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Glossary of Materials and Terms

Acrylic

Knit lining; good warmth and inexpensive.                                       

Anti-Microbial

A fabric that has been chemically treated or a fiber that is created by incorporating the anti-bacterial chemical agent into the fiber formula, making the finished fiber or fabric resistant to, or inhibiting the growth of micro-organisms.

Automatic Close

The function of an umbrella which enables the user to close the canopy of the umbrella by the push of a button on the handle.

Automatic Open

The function of an umbrella which enables the user to open the umbrella by the push of a button on the handle.

Ballerina

A ballet-style flat slipper.

Berber

A lightweight, warm, soft material. Often made out of synthetic materials.

Bootie

Soft, cozy slipper that covers the ankle.

Breathability

The movement of water or water vapor from one side of the fabric to the other, caused by capillary action, wicking, chemical, or electrostatic action.

Brushed Microfiber

Synthetic, polyester fabric that mimics pig suede.

Brushed Shearling

Polyester; super soft, plush fabric with a fuzzy texture.

Bubble

A style of a stick umbrella, usually made from a see through material with the canopy in the shape of a dome.

Cashmere

Luxurious natural fiber yarn (natural beige color).

Cashmere Blend

Cashmere and lambswool blend.

Chenille

Rayon acrylic yarn that is sheared for a velvety, plush finish.

Chukka

ISOTONER’s wider width sole.

Clog

A slipper style with a closed toe and an open back.

ComforSoft™

100% Polyester material made with a plush softness and sleek fit. 

Corduroy

Made of cotton or a cotton blend that is woven to resemble a cord pattern.

Cotton

Made from the cotton plant; breathable and machine washable.

Down

The soft, fluffy fiber or underfeathers of ducks, geese, or other water fowl. Used primarily for insulation in outerwear garments.

Faux Fur

Acrylic; natural plush look with a soft, fuzzy feel.

Fleece

Soft napped fabric that can be used as outer shell or inner lining; 100% polyester.

Gift Umbrella

Small umbrella packaged in a gift box for easy gift-giving.

Girth

The circumference of a shoe measured around the ball of the foot.

Golf Stick

Umbrella that remains the same length when opened and closed, has a rubber handle.

Gore-Tex®

A breathable membrane that blocks moisture from the outside of a glove while allowing moisture on the inside to evaporate.

HydroBlok®

A waterproof, breathable, and windproof glove insert that prevents water and wind from penetrating while allowing moisture to evaporate, keeping your hands warm and dry.

Insole

A lining that runs the full length of the inside of the shoe.

Instep

The upper, center section of the foot, between the toes and ankles.

Insulation

With respect to a fabric, a material that protects from the loss of warmth or the penetration of cold.

Iridescent Velour

Velour with a luxury sheen.

ISOTONER Spandex

4 way stretch nylon with LYCRA® fiber.

Jersey

A knit fabric used predominantly for clothing manufacturing. It can be made of wool, cotton, and synthetic fibres.

Lining

The inside material of a shoe.

Loafer

A slip-on slipper.

Memory Foam

ISOTONER sole lining that remembers the shape of the foot.

Micro-fiber

Fine denier (thin) yarns that produce a very soft fabric with a velvety finish.

Microluxe

Glossy pile fabric that offers warmth and feels soft and silky to the touch.

Microsuede

Polyester; has a smooth finish and a soft hand feel.

MicroTerry

Polyester/Nylon blend offers good warmth plus wicks moisture away from skin to help keep hands dry.

Mossy Oak®

Mossy Oak® Camo Patterns feature unprecedented depth, unequalled detail, and elements with remarkable contrast: New Break-Up®, Treestand®, Obsession®, and BreakUp Infinity®.

Nappa Leather

Drum dyed “naked” leather without pigment (spray). Good quality, measured in the softness and texture of skin. Grain is coarser with more blemishes than Métis.

Outsole

The bottom outer sole of a slipper.

Pig Suede

Fine buffing of the back of the leather separates the fibers to create a fine velvety surface nap.

Pile

Thick, plush lining; very good warmth.

PillowStep

ISOTONER sole featuring incredible softness and support which cushions every step.

Polartec® Power Stretch®

Heavy duty, nylon-faced 4-way compression with with a Polartec® fleece back for moisture management.

Polartec® Wind Pro®

A wind-resistant, high density polyester fleece with a Sherpa pile that traps warm air next to your skin.

Polyester

A strong and durable synthetic fabric.

Primaloft®

Insulation products offer superior performance for high quality cold-weather gear. Lightweight, breathable and proven to repel water better than any other synthetic or natural insulation.

Realtree®

There's no better way to blend in to your surroundings than by wearing Realtree® camo, no matter where you hunt or enjoy the outdoors. Realtree® is the home of world's most versatile camo patterns: All Purpose®and Advantage Max-4®.

Rip-stop Nylon

A lightweight, wind resistant, and water resistant plain weave fabric. Large rib yarns stop tears without adding excess weight to active sportswear apparel and outdoor equipment such as sleeping bags and tents.

Scent Control

Process applied to an item that conceals your scent and odour. Purpose is to allow you to get in close to your prey.

Seamless Knitting

A unique process of circular knitting, done on either Santoni or Sangiacomo knitting machines. This circular knitting process essentially produces finished garments with no side seams, which require only minimal sewing to complete the garment.

Shaft Height

Shaft height of boots are measured from middle of the arch up the inside of the boot to the top of the boot shaft.

Shaft Width

The width of boots are measured at the opening of the boot.

Sherpasoft™

100% Polyester material with a shearling look, but a super soft hand feel.