Only innovative materials are used in Tatonka’s products. They are perfectly adapted to the specific application and combine seemingly incompatible characteristics: maximum waterproofness with absolute breathability, maximum durability with minimum weight.
The fibre is made of cellulose, so can absorb lots of water and dried very quickly. Tatonka uses this material for travel towels.
It is a soft plastic, and is used as a transparent foil for the Zip Flight Bag.
The textured polyester material in 600 den threads is robust, colourfast and versatile. PU-coated to achieve a weatherproof finish.
Lightweight materials need thin fibres. Strong fabrics need high-strength fibres. So it makes sense to use 100 den Nylon fibre. Thanks to the PU-silicone coating, the tear resistance is increased by a further approx. 20%.
(50% Polyester, 50% Poly chloride)
Robust tarpaulin material made of 1000 denier fabric with smooth surface, which is mainly used for bags. The polyester fabric is coated on both sides, absolutely waterproof and easy to clean.
The PU-coated polyester fabric has a striking pattern and gives pockets and small backpacks a contrasting, elegant look.
(40% Wool, 30% Cotton, 15% Polyamide, 8% Polyester, 7% Other fibres)
Knitted two-layer material with a high percentage of wool and a soft, different-colored inside.
(70% Wool, 25% Polyamide, 5% Other fibres)
Vivid patterned knitwear with a wool content of 70%. The inside is fluffy roughened.
(61% Cotton, 39% Polyamide)
The densely woven, firm cotton blend is used for jackets, coats and trekking trousers. The fabric is treated with a wax based on paraffin and thus PFC-free.
(63% Lyocell (Tencel), 32% Polyester, 5% Elastane)
Soft, warming fleece made of biodegradable Lyocell fibres and recycled polyester. The innovative fleece from Pontetorto combines good performance with ecological sustainability. The exterior of the material is made of recycled polyester fibres, and the smooth, napped inside is made of Lyocell microfibres. If they are rinsed out in the washing process, they will be decomposed within 90 days without residue.
This finely woven, very light fabric is made from 210 den threads. The Ripstop structure makes it extremely strong, and the PU coating on both sides makes it waterproof. We use the material for travel bags and backpacks.
The fine Ripstop structure and triple PU/silicone coating make this lightweight fabric extremely resistant to tearing. It is used primarily for small and medium-sized backpacks.
Thanks to the fine structure, this development by Tatonka is extremely technical. The very tight, special weaving method of the 210 den fibres makes the fabric extremely strong, but it remains light at the same time. Perfect for our lightweight trekking and hiking rucksacks.
(94% Polyamide, 6% Elastane)
Very light, elastic and quick-drying material. The functional material makes the garment comfortable to wear and is used for travel and hiking clothing.
(Outer layer: 94% Polyester, 6% Elastane Inner layer: 100% Polyester Membrane: 100% Thermoplastic Polyurethane)
Highly water-repellent and breathable SoftShell material with PU membrane and soft fleece inside. The sturdy, slightly elastic material offers a PFC-free dirt and water-repellent hardware.
(91% Polyamide, 9% Elastane)
The elastic double weave material has a robust outer side and a brushed inner side. It is used by Tatonka for lighter SoftShell coats, jackets and trousers.
Lightweight, abrasion resistant polyamide fabric with fine patterning that resembles parent snow crystals. Thanks PU coating on the inside of the material is waterproof. T-Snow Crust is used in backpacks and bags.
The high-tear and abrasion-resistant RipStop fabric shows a lively surface due to the irregularly interwoven thicker threads. The material is waterproof by PU coating and is used for backpacks.
(65% Polyester, 35% Cotton)
The polyester / cotton blend fabric is very robust due to its dense weave and is therefore ideal for outdoor clothing. Due to the slightly waxed surface, the material gets a soft, comfortable grip and is therefore naturally PFC-free. The wax used is based on paraffin.
(Shellfabric: 100% Polyamide Wadding: 100% Polyester (3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation))
Very light and fluffy 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation wadding with a high thermal output. The outer material is a hard-wearing polyamide. The material is used for jackets, gilets, inner jackets and coats.
(Outer layer: 100% Polyester Membrane: 100% Polyurethane)
The soft, waterproof and breathable 2-layered material with slightly mottled shell fabric is used for weathter protection jackets and coats.
(Outer layer: 100% Polyester Membrane: 100% Polyurethane)
This waterproof and breathable material with a herringbone optic is used by Tatonka for fashionable all-weather jackets and coats. The material is provided with a PFC-free, water and dirt repellent equipment.
(Outer layer: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane Membrane: 100% Polyurethane)
Waterproof and breathable two-layer material with mottled surface and firm, slightly grainy handle. The fabric is used for weatherproof jackets and coats.
(Outer layer: 100% Polyester Membrane: 100% Thermoplastic Polyurethane)
Very lightweight, waterproof and breathable 2.5-layered material. The membrane is protected with a print on the inside. The water and dirt repellent equipment is PFC-free.
This cosy densely woven, bicoloured material is a very soft polyester fleece with an excellent insulation.
(60% Cotton, 20% Kapok, 20% Lyocell)
Soft shirt material made from natural, renewable raw materials in a classic flannel look. The fabric is very pleasant to the touch, has a climate-balancing effect, has good moisture absorption and thanks to the Kapok content antibacterial properties.
(93% Polyamide, 7% Polyethylene)
Lightweight, abrasion-resistant ripstop fabric with woven diamond pattern. Stronger polyethylene warp and weft threads make this backpack fabric extremely tear and cut resistant.
This very light, waterproof material made out of polyester is pleasantly soft to the touch, and is used mainly for capes, rain covers and stuff bags.
(Outer layer: 40% Polyester, 39% Wool, 20% Polyamide, 1% Elastane Membran: 100% Polyurethane)
Windproof 2-layered material in wool look with NoWind®PRO membrane from Pontetorto. The fabric is used in combination with a padded heat insulating lining for winter jackets and coats. The wool content of the material (39%) consists of recycled wool.
(74% Polypropylene, 21% Elastane, 5% Polyester)
Elastic woven webbing.
Rugg Tex is an extremely resistand, visually attractive polyamide fabric, which has outstanding mechnic properties. The material has a high wear and tear resistance and its PU coating also make it water-repellent. At Tatonka Rugg Tex has many different uses, e.g. for travel backpacks and bags.
The polyethylene foil is reinforced with textile fibres, and is used to manufacture the basic protective sack (Schutzsack einfach) for backpacks.
Guy ropes are made from these durable, wear- and tear-proof plastic fibres.
The thermoplastic polymer is soft, malleable, and safe for food use. Tatonka uses it to make the folding canister.
The woven rib webbing is extremely wear- and tear-proof, and is used for packing straps, belts and rucksack straps.
(Outer layer: 100% Aluminium Inner layer: 100% Polyethylene)
With PE-foam covered aluminium foil.
(Outer layer: 100% Polyamide Inner layer: 100% Chloroprene)
Impact and waterproof stretch laminate material with excellent heat insulating properties. Used by Tatonka for small flexible items and laptop bags.
(Outer layer: 100% Polyester Inner layer: 100% Polyurethane)
The polyester mesh is laminated with a soft, transparent polyurethane foil that makes it waterproof. It is used for the Dodgers.
The robust wood of coconut trees is very light and of high strength. Therefore, it is perfect for spoons and cooking utensils.
(100% Stainless steel 18/8)
Pots, pans and all other tableware made out of 18/8 stainless will happily accommodate most requests in an outdoor kitchen. 18/8 stainless steel is durable, food safe and easy to clean.
Screening products with the specially developed tear-resistant material CRYPTALLOY® offer the highest level of protection against RFID/NFC attacks. The TÜV certified material blocks radio waves on all the usual RFID frequencies and can be used for all cards.
CORDURA® in fibre thickness 700 den combines the high wear and tear resistance of the classic 1000 den fabric with the lightness of the 500 den fabric.
We are using the classic CORDURA® fabrics made in high tenacity, air-jet textured nylon 6.6 in 500 Denier. CORDURA® brand provides fabrics that are recognized for their long-lasting durability and resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs and is more durable than other fabrics. No matter the application, CORDURA® fabric offers a superior strength-to-weight ratio, making it a first-choice for durable fabrics.
This supple, extemely fine gauze with over 1000 holes/inch² is used for the entrances to our tents, mosquito tents and head protectors.
External Aluminum Frame
(100% Polyethylene Coating: 100% Aluminium)
A thin, soft, waterproof polyethylene foil is coated in aluminium. Used on the emergency blanket, it reflects the body’s own warmth.
Acetal is a crystalline thermoplastic polymer material. Acetal characteristically has excellent tensile strength, stiffness, surface hardness and chemical resistance. Acetal has excellent flexural memory and property retention when subjected to repeated loading. The normal short-term use temperature range is -40°F to +270°F (-40°C to +132°C). Acetal is recommended for high performance applications and Tatonka uses this material for buckles on backpacks. Physical properties remain consistent across a wide range of temperature, relative humidity, and weather conditions.
The aluminum alloy 7075 in hardness T6 is a very light and break-resistant material and is therefore used for highly stressed products, e.g. our 3-part pole telescope.
The anodised tent frames in the 7001 aluminium alloy in hardness T6 combine high breakage resistance (brittleness) with optimum rigidity (dimensional stability).
Aluminium tent frame in 7001/6061 alloy is used in different thicknesses to provide the optimum tension of the frame arch in large family tents. For straight vertical use, tubes of 15 mm diameter provide excellent stability; tubes of 13 mm diameter are used on bends and corners.
This is a tightly and finely woven material for very light tent floor. Quadruple PU-coated, with a 10 000 mm water column rating.
The water-repellent (W/R) fabric in 70 den Nylon is particularly air-permeable. The stronger threads running horizontally and vertically (Ripstop) increase the fabric’s tear resistance, which makes it ideal for inner tents.
The outer tent material has four layers of PU coating on the inside (water column 8 000 mm). Because the fabric does not absorb water, it will not stretch when damp or wet.
(65% Polyester, 35% Cotton)
As an additional protection against wetness, the 65/35 Polycotton material is double coated with PU on the inside. With a water column < 1 300 mm, this material may not be DIN waterproof. When wet, the cotton actually swells up and closes up the weave, making it waterproof. At Tatonka the fabric is used for tarps.
Soft, PU coated polyester fabric made of 450 denier yarn in Oxford look.
The classic 420 den Nylon material has proved itself in the “high density” (HD) version as a good, very flexible basic material. The 420 den yarn gives it a very high tear resistance. The material is made waterproof by the triple PU coating.
With a lightweight, air-permeable, water-repellent finish, the 30 den Nylon Ripstop material is the perfect inner tent material for the Expert series.
A highly tear-proof, lightweight tent fabric from our Expert series. The material’s excellent properties are due to the very high quality of the basic material (6.6 Ripstop Nylon), which is reinforced with several layers of a silicone coating (3 on the outside, 2 on the inside). Which makes it almost impossible to tear this wafer-thin material with your bare hands! 100% water-repellent, as both sides are silicone-coated; 1 500 mm water column.
A very lightweight outer fabric with a fine Ripstop texture and pleasantly soft to the touch. PU-coated on the inside, it has a water column of 2 000 mm.
Lightweight, strong Oxford fabric in 200 den polyester yarn with triple PU coating.
Polyester mesh material which is used for storage bags as well as for integrated mesh pockets in many pockets and travel items.