D (Denier) measurement
"D" stands for
Denier. It's a numbering system for fibers, filaments and
yarns, in which the lower numbers are lighter/finer and
the higher numbers heavier/coarser, and are sometimes used
in the technical descriptions of tents.
D-Doors - tents
to the side of tents
to eliminate contact with the ground and thus preventing
wear and helping to keep zippers clean. D-Doors can also
offer additional venting options too.
Aluminum Tent Poles
DAC is a Korean
manufacturer, who specialises in making high quality tent
poles. DAC Featherlite Poles provide the strong support
demanded by some tents while remaining very light in weight.
They are often used in ultralight
and lightweight tents.
- Climbing Equipment
Chains were originally designed for big wall climbing
as it is nothing more than a sling
that has been sewn together to produce dozens of short loops,
allowing the user to adjust the sling to a desired length.
A. Daisy Chains
should never be used as a belay equalisation tool by the
use of the pockets. A shock load could easily 'pop' a pocket
leading to a chain reaction of critical loading.
B. Daisy Chains
should never be used as a sling unless it is between the
two end pockets only.
Always seek expert
advice before a climb.
- Climbing Equipment
are in the shape of a D and move most of the force onto
the spine of the karabiner which is the strongest part making
the karabiner stronger - but slightly more expensive.
Denier is a numbering
system for fibers, filaments and yarns, in which the lower
numbers are lighter/finer and the higher numbers heavier/coarser,
and are sometimes used in the technical descriptions of
- Lowe Alpine
has been developed in conjunction with Lowe Alpine team
of mountain athletes and features an extremely durable nylon
woven outer face, a wicking soft-brushed inner and built-in
stretch for exceptional comfort whilst your out enjoying
the great outdoors. This lightweight soft-shell fabric is
wind and water resistant, durable and very breathable. Created
exclusively for Lowe Alpine, Desertweave fabrics are perfect
for backpackers, trekkers and adventure travellers who need
protection against wear, tear and weather anywhere in the
to Lowe Alpine
- Durable and
light in weight
- Packable and
compressible, but crease resistant and non-iron.
- UPF sun-protection
- Ultra quick-drying
Rip - Berghaus
An ultra lightweight,
high density nylon woven fabric with a single diagonal weave
resulting in excellent wear resistance - used in a variety
of outdoor gear especially rucsacks.
A double storm
flap, secured by snap studs and hook/loop, shields zips
from wind and rain. The zip is two-way, so you can open
jacket progressively from top or bottom to aid ventilation
where you want it.
Down Fill Power
The fill power
rating for down is an indication of the down used to 'loft',
and is often used in the description of sleeping
bags and insulated
jackets. The number given (e.g. 600+ down fill power)
is the amount of volume one ounce of down will fill in cubic
inches. In addition to being lighter and more compressible
for the same warmth rating, which is naturally very important
to people carrying their sleeping bag each day on a hike
down will retain its loft for longer, with Eastern European
(especially Polish) down producers creating what is regarded
to be the best down available on the market today. Fill
Power is often graded between 600 (necessary for typical
cold or variable weather) and 900 (necessary for extreme
A tent with the
DryGuy system includes guy lines that will not wick, freeze
or hold water like webbing guy-outs.
Dry mesh and
fast drying lining to protect waterproof membrane
Dry Zone's garment
technology maps and identifies areas vulnerable to moisture
build-up from high-activity outdoor sports and helps the moisture
escape more efficiently, increasing comfort. The fabric has
a more open knit that allows fabric to escape faster, improving
comfort. Dry Zone has also been designed to seamlessly accommodate
the different needs of men and women too across a range of
different Lowe Alpine products.
700 denier texturised
nylon face fabric, and used in daysacs and rucsacks.
1000 denier texturised nylon fabric. Identical to Ardura
1000 but with a softer feel. Used in the Berghaus Mule bag
is a Polyester glove insulation with maximum warmth for
minimum bulk - providing a versatile and nimble glove for
fiddly jobs on your walk.
Active is a high performance Thermolite insulation with
improved moisture resistance and quick dry time. Made from
80% pre-consumer recycled polyester.
Base is a durable, fast wicking, next to skin base layer
glove fabric - removing moisture from your hands and keeping
you comfortable when in the great outdoors.
Durashield - MSR
A durable, polyurethane waterproof coating used by MSR on some of their tent and shelter flysheets. Durashield offers superior resistance to moisture-induced breakdown.
Repellent finishes are coatings applied to fabrics in order
to make them water-resistant by causing water to bead up
and roll off fabrics, rather than soaking into them. Durable
water repellents are often used in conjunction with breathable
waterproof clothing such as Gore-Tex to prevent the outer
layer of a breathable laminated waterproof from becoming
saturated with water. Maintaining the Durable Water Repellency
is critical to maintaining the breathable nature of breathable