G-Loft Supreme is Fjällräven’s new synthetic padding with an exceptionally high insulating capacity, even in wet conditions. The material was developed exclusively for Fjällräven by insulation experts at Goldeck Textil in Austria.
The unique blend of hollow and super-thin polyester fibres – 10 per cent of which is recycled polyester – has a natural, “cluster”-forming ability, just like high-quality down, which means it creates lots of small air pockets that insulate the wearer against the cold. The molecular structure of the fibres provides a “memory effect”, meaning that they automatically return to their original fluffy spiral form after compression. This ability to recover persists even after repeated washes and long-term use. It is the blend of recycled polyester, which is slightly more rigid than natural fibres, which gives the material its unique springiness.
G-Loft Supreme is also quick-drying, ventilated, very compressible and easy to wash.
Fjällräven uses G-Loft Supreme in products that need to be both very insulating and extremely water resistant – e.g. for hiking or canoeing – as well as lightweight and easy to stow in a backpack etc.
“After testing and evaluating G-Loft® Supreme we are very impressed by its properties – it is light, warm and has an excellent “down feel”, while at the same time having all the advantages of synthetic padding in wet conditions.”