Technical apparel designer Conroy Nachtigall was commissioned by The Dyneema Project to develop an alpine jacket using Dyneema® composite fabric. The short documentary “Sending It” includes responses from athletes testing the jacket in Squamish, B.C., Canada.
Nachtigall noted that the Dyneema material suited his design goal of shifting perceptions. The material is high-tech, but its crinkly nature “looks raw,” Nachtigall said. “And that’s what I try to do with apparel: to have the wearer shift their idea of what they can do based on what they’re wearing.”
The jacket strives to provide lightweight warmth and breathability for people such as skiers and snowboarders, as well as the people who photograph them, who are often exposed to dangerous elements.
The Dyneema® Project is a curated program that brings together trailblazers, including brands and mills, to create fabrics and performance-inspired apparel, footwear and accessories that are stronger, lighter, smarter and more durable and comfortable than currently available.
DSM Dyneema, based in The Netherlands, is the inventor and manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema.