ABOUT NIGOR

We want to create lightweight products, without compromising quality and usability. We have chosen the very best materials, fabrics and poles we could find. Our long experience in producing outdoor brands gives us the opportunity to manufacture our products using the best workmanship available.

INNOVATION

Innovation is woven into our Nylon ripstop fabric in three different densities: Gorlyn 10 for our lightweight tents, Gorlyn 20 for trekking and 3 season tents and Gorlyn 30 for our all season tents.

Gorlyn fabric has been constructed using high tenacity nylon 6.6, which has a higher tensile strength than regular and most used nylon in tent construction. Our Gorlyn fabric is 4 to 5 times stronger than most other high end lightweight fabrics used in tents. Also the weight is lower than most of those fabrics. We apply a coating of pure silicone, without other chemicals. The coating has been done in three steps, 2 base layers on the back side and one layer on the front side. This results in the most durable and water repellent protection.

The silicone treatment has no affect on the fabric strength of our fabrics. Normal PU coatings tend to reduce the tear strength up to 70%, which in our opinion weakens the fabrics too much to use them in lightweight tent designs. Our fabrics are superior in performance, proven by laboratory test.

Gorlyn fabric properties:

  • Better weathering properties; better sunlight resistance
  • Much higher tear strength, between 10 and 20 kg (ISO 13937-4) depending on the yarn weight
  • More compact molecular structure
  • Higher melting point (256 degrees Celsius)
  • Superior colourfastness
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • High resistance to insects, fungi, animals as well as molds, mildew, rot and many chemicals
  • Melts instead of burning

    The tent floor fabric is made from a 20 denier or 40 denier nylon ripstop with a laminated thermo-plastic polyurethane (TPU) coating. TPU coatings have greater bonding durability and better abrasion resistance than conventional liquid-applied PU coatings.

    Our lightweight tents use DAC poles made from TH72M, the lightest and strongest material by DAC. TH72M is the aluminium alloy developed by DAC and used in the outdoor adventure equipment industry wherever maximum strength with minimum weight is required. We have used the NSL poles and where possible the newly developed even lighter and stronger pole NFL. The DAC poles are manufactured using a Green Anodizing process with the aim to minimize toxic chemicals in the anodizing. We use DAC’s eco-friendly poles in our tents.