The modern industry of clothing and equipment development and production for outdoor has long secured the status of high-tech and science-intensive industry, which has been developing dynamically in the last 30 years. Almost every couple of years, all new materials and accessories were introduced, old designs were improved and fundamentally new concepts appeared. But, as with any industry, revolutionary development has been replaced by evolutionary development. The industry began to feel the lack of fresh ideas caused by the shortage of breakthrough materials in their properties. Designers hit the experiments, many of which can be considered extremely successful. Improved patterns provided excellent freedom of movement, there is a trend to reduce the weight of the equipment without losing its strength, and the high technology came to the Playground of casual wear, creating a world of "techwear" and no less fashionable direction "city-outdoor".
But the further, the more acute became the crisis of the industry has required innovations. Demand for them has increased particularly in the last five years, which has led to the introduction of the most advanced fabrics not only in conceptual clothing, but also in a limited series. The latter is an encouraging signal, as designers and technologists learn to work with the material on small lines, studying its properties, preparing the ground for wider introduction of new technologies into their products.
Therefore, we decided to talk about several potentially revolutionary fabrics and technologies, and in conclusion we will touch on the latest trends that have emerged recently and try to predict their next development.