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The science behind our products

TechNiche products have been tested all over the world for many different markets. We continue to develop and re-design our apparel using the patented technologies.

We believe in our product and so we believe in science and the facts. You will find a mixture of information and test reports here about HyperKewl™, CoolPax™, Heatpax™ and IonGear™.

Evaporative technology

Evaporative cooling diagram

HyperKewl™ products utilise a unique chemistry to achieve rapid absorption and stable water storage. The chemical formulation also creates enhanced evaporation.

Users can expect the evaporative cooling fabric to provide temperatures that are 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the ambient temperature, depending on airflow. (NB High humidity (90%) will diminish the fabric’s ability to evaporate water and therefore provide cooling.)

Phase Change technology

Phase Change technology diagram

A Phase Change Material (PCM) is a substance with a high heat of fusion which, melting and solidifying at a certain temperature, is capable of storing and releasing large amounts of energy.

Heat is absorbed or released when the material changes from solid to liquid and vice versa; thus, PCMs are classified as Latent Heat Storage (LHS) units.

Air Activated Warming

Warming technology activation

Heatpax™ Warmers deliver hours of air-activated warmth and relief from cold weather. Once the package is opened, an exothermic reaction occurs, providing an effective defense against the winter cold.

Heating can be suspended at any time by resealing the inserts in an airtight container or plastic bag.

Battery Powered Heating

IonGear™

Our battery-powered heating system, IonGear™, uses some of the most advanced heating element and battery technology available on the market.

IonGear™ electric heated vests and jackets use flexible, durable heating elements which are removable. Our gloves use micro-wires achieve heating functionality making them indispensible heated riding gear. Both use rechargeable batteries that deliver consistent, long-lasting heating.