Halti - Information about materials in outdoor clothing


Our outdoor clothing collection includes a wide variety of different materials, so you can focus on enjoying your day outdoors in any weather. If you're not familiar with all the materials, don't worry - click below and learn about the different features!

Halti - Information about materials in outdoor shoes


Shoes are an important part of a comfortable outdoor outfit. Our footwear collection is designed to meet the needs of adventurers in any weather from dry trails to icy city streets. Click below to read more about the materials used in Halti shoes.

Halti - Information about materials in hardware products


Find essential supplies and gear for your adventures outdoors from the Halti Hardware collection! Click below to learn more about materials used in Halti hardware products including tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and more.


At Halti, we use materials that create highly functional clothing that can be used, combined, and layered based on your activity and the weather conditions. We only use the best-in-class material for each product to ensure it performs to the highest standard in each product category. Our fabrics and products are designed to be long-lasting. 



DrymaxX® brand clothing is designed to perform in extreme conditions. It provides protection and comfort in wind, rain, and snow. A garment made from DrymaxX® waterproof fabric with the right structural features is guaranteed to perform.

Waterproof, windproof, breathable, tested.

DrymaxX® is a water- and windproof, breathable material that’s suitable for use even in severe conditions. The material’s properties are determined by the DrymaxX® membrane. DrymaxX® membrane is bonded to the garment’s surface and/or lining fabric, depending on the garment’s intended use.

Construction of DrymaxX® products

DrymaxX® waterproof fabric on its own is not enough to make a product waterproof. DrymaxX® products are designed and manufactured in such a way that their construction prevents moisture from getting inside. All seams are protected with seam tape. Embroidery and logos are taped on the inside of the product. Pockets, zips and vents are designed so as not to let moisture inside the product. Besides clothing, DrymaxX® is used in footwear and gloves.

Washing and care instructions for DrymaxX® products

DrymaxX® products must be washed separately, inside out. Spinning, tumble drying and wringing may damage the product. Do not dry clean. Specific washing instructions for each DrymaxX product can be found on the care label.

Don’t damage the DrymaxX® membrane!

The DrymaxX® membrane may be damaged by perforations caused by safety pins, etc. If a DrymaxX® product develops a tear or hole, it must be taped after sewing to ensure that it is waterproofed. The use of waterproofing substances containing silicone is not recommended.


DrymaxX® structure classification

  • DrymaxX® Nano – Extreme breathability for demanding conditions 
Designed for high intensity training in various moist conditions. With special microporous technology this membrane can offer lightness and optimal balance between waterproofness and high breathability. 
  • DrymaxX® Ultimate - Ultimate protection and performance 

Designed for activities that require ultimate water resistance, breathability and durability in extreme conditions and environments. 

  • DrymaxX® All Weather - Focus on performance 

The ideal choice for outdoor and winter sports in all conditions featuring outstanding water resistance and breathability

  • DrymaxX® Classic - Waterproof comfort

The ideal choice for light and comfortable exercise in normal every day or rainy conditions.

  • DrymaxX® Lite - Ideal urban protection

Designed for the urban everyday need for protection against the rain, snow and wind.

 Read more about the DrymaxX® materials here.

Other materials used by Halti

Active dry ®

is an effective material that transfers moisture from the skin and maintains a pleasant and dry feel, even in intense use. The material does not absorb water itself, so it dries quickly. Materials manufactured with  Active Dry® technology are used in technical shirts and pants, lining fabrics, underwear, and layering garments.


Products that are light as possible and can easily be packed for example into the items own pocket and/or hood. Airlite products carry the Weight Series marking, indicating the weight class of the product. The Weight Series value ( 50,100, 200 etc) is determined according to the measured weight in size M for men and size 38 for women. The value is not definitive. For example, the weight of Weight Serie 200 product is 200-299g.  


materials represent the latest generation of high-tech heat insulation materials. Arcty® grades are ideal for mid layers because their porous microstructure efficiently wicks moisture away from the base layer to the outermost layers of clothing. Excellent breathability and exceptional weight to heat insulation ratio make Arcty® fabrics the best possible protection against cold weather.

Bi-Density Structure 

Is fabric weaving technic, which uses two different kinds of weaving type in the same fabric. Bi-Density structured fabric two kinds of surfaces, plain and patterned, vary at certain intervals so that the same product can be of two different weave appearance without seams.


The bluesign® SYSTEM unites the entire textile value chain to reduce impact on people and the planet. Bluesign is a sustainability standard that guarantees the highest level of security for consumers and textile workers. It considers especially the chemical composition of textile products to ensure healthy and safe materials.

Body mapping

Body mapping is an innovation that allows the user to adjust the jacket’s warmth to suit the weather and the intensity of exercise. You can make the jacket warmer by attaching separate thermal elements to it. These provide warmth in the right areas without overheating other parts of the body. These thermal elements are easy to attach and remove.

Cotton Serie

A material family consisting of 100 % cotton, cotton-polyester, and cotton-elastane mixtures. These materials are good for casual clothing. They feel pleasant and airy against the skin.


We only use certified or recycled down.

All of our virgin down is certified to the Responsible Down Standard. The RDS independently certifies down against animal welfare requirements and tracks it from the source to the final product. From farm to factory. Every stage is certificated, ensuring that animals:  Are not live-plucked, force-fed, have been treated with respect, throughout their lives and the down is a by-product of the food industry.

Down Touch 

A lightweight synthetic insulating material that is similar to down and offers a high heat insulation value. Down Touch products are soft and comfortable to use.


is a stretchy fiber that, when used in fabrics, improves the fit of garments made with them. Stretchy fabrics enable form-fitting styles without sacrificing comfort.

Exkin Air

is a soft and lightweight multi-layer synthetic insulating material similar to down. It is water repellent and dries quickly and maintains warmth even in wet conditions.

Fitted Axis Collar

A completely new collar structure developed by Halti which offers the optimal comfort and fit of the collar through a specific ergonomics shape. The close-fit collar is light and protective. The Fitted Axis Collar structure is used in Halti Multisport products designed for active and demanding users.

Halti Hybrids

Products where material, shape, and cut has been placed optimally according to the requirements set by active use in order to offer an optimal level of comfort and performance. 

Merino Wool

Wool as a material is naturally antibacterial and it is suitable also for technical, active use products. We prohibit wool from farms that practise mulesing of sheep.


The density of microfiber fabrics makes them windproof while allowing moisture to escape. The material is good for all performance. 


is thin, lightweight padding, which offers excellent thermal insulation with technical and waterproof materials. This microfiber padding is supple and warm. It maintains its properties well in demanding conditions and in the wash.

Microtherm Eco

Is a technical padding made with a minimum of 40% recycled content. Padding is extremely light weight and it can maintain high heat ration even when wet. As padding is water repellent and extremely breathable, it is suitable for really high activity, in cold and wet circumstances. 

Microtherm® Thermofill

This super soft down like filling contains small fiber clusters that are blowed into filling. This way fibers creates uneven structure that can capsule a lot of air inside and makes it very warm and lightweight. A lightweight insulation material that is similar to down and offers a high heat insulation value even in wet conditions.

Microtherm® Dynamic

Enough warmth and technical functionality are key to this dynamic filling. Overlapping fibers creates stretchable structure that capsules air even with slim structure. Stretchable padding works perfectly with stretchable outshell.

Microtherm® Arcty

With extra fine and soft fibers this filling creates lofty feeling and super warm result. Many layers of fine fibers can capsule air very effectively and thus can be used in the coldest conditions. 

Multisport Ventilation System

A ventilation structure developed by Halti. It is used in the leading products of the Halti Multisport product group to improve breathability when performance and external conditions so require. The ventilation structure is light and easy to use. Final details may vary vary according to the product and its purpose of use.

Pack away

The product can be packed in the practical carrying bag supplied with it.

Pertex® Quantum

The elite of tightly woven microfibre materials. Pertex® Y serie's Quantum material used by Halti include spesific Y-shaped interlocked fibres inside the yarn that enable a highly wear-resistant structure in relation to the weight of the material. The result is a wear-resistant material which combines the pleasant outer layer of the fabric with improved water resistance.


PrimaLoft® wadding technology originated from the needs of the US military to develop a synthetic water resistant option to down. The PrimaLoft® wadding technology is based on the smallest fibres the technology has to offer. The fibre size is less than 1 denier (the average fibre size is 2.5-6 denier). These extremely small fibres are able to bind volumes of air inside their wadding structure, resulting in excellent warmth and lightness. PrimaLoft® also repeals water effectively and dries quickly. This is based on the fibre structure and a permanent water resistance treatment added to the fibre. The treatment of PrimaLoft® fibres reduces the capacity of the fibres absorb moisture while makeing it water-resistant. PrimaLoft® wadding is the best option for cold and wet condition.

PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation ECO

A combination of ecology and the most functional wadding technology on the market! The material is extremely soft and light and 70 % of the material is recycled. 

PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation

Those spending time in the worst cold and wet weather conditions possible, or those looking for the comfort of pinnacle performance should venture no futher than PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation, the highest performing synthetic insulation available. The ultimate warmth-to-weight available in a synthetic and softness that mimics goods down. With famed PrimaLoft® water repellency that insulates even in the wettest weather – maintaining 96% of warmth when wet. These unmatched thermal properties also feature breathability, packability and outstanding softness – consider this the pinnacle of insulation performance.

PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation

A combination of ecology and the most functional wadding technology on the market! The material is extremely soft and light, and it have ultimate warmth-to-weight ratio. This synthetic insulation mimics goods down. With famed PrimaLoft® water repellency that insulates even in the wettest weather – maintaining 96% of warmth when wet. These unmatched thermal properties also feature breathability, packability, completely recycled and outstanding softness – consider this the pinnacle of insulation performance.

PrimaLoft® Thermo Fleece ECO

The PrimaLoft® Performance Fleece technology represents the next generation of fleece products. The extremely light PrimaLoft® fibre, treated to be water resistant offers a softer, warmer and more quickly drying, breathable and water-resistant functionality than traditional fleece material. Certified bluesign® approved. 


materials have an excellent weight to tear resistance ratio. To improve their resistance to tearing, Ripstop materials weave together threads of different strengths, making them lightweight and durable. The reinforcement threads in Ripstop fabrics can be seen as a faint grid pattern on the surface of the fabric.

Softshell Light

is wind and water resistant material that is very breathable and flexible, and has no membrane. Bonded material made by gluing together two desired material. The product is suitable for many purposes because it can also be used for layering.


A windproof material that is used in products that require first-class wind resistance, breathability and good water resistance. The Stormwall® high technical features are based on special knitting technology, connecting the surface and lining fabric together or adding coating to fabric inner surface. The result is breathable, light material which offers products for active use. In addition to clothing, the Stormwall® membrane is also used in gloves and winter caps. 

Stormwall® Softshell

With Softshell products, you wear fewer layers of clothing! A windproof and water-repellent membrane is connected to a tight, moisture-resistant surface fabric. The inner surface may vary from combed to smooth. The outcome is a soft, lightweight and flexible material used in products that are suitable for a wide range of activities.

Stormwall® Softshell stretch Carbon

Representing latest Halti technology with combination of windproof Stormwall® outer surface and with latest nanotechnology, Bamboo Charcoil inner surface. This net structured Bamboo Charcoil inner surface is overwhelming solution to products with light weight and softness without heat loss. Bamboo Charcoil material excellent heat ration is based on material ability to release and reflect Far Infrared Rays. Back towards body reflected Far Infrared Rays improved blood circulation while keeping the body warm and maintaining body temperature. Bamboo Charcoil material is naturally antibacterial and it transfer moisture from the skin and maintains a pleasant and dry feel, drying quickly.


Thinsulate is a thermal insulation material featuring uniquely thin microfibres which bind more air into a smaller space. This makes Thinsulate a supreme insulation material. The thermal properties of Thinsulate are not significantly affected by machine washing or dry cleaning. Actually, tests have proven that the average Clo (the overall insulation value) of Thinsulate remains practically unchanged, even after many washes.

Vintage surface

Vintage look fabric surface made by special printing system.

Wax finishing

Wax finishing makes materials water- and dirt-resistant without compromising the products´ breathability. The appearance of wax finishing typically changes over time and through wear and washing. The finishing process can be repeated, following the product´s care instructions.

Welding System

is used as option for traditional stitching construction. Gives product light construction. Prevent both heat leakage and insulation material leaking through the needle holes. 


is a stretch fabric suitable for active sports, hiking, trekking and even for leisure use. The material repels both wind and moisture and it is breathable. As the material has good wicking performance, it dries quickly. The material has no membrane, its surface fabric is tightly woven and its inner surface can be either combed or smooth, depending on the application.


Halti 360°Reflective marking in Halti gear means special attention to safety during exercise in dark circumstances. Reflective details positions clothing are place to ensure visibility all sides - 360°Reflective.


Halti Recycled Materials

    The Global Recycle Standard (GRS)  verifies the recycled content of the material as well as the responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in production. The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimized.
    Recycled Polyester
      Recycled polyester is made from PET- bottles or post-consumer textile waste.
      Recycled Nylon
        Recycled nylon is made from pre- consumer industrial waste such as waste generated during the processing of virgin raw materials, semi-finished products along the supply chain and cutting scraps.
        Recycled Cotton
        Recycled cotton is made from pre-consumer industrial waste and post-consumer textile waste. The largest amount of recycled cotton is coming from pre-consumer waste such as waste generated during the processing of virgin raw materials, semi-finished products along the supply chain and cutting scraps.
        Recycled Down
          Recycled down is collected from already disposed post-consumer products. Down is recovered from the filled product, presorted in several categories and sanitized.

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            Softshell is trade name for water repellent smooth and soft textile, with woven surface and knit backing. In footwear Softshell is lightweight and comfortable option, while it is not the most durable or protective. Softshell is most useful in outdoor lifestyle walking shoes, combined with waterproof membrane. All Softshell used in Halti shoes is made of recycled polyester from plastic bottles. The country of origin is China, Haiyan Haili green Fiber Co.Ltd 


            Waterproof DrymaxX membrane is made of 100% PU, and completely FC free. Membrane is laminated into lining material, which is usually moisture wicking mesh (exceptions in some winter boots). Lining is in sock construction, all seams taped with waterproof tape. This means, that even if the shoes get wet, feet stay dry.

            All DrymaxX shoes are built with the same construction, and are all 100% waterproof, no water pillars to measure it. The function is based on osmosis and nano-filtering, meaning the membrane allows small vapor molecules to pass, but not the bigger water molecules. In theory the membrane itself is very breathable, but all the other materials and layers, will affect on that feature. Also sock material has big effect, as wool and cotton are so absorbing materials, that they will prevent membrane working. That is why technical socks are recommended for best experience.

            Freelock System™

            Freelock is South Korean speed- and safety laces system. It is very easy grasp – just turn the disc clockwise to tighten, and anti-clockwise to loosen. This is easy to do with one hand, with gloves on. It gives nice snug fitting, without worry of loosen laces. Halti is gives Freelock System 2 years guarantee, also spare parts and tools are available.

            Memory foam

            Memory foam is trade name for visco-elastic PU foam, that was originally developed by NASA for space travel. It is naturally antibacterial, as it is so dense that bacteria can’t survive on it. Same time it is airy and soft, and it reacts to temperature, forming supportive cushioning in just the right shape. Commonly used in mattresses for comfort, in footwear it is mostly used in footbed for same reasons.


            BoomaxX is special granular form of PU, commonly known as ETPU, that makes extremely flexible and high energy return foam material. Compared to EVA, it’s more responsive and softer, and it doesn’t ‘get tired’ ie. loose it’s shape and support. This material was originally developed by BASF for Adidas as Boost-technology. Commonly used in midsoles for shoes that require extra comfort and bounce.


            3M Thinsulate is lightweight, synthetic, breathable and moisture resistant insulation used in winter boots for cold weather. 1.5 – 3 Clo value, 100% polyester and hypoallergenic.


            All Halti shoes, which are not made of leather, are ultimately vegan. No animal-based products are used in any manufacturing process. Our Vegan leather is recycled PU, processed in water-based production (fossil fuel free), combined with knit PES backing. The look and feel are very similar to leather, of course leather is more durable in use, but it is also heavier, and need a lot of care. Vegan leather is not replacing real leather, it is another option. Our Vegan leather, or ECO PU, is GRS certificated and originated from Fujian, China.

            Renewable materials

            Textiles based in renewable materials, or so called bio-based materials, are mostly used in lining, where durability is not the major requirement. Mesh linings, for example, are made from GRS certificated alternative fibers such as coffee, sugar cane and bamboo. Also wool or organic cotton can be used together with recycled PES for knit upper materials.


            Usually leather used in shoes is cow hide, as it is strong and durable. Skins are by-product of meet industry, no cows are killed or bred for the skins.  Leather has been used in footwear for thousands of years, and it has many qualities that people appreciate, such as breathability, flexibility and durability. And when cared well, it lasts decades. To achieve all that, hides must be processed in tanneries. Most common is chemical tanning, that produces beautiful and strong leathers. Chrome is the main chemical used in tanning, and the chemical trace of chrome is very closely monitored by EU, and by Halti. We have zero tolerance for Chrome6 residues. 

            360 vision

            High-Visible footwear, with large part of upper made of reflective or glow in dark material, visible to all directions.


            Backpacks / Backpack fabrics

            • Waterproof Polyester

              Both sides PU coated Ripstop Polyester. Seam taped, waterproof construction.

              • Ripstop Polyamide

              This Polyamide fabric is made from high density fiber. Fabric is coated with PU on reversed side and water repellent treatment on the top side.

              • Tarpaulin

              Strong and waterproof material. Tarpaulin can also be welded by the seams.

              • Recycled Ripstop Polyester

              Fabric with Ripstop structure as reinforcement. Polyester material is made of recycled PET bottles. Suitable for light products.

              • Velveton

              Soft, non-rustling fabric for hunting backpacks. Waterproof membrane is on the reverse side of the fabric.

              • Recycled Polyester

              Comfortable and flexible waterproof fabric used in back packs and bags intended for daily use. Triple Pu coating. Polyester material is made of recycled PET bottles.


              Sleeping bags / Sleeping bag fabrics

              • Recycled 20D Mini Ripstop Polyamide

              Fabric surface made with water repellent coating.

              • Recycled Rip stop Polyester

              Fabric made of recycled PET bottles; fabric surface made with water repellent coating.

              • Soft Touch Polyester

              This fabric, treated by a special method, has a soft, fluffy surface that disperses and evaporates moisture and is comfortable against the skin.

              Sleeping bag insulations

              All down used by Halti is collected from birds that are already dead. Down or feathers are not plucked from living birds.

              • Down

              A natural product recovered from poultry produced for food.

              • Fill power

              The fill power value is expressed in the springiness and bounce of the down. 700 is an extremely high value and reflects good insulation and the high quality of the down.

              • Down 90/10

              Down 90% and small feathers 10 %, giving the filling more springiness and lightness.

              • Microtherm THERMOFILL

              Recycled cluster fiber filling. The Polyester filling is made of recycled PET bottles.

              • Quattrofill 7

              Seven-holes fiber, which stores heat within it and insulates efficiently against cold.

              • Wool insulation

              The wadding is made using European 100% Natural sheep wool


              Sleeping Mattresses

              • TPU

              Thermoplastic Polyurethane. Laminated on fabrics for mattresses to make the mat airproof.

              • Recycled 150D Polyester

              Lightweight fabric made from recycled PET bottles. TPU lamination

              • 150D Polyester

              Robust and strong fabric with PVC lamination.

              • Diamond Ripstop Polyester

              Fabric reinforced with Ripstop structure. Suitable for lightweight products.


              Tent fabrics (Fly sheet)

              • DrymaxX Shield fabric

              20D Silicone Nylon R/S. PFC free, 20D Ripstop Polyamide fabric with 5000mm PU coating on inside and silicone-treated on outside.  Waterproof seam tape.

              • Polyester Ripstop

              Quality outer tent material, coated with PU to make it waterproof. This material has also taped seams thereby improving the waterproofing further. Ripstop structure strengthens the fabric and improves the tear-resistance.

              • Silver coated Polyester

              Basic fabric is a normal Polyester, but silver color has been added to the PU. The silvering improves heat reflectance away from the tent fabric. This property is especially good in lean-tos and rescue blankets.

              • Polyester PU

              Quality outer tent material, coated with PU to make it waterproof. This material has also taped seams thereby improving the waterproofing further.


              Tent fabrics (inner tents)

              • 20D Polyamide mesh

              Mosquito proof mesh with excellent breathability

              • Breathable Ripstop Polyamide

              Used in inner tents. Water-repellent fabric that ventilates a tent well. Ripstop structure strengthens the fabric and improves the tear-resistance.

              • Breathable Polyester

              Used in inner tents. Water-repellent fabric that ventilates a tent well.

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