Much like its namesake, our Cowboy Suede is most comfortable outside in the elements. When engineering this durable fabric, we wanted something that was whisper-quiet, warm and easy to care for. We also wanted something soft but would still repel the burrs and stickers that you often encounter.
We accomplished that by using a knapped poly on the outside combined with a tricot knit on the inside.
From the field...
Tricot fabric has a unique zigzag weave that is textured on one side and smooth on the other. This allows the fabric to be soft and also very sturdy. Tricot fabrics are produced on a flatbed knitting machine, as opposed to a circular knitting machine. Tricot is a warp-knit fabric. This means it has continuous lengthwise columns of loops. Warp knitting differs from weft knitting by having each needle loop its own thread. The needles produce parallel rows of loops that create an interlocked zigzag pattern. This creates ribs on the front and crosswise ribs on the back. This knit structure makes our Cowboy Suede both soft and incredibly durable. Add superior breathability, moisture-wicking and wind-blocking onto the list of advantages, and you’re hard pressed to find a better fabric for your hunt.
...to the arctic