Commitment to performance through advanced technology.
Karbon’s skiwear makes you look good on the slopes, but that stylish exterior you love is covering a powerhouse of technology. We blend our own innovations with some of the best insulations and technologies on the market to give you the performance you need.
Prostretch is Karbon’s advanced stretch fabric family. Prostretch provides exceptional stretch properties for comfort and freedom of movement. With superior waterproof and breathable characteristics, these fabrics are ideal for serious athletes. Prostretch bounces back from anything the world can throw at it.
The smooth exterior of this fabric provides maximum abrasion resistance while the breathable, high-loft brushed fleece interior provides excellent thermal protection, delivering comfort and warmth. Karbon’s K-Wick properties are incorporated in this fabric. Softstretch – the performance oriented alternate to traditional fleece.
RECCO® is an avalanche rescue system utilized by 650 rescue organizations worldwide to facilitate the rapid location of burials. The two-part system consists of a detector used by organized rescue groups and reflectors that are integrated into our Micron outerwear. RECCO enables directional pinpointing of a victim’s precise location.
The K-Wick family of moisture transfer fabrics are engineered to wick moisture away from the skin and speed up evaporation, keeping your body comfortable and dry, whatever your activity.
Hybrid Technology combines the comfort of Karbon premium down with a modern hard shell for maximum performance. These elements work together to create a fusion between the technical advantages of the waterproof shell and the warmth of goose down insulation. Hybrid Technology forms a warm, dry armor for the active outdoor enthusiast.
THERMORE® PRO, water repellency, warmth and softness in a sustainable solution. A breakthrough in thermal technology, Thermore-Pro was specifically developed for performance and comfort. Made with 50% recycled fibers, this ECO-friendly insulation is water repellent, incredibly soft, lightweight and thermally efficient.Thermore Pro represents the perfect insulation solution to meet the current trends in technical outerwear.
THERMORE® Featuring micro-denier construction, this product offers the advantages of a synthetic insulation combined with soft touch properties Utilizing Thermore's exclusive fibre migration technology, this ultra lite, low loft insulation provides greater freedom of movement, weight savings and less bulk than down.
Thermolite is a thin insulation for high activity, movement, and warmth. Its thermal bonded fibres provide a high level of warmth at minimal weight. Thermolite is exceptionally soft, flexible, and durable.
Used in the Micron collection.
GOOSE DOWN INSULATION
Goose Down is a natural insulation with a very high thermal retention rate due to the air spaces created in the down clusters. Moisture created during physical activity is wicked away from the body creating a warm, dry environment. Since the insulating properties of down are compromised when it is wet, Karbonite fabrics are used to protect the insulation and ensure the highest performance.
Karbonite is an advanced waterproof breathable coating technology, which keeps you dry and protected from the elements. Karbonite seam sealed garments deliver exceptional performance levels, letting you enjoy outdoor activities in greater comfort.
Based on the design and function of each Karbon garment, varying waterproof ratings are chosen to ensure maximum performance and comfort.
ADAPTIVE LAYERING PROTECTIVE SYSTEM
The A.L.P.S. program has been developed to provide Karbon customers with the immediate recognition of garment performance and function. The flexibility of combining NUCLEO, THERMIC, and EXTREM garments ensures that anyone choosing Karbon apparel will be dry, warm, and comfortable, regardless of their activity or the surrounding weather conditions.
The ALPS icons provide a quick reference to the function and performance of every Karbon item.
NUCLEO – ALPS LEVEL 1 – WICKING LAYER
The NUCLEO layer wicks moisture away from the body, keeping you warmer and drier, enhancing function and performance.
THERMIC – ALPS LEVEL 2 – INSULTATING LAYER
THERMIC provides warmth, and is suitable to be worn as outerwear on nicer days, or they can be worn as mid-layer under EXTREM for extra warmth.
EXTREM – ALPS LEVEL 3 – WEATHER PROTECTIVE LAYER
EXTREM is the outer layer that protects you from the elements, keeping you warm and dry.
WARMTH VALUE 4+
Going beyond your limits often means facing extreme temperatures, so you also need to go beyond with your insulation. Stay warm so that you can turn in your best performances and greatest endurance in the wildest conditions. You’ll find our Warmth Level 4+ in our long coats and down-insulated jackets.
WARMTH VALUE 3-4
Fresh, cold air is part of the joy of winter sport, and you need to keep warm while you enjoy it. That’s why Karbon builds our winter sport jackets with a warmth level that lets you glide through the mixed bag of conditions that winter likes to throw your way. This is where most of our winter sport jackets live, and we think you’ll find it a comfortable place to be.
WARMTH VALUE 2-3
Spring conditions transform the slopes, and you need your sports gear to adapt accordingly. Karbon’s softshell jackets and down sweaters offer up Warmth Value 2-3 so you can layer up or down as Mother Nature tests your ability to perform in changing conditions.
WARMTH VALUE 1
Whether on the slopes in warmer conditions, or off the slopes for other activities, our sports and recreational jackets work with you year round. When your latest adventure doesn’t require insulation, these shell jackets provide an effective barrier to wind while freeing you up to explore in style and comfort wherever you go.