Program Travel Series
The Travel series-Packables collects three minimal and ultra-light workaday bags and different-sized travel cases for optimised packing and organising. Made from a strong and wrinkle-resistant nylon fabric, all pieces are designed to be packed into their own pocket when not used. The bags hold up to 38 litres but measure only 160 x 210 x 30 millimetres in their compressed form. The Duffle, Rucksack and Tote Bag are developed for everyday commuting, work and leisure activities – but their dimensions are also customised to fit perfectly together with other travel accessories inside the larger Luggage bags, for easy and compact travelling.
function Water repellent
Water-repellency is always added to fabrics that need to be water-proof
or water-resistant. It is achieved by treating the textile with a finish
that forces moisture to form small pearls of water on top of the fabric
surface instead of being absorbed by the fibres. The purpose is to
protect the material from getting wet-through and thereby prevent loss
of body heat, as well as to allow for breathability.
All ARKET water-repellent products are treated with finishes free of perfluorinated compounds, PFCs, a group of chemicals that have shown to be harmful for the environment and for aquatic organisms.
Note: Detergents and water-repelling agents are each other’s opposites. While the purpose of the water-repellent finish is to push water away from the fabric, detergents reduce the water’s surface tension to allow the fabric to absorb as much water as possible. It is thus important to get rid of all detergent residues from the garment to retain the full potential of the finish – wash at full rinse cycle, use only a small amount of mild detergent (or a specialty detergent) and avoid softeners. After wash, the water-repellent finish can be re-activated through heat, by tumble drying or ironing. Please follow the specific care instruction for each garment.