BLACKYAK TECHNOLOGIES


For us a product is not just any product. No matter if a t-shirt or hardshell jacket, bouldering shorts or touring pants: each of our products contains a lot of detail work and technological know-how. In the past years we have also worked on many of our own technologies that turn BLACKYAK products into high-tech clothing. Most of these technologies are not visible from the outside and are sometimes very complex. We would be happy to show and explain them to you!

YAK BOX-WALL™ 

YAK BOX-WALL™ is an innovative construction for down jackets which de-couples the cold exterior of a textile from the insulation layer.

Using this technique thermal efficiency of the product is significantly increased. The YAK BOX-WALL™ performance is further enhanced through the use of chamber-to-chamber transfer channels. This allows warm air inside the garment to move from chamber to chamber rather than venting to the atmosphere as is the case with traditional insulated manufacturing methods.


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YAK FLOW™ 

YAK FLOW™ It is understood through field and laboratory tests

that fabrics with an air permeability of less than 6L/m2/s provide the same protection against heat loss as a fabric with 0L/m2/s. With our YAK FLOW™ textiles we have engineered an optimal permeability to keep wind-chill and therefore heat loss at a minimum, while maximising the mass transfer of moisture through the textile.


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YAK HOOKS™ 

YAK HOOKS™ bring added durability, ease of use and visual appeal to the cuff area of our garments. The unique design of the hooks minimize abrasion and pilling while the pre-curved finish insures the cuff tab always rest in the closed position.


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YAK TWIN CHAMBER™

YAK TWIN CHAMBER CONSTRUCTION™ completely eliminates cold bridges from down jackets. Positive side effects of this game changing insulation construction are, that the garment remains light weight, is extremely packable and very comfortable. 

The YAK TWIN CHAMBER CONSTRUCTION™ is made up of two mirrored and overlapping down chambers, seamed together with an inside seam construction. This avoids cold bridges like no other construction ever did before. It also allows perfect heat insulation and transfer. And it proofs, that the limits of technical evolution can always be extended.


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YAK SEAL™

YAK SEAL™ Cuffs, hood and hemline are the weakest points on a garment when trying to keep the wearer dry. The YAK SEAL™ Technology reduces moist ingress significantly in this area.
The YAK SEAL™ Technology consists of several techniques.
• The use of dissimilar materials slows down the wicking or capillary effect.
• A ripstop weave using CORDURA® fibres creates a durable surface
that impedes the capillary effect associated with other types of
wicking barrier.
• The small cross sectional area of the wicking barriers means there
is very little space for moisture to accumulate.
• A hydrophobic adhesive layer that bonds the wicking barrier
to the main garment textile.
• Finally a durable overlay film seals the edge of the structure.
• The nett effect is a significant increase in garment performance
in three different axis


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YAK LUMIS™

YAK LUMIS™ This technology is a passive safety enhancement that BLACKYAK has integrated into several garments. It was designed to offer its wearer a „second chance“ when using it under low light or even night time circumstances. 

Using specialized equipment and techniques BLACKYAK has taken established reflective technologies and integrated them into the manufacturing of its products. The result is a very low-profile tonal appearance under normal light conditions. However, using the properties of refraction and reflection, light is being reflected back towards its source when the area is illuminated by light.


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PARTNERS WE WORK WITH

To implement our technologies, we use the most innovative materials on the market. Our partnerships with manufacturers and producers are therefore especially important to us and we are happy about our high-quality network in the outdoor industry.

The GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® product technology collection offers totally windproof and breathable apparel. Designed for flexibility, functionality and style to support your active life – when comfort and performance are the priority, and water- proofness isn’t.



Products engineered with GORE- TEX fabric are durably waterproof and windproof, combined with optimised breathability — enduring products that maximize protection and comfort for the wearer. All GORE-TEX products are covered by the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™  promise.


With a wide variety of different materials and textiles, Polartec® offers the possibility to meet demanding outdoor challenges with fun and energy – even in bad weather.

RECCO® technology is a tool for professional rescuers to help locate buried victims, enabling professional rescuers to find victims within minutes.

Warm, light and breathable – even in extremely wet and cold weather: the revolutionary G-LOFT® insulation meets the highest standards and combines the benefits of natural down with the ruggedness of a synthetic fibre.

Re:Down® recycles down and feathers extracted from post-consumer goods so that they can be reused as filling material in apparel, sleeping bags or bedding products. Broken feathers and down fibers are upcycled into a very efficient organic fertilizer.

CORDURA® is the brand name for a collection of fabrics used in a wide array of products including luggage, rucksacks, pants, military wear and performance apparel. CORDURA® fabrics are known for their durability and resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs. CORDURA® fabrics are usually made of nylon but may be blended with cotton or other natural fibres.

Kevlar® fibre is used to make a variety of clothing, accessories and equipment safe and cutresistant. It’s lightweight, durable and extraordinarily strong. It’s best known for its use in ballistic and stabresistant body armour. But it’s also used on the ski slopes, the switchback trails, in demanding desert terrain, even the outer limits of space.

PrimaLoft® is a synthetic microfibre thermal insulation. PrimaLoft® insulation is used inside insulated garments for its warmth, compressibility and soft comfort. While the human body uses energy to stay warm, PrimaLoft® insulation uses a proprietary microfibre structure to help the body retain warmth and conserve energy.

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BLACKYAK®
BAKOSI JACKET

Our most intelligent insulation garment for a varity of activities.