Freewheelers "Urbanite" Tech Jacket



"Ultima Thule Equipment " Label

This tech jacket uses the NEXTEC's "EPIC" fabric which is used in the US military's layering system ECWCS. 


EPIC® by Nextec’s patented encapsulation technology places a silicone barrier “inside” the fabric, not just on the surface like the older conventional methods of laminating/coating. This silicone barrier drastically decreases a fabric’s absorption; while increasing its weather resistance and aerobic breathability performance. It has a "3-dimensional barrier" structure.

EPIC by Nextec® is chosen for a reason. There is no other fabric on the market that provides such a wide array of performance qualities. The EPIC by Nextec components of the Gen III ECWCS and the SOF PCU are perfect examples of this. A few of the unique characteristics…

Moisture Impermeability:
EPIC fabric has incredible moistuire impermeability; it allows for enhanced comfort in extreme conditions. Because the silicone encapsulated fibers don’t soak up the water, the “freezer” effect is eliminated, and the low absorption quality of EPIC fabrics prevents clothes from feeling heavy from moisture. EPIC garments end up staying flexible and comfortable even in the hashest conditions.

Wind Resistant:
EPIC fabrics are highly effective in protecting the wearer from the dangers of convective cooling (a major cause of hypothermia in dangerous weather).

Abrasion resistant: Increased durability, without increased weight. The abrasion resistant qualities of EPIC by Nextec® ensure that gear and apparel will stand up to wear and tear, and increase the lifespan of a garment.

Fast Dry Time:
In varied operational theatres, keeping gear dry is of paramount importance. EPIC by Nextec® is unique for the fact that it has the ability to dry while the soldier is in a static position, including while the soldier is sleeping. The body acts as a heat pump, and works to dry the apparel while the user is at rest. This is a huge advantage in varied and prolonged conditions.

This jacket uses 100% nylon EPIC ripstop fabric for the outer material, with attention to detail and quality of each part.


Made in Japan