20D nylon 66. Nylon66 yarn was developed by DuPont in 1937 and is provided to us by Toray (Japan originary). Exceptional mechanical stretch, super breathable and extraordinary abrasion resistance makes of this fabric a favorite in the military field. All this while feeling incredibly soft thanks to the micro-texture they called “nano”.
Keeps performing when wet
The effectiveness of traditional down jackets decreases as moisture causes the down clusters to stick together and screws their ability to trap warm air. Besides they dry really slow. On the GRAnaREC, the Graphene integrated polyester fibers form air pockets that keep you warm, dry and comfortable even when wet. Besides, they dry much faster. To complement this, the GRAnaREC is coated with their top-performing Eco Bionic PFC free water repellent.
Densely compressed filaments for extreme compression
The short-staple filament insulation design features short strands of fine-denier filaments that are densely compressed to reduce heat loss. It also allows the jacket to be extremely compressible and self-pack in its chest pocket. This design helps in getting the same feel of softness and flexibility you see in down jackets without their cons.
The A-team of devices are here
Graphene-X doesn't cut corners and every single element they use on the GRAnaREC is literally the best of the best found on the market. Every single one of the zippers in this state-of-the-art mid-layer is from YKK (even the ones you can’t see) and even though their production lead time is over 90 days and their cost 3-5times more than the second best of the market this is how we run. When developing goods, there’s only one way to go.
The perfect sidekick for the Alpha Series Shell jacket
The GRAnaREC is the perfect match for the 3L Alpha Series shell jacket when facing the harshest colds.When exposed to hardcore lower temperatures the GRAnaREC completely insulates you while the Alpha does the rest of the job keeping the elements out. This is the ultimate combo of layers.
The power of pockets
Two frontal pockets, one chest pocket, one hidden massive rear pocket, one inner zippered pocket and one inner open pocket. Invisible YKK zippers all across so only you know where your stuff is. The GRAnaREC does not go shy on storage space so you can be fully prepared to excel in whatever your day throws at you.
No to animal cruelty
Since humans started caring about the world we live in (not long ago) down insulation has been linked to animal cruelty. Just get the image of a bird being live-plucked... easy to get why this is just not right huh?
However, during the last years, there has been market leaders announcing "Ethical Down" programs and other similar methodologies to "do things the right way". Well, evidence shows they're highly unreliable. They normally base their pillars only on certificates as the brand has no control over the supply chain of their providers. If this is an actual problem for the industry titans you can just imagine what's the situation for the rest. You can even hear people saying that down is a byproduct of the food industry as we still eat the animals. What they don’t mention is the cruelty behind live-plucking a bird before it gets slaughtered (it doesn’t work well for them if they do it the other way around.
Graphene-X believes that material science is the road to get to the best performing products while not hurting anyone. They are committed to delivering outstanding products but at the expense of no one.