In the middle of last century, we started making rain jackets from the fully waterproof material, Galon® that has excellent properties well-suited for use in heavy rain conditions. Supported by decades of innovation, the waterproof jackets have become so adaptable that today, they are worn in all contexts from everyday to leisure activities.
Our garments made from Galon® are 100% waterproof, thanks to the combination of a polyurethane (PU) coating on the fabric and the welded seams that feature on all garments. Welded seams mean that the design will be completely waterproof as there are no needle holes where water can penetrate. The garments often have ventilation openings protected from the rain that allow water vapour to escape from inside the garment.
To measure the waterproofing of a rainwear garment, the concept of a water column is used. It is a waterproofing test in which the material is exposed to a water pressure in millimetres. Our Galon® garments have a water column of between 5000 – 8000 mm. Galon® does not require any follow-up impregnation or finishing to maintain waterproofing ability.
We saw the opportunity to make rainwear in the durable material when Galon® became a major global innovation in the middle of the 20th century. Our rainwear made from Galon® was no longer only worn by the fishermen on the west coast of Sweden but also by fashion-conscious individuals around the globe.