At first it may seem strange to think of elastic when planning your hunting clothing for the season. However, at Onca Gear we have achieved a revolutionary way to implement elastic into the clothes to result in ultimate flexibility, range of movement, and comfort.
What is OncaElastic?
OncaElastic is a fabric developed by Onca used for bi-elastic pants, bi-elastic jackets and caps. It is designed for active hunting clothing suitable for all seasons. The requirements that our development team scored for OncaElastic were:
- Great comfort
- Elasticity 4-ways
- High breathability
- High temperature range of use
- Water repellency, high performance, and durability
- Tear and fouling resistance
- The fabric is quiet
After months of development and numerous prototypes, we came up with the best balance for all these properties in one fabric. The resulting product is a compound of polyester fibers with charcoal particles, elastomer combined with fabric.
This resulting fabric is used to design and manufacture high-end technical hunting gear with high performance and also used with our ibex camo.
Polyester is the basis of this fabric and is recognized as a synthetic fiber with high resistance to many factors. The percentage of elastomer provides high elasticity which increases the strength; this fabric is elastic in all directions making it extremely comfortable. With these two materials, thorns and branches slide over the surface avoiding snagging and increasing the life of the clothing.
We’ve inserted charcoal in polyester fibers to contribute to the overall “breathability.” Together with the brushing of the inner fabric layer, this facilitates quick absorption and moisture transfer to the outside so that you will feel dry the entire time. You won’t smell either--the activated charcoal in these fibers reduces potential odors as a result of perspiration.
We have developed a powerful waterproofing so that water slides off and does not wet the fabric. We’ve engineered the surface of the fabric so that water droplets barely touch the fabric, facilitating the evacuation of water droplets without leaving wet marks. This treatment is very important as it will allow the wearer to be comfortable in rain or snow.
Comfort is one of the strengths of this fabric as it is light and very elastic, allowing complete freedom of movement. The internal brushing makes the clothing very comfortable and increases breathability.
Onca garments using this fabric are extremely versatile and can be used in all seasons since they are very comfortable, durable, water-repellent, and silent.