Descente Innovations Technologies and Fabrics

Descente Innovations and Technologies





Descente Innovations and Technologies

Motion 3D

Motion 3D fabric patterns are designed to mirror the specific movements your body makes as it moves, turns, and stretches allowing for optimal performance. All of Descente’s products contain Motion 3D patterns to create a fit and feel that is second to none.

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Descente Innovations and Technologies

Infinite Movement

Descente’s Infinite Movement is a combination of Motion 3D pattern, 4-Way Stretch fabric, Toray Dermizax elastic lamination, inner stretch liner and 3M Thinsulate Platinum Stretch insulation to provide full range of motion for improved comfort, mobility and performance.




Descente Innovations and Technologies

Streamline Technology

Controls surface moisture or water flow by channeling water away from pocket areas with strategically placed three dimensional lines.





Dual Ventilation Zip

Depending on temperature conditions, the front zipper can be adjusted in two ways. Unzipping to expose a mesh panel allows air inflow maximizing air circulation and reducing body temperature.







Breath Ventilation

D-Laser cutting with metal mesh backing allows air to move more easily resulting in reduced moisture build up around the neck and chin area.






Inner Surface System

An advanced ventilation system built into the interior of the garment to maintain optimum temperature and moisture levels. Internal heat and moisture are quickly and efficiently distributed, dispersed and vented to the outside of the garment to ensure a regulated temperature for improved comfort.




Action Camera Pocket

An integrated action camera mount that allows you to attach your device to your chest pocket for quick access and adjustability.





Developed to prevent excess snow and moisture from entering the hood, the Para-hood can be opened and closed quickly with a one-click-zip function. The hood keeps the original form while not in use, dispersed and vented to the outside to ensure a regulated temperature for improved comfort.




Quick Media Access Pocket

The Quick Media Access Pocket features a smart touch which allows you to check messages, incoming calls or access your music without having to take your phone out of your pocket. This eliminates the need to open your jacket to access your device and reduces the chance of dropping or exposing it to moisture.






Thinsulate Platinum Flex

Provides stretch and recovery technology in all directions. This unique elastomeric insulation performs under extreme conditions of stretching or flexing while retaining its light weight, highly breathable and durable attributes.






The original warmth-without-bulk insulation, 3M Thinsulate Insulation is the brand trusted for warmth. This highly breathable, lightweight durable insulation contains a unique fiber construction up to 10x smaller than the fibers of other synthetic insulations, which helps make them more effective in trapping insulated air.







Thinsulate Featherless

An alternate to natural down, Thinsulate Featherless insulation provides extreme warmth, lightness, high breathability, comfort and resilience.








A blend of 100% polyester and unique microfibers that traps in air and reflect the body’s heat. Heatflex is a light weight, resilient, washable, and quick drying insulation used to maximize warmth and comfort in all conditions.









Down insulation creates high loft clusters that trap air and body heat providing maximum warmth. Its light weight, high breathability and compression attributes, make for a versatile fill with extreme comfort.






Heat Navi

This proprietary technology developed by Descente converts infrared rays from sunlight into stored heat, even in adverse conditions.






4-Way Stretch

Toray’s Nylon/Polyurethane 4-Way Stretch fabric creates a superior fit with full range of motion, stretching in every direction to move with your bodies every motion. Finished with Dermizax 20K waterproof and 20K or 30K breathability, this fabric provides ultimate performance and comfort.

  • Dynanomus: A hybrid blend of Kevlar and polyester fiber, Toray’s Dynamonus can deliver maximum protection against tough environmental conditions while maintaining a supple feel. This lightweight abrasion resistant fabric is finished with a DTL 20K waterproof and 10K breathability.
  • Jacquard: This elegant fashion forward fabric with Jacquard shimmer design detail and a satin hand touch is finished with a DTL 10K waterproof and 20K breathability.
  • Snowscape Stretch: Snowscape stretch provides a supple hand touch with a comfortable feel. This Komatsu Polyester stretch is finished with a DTL 20K waterproof and 20K breathability keeping you warm and dry.
  • EnerG Stretch: Stretch yarns, a cotton-like hand feel, and durable attributes compose this balanced fabric for desired comfort, fit and performance. EnerG Stretch is finished with a DTL 20K waterproof and 20k breathability.
  • VitaL Stretch: This durable, soft, versatile fabric is the perfect blend of comfort and stretch for any condition and any ability level. VitaL Stretch is finished with a DTL 20K waterproof and 20K breathability, giving you a premium fit that’s performance driven.
  • Polartec Power Stretch: With premium durability and range of motion, Polartec Power Stretch utilizes elastic fibers in stretch construction to make a performance-fit base fabric that can handle the pressure of demanding physical activity.







Polartec Thermal Pro

Down insulation creates high loft clusters that trap air and body heat providing maximum warmth. Its light weight, high breathability and compression attributes, make for a versatile fill with extreme comfort.






Dermizax NX

Developed by Toray, Dermizax is a soft, stretchy, nonporous laminated fabric with superior waterproofing and anti-condensation features. The outer layer stops water from entering, while the inner layer absorbs and expels moisture to the outside where it spreads and dries quickly to keep you dry and comfortable. Dermizax NX, with improved water repellency, won a prestigious award at ISPO 2011.






ENTRANT Dermizax

Developed by Toray, Entrant Dermizax is a soft, stretchable laminate offering an exceptionally high waterproofness (20K), advanced 20K moisture permeability (30K NX) and low condensation. Its light weight configuration and high elasticity are ideal for active sports and lifestyles.







DTL (Descente Technology Lamination)

A multifunctional, microporous waterproof coating that offers excellent moisture permeability while remaining lightweight, soft and comfortable. DTL provides a 20K Waterproof and 20K breathability rating.


Descente strives to incite those who love the sport, those with an active lifestyle. Beauty, functionality, and technology are converted into a form by design. Their brand narrative is to pursue design down the o finest detail, creating well-honed functional beauty. DNA wear is created with the manufacturing philosophy cultivated by top-level performance and experience providing discoveries that more than exceed expectations. This sparks the pioneer spirit of athletes at any level heading for a new possibilities, experiences and memories.

Descente challenges themselves to discover new and unseen frontiers and milestones waiting for them in the not-too-distant future. The power that sets them in motion is the feeling of excitement as they head towards new and creative goals. Gathering their imagination and technological strength to create value, they are always looking one step ahead. This is the mission and the duty of the DNA Brand. Find New and Sale Items from current years and previous seasons at Basin Sports.