Outdoor textile specialist Pertex, based in Clitheroe, U.K., is introducing fabrics featuring abrasion-resistant CS10 technology for fall 2016.

Pertex fabrics with CS10 technology use yarns with diamond-shaped filaments that lock together to provide an ultrastable construction, the company explained. These tightly interlocking filaments give the fabrics superb abrasion resistance along with improved water-beading properties.

Pertex said fabrics with CS10 technology have more than twice the abrasion resistance of fabrics made with traditional circular filament yarns. While highly durable, Pertex said these fabrics are soft to the touch, down-proof and offer a fashionable sheen.

Pertex, which has an established following among outdoor enthusiasts for its lightweight yet durable performance fabrics, said CS10 fabrics have been adopted for performance outdoor apparel by such brands as Berghaus, Montane, Mammut, Peak Performance and Salewa for next year’s fall and winter season.

Pertex with CS10 technology will be presented along with the entire Pertex range at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City on Jan. 7 to 10 and at ISPO in Munich on Jan. 24 to 27.

Founded in the Seventies by mountaineer Hamish Hamilton and Perseverance Mills Ltd. Pertex is based on Hamilton’s theory known as capillary action — the concept that moisture would move along the microscopic capillaries within a woven fabric, spreading over a larger surface where it quickly dried — applied to polyamide yarns.

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