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7th February 2019, Badineres

Berg Outdoor and Porcher Sport scoop gold award

The new GERES Zero Gravity Down Jacket made with Porcher Sport’s recycled parachute fabric. © Porcher Industries

The new GERES Zero Gravity Down Jacket made with Porcher Sport’s recycled parachute fabric. © Porcher Industries

Berg Outdoor, a customer of Porcher Sport, the Sports and Leisure Division of Porcher Industries, has been announced as the ISPO Awards 2019 Gold Winner for its GERES Zero Gravity Down Jacket in the Outdoor category. Berg Outdoor’s zero gravity down jacket represents the latest trends for sustainable produce in the outdoor sector. Made out of recycled (second grade waste) ultra-light parachute fabric and other recycled components it delivers a waterproof, highly insulated yet light weight outdoor jacket that is also easily packable.

The top layer of the jacket uses Porcher Sport’s recycled ultra-light weight parachute fabric that has been treated with an in-house formulated PU coating that is both water repellent and designed to resist the harshest of conditions. Grade B sections of the parachute material are recycled rather than scrapped and were specifically chosen for its extreme tear resistance, and its foldable, easily packable, light weight attributes.

This high-performance insulation jacket designed with a mountain to city look provides high performance protection for the real outdoor adventurer. Its lining, the Primaloft Gold Insulation Down Blend, a combination of down and ultra-fine PrimaLoft Gold fibres results in a lightweight, breathable product that is capable of retaining its insulating properties even in damp or wet conditions.

“This award is great news and we congratulate our customer Berg Outdoor. The achievement illustrates our ability to innovate and deliver high performance, market leading light weight fabrics for the outdoor performance clothing market as well as for extreme sports, plus Porcher Sport’s ongoing commitment to do this using sustainable materials and practices wherever possible,” commented Olivier Gros, Head of Porcher Sport.

Every year, ISPO honours the most exceptional sporting goods with the ISPO Award. Porcher Sport showcased the awarded zero gravity down jacket amongst other high-performance materials on their booth at ISPO Munich this week.

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