For anyone who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, whether that’s hiking, cycling, running, or just walking the dog, Sealskinz could about to become your new favourite brand. And if you don’t know who SealSkinz are, then it’s about time we put that right.
In a nutshell, Sealskinz are one of the most innovative and forward thinking brands producing outdoor kit, with a specific focus on waterproof, breathable and windproof equipment. They have a wide product range but their bread and butter is really their waterproof socks, gloves and hats, all of which use their state-of-the-art technology to keep you dry no matter what you throw at them.
We were lucky enough to catch up with the team at Sealskinz to chat about what makes their products so unique:
Can you explain a bit about the history of Sealskinz?
Sealskinz have over 20 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing endurance accessories. From our conception we have worked in partnership with some of the world’s greatest athletes including mountaineers, explorers, skiers and runners to ensure that our products deliver the very best in comfort and performance. Our main goal at Sealskinz is to allow our wearers to defy the great outdoors and achieve their personal potential without being inhibited by the weather.
What makes Sealskinz special?
Sealskinz arguably created the Outdoor Endurance Accessories market, and especially waterproof socks, gloves and hats. I think that the thing that makes Sealskinz special is that we are the original brand within this field and every product that leaves our door, every design, technical advancements and leap in innovation is the first of its kind; mix that in with our keen attention to detail and passion for the outdoors and we are able to learn and succeed with our customers which is great!
How does Sealskinz technology work?
Our technology is most certainly the unique dimension of the brand and separates us from our competitors with each product owning its own specific features and technologies. Understanding this, a definition of Sealskinz technology is quite difficult as it is very diverse across our range. However the key technology in our socks is the patented StretchDry technology which is built into all of our Sealskinz socks and Ultra Grip gloves allowing them to be 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable.
The StretchDry technology, as well as providing total waterproof protection, also eliminates blistering, has enhanced moisture control, provides comfort, prevents odour (antimicrobial) and offers the perfect balance between warmth and breathability. And if that wasn’t enough, all Sealskinz StretchDry socks also have a lifetime guarantee showing our confidence in the product and technology.
How do you ensure you’re at the forefront of what you do?
We have a very dedicated global team that is devoted to creating the best products across a range of activities and pursuits. We work closely with our ambassadors to develop products that deliver the perfect experience for our customers. Competition is also ensuring that we stay at the forefront of the market. We are flattered that our products are copied by our competitors and this is what drives us to continually innovate the very best products and provide the highest customer service we can, cementing Sealskinz as the original and best.
What’s next for Sealskinz?
At Sealskinz we always want to grow and develop. Our next step will be to look at making the brand, our products and the service we provide accessible to more. From explorers in the Arctic, troops in the dessert and dog-walkers in the Lake District we want to allow people everywhere to achieve their adventures with Sealskinz.
A huge thanks to Sealskinz for taking the time to speak to us – now let’s take a quick look at just a few of their products…
Sealskinz Scafell XP Gloves
Cold hands aren’t a lot of fun, which is why these Sealskinz Scafell XP gloves are ideal for anyone spending time outdoors. Of course they’re totally waterproof and windproof, but they’re also breathable to wick away sweat. Even better, the thumb and index finger are touchscreen friendly, so you can still use your phone without taking the gloves off.
Sealskinz Waterproof Cable Knit Beanie
The cable knit design of this Sealskinz beanie might not look waterproof, but we guarantee you it is! It uses Sealskinz’ iconic technology to keep the rain and wind at bay, while the microfleece lining keeps your head nice and warm. It has a thermal rating of 4 out of 5, so is suitable for all but the very coldest conditions.
Sealskinz Waterproof Mid Hiking Socks
Running through wet and muddy puddles? Hiking in bad weather? Then you need these Sealskinz waterproof mid-length socks. Mid-length and mid-weight, these waterproof socks utilise Sealskinz’ unique StretchDry technology and are ideal for most activities, providing excellent levels of warmth and breathability. They also use anti-rub materials to make your feet much more comfortable.
Check out our full range of Sealskinz products and stay warmer and drier next time you’re out and about
Last modified: December 6, 2018