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Wolfskin Tech Lab was awarded the ISPO Gold Award for its Storm Shell jacket engineered by Burlington, a textile solution firm. Its unisex waterproof and windproof jacket is “ultra-clean,” with no visible seams inside or outside the garment. The ISPO awards recognize and honor revolutionary products in the sporting goods sector.

Designed by Jack Wolfskin, the Wolfskin Tech Lab collection utilized Burlington’s Xalt Garment System technology, which integrates an invisible, reinforced seam structure in its extreme outer garments. More specifically, its proprietary Xalt GS technology enables soft-shell and hard-shell garment constructions with hidden seams, via its flexible, laminated fabrics. Wolfskin Tech Lab designs outerwear wear for adventurous urbanites, touting ideologies such as “born in the city” and “urban meets function” as well as “nature meets technology.”

Nelson Bebo, vice president of technical sales development for Burlington, said its “Xalt technology allows us to create laminated seams that are both impermeable and invisible which gives the garment a clean, sleek look both inside and out and it eliminates any abrasive or irritating seams inside. The first question most people ask when they see the garment is, ‘Where are the seams?’”

Based in Greensboro, N.C., Burlington has provided textile solutions for performance and specialty apparel fabrics, activewear, advanced uniform fabrics and technical fabrics for more than 95 years. Its Xalt GS technology is part of the firm’s Xalt Xtreme Allweather Laminate Technology, a collection of proprietary fabrics brought to the market in 2016. Notable fabric properties include breathable, insulated, stretchable, abrasion resistant, waterproof and windproof garments that also offer reverse design flexibility, the company said.

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