The Sympatex laminate

Excellent comfort whatever the weather: waterproof, breathable, windproof

Excellent comfort whatever the weather: waterproof, breathable, windproof

Lovers of the great outdoors have high demands for their clothing and shoes. They must keep their bodies dry whilst controlling the body temperature perfectly in all weather and regardless of activity level. There is nothing more unpleasant than wet and cold clothing. As leading provider of sustainable functional textiles, Sympatex has therefore developed a special membrane which is 100 percent waterproof, 100 percent windproof and optimally breathable – like a second skin. The membrane absorbs the water vapour and removes it through the clothing to the outside. And the best thing about it is: The Sympatex membranes “breathes” dynamically which means the higher the physical activity, the more efficient it works. Thus, functional textiles with a Sympatex membrane provide effective protection from low temperatures and rain. This keeps the body warm and dry even in extreme situations.

The Sympatex laminate

The Sympatex membrane (5 – 25 µm) is connected to a wide range of possible base materials such as woven fabrics, knitwear, fleece, foam or leather to form a laminate for a specific application. The application of tapes tailored to the specific usage of the laminates is what makes the end product (for example a jacket of shoe) into performance functional textiles. Uniform high quality is assured by the interplay between the laminate, tape and technical processing guidelines. This is the only combination that sets a licensed Sympatex product apart from the rest. Thus, Sympatex is a global supplier of high-tech functional materials for international brand partners in clothing (Apparel), footwear, protective workwear (Contract & Workwear) and technical applications. All Sympatex materials comply with Sympatex high quality standards and are tested according to international standards. Sympatex uses the tests to ensure that all its functional materials comply with or exceed these standards. More about all test methods vial the following link.

Our continuous development in products and technologies enables us to provide our customers with a wide range of laminates to suit their specific needs. Our focus is on protection, comfort, performance and perfect functionality with a special regard to ecological responsibility. In addition to its performance, Sympatex relies in particular on recycled and recyclable materials as well as climate neutrality.


  • 100 % waterproof
  • 100 % windproof
  • Optimally breathable
  • Durable
  • Dynamic climate control
  • Very thin and high stretch poreless membrane
  • Extremely hard-wearing


  • 100% climate neutral membrane
  • 100% recyclable membrane
  • 100% recyclable and recycled laminates
  • STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified, bluesign® approved
  • PTFE-free and PFC-free membranes and laminates
  • Fluorocarbon-free treatments
  • Laminates with a completely balanced carbon footprint