Technology

Technology

We may use the best waterproof materials possible for all Feelfree Gear bags but it's the handmade craftsmanship combined with today's most advanced manufacturing technologies that really sets our products apart. 

Technology & Innovations:

  • HDW Technology Fabric
  • High Frequency Welding Seam Construction
  • DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
  • Anti-Bacterial Fabric Treatment
  • Seam Seal Technology
  • Digital Printing

HDW Technology Fabric

Durable, 100% waterproof and easy to clean, all Feelfree Gear bags are made from a unique heavy-duty yet super soft fabric that’s impregnated with our proprietary PVC coating. Completely waterproof and with a soft wipe-clean surface, it’s also strong, hardwearing and highly abrasion-resistant compared to other waterproof materials. 




High-Frequency Welding Seam Construction

Simple fact, a waterproof bag is only as good as how it's constructed which is why we used what refer to as High-Frequency Welding technology. During this process, the seams to be joined are clamped between two dies and subjected to a high-frequency voltage which causes the molecules in the seams to vibrate and create heat. This heat and the pressure applied by the two die fuse the seams together creating a leak proof "weld". The welds on all Feelfree gear bags are 100% waterproof and as strong as the material they join. Welded seams outperform and outlast glued or taped seams and are perfect for heavy usage in harsh environments.
 

DWR (Durable Water Repellent)

 
Anti-Bacterial Fabric Treatment



Seam Seal Technology

In some instances, certain fabrics and materials cannot be sealed using our High-Frequency Welding Seam Construction technology because they are sewn together. When fabrics are sewn together, we use what refer to as seam seal or seam tape. It’s a layer of tape specially developed at our factory that is essentially a polyurethane film placed under the seams that are sewn to block any water that enters the needle holes from making its way into the bag.

Digital Printing

Some collections feature patterns and images which are digitally printed onto the materials without affecting its waterproof performance. Digital textile printing involves a highly-specialized process where patterns are directly printed onto the fabric or in some cases through a sublimation heat transfer process. All artwork is processed through a computer system giving us the flexibility to offer special patterns such as that seen in the Tropical Collection (pictured below)




 



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