Ultralight Jacket 2 Men
The new ROTAUF-Ultralight 2 Jacket is lighter than any of our jackets before. Due to the minimalistic design and the small pack size, the jacket is the ideal companion wherever you go. The innovative 3-layer fabric from Sympatex captivates by its high wearing comfort, durability and excellent protection against wind and rain.
The History of your Jacket
Find out what happens behind the scenes and get to know what is required to produce your jacket. Thanks to the fabric designers, chemists, weavers, tailors, quality inspectors, packers and distributors who made this eco-friendly and breathable rain jacket possible.
Sewed in Alt St. Johann
Tradition meets High tech
Katrin Abderhalden founded her sewing studio Nähstall in Alt St. Johann a few years ago. Actually, Katrin and her small team specialized in sewing and embroidering traditional costumes. But for over a year now, we have been working closely with Katrin to jointly establish the production of waterproof clothing in Switzerland. High-tech - Made in Toggenburg.
In around 2 hours, your finished jacket is made from 2.4 meters of fabric, 14.7 meters of tape, rubber cords, elastic bands, transfer logos and quite a bit of thread.
First you cut by hand, then the cut parts are precisely sewn, zippers and cords are used. The gluing of the seams to the tapes becomes a bit tricky. Temperature, pressure and speed must be exactly right so that the almost finished jacket can be guided through the two press rollers with a steady hand. An error must not happen there, then the bonded tape cannot be removed again.
Woven, Dyed and Laminated in Taoyuan City
High-performance Fabric from Taiwan
The ultralight yet astonishingly durable 3-layer high-performance fabric is designed by specialists in Germany and produced by their partner in Taiwan. The company Flying Tex weaves and dyes the outer and the lining fabric. Thanks to their extensive experience, the latest looms and versatile know-how, the company from Taoyuan City is able to produce some of the lightest outer and lining fabrics worldwide. Only a few blocks away, those three components (outer fabric, waterproof Sympatex-membrane and lining) are glued together to a 89g/m2 heavy laminate. This process is also highly complex and requires a lot of know-how and an elaborate infrastructure. To the best of our knowledge, there is no producer in Switzerland or Europe, which has the experience and the equipment to produce a fabric in the desired quality.
Also in terms of ecology the two companies are internationally leading. They show in a striking way that it is possible to produce in Asia on the highest of ecological standards. The green fabric didn’t test positive for any of the 430 harmful chemicals tested. Therefore the Ultralight fabric is the first breathable and waterproof fabric, which complies with the Green Peace DETOX-standard. The grey fabric already meets the Bluesign and the Ökotex certificate criteria. To fulfil the DETOX-standard, only two harmful chemicals must be eliminated. We are working on it…
The Ultralight Jacket protects not only from rain but also nature against unnecessary contamination from harmful contamination. Learn more: