In February 2006 a few of the Glossop Mountain Rescue Team went for a long weekend to Glen Coe. We took the opportunity to test a variety of prototype jackets.
Other photographs from 2008, 2009 and 2012.
Grangers has joined forces with Oxfam in their Fabric 4 Life project. Outdoor kit donated to Oxfam will be reproofed by Grangers and resold through the Oxfam shops, making them some money. Reusable always trumps recyclable, this time in more ways than one!
FurTech garments are manufactured in Bulgaria and imported by truck. Our garments travel a fraction of the distance of those produced by most outdoor companies who manufacture in the Far East or South America.
FurTech garments have no fragile membrane to delaminate, crack or puncture. Re-proofing our garments with Grangers 2in1 (or similar products) means that they will continue working for many, many years. They are also easily repairable.
We recommend using Grangers because independent tests have shown thet their durable water repellency lasts the longest and it doesn't leave wax on the FurTech transparent visor (if you use a wax based brand then the residue can be carefully wiped off with a soapy cloth, taking care not to get soap on the jacket). Grangers have enhanced their green credentials by developing products suitable for low temperature wash cycles. They are certified under ISO 14001 for environmental standards.
FurTech garments can be darned or patched using synthetic fabrics and thread. Just sew the inner and outer fabric separately and re-proof with Grangers or a similar product. Repairability always trumps recyclability!