The centre back seam is an integral part of any pant design, creating the required shape for a well fitting garment. However, we have long identified this stitch line as a potentially high wear area for many hunters who spend time observing game from a seated position. The mountain hunter in particular can spend long periods behind binoculars or spotting scope, often seated on rough or rocky terrain.
The longer you participate in this form of hunting, the greater your chances for eventual seam failure to occur; exposing you to the risk of broken seam stitching along with the associated discomfort…potentially ruining your hunting experience. Having been exposed to this problem ourselves in the past with other pant designs; we sought to find a solution…
Centre Back Seam
Seamless Centre Back
Through careful crafting and garment design, and after multiple prototypes we eventually discovered the necessary adaptations required to develop a pant featuring a seamless centre back seam. However, removing the back stitching and the associated risk of seam breakage was only the first step.
Through our early prototype testing in wild and rugged mountain environments, we realized that most of the typical fabrics used in garment construction were generally incapable of withstanding the rigours of hard mountain hunting usage when located in the seat region of a pant . We felt that this area required reinforcement, and it was during this time that we began to experiment with leading reinforcement fabric technologies. We soon discovered that CORDURA® brand fabric gave us the long lasting durability we required. Being globally renowned as leaders in developing the world’s toughest reinforcement fabrics, our final choice in finding the ultimate solution ended up being an easy one.
We began to work closely with CORDURA® fabric in an attempt to further enhance the capability of our seamless centre back seat design. Ultimately we selected 330 denier nylon CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabric, to this we have bonded a waterproof and breathable polyurethane membrane with a polyester backing. In doing so we have developed a one-piece waterproof, breathable, abrasion resistant dry seat without centre back seam stitching; not requiring any seam taping to maintain waterproofing while totally eliminating any risk of centre back seam failure.
So if you find yourself spending lots of time glassing game in mountains, or like the idea of being able to sit on a wet log without the risk of getting wet…
We have developed the ultimate solution for you…
Durable Water Repellent
The first level of waterproofing,
ensuring water beads up and
runs off the face fabric.
Creating insulation while also
protecting the waterproof
breathable membrane from
CORDURA® fabrics are designed for
living and built to last, providing
exceptional resistance to tears, scuffs,
Creating a waterproof barrier to help
keep you dry while seated, the
waterproof membrane also maintains
breathability, ensuring excess perspiration
3 Layer Construction
CORDURA® is a trademark of INVISTA for durable fabric.