The OncaElastic Boonie is designed to keep your head and face protected from sun and wind in cool temperatures as well as cold temperatures due to its inner thermal lining. The OncaElastic fabric used for the Boonie is snag resistant, lightweight and breathable.
Years of research and development, along with numerous prototypes by Onca's designers, produced OncaElastic, a specific compound of polyester fibers and elastomeric charcoal particles, combined with fabric. OncaElastic is a strong, yet lightweight, stretchable material used in pants, jackets, and caps, designed for all-season outdoor activities. The strength and abrasion resistant qualities of polyester are enhanced by the omnidirectional stretch of the elastomer. The resulting proprietary fabric is the best balance of strength, elasticity, snag/ tear resistance and light weight, available to the outdoor enthusiast today. OncaElastic is available exclusively from Onca in our high-end, high-performance, technical outdoor gear with our unique camo pattern.
The carbon infused polyester fibers enhance the fabric's breathability. The brushed inner fabric provides quick absorption and moisture transfer to the outside allowing you to stay dry. These active carbon fibers also reduce potential perspiration odors.
Our objective was to develop a material that repelled water and did not remain wet. We achieved our goal by incorporating an uneven microscopic surface which allows minimal water droplet contact. This technology facilitates the evacuation of rain or moisture droplets without leaving wet marks. This treatment is very important as it will allow a high degree of comfort in rain, snow, dew and high humidity without feeling wet, however, it is not completely waterproof.
This fabric is uniquely lightweight and very elastic, allowing complete freedom of movement. The brushed lining is extremely comfortable and increases breathability.
All OncaElastic garments are lightweight, very comfortable, durable, wind-resistant, water-repellent, silent, and very versatile. In all but the most extreme climates, they can be considered practically "all-season." The addition of an OncaFresh lightweight shirt in hot weather and an OncaTherm Shirt as a base layer for colder temperatures creates a comprehensive gear system that covers a vast range of environmental situations.
All fabrics developed by Onca are in collaboration with Gocotex, S.L and tested by Aitex textile research institute.