System Dual Protection
Keela's System Dual Protection - fabric technology to keep you warm, dry and safe!
Keela’s System Dual Protection (SDP) offers unrivalled protection when it comes to waterproofing and breathability in any conditions.
WHY? – SDP is a unique double layer fabric system with an “Air Gap”. The tough/durable outer layer ensures it can handle wear and tear while a lightweight inner layer offers comfort and creates the 'Air-Gap' to build up warmth. SDP is 100% waterproof, breathable, warm and reduces inner condensation to keep the wearer protected.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation is one of the UK’s most prestigious awards and recognises outstanding achievement in the categories of international trade, innovation and sustainable development.
System Dual Protection (SDP) is the world’s only waterproof performance clothing technology that manages inner condensation in wet and cold conditions. In recognition of SDP’s success, Keela was awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise : Innovation
This prestigious award was given to Keela for developing System Dual Protection after it consistently proved its worth under the most unforgiving conditions.
Originally developed for use in Military applications, this technology has since gone on to be successful with Tactical Forces, Mountain Rescue and Emergency Services who require performance clothing that works as hard as they do, all day, every day. Used extensively here at Keela International, System Dual Protection has become a popular choice with the outdoor community and has subsequently been used to conquer the world’s toughest mountain summits and survive the harshest Arctic winters.
Keela’s System Dual Protection is unrivalled when it comes to waterproofing and comfort in any conditions.
Have you ever wondered why you feel wet inside your waterproof clothing?
No matter which jacket you choose, whether it be the market leader or the lesser known brand, the results will always be the same… moisture inside your jacket after a good half hour of physical exertion. If you use a waterproof jacket frequently and are out in all weathers you will no doubt have experienced this physical phenomenon. Although it may look and feel as if your jacket is letting in water, the moisture is in fact caused by condensation which builds up inside your jacket when it rains or when the temperature is around 14°C or below. No matter how breathable your jacket claims to be, there is no, or very little, breathability in cold or damp conditions. Compare it to a car windscreen on a cold day which has to be force ventilated to clear the moisture, or when glasses fog up in the cold or rain due to the temperature difference between the inside and outside. Breathability claims are made but cannot be substantiated in the ACTUAL condition in which we rely on our waterproof clothing. International test standards are set in dry conditions at temperatures of 21ºC and above. Breathability claims, based on these standards, are far removed from the conditions in which we expect our products to perform. This is the REAL reason behind the moisture inside your jacket. Research by the University of Leeds has found that no fabric is breathable in cold and wet conditions after 60 minutes.
■ An outer fabric, which is coated or laminated with a breathable membrane.
■ An inner mesh lining, which has a high wicking hydrophilic membrane laminated to it.
■ The two layers of fabric increase durability and create an “air gap”.
■ The “air gap” provides a natural thermal barrier, protecting against heat loss and reducing the need for bulky layers.
■ The hydrophilic (water loving) membrane rapidly transports moisture (sweat and
condensation) away from the body, keeping you dry and comfortable, even in the rain.
■ These moisture-removing hydrophilic membranes help to reduce moisture build up
on the body.
■ SDP helps to regulate the body’s temperature, minimising shivering when inactive