In 2012, Sandra Doerfel was selected to design and manufacture a raincoat to represent Sympatex®
(a German manufacturer of high performance laminates) at the Munich ISPO Awards 2012.
Having achieved 1st place in the ‘Outdoor Style’ category with the ‘3F' concept jacket, she obtained a license to produce rainwear using the Sympatex® fabrics.
The combination of performance and feminine styling, created trough a tight fit alongside an innovative disperse transfer print make this jacket desirable for fashion-conscious women.
Function is given by the use of the waterproof, windproof and breathable Sympatex laminate.
Comfort is ensured trough elastic parts at the sleeves and a detachable hood. The sealed seams and the splash-resistant zip guarantee the necessary waterproofness. The use of bluesign® laminate and tape demonstrate environmental protection. To maintain their portability, the jacket is easily foldable and comes with an additional bag, which can be used as a belt.
“The 3F jacket crosses over from style to outdoor. This is the future of many of the clothing brands since there are a lot of people who do not feel comfortable with the existing outdoor styles. The 3F is a very bold, clever and beautifully executed jacket. This garment motivated us to create the Outdoor-Style category.”
Simon Beseley, OCC Outdoor Magazine, United Kingdom