At SealSkinz we have over thirty years of experience in developing and manufacturing outdoor extremity products. From our conception we've worked in partnership with some of the world's greatest athletes including mountaineers, explorers, bikers, skiers, runners, and those who enjoy equine and field sports, to ensure our products deliver the very best in comfort and performance.
Sustainable Performance In All Conditions - without exception.
We want our extremity products to not only provide the user with the best levels of comfort and performance but critically to stand up to many years of sustained use. Since our beginnings, as athletes and outdoor enthusiasts ourselves, our goal has been to have the very best products for all our customers by following a manufacturing and design mantra of Durable, Flexible, Breathable, Waterproof Technologies..
While we've been involved with leading, innovative technologies for many years, it was a little over thirty years ago when one of our co-workers discovered some fascinating information that gave us our initial thoughts on performance waterproof socks. While carrying out a research project on original breathable waterproof technologies, our leading technologist came across details from one of the worlds most innovative pioneers, John Logie Baird, the inventor of television.
John Logie Baird suffered from very poor circulation resulting in his extremities getting incredibly cold in the winter months. This limited his time spent in the outdoors to the warmer months. Being a Scotsman,John Logie Baird's time in the beautiful Scottish highlands was severely restricted. Baird was soon at work developing a two layered sock, the outer and inner of which were made from cotton, with the inner being impregnated with borax*. The borax ensured moisture, generated from the foot, was quickly wicked away, keeping the feet warm, dry and comfortable.
Like JLB our co-worker also suffered from poor circulation and could readily see the freedom Baird's simple innovative idea brought him in terms of getting out into the hills, irrelevant of the season. Like any outdoor enthusiast our colleague wanted to be first on the hill and last back. Soon our lab was a hive of activity. Because of our leading technologies and manufacturing processes, we were able to take JLB's basic concept and develop it into what it is today, cutting edge products providing the user with the very best comfort and performance with a very long life expectancy.
Sustainable Performance In All Conditions was born.
The inner layer is designed to be worn next to the skin. Being a blend of Merino Wool and other materials - it's warm, comfortable, high wicking, anti-microbial and has good flame retardancy.
The membrane barrier is both waterproof and breathable. It's impervious to water but will allow sweat, in the form of water molecules, to pass through it - keeping hands, feet and head dry and comfortable.
The outer layer provides the first layer of protection and can be made from a variety of materials, depending on the protection afforded by the product.