FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENT
Cross Sportswear have adapted to face and overcome the challenges that nature throws at us, but we have never sacrificed our freedom to move or our style in the process. Sweden’s climate and environment have shaped us as people, golfers/skiers and designers. And that’s why we’re good at this. It’s embedded in our DNA. In Sweden, there’s this old saying, “There is no bad weather, only bad clothes.” This is where Cross Sportswear was born. And these are the words we’ve lived by ever since.
Over the years Cross Sportswear has acquired unique knowledge and experience when it comes to sourcing fabrics and materials for creating garments that allows passionate users to perform optimally in their sports without being restrained by their clothing.
FTX is our patented microporous membrane technology used in most of our high performance garments. The ultra-thin membrane is applied to an outer fabric to insure total waterproofness while retaining an extremely high level of breathability.
The membrane is combined with different outer fabrics to suit specific needs.
FTX is available in two or three layer fabrics. In the two layer fabric (2L), only the shell and membrane are included in a sandwich lamination. In the three layer (3L), a third layer of lining is included in a sandwich lamination.
All FTX garments withstand a water pressure of over 10.000-20.000 mm – well above the minimum requirements for waterproofness. Seams on all FTX garments are tape-sealed and all fabrics impregnated to be both water repellent as well as waterproof.
The FTX ultrathin membrane is laminated (glued under pressure) to the inside of the outer fabric. The membrane release water molecules in the form of steam from our body and protect the wearer from getting wet from outside by water. The difference in temperature and the so-called steam pressure between the inside and outside of the fabric is what drives the steam out through the fabric.
Movement without restrictions is crucial to perform at your best. Our clothes are made to give you the freedom to move and tackle any challenge that comes your way. We use elastic combinations in all our garments that allows the garment to stretch and move together with the user. This function also adds comfort, fit, shape retention and durability.
We’ve eliminated the weak spots by covering all the seams and zippers, making them just as water- and windproof as the rest of the garment. So don’t worry, be happy. And dry.
Even if you don’t get wet when it’s raining, your clothes might. Our dry layer garment moves perspiration away from the body to the fabrics outer surface, where it can evaporate quickly. This effects helps you stay dry and comfortable, allowing you to focus on the sport at hand.
This garment keeps you warm through a material that creates insulation air pockets. The garment allows moisture to evaporate rather than trapping against the the body. It will also help you to maintain a proper heat balance through your activities.
Nature’s own super material. Wool insulates us even when it is wet and cool us down when we are hot. Wool contains the natural quality to reduce the odour from bacteria. Wool has a natural UV-protection of around 30+.
UV-Protection garments from Cross Sportswear can meet UPF 30-50+ to protect your skin from sunburn. Move freely and enjoy sunshine without harm caused by UV rays.