At Trespass, we have our very own system for rating our clothing and accessories to make your shopping easier and help you understand the features and performance behind the purchase you’re making.
We use a three-tier system that splits our ever-changing ranges into three simple categories for ease of reference. These categories bear the Trespass ‘Technical Performance’ initials (TP50, TP75, TP100), and can be understood as a general percentage rating of the technicality and performance that our products offer.
It could be a ski jacket or a pair of waterproof trousers, and when it’s labelled as a TP50 garment, it means that it’s halfway through the maximum features-to-performance ratio. The higher the rating, the better features and performance the product will have, so TP75 garments are a step above TP50 and offer more features and a higher performance, while TP100 garments are designed to have the absolute best features and best performance ability.
The graph below demonstrates the TP ratings:
In general, TP50 clothing has the right combination of waterproofing and breathability to meet basic needs while you’re pursuing less extreme outdoors activities. While not recommended for use in terribly harsh conditions, TP50 items will hold up well to mild to average weather, providing enough warmth, dryness and comfort for you to not worry.
Items marked TP75 present a happy medium between basic technical features and professional-level technicality. TP75 clothing and accessories will generally be waterproof to at least 5,000mm and breathable to 5,000mvp. They will also generally have a number of other technical features to support the function of the garment and the protection it provides.
TP100 products are the most technical and feature-rich of all our products. They provide top-of-the-line protection when engaging in outdoor activities, whether it’s waterproof levels of more than 10,000mm or breathability over 8,000mvp, plus a host of other advanced technicality that’ll only look after you. TP100 clothing and accessories are the reserve of serious outdoor enthusiasts and professionals who expect the most out of their gear, with specs that soar above the norm for our ranges.
Fabric Technology Explained
The phrase ‘fabric technology’ might seem puzzling or foreign but it simply refers to the fabrics and materials that we use in our products, each category or kind offering a different level of protection. Each of these are designed to enhance the performance of products specifically to the activity or conditions that they are designed for.
Last updated: March 25, 2019 at 11:50 am