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Frequently asked questions
  • GENERAL

    • BRAND LOAP
      • How is the abbreviation LOAP read?

        Although the abbreviation LOAP was formed from two English words "Logical" and "Application", it is read with the Czech pronunciation.

      • What does LOAP mean?

        LOAP acronym was formed from two English words "Logical" and "Application".  LOAP means "wise use".

      • How long has the LOAP brand been on the market?

        We have been in the market for a long time already and we love it more and more.:-) LOAP is a pioneer of sportswear and outdoor equipment in this country since 1993.

      • Where else in the world can you buy LOAP?

        If you think you will need to buy a backpack when on holiday abroad and you will want to look for a store with our goods nearby, head for Switzerland, Great Britain, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Greece. You can also enjoy LOAP products in Turkey, Venezuela and Ukraine.

      • Where do you have your own stores in the Czech Republic?

        We have a lot of good news and bad news. We do not have our own stores, BUT - do not despair! We have a wide network of LOAP partner stores in the Czech and Slovak Republic. The chance of finding a new LOAP heart in one of the specialized sports shops in your area is therefore very high. Find out, where  the closest store with LOAP goods is.

      • Where do you have your own stores in Slovakia?

        We have a lot of good news and bad news. We do not have our own stores, BUT - do not despair! We have a wide network of LOAP partner stores in the Czech and Slovak Republic. The chance of finding a new LOAP heart in one of the specialized sports shops in your area is therefore very high. Find out, where  the closest store with LOAP goods is.

      • Are you really the manufacturer of the brand LOAP?

        All modesty aside - yes, we are. We are the proud manufacturer and distributor of the  Czech brand LOAP with its own design team and more than two decades of experience in the field.

      • Are you really a Czech brand?

        Exactly. We are a Czech brand, we are based in Prague, and we have our own design and technology team for clothing and outdoor equipment.

      • I have bought outdoor shoes in the store Sportisimo but they are not included on your site. What should I think?

        Don't worry. It is 100% our model. If you cannot find it on our website, it is a model from an older collection, which was sold out before launching our e-shop.

      • Do you have everything you produce in the e-shop?

        You will find the latest collection of LOAP merchandise from earlier seasons in our e-shop. Most products are in stock, but you can also view exclusive items only available at selected stores of our business partners (e.g. Sportisimo).

      • What are LOAP points indicated on the label of the goods?

        It was this way ... :-) Competition Points called LOAPs were gathered by our customers for buying goods. The reward for a certain number of points were tangible prizes. However, the competition already ended and the points can be no longer be applied.

    • COOPERATION
      • I organize sports/cultural events and I want LOAP as a sponsor. Whom should I contact?

        We will be glad about any particular offer, which will make clear, why you and we should be together.:-) Please write to us at marketing@loap.cz.

      • I have an e-shop and I want to cooperate with you. Whom should I contact?

        You have good ideas and a feel for business with the right people, keep it up! Please contact our sales representative through the B2B portal.

      • I have a store and I  want to cooperate with you. Whom should I contact?

        You have good ideas and a feel for business with the right people, keep it up! Please contact our sales representative through the B2B portal.

  • PURCHASE

    • CUSTOMER ACCOUNT
      • Do I have to be registered to buy from you?
        • You don't have to. All the contact information entered during a purchase without registration will only be used to process your order. However, to take advantage of discounts and benefits of a regular customer, incl. rewarded with a 10% discount on first purchase, join us.
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        • What are the advantages of a customer account?
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        • Thanks to the customer account you will be among the first to learn about a new collection or discount sales, and you will get advantageous promotions for regular customers. To celebrate your name day and birthday, you will get a gift from us in the form of discounts on purchases.  You will get LOAP points for every purchase, which you can then use as a discount on future purchases. For more about the benefits of registering, please refer to Loyalty Program. Loyalty program.
    • GOODS
      • I saw your goods in a store, but I cannot find it in the e-shop. Why?

        LOAP sells goods only via its own e-shop, but it also delivers the goods through retail outlets and e-shops of its trading partners. Some products are supplied exclusively to selected trading partners, i.e. you can only purchase them in stores of this trader or in his e-shop.

      • Where can I test the products LOAP?

        All goods can be tried out in stores of our business partners.

      • How do I know if a product is in stock?

        All the goods available in stock is marked with the green text "In Stock". Information on the availability of goods can be found above the button "Add to Cart" on each product page.

      • Goods that I wanted is sold out. Will it be available again?

        99% yes, merchandise is continually added to the stock from the central warehouse. If you want to be 100% sure right now, please contact us. If the goods are marked "Discontinued", it won't be available anymore.

      • How do you compare multiple products at once?

        If you are e.g. in a category Men's Jackets and Vests, move the mouse across the photo of the selected product and click into the red circle icon on the icon of scales. If you are on a product page, click on the icon of scales under the button "Add to cart". The selected products are then added to the comparison and displayed in the lower part of our site.

      • How do I save products for later review?

        Click on the "heart" icon, which can be found next to each product. After clicking, the d you selected will be stored in the so-called "Favourites". All your "Favourites" can be found in the lower right corner on our website.

      • I have goods in the shopping cart, but I still need to rethink the order. How long will the goods remain in the cart?

        If you log in to your customer account, the goods will remain in the shopping cart as long as you want. Unfortunately, however, we can not ensure that the goods will remain in stock. It is possible that it will be sold in the meantime. This is why we recommend you not to postpone purchase of selected goods.

    • REVIEWS
      • Why should I believe reviews of the products on your site?

        Positive reviews are written by our real customers. Negative reviews are surely written only by our competitors. :-) But seriously. We never write our own reviews. We obviously regret negative reviews, but we do not delete them. We try to learn from them and ensure that your experience with us will always be pleasant.

      • Why should I believe in your own product testing?

        We swear: We do not interfere with the results and conclusions of tests of LOAP In any way. The tests are independent, i.e. performed by external specialists from outdoor environment, travellers or sports enthusiasts.

    • DISCOUNTS ON PURCHASE
      • I have a discount voucher. How do I apply it?

        You can apply the discount voucher when buying goods in our e-shop. Choose the product you want to buy. Then go to the cart and check that you want to apply the discount.  Then enter your coupon code into the box of the discount. The discounted price will be automatically recalculated.

      • I want to make a big order, can I get a discount?

        If you are going to order goods for CZK 5,000 or more, you will automatically get a 11% discount. Further advantageous discounts are described in the section Loyalty Program. If you buy on behalf of a company and are interested in regular purchase of goods, join us through the B2B portal. portál B2B.

      • How do I get wholesale discounts? I am a VAT payer.

        The easiest and fastest way to any wholesale discount runs through registration on our  B2B portal, eventually contact your sales representative LOAP.

      • How do I get wholesale discounts? I am not a VAT payer
      • What is Action 1 + 1?

        When you buy two things in this nice Action 1 + 1, you will get the cheaper one for free. Try it, such shopping will keep you entertained.

    • GIFTS
      • Can a gift be exchanged for other goods?

        A gift is a bonus to your order, we do exchange it for other goods. In case the gift has more options, you can choose another option, which you will like more, in the order. If you really do not want the gift, please delete it from your order. It will make happy someone else.

      • Can I choose the size and colour of the gift?

        Of course, if the gift has several variants and/or colours.:-)

      • When I do not want the gift, will I get an additional discount on goods?

        If you do not want the gift and you give it up in favour of another client, you will not get any additional discount. If you want to get more discounts, check out our  Loyalty program. If you want to receive discounts to your e-mail as soon as possible, join us.

      • I received a gift certificate. How can I use it?

        A Gift Certificate can be applied when buying goods in our e-shop. Choose the product you want to buy. Then go to the cart and check that you want to apply the discount. Then enter your coupon code into the box of the discount. The discounted price will be automatically recalculated.

    • LOYALTY PROGRAM
      • Do you have a loyalty program?

        Yes, we have. :-) The more you buy, the bigger discount you get. Just join us and buy.

        When buying over   3 000 CZK discount for next purchase discount 10%
        When buying over   5 000 CZK discount for next purchase discount 11%
        When buying over   7 500 CZK discount for next purchase discount 12%
        When buying over 10 000 CZK discount for next purchase discount 13%
        When buying over 12 500 CZK discount for next purchase discount 14%
        When buying over 15 000 CZK discount for next purchase discount 15%

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    • SHIPPING
      • How much will I pay for shipping?

        If your order is valued at CZK 1,200 and more, the shipping within the Czech Republic is for free. Shipping of all orders with a lower value cost CZK 89 and DPD will deliver the goods directly to your home. If you collect the goods in person in HeurekaPoint/Uloženka, you will pay only 69 CZK. Find your nearest retail outlet.

      • How fast will be the delivery of the ordered goods?

        Place an order on any working day until 12:00 a.m. and the goods will be delivered on the next working day. Place an order e.g. on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and the goods will be delivered on Friday during the day.

      • Can I collect the goods in person?

        Yes. You can collect the goods in person at all branches of DPD PickUp.

      • Can I extend the time for pick-up at the distribution point?

        Yes, just arrange for it with the branch DPD PickUp, where your shipment was sent to. You will receive the contact to the office in an SMS confirming that your shipment is ready for collection.

      • Do you deliver goods abroad as well?

        Yes, the goods can be delivered abroad as well. Send us your order by e-mail, incl. the required delivery address. First, we will confirm the shipping costs. If you agree with it, we will send you the goods immediately after payment in advance.

      • I want the delivery to the Czech Republic, but payment in euros. Is this possible?

        Sure, it is possible and we can arrange it together. Just switch the prices in the top right part of our e-shop from CZK to EUR. The goods in the shopping cart will then be automatically displayed in euros. Afterwards, fill in the required place of delivery, incl. country, as the address. By default, you can choose delivery all around the Czech Republic and Slovakia. If you want to have the shipment delivered abroad, please contact us.

    • PAYMENT
      • Is it possible to buy on the basis of an invoice?

        If you represent a state institution, e.g.  a school, please contact us. We will arrange your order.

      • I did not receive the invoice in the package. Can you send it to me?

        Of course. Your invoices are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you purchased through your customer account, log into it - see the invoice in the "My Documents". If you don't have the customer account with us yet, join us. join us. Besides the access to all your documents, you will also get a number of benefits for our regular customers. Eventually we'll send you an invoice by e-mail, just write to us at objednavky@loap.cz and indicate your order number.

      • I have a gift certificate. How do I apply it?

        You can apply a gift certificate when buying goods in our e-shop. Choose the product you want to buy. Then go to the cart and check that you want to apply the discount.  Then enter your coupon code into the box of the discount. The discounted price will be automatically recalculated.

    • ORDER STATUS
    • How do I find the status of my order?

      Actually, you just have to look at your e-mail or phone. We will send you a message about any change of the order: We will immediately confirm the acceptance of your order by email. We will inform you about the dispatching and handing the shipment over to the forwarder by email as well. The DPD driver will send you an SMS with the approximate time of delivery on the day he/she receives the shipment. If you chose to pick up the goods in person, you will receive an SMS from the branch HeurekaPoint/Uloženka on the day, when the shipment is ready for collection. You can see the order status in your customer account in our e-shop - in "My Orders" at any time. Regarding the purchase without registration/logging in, please contact us. We will gladly inform you about the status of your order.

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      • I have not received a confirmation email of the order. Should I pay for the goods?

        If you have not received a confirmation e-mail after sending the order, don't pay for the goods yet. There is probably a technical problem. Please just contact us, we will solve it quickly.

      • You accepted the order.Can I still change or cancel it?

        Please contact us immediately! We process incoming orders immediately, therefore you must act fast, so that we can arrange any changes you require.

      • You accepted the order. Can I still change my billing information?

        Please contact us immediately! We process incoming orders immediately, therefore you must act fast, so that we can arrange any changes you require.

      • How do I know that I can pick up an order?

        Before you go to pick up your goods from the point of sales HeurekaPoint/Uloženka, please wait for the confirmation SMS that your shipment is ready to be picked up.

      • How do I know that the ordered goods has been sent to me?

        First, check the e-mail. As soon as we send the goods, you will receive an email confirmation that the goods are on their way to you. If you chose a delivery to you home, expect an SMS from the driver on the day of delivery. If you want to pick the goods up in person in HeurekaPoint/Uloženka, wait for the confirmation SMS that the goods are ready for collection.

    • RETURNING GOODS
      • Can the ordered goods be exchanged in a brick-and-mortar store?

        Sorry, but that's not possible. LOAP does not have its own stores, these are just stores of our business partners. The goods purchased in our e-shop, which you want to replace, must be sent to the address of the central warehouse: Piccollo spol. s r.o., Strojírenská 259 (premises Volta Real), 155 21 Praha 5 - Zličín. Before returning the consignment, please contact us (tel.: 840 222 334, reklamace@loap.cz), it will hasten the processing of your complaint. Cash on delivery is not accepted.

      • Can the ordered goods be returned to a brick-and-mortar store?

        Sorry, but that's not possible. LOAP does not have its own stores, these are just stores of our business partners. The goods purchased in our e-shop, which you want to replace, must be sent to the address of the central warehouse: Piccollo spol. s r.o., Strojírenská 259 (premises Volta Real), 155 21 Praha 5 - Zličín. Before returning the consignment, please contact us (tel.: 840 222 334, reklamace@loap.cz), it will hasten the processing of your complaint. Cash on delivery is not accepted.

      • Can the ordered goods be exchanged for another?

        If you ordered goods, but you have not received the confirmation e-mail that the goods have been handed over to the carrier, please contact us immediately. Your order will be changed asap and you will receive the correct goods soon. If you already hold the goods in your hand and want to return it, send it to us to the central warehouse: Piccollo spol. s r.o., Strojírenská 259 (premises Volta Real), 155 21 Praha 5 - Zličín. Before returning the consignment, please contact us (tel.: 840 222 334, reklamace@loap.cz), it will hasten the processing of your complaint. Cash on delivery is not accepted.

      • Where do I send products that I want to return within 14 days?

        Goods must be returned to the central warehouse address: Piccollo spol. s r.o., Strojírenská 259 (premises Volta Real), 155 21 Praha 5 - Zličín. Before returning the consignment, please contact us (tel.: 840 222 334, reklamace@loap.cz), it will hasten the processing of your complaint. Cash on delivery is not accepted.

    • COMPLAINTS AND SALES RETURNS
      • What is the difference between the warranty period and the shelf life?

        The warranty period is set by law at 24 months. During this time, you are entitled to claim the goods. The shelf life of a product is the time during which the product can fulfil its function, and can be longer than the warranty period. The shelf life is directly proportional to the maintenance and care for the product and how often you use the product, and that you follow the manual and manufacturer's instructions. It may therefore happen that an excessive load will shorten the life of the goods and any complaint will not be accepted. Consider for example a tent. A tent is designed for traveling and camping. However, if you live in it permanently, it will probably not be usable after two years and no complaint will be accepted.

      • Where should I send the claimed goods?

        Send the claimed goods to the central warehouse address: Piccollo spol. s r.o., Strojírenská 259 (premises Volta Real), 155 21 Praha 5 - Zličín. Before returning the consignment, please contact us (tel.: 840 222 334, reklamace@loap.cz), it will hasten the processing of your complaint. Cash on delivery is not accepted for sales returns. You will find detailed instructions on how to proceed in the section Complaints and Sales Returns.

      • Can I fill in an online complaint?

        We are just halfway to the online form. Download the Complaint Form in PDF format here. Then send us the completed and printed form together with the claimed goods. If you send us the filled-in Complaint Form by email to reklamace@loap.cz, it will hasten the processing of your complaint. Cash on delivery is not accepted for sales returns. You will find detailed instructions on how to proceed in the section Complaints and Sales Returns.

      • How should I proceed with complaints/sales returns?

        Before sending a complaint, please contact us (tel.: 225 386 421, reklamace@loap.cz), it will hasten the processing of your complaint. Then fill out the complaint form and put it in the package together with the claimed goods. Send the goods to the central warehouse address: Piccollo spol. s r.o., Strojírenská 259 (premises Volta Real), 155 21 Praha 5 - Zličín. Warning! Cash on delivery is not accepted for sales returns. You will find detailed instructions on how to proceed in the section Complaints and Complaints and Sales Returns.

      • Can I claim goods bought at another store?

        Sorry, but that's not possible. LOAP does not have its own stores, these are just stores of our business partners. Claims must be lodged directly with the dealer from whom you bought the goods and who issued the invoice, or receipt.

      • How long does it take to process a claim?

        We will try to resolve your complaint promptly, within 14 calendar days. By law, we have up to 30 days, but we are usually much faster.;-)

      • Can I claim goods without invoices?

        If you don´t have invoice, please send us order number. If the goods was purchased in a retail outlet or in another e-shop, which is not our e-shop, claims must be resolved directly with the seller, who is liable for the sold goods.

  • CLOTHES

    • HOW TO DRESS
      • Which softshell will be more useful - with parameters 3000/3000 or 8000/5000?

        Regarding softshell LOAP, do not hesitate to take both. :-), In general, it will be better to use softshells with the water column of 3000 mm and breathability 3000 g/m2/24 for everyday wear. In the mountains, where weather changes frequently, the preferable variant is the more technical softshell with the parameters 8000/5000. You will find more detailed explanations and practical examples from life in our article: Which water column of the jacket: 3000, 5000 or 8000 mm?

      • How do I know which size of clothes I should buy?

        Great, apparently we agree that the exchange of goods because of a wrong size is completely unnecessary. The simplest way is to check our Size Chart, or you can use it to measure the required sizes. You can thus quickly and easily choose the size, which will suit you best.

      • What is the "onion" system of dressing?

        If you need to keep everything important dry, read on. The "Onion" system works on the basis of layering. You wear the bottom layer of clothing directly on your body - i.e. functional underwear. Thermal underwear warms you up, does not absorb moisture and  dries quickly. The middle layer acts as a thermal insulator and leads the moisture farther away from the skin. The outer layer protects against adverse climatic and weather conditions and in case of functional jackets and trousers with sufficient breathability (min. 3000 g/m2/24 h) it leads moisture up to the surface of all layers. Thanks to the "Onion" system of three layers you will stay dry even during increased physical load and you will not be cold in winter either. You will find more about the Onion System and functional way of dressing in our article: How does the principle of 3 layers of clothes work.

      • Why should I put on 3 layers of clothes?

        Because those, who do not layer their clothes, cannot do sports properly. Layering of clothes is the basis of every sporting activity - each layer has its irreplaceable role in maintaining the proper body temperature while helping to lead (evaporate) moisture and sweat away from the body. Another advantage of layering is the possibility to add or remove layers according to current climate changes or weather conditions. You will find more information about functional dressing in the answer to the question "What is the onion system of dressing?" or directly in our article: How does the principle of 3 layers of clothes work. 

      • What is thermal underwear good for?

        Thermal underwear is worn even by Krakonoš, who invented winter. The functional underwear prevents excessive sweating, you that you will stay dry and you will not be cold. Functional underwear does not soak water, on the contrary it leads moisture away from the skin. If you do not have it already, it's time to buy it - long johns are sexy again.

      • I need a women's jacket for mountains. Which one do you recommend?

        Of course! Your new ski clothes, i.e. jacket and pants should have a light filling. A ski jacket should ideally include a snow belt, hood and inner sleeves. A jacket should also include taped seams and the parameters at least 3000/3000 for mountain in the Czech Republic (i.e. 3000 mm water column and breathability 3000 g/m2/24 h).

      • Which men's ski jackets do you have?

        Functional and becoming jackets. :-) You will find at least 8 models of men's winter jackets in every LOAP winter collection, 4 of which have technical parameters (membrane or coating, water column, breathability) and are suitable both for skiing and for snowboarding. Each winter collection naturally includes ski pants, technical sweatshirts, functional underwear and accessories such as hats and gloves.

      • I need a jacket for cross-country skiing. Which one do you recommend?

        Choose a lightweight, easily packable jacket (perhaps into a backpack or LOAP bum bag). It should have sufficiently long sleeves and a little longer back to cover the entire back, because you are in the position of a slight crouch most of the times during cross-country skiing.

      • Which warm sweatshirt would you recommend?

        You can identify warmer sweatshirts LOAP according to the material with the weight of at least 260 g/m2. The most pleasant sweatshirts are those with the "hairy" inside. Just be careful of your surroundings, maybe they will begin to hug you more often than usual.

      • Which size of a jacket should I buy?

        The best size is the one that does not look saggy on you or which is not too tight. In case of functional clothing it applies that the jacket must fit you just right. This usually mean that the jacket should have your current dress size. To be sure, check the size in our Size Chart.

      • Which width of pants should I buy?

        The width of sports trousers is adapted to their purpose and type of activity. If you need ski pants, opt for a closer fit with the extension of the lower part of the leg, so that it can be  conveniently pulled over the ski boots. Snowboard pants are generally wider with deeper sit due to greater motion requirements of snowboardists.

      • How do I measure myself across the chest?

        Two are better than one, said the breasts and let themselves be measured. The width of breasts is measured standing upright with arms close to the body and it is measured in the full body circumference at the widest point of the chest. In order to get the most accurate value possible, ask someone else to perform measuring. And when the person is measuring you, you can ask them, if they want to buy something from us as well. You will save on postage. ;-)

      • How do I measure the waist?

        Measure yourself like a wasp. At the narrowest point of the waist standing upright.

      • How do I measure the hips?

        The width of hips is measured at the widest point of the hips and buttocks in the full body circumference. If you are not ashamed, ask someone else to perform measuring, so that the measurement is more accurate and the clothing will fit you better.

      • How do I measure the shoulders?

        The width of shoulders is measured on the back, from the top of one shoulder across the neck to the top of the second shoulder. It is a bit more difficult, but when someone helps you to measure it, it can even be fun. :-)

      • How to properly measure the length of the sleeve?

        Did you also use to stretch arms, when you did not like some jacket? However, you are an adult now, so measure properly, because after all, you want that the chosen jacket really fits. The sleeve length is measured from the top of the shoulder along the outer side of the arm, which is close the body, as far as the imaginary line of about 2 cm from the first joint of the thumb.

      • How do I measure the length of the inner leg?

        The length of the inner pant leg is measured from the crotch to the bottom edge of the pant leg. So breath and go for it.

      • How do I measure the length of the outer leg?

        The length of the outer pant leg is measured from the waist to the bottom edge of the pant leg. This is easy, right?

      • How do I measure the right size for a cap?

        The head circumference should be measured at the widest point of the head.

      • How do I find the right size of gloves?

        With properly sized gloves, you will attach the eyes to the snowman, with bad sized gloves, you will poke his eyes out. But if you do not want to wait for someone to build a snowman, measure your finger length and palm circumference, as these are the most important values for selecting gloves. You can then select the correct size according to our Size Chart.

      • What is the difference in sizes marked with a number (38, 40 etc.) and with a letter (M, L etc.)?

        You're right, it's a bit of Babylon. Numerical classification of sizes is base on the European standard, while the range S, M, L etc. is originally an American system of sizes. Sizes S, M etc. are usually multiple sizes, where: 32/34 = XS, S = 36/38, M = 40/42 L = 44/46, XL = 48, XXL = 50

    • FUNCTIONAL FEATURES AND PARAMETRES
      • What are the parameters of your ski jackets?

        Ski jackets LOAP have parameters (i.e.. Water column in mm and permeability in g / m2 / 24 h) generally 8000/5000, 8000/3000, 6000/6000, 5000/5000 and 5000/3000. Which parameters are best depends on whether you are going on a glacier or to the Giant Mountains. Generally, the higher the mountains, rainfall and humidity, the higher the water column appreciate. If endure ski from dawn to dusk, you will better suit jackets higher permeability. But if you occasionally stop for tea or grog, choose lower permeability jackets to keep you in it was not cold, while enjoying the comfort and sunshine.

      • What is "water column" in mm?

        It is great that you take a moment to think about what the parameters presented in our functional clothes really mean. The water column is the height of water measured on the cylinder, into which water is gradually added. The tested material forms the bottom of the cylinder and after the first three drops penetrate through the material, you will read the data - height of the "water column" on the cylinder. It is therefore the height of the column of water required for leakage of material.

      • What is "breathable" in g/m2/24h?

        Breathability is a technical parameter of functional clothing that can be found e.g. in ski jackets or softshell jackets. Breathability of a fabric expresses the energy, which is needed for the evaporation of a certain quantity of water at a certain temperature and humidity. The lower is the value, i.e. the lower is the energy required for draining of water, the more the fabric is breathable. If you want to know what this means in practice, read our article: Which water column for jackets: 3000, 5000 or 8000 mm?

      • What is the difference between water resistance and water repellence?

        Waterproof or rainproof attributes are also a permanent treatment of the material, which resists water penetration steadily. The water-repelling effect is not permanent in nature, it is just such a treatment of a material, which ensures that the material will not get soaked with water for a certain period of time and that the water just trickles down the surface of the material. E.g. ski jackets or softshell jackets are waterproof, while city jackets usually have a water-repellent finish.

      • What does the term waterproof mean?

        Waterproof or rainproof are stable attributes of the material, which enable it to resist water pressure without the material getting soaked. Products with the given value of the water column are rainproof just until the moment of reaching this value.

      • What does the term water repellence mean?

        Water repellency is the ability of a material to resist rain or water in general for a certain period of time. Water will not soak into the material structure, but typical drops appear on the material, which can be knocked down without the moisture penetrating the material. Water repellency is a sufficient protection of jackets in a city. If you miss a tram, and the next tram arrives only in 5 minutes, you do not have to worry about the rain in such a jacket. If you miss a bus, and the next one arrives in about an hour, you'd better hide under the canopy at the bus stop or use an umbrella.

      • Do you have any safety certification for children's clothes?

        Just like you, we care about the clothes for our children. Yes, materials for children's products are regularly tested in the National Health Institute according to the Ministry of Health Ordinance no. 84/2001 Coll. as amended, which is in accordance with OEKO-TEX Standard 100. You can be sure that they meet strict environmental requirements, so that they are suitable for intensive contact with children skin.

      • Is 100% cotton better than cotton with elastane?

        100% cotton is a natural material and is therefore suitable for those who prefer natural fibres, e.g. for health reasons. Cotton with a partial addition of elastane preserves the characteristics of cotton such as absorbency, easy maintenance, pleasant touch, and moreover, the clothing keeps a shape well, it is flexible and comfortable due to a greater flexibility of such material.

      • What does weight in grams (grammage) mean for T-shirts, sweatshirts or pants?

        Grammage means the weight of material weighed on a sample of fabric of a circular cut-out having a diameter of 10 cm. You cannot just make something like that up, or can you? :-)

      • What do abbreviations like PL or CO presented in the materials mean?

        The abbreviation PL commonly refers to a material made of synthetic fibres - polyester. CO stands for cotton and comes from the English word "cotton".

    • TECHNOLOGIES
      • What does Stormex mean?

        STORMEX is a specially developed technology reinforcing the fabric from polyester or polyamide fibres with a reinforced structure, which reliably withstands adverse climatic and weather conditions. Owing to this technology, the material of a higher weight, thickness and density of fibres protects you against rain and strong winds. Moreover, the material with the technology STORMEX can effectively and quickly lead moisture away from the body. Due to its properties such clothing is designed for rigorous physical activities like downhill skiing.

      • What does Trifibre mean?

        TRIFIBRE is a unique polyester fabric with a distinctive structure of reinforced fibres. Due to this structure of reinforced fibres, the specially modified material is lightweight and breathable, it quickly leads sweat away from the body and dries well. Its advantages include minimum creasing and an increased resistance to stains from perspiration. The fabric with TRIFIBRE technology is ideal for light sports clothing and functional underwear.

      • What does Tecnosoft mean?

        TECNOSOFT is a glossy material adapted by means of a sophisticated technology of plain weave with approximately the same number of yarns in both directions into a form, which resembles silk, one of the most precious fabrics in the world. The fine material is tightly woven, and yet very lightweight. The fabric with the TECNOSOFT finish is UV-resistant and excels with its minimum absorbency. The material is breathable and dries very quickly. Due to its functionality and appearance, the clothing with the technology TECNOSOFT is most suited for everyday wear in cities.

      • What does Softshell mean?

        SOFTSHELL is flexible functional material of the new generation with high resistance to adverse climatic and weather conditions. However, it retains sufficient permeability that allows it to reliably and quickly lead sweat away from the body. Softshell is resistant to abrasion and soiling. The elasticity of the material ensures a maximum comfort during both normal wear and demanding physical activities. Softshell performs its function optimally in combination with functional underwear and a fleece layer of clothing.

      • What does Softshell No Membrane mean?

        SOFTSHELL NO MEMBRANE is flexible functional material of the new generation with adequate resistance to adverse climatic and weather conditions. Softshell without membrane is more breathable than classic Softshell and, therefore, it leads sweat away from the body even more reliably and quickly. Softshell without membrane is resistant to abrasion and soiling. The elasticity of the material ensures a maximum comfort during both normal wear and less demanding physical activities. Softshell performs its function optimally in combination with functional underwear and a fleece layer of clothing.

      • What does TechFleece+ mean?

        TECHFLEECE+ is a warm functional material with a high level of thermal protection. It stands out for its low weight and a relatively strong and breathable fabric. Due to both sides being combed, it is very soft and pliable. It is easy to maintain. In combination with the layer of functional underwear and the outerwear Softshell layer, this clothing is ideal for both normal movement and demanding physical activities.

      • What does Thinsulate mean?

        THINSULATE is a leading microfiber from 3M with excellent thermal insulation properties. It is ideal as an insulating layer for functional clothing and sleeping bags designed for extreme conditions. The microfiber THINSULATE has the same characteristics as a hollow fibre, but is considerably lighter. It provides optimum protection against cold at a minimum volume and weight. THINSULATE is easily maintained and cleaned, the fibres have a long life. It does not cause allergies, it is therefore suitable for products in direct contact with the skin, such as gloves.

      • What does Polytherm mean?

        POLYTHERM is crease-resistant insulating filling designed for outerwear consisting of hollow fibres manufactured by using nozzles with a core. The technology POLYTHERM has large-volume fibres pleasant to the touch and thus the filling has a high level of thermal protection. The specially modified material is also more resistant to dirt, which is thus less visible. The filling technology POLYTHERM has a shape memory, which leads to an increase in warmth and comfort.

      • What does Aqua Pro mean?

        AQUA PRO is a breathable membrane specifically designed for outerwear, which enables an easy and quick evaporation of moisture from the body. AQUA PRO windproof membrane forms a separate layer of waterproof clothing with a waterproof finish. The layer from polyester or polyurethane fibre treated in this manner provides a separate rain-proof layer of the clothing, which will reliably protect you against adverse climatic and weather conditions. At the same time, however, it allows for the evaporation of moisture away from the body during intensive physical activity.

      • What does DryTech mean?

        DRYTECH is a high quality polyurethane coating of functional clothing. The coating with microporous structure has a very strong tensile strength and tear resistance. DRYTECH coating technology will easily keep you dry in adverse climatic and weather conditions, while enabling evaporation of moisture away from the body during intensive physical activity.

      • What does TSS mean?

        TSS – TAPE SEAM SEALING is a special technology of thermoplastic protection, consisting of thoroughly taped seams. The taped seams on the bottom side of the outerwear prevent the ingress of moisture to the body. Polyester or polyurethane seams treated by TSS technology will easily keep you dry in adverse climatic and weather conditions.

      • What does YKK mean?

        YKK zippers are among the best zippers in the world. They are synonymous with reliability, high performance and long life. Japanese YKK zippers are famous for their detailed design. Thanks to their water-resistance YKK zippers are designed primarily for outerwear for extreme weather conditions.

      • What does Thermocool mean?

        THERMOCOOL is a unique technology, which optimizes natural thermoregulatory abilities of the human body. The material with the technology THERMOCOL ensures that moisture is lead away from the body perfectly and fast and that the body is cooled down or heat is absorbed depending on specific needs of the user. The technology THERMOCOOL is often used e.g. for functional underwear and socks.

    • MAINTENANCE AND CARE
      • Can I wash a softshell jacket with fabric softeners?

        We also love adventure and adrenaline, but please do not wash softshell with fabric softeners. Clothing from softshell typically includes a coating or a membrane structure, through which the material achieves insulating and thermo-regulating properties. If you want softshell to maintain these properties even after washing, wash it only as recommended according to the maintenance symbols. Wash softshell at 30⁰C and always without fabric softener, otherwise the mentioned features would be fully degraded.

      • How often must I wash underwear?

        A real athlete is considerate, so you should wash thermal underwear after each wearing. Do this both because of your loved ones and mainly because you need the thermal underwear to last as long as possible. Functional fibres are able to lead moisture away from the body and they retain their thermal insulation properties only, if you follow instructions according to the washing symbols. You will find the meaning of the symbols on the page Technologies and Materials.

  • SHOES
    • WHICH SHOES TO CHOOSE
      • How do I know which shoe size I should buy?

        Measure the length of the sole of your foot and check out our Size Chart. Refer to the length of the insole in centimetres. The length of the insole should be 1-2 cm longer than your foot.

      • Do you recommend sandals for an easy hike?

        If you plan an easy mountain hike, ideal footwear would be sandals with firmer straps and a covered tip. For example, sandals Ethan are very popular. Ethan.

    • FUNCTIONAL FEATURES AND PARAMETRES
      • What does Hydroguard mean?

        Hydroguard is breathable membrane, which is used on some models of footwear.

      • What does label Waterproof mean?

        It is a special waterproof impregnation treatment for water-resistant footwear.

      • What does TRIPLETEX mean?

        TRIPLETEX is a breathable membrane, which allows an easy evaporation of body moisture. The functional layer is located in the sole of the boot and leads water out of the body -  it is evaporating from the feet. The membrane technology TRIPLETEX is waterproof and water-repellent with the height of the water column 10.000 mm and breathability 1.000 g/m2/24 h.

      • What does the abbreviation EVA mean?

        EVA is great and we like it. It is an almost indestructible foam material. EVA likes swimming, it is lightweight and versatile - suitable both for a swim and a walk around the city. Shoes from EVA absorb shock very well and you can never drown them. In the collection LOAP, you will find EVA in footwear - flip-flops, slippers and low shoes.

      • What does the abbreviation TPR mean?

        TPR stands for thermoplastic rubber, a kind of high quality synthetic rubber. It is often confused with TPE, which is plastic however. Unlike TPE, glues stick well to TPR and thus it is more suitable for manufacturing of shoe soles. The advantages of TPR include heat resistance and low pressure deformation, in other words, the shoes are worn out less. In the collection LOAP, you will find TPR soles in most shoes.

    • MAINTENANCE AND CARE
  • BACKPACKS
    • WHICH BACKPACK TO CHOOSE
      • What does "evo" in the name of the backpack mean?

        "Evo" means better tuned. LOAP backpacks labelled "Evo" are upgraded successful models from the previous season. We use newer materials and new production methods for manufacturing of products "Evo".

      • Which backpack can I fit my notebook in?

        Backpacks or bags for notebook/tablet are marked with a special icon "notebook/tablet," and we also include this information in the product description. The product description also includes the size of the screen, which can fit into such backpack or bag. If the product is not marked with the icon and the description does not mention notebook/tablet, we recommend you to try the selected backpack or bag in one of the stores of our business partners, or to contact us.

      • Which backpacks have appropriate dimensions to take them on board of a plane?

        A luggage, which you can take on a board of a plane for free, has dimensions max. 42 x 32 x 25 cm, i.e. all LOAP baggage, which meet all three of these criteria ​​can be taken on board. Some airlines allow luggage up to size 56 x 45 x 25 cm on board.

      • How do I choose a hiking backpack for a day trip?

        According to litres. A backpack of 30 litres will be more than sufficient for one day trip. View our current offer of tourist backpacks.

      • How do I choose a backpack for longer travels?

        According to litres and the width and length of the back system. A minor stature requires a  LOAP backpack with up to 60 litres. Larger/higher people can have a backpack with the capacity of 70-80 litres. View the current offer of our tourist backpacks.

      • What should be the volume of a backpack for a bicycle trip?

        The ideal volume of a backpack on a bicycle is from 5 litres (only for a sac with drinking water) to 15 litres.

    • FUNCTIONAL FEATURES AND PARAMETRES
      • How do you measure the volume of a backpack?

        If you expect a complex formula to calculate the volume of a backpack by means of integrals, we will probably disappoint you. Of course, it is possible, but the volume of a backpack is usually measured by means of sacs filled with water.

      • How do you measure the capacity of a backpack?

        A) According to the number of humps or B) Capacity of backpacks generally differs according to the used materials, the back system and the structure of the shoulder straps. As many of you will suspect, the correct answer is B). E.g. in case of tourist backpacks with a higher litre capacity, their capacity corresponds to half of their volume.

      • What is a good back system?

        A well-chosen back system relieves your back and wearing of a backpack, even with larger loads, will be more pleasant than in case of a backpack without the "back" system. The sophisticated back system allows for complete air circulation and ventilation of the back, which you will appreciate especially during intensive physical activities with hiking and sports backpacks.

      • What is the difference between back systems?

        LOAP technology uses several types of back systems. You will find the description of individual backpacks and their purpose in the section Technology and Materials

      • What does it mean when the volume of the backpack is 60 + 10 litres?

        60 litres corresponds to the litre capacity of major central compartments of a tourist backpack. 10 litres is the volume of the side pockets, or of the pocket in the lid of the backpack.

      • How to remove the detachable structure of the backpack?

        You will find Velcros or snaps in the upper back of the backpack and small textile cases in the lower back. After detaching it at the top and removing it at the bottom, the wire/aluminium back system can be disconnected. The backpack without the back system can then be cleaned or washed.

      • What is a good waist belt?

        The lumbar belt is used on tourist, hiking and cyclist backpacks. By locking the lumbar belt in the area of hips, you will prevent shifting of the backpack from side to side. When riding a bike with a backpack, it will not tilt over your head when you bend over the handlebars.  Enough with the unexpected attacks from behind by your backpack!

      • What is a good breast connection strap?

        The breast connection strap serves to lock the breast belt across the chest. The locked belt enables better fixation and stability of the backpack on your back.

      • What are compression straps?

        You can use compression straps to reduce the volume of the backpack. Things inside the backpack will thus be secured against movement. With tightened compression straps, it will be easier to catch a train or run from a bear. 

      • What is the elastic string on the bag?

        You can use an elastic drawstring to attach for example a map, sandals, folded jacket or raincoat to the backpack. In case of cyclist backpacks the elastic string is ideal for securing helmets, when you need a break or when you need to have a drink of e.g. Fofola.

      • What can be attached to the handles on the backpack?

        The handles on the backpack are used primarily to attach trekking poles, aluminium water bottles, sandals, or a dog leash or other things needed for the trip. Or they can be used by your lazy friends, if they want you to drag them uphill. Beware of such friends :-)

      • When does a backpack have two compartments or when does it have only one compartment and a front pocket?

        Most hiking backpacks with the volume of 40 litres or more have two compartments above each other. City backpacks and backpacks for leisure time with the volume of less then 30 litres usually have one compartment and a front pocket.

    • TECHNOLOGIES
      • What does back system AAS I mean?

        AAS I - AIR ADJUSTABLE SYSTEM I is a back system developed specifically for backpacks of the most demanding travellers with a long-term high load. AAS I system provides an excellent load distribution and makes a backpack exceptionally stable, even at the maximum fulfilment of its capacity. The flexibility of the back panel, which respects and follows the movements of the human body, provides an excellent back ventilation. Backpacks with the back system AAS I are designed for challenging expeditions, high-performance treks and any other journeys, when carrying a heavy load.

      • What does back system AFS mean?

        AFS - AIR FLOW SYSTEM is a very efficiently designed strong system for backpacks of a smaller volume. The supporting system AFS provides backpacks with an indispensable strengthening of the back and allows for a complete circulation of heated air. Due to this ventilation of the back, you get an invaluable comfort during everyday wear, especially in summer months. AFS suspension system is an ideal solution for smaller hiking backpacks and city backpacks.

      • What does back system AVS mean?

        AVS - AIR VENTILATION SYSTEM is a solid back system with a unique back design placed independently on the backpack itself. The arched supporting structure is usually removable and offers yet another way to wear a backpack. AVS system provides the maximum possible back ventilation, because the actual backpack is not in direct contact with the body. The back system AVS is typical especially for smaller hiking backpacks and cycling backpacks.

      • What does back system ACS II mean?

        ACS II - AIR COMFORTABLE SYSTEM II is a sophisticated solid support system particularly suitable for backpacks of a smaller volume. Its structure provides an efficient airflow even with a heavier load, but it also provides the necessary support for the back. The reliable support system ACS II with a hard-back is especially suitable for city backpacks for everyday wear.

      • What does back system SBS mean?

        SBS - SOLID BACK SYSTEM is a reliable solid support system for backpacks of a smaller volume. The strength and sophisticated structure of the back system SBS ensures secure storage of the contents inside the bag. Due to its structural strength of the supporting SBS system, it is most often used in lightweight hiking backpacks and bags with an inner liner for a notebook.

      • What does Bulltech mean?

        BULLTECH is strong polyester fabric with a characteristic lattice structure. The biggest advantage of this specially treated material consists of high tear strength due to reinforced yarns in the form of grids (mostly square, diamond or hexagonal) woven into the fabric. The meshing prevents spreading of a possible rupture, thus minimizing damage to the material. Part of this fabric is a waterproof polyurethane coating, which ensures waterproofness and abrasion resistance of the material.

    • SPARE PARTS
      • Do you offer replacement buckles for backpacks?

        We do not have spare buckles in the standard offer, but please contact us. We'll try to figure something out.

      • Do you offer replacement elastic rods? The old ones are no longer stretchable.

        We do not have spare elastic rods in the standard offer, but please contact us. We'll try to figure something out.

    • MAINTENANCE AND CARE
      • Is the backpack machine washable?

        Smaller bags without the structure can be washed in a washing machine - without fabric softener with a mild detergent, preferably a gel. Larger bags should be carefully washed by hand without fabric softeners. You must read the label inside the backpack before washing, as it includes precise instructions for maintenance and care. Or read our article: How to take care of a backpack.

      • I broke a zipper on the bag. Can you fix it?

        If you bought the backpack in our e-shop and the zipper broke down during the warranty period, we will repair or replace it. You will find the complaint procedure in the section Complaints and Sales Returns. If you purchased a bag in a brick-and-mortar shop or in other than our e-shop, direct your complaints (sales returns) to the dealer, who is liable for the sold goods. If it concerns a post-warranty repair, our engineer will be glad to give you advice on whether repair is possible - contact us at reklamace@loap.cz and send a photo of the broken zipper.

    • WHICH TENT TO CHOOSE
      • How do I buy a tent?

        Choose your tent mainly according to the number of people, who will sleep in it. The important points for your decision also include: how often you will use the tent (structural strength). Also consider whether you need it for an overnight stay at a festival, camping in our temperate climate zone (simple design, low weight), or if you need a very robust tent for extreme conditions, e.g. for mountains (higher weight and stronger construction of the tent). Finally, it remains to be noted that not even a large tent or sleeping in between your friends will save you from a night visit of a bear. :-)

      • Which rods for a tent are better - fiberglass, aluminium or duralwrap rods?

        The lightest, most expensive and most reliable are dural rods - those used in expensive expedition tents. We use fiberglass rods and duralwrap construction for LOAP tents. Duralwrap is in fact an ideal compromise between rods from hard aluminium and rods from fiberglass.    

      • Should I buy a tent with two layers or just one layer?

        If you want a tent for children to be set up in the garden, or a tent for a sleepover on a summer festival, all you need is a tent with single layer. For all other situations in life, we recommend double layer tents, i.e. with separate outer tent (flysheets) and inner tent.

      • I want a campsite tent. Which one should I choose?

        You will find camping tents in the series LOAP Leisure under the code TL.

      • I want a tent for cyclists. Which one should I choose?

        The recommended tents for cyclists, which you will carry with you on a bike, are very lightweight tents, such as Alta 2, Vats 2 and 3, Oregon 2 and Montana.

      • Do you have a tent for one person?

        LOAP does not directly offers a tent for one person, but one person will have even more comfort in tents for 2, such as Alta 2 or Oregon 2.

      •  I want a tent for the whole family. Which one should I choose?

        We recommend tents Vall, Nevada or Tundra for the family of four or more members.

      • Which models of tents have the lowest weight - for cycling trips?

        The lightest tents ideal for cycling are currently Alta 2, Oregon 2, Oxford 2 or Vats 2.

      • I want a tent for camping out. Which one should I choose?

        It depends on how many people will sleep in the tent. Anyway, choose from the series LOAP Outdoor marked with TO code. These tents are suitable for long-term and intensive use.

      • I need a tent with a vestibule for backpacks. Which one do you recommend?

        It depends on the number of persons. But generally, all the tents have LOAP apse/vestibule, into which you can put backpacks and shoes. You can store even bicycles in larger vestibules, or you can sleep in there, if you want to fall asleep staring at the stars above.:-)

      • Which tents have a mosquito net?

        Apart from the self-unfolding tent Pop Up 2 and the tent Dome Pack, all LOAP tents are equipped with mosquito nets.

      • Which tents have two bedrooms?

        The tents Vall and Nevada have two bedrooms and the model Tundra 6 has 3 bedrooms.

      • Which tents have two entrances?

        The tents Alta 2, Hol 3 and 4l, Dale, Vall, Oregon 2, Arco, Rolla 3 and 4 and also the tent Nevada have two entrances.

    • SETTING UP A TENT
      • How do I set up a tent?

        You can check out a short video on how to quickly and easily build up LOAP tents in the section Video Tutorials or directly on our profile LOAP.cz on Youtube. Download the PDF manual on the page Maintenance and Care.  

      • How much time does it take to set up a tent?

        The speed of setting up a tent varies from model to model. Sometimes the tent can be set up even faster by a woman than by a man. :-) In general, we can say that it will take about 5 minutes to set up the smallest tent for two people, and it will take 20 minutes to set up the largest model Tundra by two people.

      • Where do I set up a tent?

        The tent should always be set up on a flat place, from which you have removed sharp stones, cones and twigs. Choose a softer ground to nail down pegs more easily. Definitely do not place the tent under any poles of high voltage or old dry trees. Otherwise a playful romance in the tent in a thunderstorm could easily turn into a nightmare.

      • I did not find any instructions on how to set up a tent in the packaging. Where can I find some?

        You can check out a short video on how to quickly and easily build up LOAP tents in the section Video Tutorials  r directly on our profile LOAP.cz on Youtube. Download the PDF manual on the page Maintenance and Care.

      • There are fewer holes for rods in the tent than I need. Where does everything belong?

        Immediately after the purchase of the tent, we recommend you to try the tent out at your home or in a garden, before you really use it in nature. You will find clear instructions in the tent packaging describing the procedure concerning which part of the tent is used for what. Or you can check out a short video on how to quickly and easily build up a tent in the section Video Tutorials  or directly on our profile LOAP.cz on Youtube.

    • FUNCTIONAL FEATURES AND PARAMETRES
      • Do tent drawings include external or internal dimensions?

        Except for the height of the inner tent, we indicate outer dimensions in the tent drawings. 

      • I am 190 cm high. Can I stand upright in the tent?

        A person with the height of up to 180 cm can stand upright in the tent Tundra 6, Nevada or Vall.

      • What does "evo" in the name of the tent mean?

        "Evo" means better tuned. LOAP tents labelled "Evo" are upgraded successful models from the previous season. We use newer materials and new production methods for manufacturing of products "Evo".

      • What does 3 + 1 person in the tent description mean?

        The tent labelled 3+1 is designed for 3-4 adult persons or 3 adults + 1 child. Four adults can sleep in this tent, but they will have to lie very close to each other and there won't be much comfort. The tent is ideal for 3 persons and their luggage.

      • What does a tent vestibule serve for?

        The vestibule is used for storing backpacks or bicycles. During bad weather, you can even cook or play in it.

    • SPARE PARTS
      • Can I order spare tent rods from you?

        Yes, we sell sets of spare tent rods. You can order rods through our e-shop. If they are in stock, we will send them to you within 24 hours.

      • I broke one rod. Can I buy it from you?

        Yes, we sell sets of spare tent rods, but not separate rods. You can order rods through our e-shop. If they are in stock, we will send them to you within 24 hours.

      • You do not sell rods for my tent anymore. Can I replace them with rods from another tent?

        Measure the length and diameter of the rod, which you need, and contact us. We'll try to figure something out.

      • Can you make spare rods for a tent, which you no longer manufacture?

        Measure the length and diameter of the rod, which you need, and contact us. We'll try to figure something out.

      • Do you offer spare pegs for tents?

        We currently do not have spare pegs for tents on offer so far.

      • Do you offer spare stretch cords?

        Náhradní vypínací šňůrky ke stanům v současné době v nabídce zatím nemáme.

      • Do you offer spare tent floors?

        We currently do not have spare tent floors on offer so far.

    • MAINTENANCE AND CARE
      • The tent floor started to crumble after few years of use. What should I do?

        It is very likely that the polyethylene layered floor got frozen (for a long period) when the tent was being placed. This does not happen with nylon floor. Unfortunately, we do not sell separate tent floors. Try to go to a specialist outdoor shop, which will help you choose the appropriate type of replacement tent floor.

      • The tent is wet after rain. What is wrong?

        The tent is probably leaking. Place the tent in such a way that the inner and outer tents do not touch each other. If the aforementioned layers of the tent are not in contact, yet the fly sheet leaks, it is necessary re-impregnate the outer tent (fly sheet) by  specialized impregnating agent (e.g. Nikwax brand).

      • How do I prevent dew inside the tent?

        You can prevent dew in a tent by thorough ventilation of the tent, opening the inner tent (leave the mosquito net activated). Make sure to open the vents on the outer part of the tent.

      • Is a kit for small repairs of tents included in the delivery of a tent?

        We're sorry, but it is not included. Kits for small repairs of tents can be purchased in specialized outdoor stores, for example Hudy.

      • How can I fix the tent floor?

        The floor of the tent can ne repaired by using patches and adhesives, which are part of the equipment for small repairs of tents. Unfortunately, we do not sell these kits. You can purchase them in specialized outdoor stores, for example Hudy.

      • How can I fix a torn tent?

        You will find the patch for the upper part/fly sheet of the tent (or patch and glue) in the kit for small repairs of tents. Unfortunately, we do not sell these kits. You can purchase them in specialized outdoor stores, for example Hudy.

      • How should I properly care for a tent?

        You will find clear instructions on how to care for a tent in the section Maintenance and Care, or in our article How to build a tent and take care of it.

      • How do I impregnate an old tent?

        Never wash the tent in a washing machine. When you need to re-impregnate your tent, use the special waterproofing agent (e.g. Nikwax brand).

      • How should I clean the tent floor?

        You can treat a tent floor with cloth, lukewarm water and a mild detergent. Attention, the product may be alcohol-based.

  • SLEEPING BAGS
    • WHICH SLEEPING BAG TO CHOOSE
      • How do I buy a sleeping bag?

        You should choose a sleeping bag depending on how and when you want to use it. If you need to carry it in your backpack or on a bike, choose a compact and lighter sleeping bag. If you transport a sleeping bag in a car or if you will sleep in extreme climatic and weather conditions, it will be worth it to buy a bulky sleeping bag with larger fillings. Choose also according to the icons included in the captions on the sleeping bags (this information can also be found on the packaging of the sleeping bag). The description always shows weight, material composition and temperature range too. The temperature labelled Comfort is the lowest temperature, at which most of the population sleeps in a sleeping bag without any problems or feeling cold.

      • A quilt sleeping bag or a mummy?

        Most LOAP sleeping bags are mummies. Thanks to their cut mummy sleeping bags are more compact, lighter and more easily packable. On the other hand, quilt sleeping bags offer more legroom. As always, it depends on what you prefer. If your priority is more space, you won't mind a heavier sleeping bag.

      • Which sleeping bags can be joined together with a zipper?

        All our sleeping bags can be connected. The only condition is that you buy 2 identical models - one with the left and one with the right zipper. You will recognize the left zipper according to the sewn-in little flag with the letter L ("left"). The right zipper has the label with the letter R ("right").

      • Which 3 models of tents have the lowest weight - for cycling trips?

        The tents from the category Ultralight are labelled with the code SU. An ideal recommended sleeping bag for cyclists is Salinas or Orbit, which weighs 950 g, or 1000 g.

      • I need a sleeping bag for a cottage. Which one should I choose?

        If you do not have a cottage in Siberia, it is recommended to buy mainly quilt sleeping bags. "The quilt sleeping bag" can be opened completely and it can easily substitute a common quilt. Choose a sleeping bag Fiemme or Orion.

      • I need a sleeping bag for winter. Which models should I choose?

        You should certainly choose a sleeping bag from the series LOAP Expedition for colder conditions. Such sleeping bags are labelled with the code SE. These include e.g. sleeping bags Lenga, Damphu or Amoya.

      • I'm looking for a sleeping bag for cyclists. Which model do you recommend?

        An ideal recommended sleeping bag for cyclists is Salinas or Orbit, which weighs 950 g, or 1000 g. The tents from the category Ultralight are labelled with the code SU.

      • Do you have sleeping bags for children?

        Sleeping bags for kids are labelled with the word KID in the name of the sleeping bag. Currently, we offer two models for children and juniors - the mummy sleeping bag Base Kid and the quilt sleeping Fiemme Kid.

    • FUNCTIONAL FEATURES AND PARAMETRES
      • What are the sizes of the sleeping bags?

        Sleeping bags LOAP are XXL. Grown-up mummy sleeping bags are available as the standard 220 x 80 x 55 cm, quilt sleeping bags as 220 x 80 cm. Children sleeping bags are made in the size of 170 x 70 x 45 cm (mummy), or 170 x 70 cm (quilt sleeping bags). Compound sleeping bags in packages normally range from 16.5 x 36/26 cm to 24 x 45/35 cm.

      • What is the meaning of temperatures indicated for each sleeping bag?

        This information should be included on each sleeping bag on the Czech market. The values indicate the temperature range of each sleeping bag. You will find more about these values in our article: How to choose the right sleeping bag and pad. 

      • What is the maximum temperature?

        It is not recommended to use the sleeping bag at a temperature higher than the maximum temperature, as you would sweat excessively.

      • What is a comfortable temperature?

        This information is an essential parameter of temperature, on the basis of which you should choose a sleeping bag. Ii indicates the upper limit, at which a person of average sensitivity to cold can still sleep without problems.

      • What is the limit value?

        This information is an essential parameter of temperature, on the basis of which you should choose a sleeping bag. Ii indicates the bottom limit, at which a person of average sensitivity to cold can still sleep without problems.

      • What is the minimum value?

        You can still use the sleeping bag at a temperature lower than the specified minimum temperature, but the sleep or rest will already be uncomfortable for people sensitive to cold.

      • Which of these temperatures - MAX, COMFORT, LIMIT, MIN is the most important for me?

        The most important values ​​for you are Comfort and Limit. These temperatures define the temperature, at which a person with average sensitivity to cold can sleep without any problems. You will find more about these values in our article: How to choose the right sleeping bag and pad.

      • How do I connect two sleeping bags with a zipper?

        Connect two sleeping bags together, provided that you own the left-side zipper and right-side zipper version of the same model (see the designation "L" and "R" on the packaging of the sleeping bag). First, you need to open the zippers on both sleeping bags completely. Then insert the zipper sliders in the opposite sleeping bags. This way you will connect the sleeping bags together and you can start to snuggle. :-)

      • Can I connect two sleeping bags, which differ only in the name of the designation "EVO"?

        Such sleeping bags cannot be joined.

      • What does "evo" in the name of a sleeping bag mean?

        "Evo" means better tuned. LOAP sleeping bags labelled "Evo" are upgraded successful models from the previous season. We use newer materials and new production methods for manufacturing of products "Evo".

      • What is the difference between a single-layer and double-layer structure of a sleeping bag?

        Sleeping bags with monolayer structures are lighter, more space-saving and generate less heat than sleeping bags with two layers, the so-called "sandwich" structure.

      • What is a single-layer structure?

        The inner filling of a sleeping bag is stuffed with only one layer from hollow fibres. The monolayer structure is used in the series LOAP Ultralight marked with the SU code and in some sleeping bags marked with the code SP from the series LOAP Promo. The advantages of this design are a low weight and space-saving characteristics.

      • What is a two-layer structure?

        The inner filling of a sleeping bag is stuffed in two layers, which overlap each other like in a sandwich. This type of construction is used in sleeping bags of the series LOAP Expedition, Outdoor and Kids. You can also find the sandwich structure in the series LOAP Promo. The advantage of this design is especially its warmth.

      • How do I know that a sleeping bag is waterproof?

        Sleeping bags with rainproof coating are labelled W/R. However, if you happen to like a sleeping without this label, do not worry, you will get other benefits. Rainproof sleeping bags are less breathable and one sweats more in them. You can ensure an additional water-resistance of a sleeping bag by purchasing a special sac, which is to be pulled over the sleeping bag. Another option is to use a special foil (it was formerly called tarpaulin), which you hang above yourself, when you don't have a tent and sleep under the stars. You can purchase both sacs and foils in specialized outdoor stores, for example Hudy etc.

    • TECHNOLOGIES
      • What does Thermolite Qualllo mean?

        THERMOLITE QUALLO is a high-quality filling for sleeping bags specially designed so that the minimum weight of the material ensures maximum thermal insulation properties comparable with feathers. THERMOLITE QUALLO is seven-channel patented fibre of the company DuPont with anti-allergic treatment. Sleeping bags filled with this filling are machine washable.

      • What does Thermolite Extra mean?

        Thermolite Extra is a high-quality filler specially developed for the use in extremely low temperatures while maintaining the minimum weight of the material. The thermal insulation filling technology Thermolite Extra is a blend of three types of flexible spiral hollow fibres with high elastic memory. Hollow fibres have a long life due to their high quality.

      • What does PolyPlus mean?

        POLYPLUS is a high-quality thermal insulation filling from hollow fibre with great level of fluffiness. The filling technology POLYPLUS protects even at high humidity levels, and it is therefore preferably used in high-quality sleeping bags. The material obtains its unrivalled softness and smoothness due to the fibres of siliconised 100% polyester. Sleeping bags filled with POLYPLUS are easy to maintain and fast-drying. Another advantage of the filling technology POLYPUS is an excellent shape memory, which means that the sleeping bag quickly returns to its original volume after compression.

    • MAINTENANCE AND CARE
      • How to properly pack a sleeping bag?

        The two following procedures can be considered the best. First procedure: Draw a closed and dry sleeping bag on a flat surface with no sharp debris, fold it in half lengthwise and roll it up from the bottom of the hood into the smallest possible cylinder. Place the sleeping bag, folded in this way, into the package. 2nd procedure: Close the sleeping bag across the entire length and gradually insert it into the package without folding it. Then, pull the drawstring on the packaging and possibly even the lateral compressors. You will find the long-term storage of a sleeping bag in our article: How to choose the right sleeping bag and pad. 

      • Is the sleeping bag machine washable?

        It is very easy to clean a slightly soiled sleeping bag. Wipe it with a sponge and soapy water. In case the sleeping bag is very dirty, wash it in a washing machine at max. 30⁰C. Use a gentle detergent or gel, rinse properly in the washing machine and then wring it out by hand. Tumble dry at max. 30⁰C. Chemical cleaning is not recommended. For more details about the maintenance of the sleeping bag, refer to Maintenance and Care.

      • How to properly store a sleeping bag?

        Do not store a sleeping bag in a compression packaging. Ideally, hang it on a clothes hanger or in a special air bag. You can by this bag in specialist outdoor stores. You will find more information about the proper maintenance of a sleeping bag in the section Maintenance and Care.

  • SLEEPING PADS
    • WHICH SLEEPING PAD TO CHOOSE
      • What is the difference between the sleeping pad Lina and Valley?

        The technical aspects of the models are identical, they differ only in their surface print.

      • What does "evo" in the title of a sleeping pad mean?

        "Evo" means better tuned. Sleeping pads LOAP marked "Evo" are innovated successful models upgraded from the previous season. We use newer materials and new production methods when manufacturing "Evo" products.

      • Is a self-inflating pad more comfortable than a conventional sleeping pad?

        It depends on individual feeling of each person, but most of us want a self-inflating sleeping pad. It is more space-saving, it protects you better both from cold and from uneven surface, on which you are lying.

    • FUNCTIONAL FEATURES AND PARAMETRES
      • Are self-inflating sleeping pads slippery?

        They are anti-slip. :-) Self-inflating sleeping pads LOAP have an anti-slip finish at the bottom.

    • MAINTENANCE AND CARE
      • How quickly can a self-inflating sleeping pad be folded?

        A self-inflating sleeping pad can be folded within 2-3 minutes.

      • How do I clean a self-inflating sleeping pad?

        You only need a sponge, lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser to clean a self-inflating sleeping pad. You will find more maintenance tips in the section Maintenance and Care.

      • How is a self-inflating sleeping pad inflated?

        After unpacking, the self-inflating sleeping pad will be automatically inflated from 80%, you need to inflate it yourself to 100% using the valve, which is located in the corner of the pad.

      • How is a self-inflating sleeping pad deflated?

        Loosen the outlet valve, which is located in the corner of the sleeping pad. Then fold the sleeping pad in half and start rolling it up. By gradually rolling it up, you will push out all the air.

      • Does the delivery of a self-inflating sleeping pad include a spare adhesive kit?

        We do not sell glue sets for self-inflating sleeping pads. You can purchase these sets in specialist outdoor stores, for example Hudy.

      • How do you patch a sleeping pad (with glue)?

        You need only a glue and a patch corresponding to the size of the damage to seal a sleeping pad.

Size Chart

1. Clothing 

2. Accessories

3. Shoes

4. Camping

 

CLOTHING

MEN

If your body measurements are between two sizes, we suggest selecting the larger size.

Velikost_vyska-postavy-muz

Size 1 = Height
2 = Chest
3 = Waist
Hips cm Outer sleeve cm Outer trouser leg cm
S/32 170 92-94 81-83 98-102 67 112
M/34 176 95-100 84-89 103-107 68 113
L/36 182 101-106 90-95 108-113 69 114
XL/38 188 107-112 96-101 114-119 70 115
XXL/40 194 113-118 102-107 120-125 71 116
XXXL/42 198 119-121 108-110 126-131 72 117

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN

If your body measurements are between two sizes, we suggest selecting the larger size.

Velikost_vyska-postavy-zena

 

Size 1 = Height
2 = Chest 3 = Waist 4 = Hips Outer sleeve cm Outer trouser leg cm
XS/34 160 82-84 66-68 90-92 65 104
S/36 164 85-90 69-74 93-98 66 105
M/38 168 91-96 75-80 99-104 67 106
L/40 172 97-102 81-86 105-110 68 107
XL/42 176 103-108 87-92 111-116 69 108
XXL/44 178 109-114 93-98 117-122 70 109

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN

If your kid's body measurements are between two sizes, we suggest selecting the larger size.

Velikost_vyska-postavy-dite

Size 1 = Height 2 = Chest 3 = Waist 4 = Hips Outer sleeve cm Outer trouser leg cm
XS/34 160 82-84 66-68 90-92 65 104
S/36 164 85-90 69-74 93-98 66 105
M/38 168 91-96 75-80 99-104 67 106
L/40 172 97-102 81-86 105-110 68 107
XL/42 176 103-108 87-92 111-116 69 108
XXL/44 178 109-114 93-98 117-122 70 109

 

 

 

 

ACCESSORIES

CAPS / HATS

Velikost_cepice

Size 1 = length of hat
52 22 cm
55 24 cm
58 25 cm

 

 

 

GLOVES

The measurements describe the size of the gloves, not the size of your hands.

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Size 1 = Total length
2 = Palm width
3 = Length of thumb
Length index finger cm Length of  middle finger cm Length of  ring finger cm  Length of  little finger cm 4 = Height of  outer cuff 
6 = Height of  inner cuff 
7 = Width of  outer cuff
8 = Wrist width
XS 27 11 10 7 8 7 6 7 14 9 8
S 28 11 11 7 8 8 6 7 15 9 9
M 29 12 11 8 9 8 7 7 15 9 9
L 30 13 12 8 9 9 7 8 15 10 9
XL 31 13 12 8 9 9 7 8 15 10 9

MITTENS

The measurements describe the size of the mittens, not the size of your hands.

Velikost_rukavice_palcaky

Size 1 = Total length
2 = Palm width
3 = Length of thumb
4 = Height of  cuff
5 = Width of  cuff
6 = Wrist width
XS 27 10 11 8 13 8
S 28 11 12 8 13 8
M 29 12 12 9 14 9
L 30 12 12 9 14 9
XL 31 13 13 9 14 9

 

 

 

 

RAINCOATS

  Poncho size in cm Coat size in cm
1 = Width 130 66
2 = Sleeve lenght 55 85
3 = Back lenght 120 -
4 = Chest  66 66
5 = Biceps width 27 -
6 = Lenght 90 -

 

CHILDREN´S RAINCOATS

  • size is appr. determined by child's age
Height cm 86 92 104 116 128 140 152
Age 1 2 4 6 8 10 12
1 = Width cm 43 44 46 48 50 53 57
2 = Sleeve lenght cm 37 40 46 52 58 64 70
3 = Back lenght cm 49 52 59 66 74 82 90
4 = Chest cm 43 44 46 48 50 53 57
5 = Biceps width 15,5 16 17 18 19 20 26
6 = Lenght 49 52 59 66 74 82 90

 

CHILDREN´S GLOVES

  • size is appr. determined by child's age

CHILDREN´S CAPS / HATS

  • size is appr. determined by child's head circumference 


SHOES

If your feet are between two sizes, we suggest selecting the larger size. The table shows the length of the inner insole.

Velikost_boty

MEN

EU UK USA length cm
41 7,5 8 27,33
42 8 8,5 28
43 9 9,5 28,67
44 10 10,5 29,33
45 10,5 11 30
46 11 44,5 30,67

WOMEN

EU UK USA length cm
36 3,5 4 24
37 4,5 5 24,67
38 5 5,5 25,33
39 6 6,5 26
40 7 7,5 26,67

CHILDREN

EU UK USA length cm
22 5,5 6 14,67
23 6 6,5 15,33
24 7 7,5 16
25 7,5 8 16,67
26 8,5 9 17,33
27 9,5 10 18
28 10 10,5 18,67
29 11 11,5 19,33
30 11,5 12 20
31 12,5 13 20,67
32 13,5 1 21,33
33 1 1,5 22
34 2 2,5 22,67
35 2,5 3 23,33

 

CAMPING

TENT

 Looking for poles to a specific tent? Here is list of compatible tents with these poles.

Suitable tent poles Length of first pole 1  Length of second pole 
Foresta 4, Cascade 4, Melbu 4, Brittle 4, Rolla 4, Holl 4 450 cm  360 cm
Elko 3+1, Eagle 3+1, Kemi 2* 430 cm 1*341 cm
Hecate 2, Holt 2, Oxford 2, Everett 2, Berg2, Moss 2, Garve 2, Ronos 2, Quick 2, Vats 2  386 cm  386 cm
Foresta 3, Cascade 3, Melbu 3, Brittle 3, Holl 3, Malm 3, Dunet 3, Rolla 3 2* 430 cm 1*345 cm
Everett 3, Vats 3, Quick 3, Berg 3, Garve 3, 406 cm  406 cm
Everett 2, Hecate 2, Holt 2, Oxford 2, Everett 2, Berg2, Moss 2, Garve 2, Ronos 2, Quick 2, Vats 2 385 cm  385 cm
Pooley 2, Alta 2, Foss 2, Sande 2, Bora 2 2* 340 cm -
Logan 5 2* 533 cm  1* 475 cm
Sap 2, Orca 2, Texas Pro 2, Montana 2 383 cm  383 cm
Cook 6, Getway 6, Toma 6, Wall 6, Shiel 6, Amot, Nevada, Satran 2* 551 cm  2*624 cm 
Butte 2, PopUp2, Soho 2, Falune 2 - -
Steller 6, Tundra 6, Tora 6, Selby 6 2* 534 cm 2* 423 cm
Lazy set, Camp set, Creek, Caroy set, Poles dome pac 345 cm 345 cm
Aries 2, Alta 2, Foss 2, Pooley 2, Sande, Bora 2 340 cm 340 cm
Trend 3 2* 407 cm 170
Starlite 3 2* 429 cm 345 cm
Starlite 4 2* 450 cm 359 cm
BEACH SHADE M stan pro 2 osoby 2*185 cm 1*346 cm

 

Sleeping bags mummy

Spacak_mumie

  UNI Women Children
1 = total height 
220 195 170
2 = width
80 75 70
3 = width of bottom
55 55 45

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping bags rectangular

Spacak_deka

  UNI Children
1 = total height 
220 170
2 = width
80 70
3 = width of bottom
80 70

 

 

 

 

 

If anything is not clear to you, contact us  or fill in our contact form. We can solve all troubles together.:-)

 

 

 

 

 

Technology and materials

Frankly, we confess that technology and materials are boring. HOWEVER, do not lose heart, we will describe them for you briefly and practically. You can learn quickly, what it is in our products that is warming you up and protecting you.

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TECHNOLOGIES

ACTIVITIES

MATERIALS AND THEIR ABBREVIATIONS

TECHNOLOGIES

Children's products are specially tested according to the Ordinance no. 84/2001 Coll., which is in accordance with OEKO-TEX Standard 100. OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system of textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. You can be sure that they meet strict environmental requirements, so that they are suitable for intensive contact with baby skin.

CLOTHES

Stormex

STORMEX is a specially developed technology reinforcing the fabric from polyester or polyamide fibers with a reinforced structure, which reliably withstands adverse climatic and weather conditions. Owing to this technology, the material of a higher weight, thickness and density of fibers protects you against rain and strong winds. Due to its properties such clothing is designed for rigorous physical activities like downhill skiing.

aquapro

AQUA PRO is a breathable membrane specifically designed for outerwear, which enables an easy and quick evaporation of moisture from the body. AQUA PRO windproof membrane forms a separate layer of waterproof clothing with a waterproof finish. The layer from polyester or polyurethane fiber treated in this manner provides a separate rain-proof layer of the clothing, which will reliably protect you against adverse climatic and weather conditions. At the same time, however, it allows for the evaporation of moisture away from the body during intensive physical activity.

Drytech

DRYTECH is a high quality polyurethane coating of functional clothing. The coating with microporous structure has a very strong tensile strength and tear resistance. DRYTECH coating technology will easily keep you dry in adverse climatic and weather conditions during intensive physical activity.

TSS

TSS – TAPE SEAM SEALING is a special technology of thermoplastic protection, consisting of thoroughly taped seams. The taped seams on the bottom side of the outerwear prevent the ingress of moisture to the body. Polyester or polyurethane seams treated by TSS technology will easily keep you dry in adverse climatic and weather conditions.

Polytherm

POLYTHERM is crease-resistant insulating filling designed for outerwear consisting of hollow fibers manufactured by using nozzles with a core. The technology POLYTHERM has large-volume fibers pleasant to the touch and thus the filling has a high level of thermal protection. The specially modified material is also more resistant to dirt, which is thus less visible. The filling technology POLYTHERM has a shape memory, which leads to an increase in warmth and comfort. Type inffil - hollow fibre, Channels - 1.

Softshell

SOFTSHELL is flexible functional material of the new generation with high resistance to adverse climatic and weather conditions. However, it retains sufficient permeability that allows it to reliably and quickly lead sweat away from the body. Softshell is resistant to abrasion and soiling. The elasticity of the material ensures a maximum comfort during both normal wear and demanding physical activities. Softshell performs its function optimally in combination with functional underwear and a fleece layer of clothing.

Softshell-no-membrane

SOFTSHELL NO MEMBRANE is flexible functional material of the new generation with adequate resistance to adverse climatic and weather conditions. Softshell without membrane is more breathable than classic Softshell and, therefore, it leads sweat away from the body even more reliably and quickly. Softshell without membrane is resistant to abrasion and soiling. The elasticity of the material ensures a maximum comfort during both normal wear and less demanding physical activities. Softshell performs its function optimally in combination with functional underwear and a fleece layer of clothing.

Techfleece_1

TECHFLEECE+ is a warm functional material with a high level of thermal protection. It stands out for its low weight and a relatively strong and breathable fabric. Due to both sides being combed, it is very soft and pliable. It is easy to maintain. In combination with the layer of functional underwear and the outerwear Softshell layer, this clothing is ideal for both normal movement and demanding physical activities.

Trifibre_1

TRIFIBRE is a unique polyester fabric with a distinctive structure of reinforced fibers. Due to this structure of reinforced fibers, the specially modified material is lightweight and breathable, it quickly leads sweat away from the body and dries well. Its advantages include minimum creasing and an increased resistance to stains from perspiration. The fabric with TRIFIBRE technology is ideal for light sports clothing and functional underwear.

Thermocool_1

THERMOCOOL is a unique technology, which optimizes natural thermoregulatory abilities of the human body. The material with the technology THERMOCOL ensures that moisture is lead away from the body perfectly and fast and that the body is cooled down or heat is absorbed depending on specific needs of the user. The technology THERMOCOOL is often used e.g. for functional underwear and socks.

Tecnosoft_1

TECNOSOFT is a glossy material adapted by means of a sophisticated technology of plain weave with approximately the same number of yarns in both directions into a form, which resembles silk, one of the most precious fabrics in the world. The fine material is tightly woven, and yet very lightweight. The fabric with the TECNOSOFT finish is UV-resistant and excels with its minimum absorbency. The material dries very quickly. Due to its functionality and appearance, the clothing with the technology TECNOSOFT is most suited for everyday wear in cities.

YKK_1

YKK zippers are among the best zippers in the world. They are synonymous with reliability, high performance and long life. Japanese YKK zippers are famous for their detailed design. Thanks to their water-resistance YKK zippers are designed primarily for outerwear for extreme weather conditions.

Thinsulate

THINSULATE is a leading microfiber from 3M with excellent thermal insulation properties. It is ideal as an insulating layer for functional clothing and sleeping bags designed for extreme conditions. The microfiber THINSULATE has the same characteristics as a hollow fiber, but is considerably lighter. It provides optimum protection against cold at a minimum volume and weight. THINSULATE is easily maintained and cleaned, the fibers have a long life. It does not cause allergies, it is therefore suitable for products in direct contact with the skin, such as gloves.

 Vodeodolny-material_1 WATERPROOF MATERIAL
 2-sides_picto  TWO SIDES
 Odvod-vlhkosti_1  WICKING TREATMENT
 Recyklovatelny-material  RECYCLABLE MATERIAL

Reflex

REFLEXIVE ELEMENTS protect children walkers and cyclists especially in road traffic. They are produced from materials that reflect light up to a distance 200 meters. Reflexive material is visible on 10 times longer distance than standard clothing when lighting at night or in poor visibility.

SHOES

Tripletex_1

TRIPLETEX is a breathable membrane, which allows an easy evaporation of body moisture. The functional layer is located in the sole of the boot and leads water out of the body -  it is evaporating from the feet. The membrane technology TRIPLETEX is waterproof and water-repellent with the height of the water column 10.000 mm and breathability 1.000 g/m2/24 h.

BACKPACKS

 Bulltech BULLTECH is strong polyester fabric with a characteristic lattice structure. The biggest advantage of this specially treated material consists of high tear strength due to reinforced yarns in the form of grids (mostly square, diamond or hexagonal) woven into the fabric. The meshing prevents spreading of a possible rupture, thus minimizing damage to the material. Part of this fabric is a waterproof polyurethane coating, which ensures waterproofness and abrasion resistance of the material.
 AAS-I AAS I - AIR ADJUSTABLE SYSTEM I is a back system developed specifically for backpacks of the most demanding travelers with a long-term high load. AAS I system provides an excellent load distribution and makes a backpack exceptionally stable, even at the maximum fulfillment of its capacity. The flexibility of the back panel, which respects and follows the movements of the human body, provides an excellent back ventilation. Backpacks with the back system AAS I are designed for challenging expeditions, high-performance treks and any other journeys, when carrying a heavy load.
 AFS AFS - AIR FLOW SYSTEM is a very efficiently designed strong system for backpacks of a smaller volume. The supporting system AFS provides backpacks with an indispensable strengthening of the back and allows for a complete circulation of heated air. Due to this ventilation of the back, you get an invaluable comfort during everyday wear, especially in summer months. AFS suspension system is an ideal solution for smaller hiking backpacks and city backpacks.
 AVS AVS - AIR VENTILATION SYSTEM is a solid back system with a unique back design placed independently on the backpack itself. The arched supporting structure is usually removable and offers yet another way to wear a backpack. AVS system provides the maximum possible back ventilation, because the actual backpack is not in direct contact with the body. The back system AVS is typical especially for smaller hiking backpacks and cycling backpacks.
 ACS-II ACS II - AIR COMFORTABLE SYSTEM II is a sophisticated solid support system particularly suitable for backpacks of a smaller volume. Its structure provides an efficient airflow even with a heavier load, but it also provides the necessary support for the back. The reliable support system ACS II with a hard-back is especially suitable for city backpacks for everyday wear.
 SBS SBS - SOLID BACK SYSTEM is a reliable solid support system for backpacks of a smaller volume. The strength and sophisticated structure of the back system SBS ensures secure storage of the contents inside the bag. Due to its structural strength of the supporting SBS system, it is most often used in lightweight hiking backpacks and bags with an
inner liner for a notebook.
VAS_1  VAS - VARIABLE AIR SYSTEM is the special sturdy support system takes care of the correct position on the back. It‘s highly durable, which is thanks to the EVA material. It‘s a foam almost indestructible material that‘s coated with a strong and highly breathable mesh. EVA is very light material, therefore you don‘t feel the backpack on your back. The VAS system is typical of small-volume hiking backpacks that are provided with maximum comfort for strength and ventilation.
Pouzdro
 
NOTEBOOK SLEEVE

SLEEPING BAGS

 Polyplus POLYPLUS is a high quality thermal insulating filling from hollow fibers with a great level of “fluffiness”. The filling with the technology POLYPLUS protects even at high humidity levels, and therefore it is preferably used in high quality sleeping bags. The material obtains its unmistakable softness and smoothness similar to feathers thanks to fibers from siliconized 100% polyester. Sleeping bags filled with POLYPLUS are easy to maintain and fast-drying. Another advantage of the filling technology POLYPLUS is the excellent shape memory, which means that after compression, the sleeping bag quickly returns to its original volume. Type inffil - hollow fibre, Channels - 1.
 Thermolite-quallo THERMOLITE QUALLO is a high-quality filling for sleeping bags specially designed so that the minimum weight of the material ensures maximum thermal insulation properties comparable with feathers. THERMOLITE QUALLO is a patented seven-channel fiber of the company DuPont with anti-allergic treatment. Sleeping bags with this filling are machine washable.
 Thermolite-extra THERMOLITE EXTRA is a high quality filler specially developed for the use in extremely low temperatures while maintaining the minimum weight of the material. The thermal insulating filler technology THERMOLITE EXTRA is a blend of three types of flexible spiral hollow fibers with a high shape memory. Hollow fibers also have a long life owing to their high quality design.
 Jednovrstva-konstrukce  SINGLE CONSTRUCTION - Single layer sleeping bag construction.
 Dvouvrstva-konstrukce  DOUBLE CONSTRUCTION - Sandwich sleeping bag construction.

 

Activities


Lyzovani
With its functional properties and technical specifications, it is ideal for downhill skiing or freeride.

Bezky
With its functional properties and technical specifications, it is ideal for Nordic skiing even in our latitudes. Simply for cross-country skiing. :-)
Turistika
With its functional properties and technical specifications, it is ideal for weekend or holiday hiking.
 
Vysokohorska-turistika
With its functional properties and technical specifications, it is ideal for mountain hiking.
Nordic-walkingWith its functional properties and technical specifications, it is ideal for Nordic walking and brisk fitness walks.
Cestovani
With its functional properties and technical specifications, it is ideal for travelling and exploring the world.
Camping_1
With its functional properties and technical specifications, it is ideal for holidays in a tent with family or friends.
Cyklistika_1
With its functional properties and technical specifications, it is ideal for cycling and any activity during which you want to wear minimal burden.
 
Beh_1
With its functional properties and technical specifications, it is ideal for running or fitness.
Do-mesta_1
With its functional properties and technical specifications, it is ideal for the city.
Volny-cas
With its functional properties and technical specifications, it is ideal for active leisure.

MATERIALS AND THEIR ABBREVIATION

NATURAL FIBRES

CO  CO Cotton is in and thus it is one of the most widely used fabrics in the world, your wardrobe no doubt knows something about it. Cotton is a natural fiber, easy to wash and clean. It has good absorption properties and it is very pleasant to the touch. It tends to crease easily and that is why blends of cotton and polyester or cotton blended with elastane are so popular, as they make the cotton clothing more flexible and close-fitting.
In the collection LOAP, you will mainly find cotton in clothing - e.g. sweatshirts, T-shirts, shorts, dresses etc.
Feathers  Peri

 

Feathers an isolantion infill from quality duck feathers with high thermal protection which guarantees a perfect thermo insulation properties with low weight clothing. For quilting products we recommend gentle washing with a ball and the subsequent use of a dryer. This will secure a backward even distribution of the filling. Chemical cleaning is also possible, due to this, the filling remains in the original place for all the time.

SYNTHETIC FIBRES

EA  EA Elastane is clearly the superhero of flexibility. It can be stretched up to seven times its original shape and length. Elastane fibers are very delicate and are always used in combination with other fibers. E.g. cotton T-shirts with elastane will fit you better due to their elasticity, but they also tend to crease much less. Elastane fiber is resistant to seawater.

In the collection LOAP, you will find elastane especially in clothing - trousers, sweatshirts and T-shirts.
Ethylene vinyl acetate EVA EVA is great and we like it. It is an almost indestructible foam material. EVA likes swimming, it is lightweight and versatile - suitable both for a swim and a walk around the city. Shoes from EVA absorb shock very well and you can never drown them.

In the collection LOAP, you will find EVA in footwear - flip-flops, slippers and low shoes.
 Dural  Dural Dural is durable! It is a high-strength aluminium alloy, hard and long lasting. It stands out for its low weight. Due to the higher price it is mainly used in expensive tourist tents.

In the collection LOAP, you will find dural in the structure of some tents.
 Duralwrap Durawrap_1 Duralwrap is tuned laminate and you will enjoy setting up a tent with it.  Stakes from duralwrap can be identified according to the distinctive diamond-shaped pattern. Duralwrap material is more expensive than traditional fiberglass, on the other hand it offers a greater strength of rods with the same weight. The surface of the rods is also wrapped by tubing and the rods ends are fitted with metal couplings.

In the collection LOAP, you will see duralwrap in the structure of tents.
 Polyamide PA We root for polyamide. It is even better than cotton - it has better tensile strength, but it is also more flexible and more resistant to abrasion and tearing. Products made of polyamide do not shrink and they dry quickly. Their disadvantage is less resistance to the effects of light (they get yellowish in time) and easy charging with static electricity. Polyamide is often used to reinforce highly loaded places In mixtures with other materials.

In the collection LOAP, you will see polyamide especially in jackets (technology STORMEX) outer parts of shoes (technology TRIFIBRE), socks, backpacks and bags or sleeping bags.
Phylon PH Phylon is an ultra lightweight soft material, which inherently and brilliantly dampens any schocks. It is essentially a lighter and more durable, more moldable and double-molded EVA liner. The disadvantage compared to EVA is a higher price. Phylon is mainly used in midsoles and outsoles.

You will find Phylon in footwear in the collection LOAP.
Polyethylene PE Polyethylene is currently one the most widely used synthetic fibers in the world. For example many foils, toys, freezer bags and textile fibers are made from it. It is lightweight but extremely strong, it can withstand sunlight, weathering and humidity, it has good insulating properties. An improper storage of products may cause deformation or warping over time.

In this collection, you will find LOAP polyethylene especially in tent floors.
Polyethylene vinyl acetate PEVA EVA is almost half lighter material than PVC, but it also more resistant to lower temperatures. It is cheaper and recyclable material. PEVA is most commonly used for shower curtains and raincoats.

The collection LOAP includes PEVA in accessories  - for example in children's raincoats.
PL/PES  PL Polyester produced from oil is among the most widely used synthetic materials in the world. It is used to make e.g. PET bottles, underwear, as well as seat belts and sportswear. PES is a lightweight material, which does not absorb water, it leads sweat away from the body very quickly and dries well. Moreover, it is resistant to stains e.g. from sweat. PES is great because it virtually does not crease. The disadvantage is that it absorbs odors. Polyester is easy to maintain, but be careful when machine washing - the water temperature must not exceed 30°C. If you want to iron, you can do it only through a wet towel at max. 150°C. In this collection, you will find LOAP polyester in sports jackets (technology STORMEX, AQUA PRO, TSS), fleece sweatshirts (technology TECHFLEECE +) and functional underwear (technology TRIFIBRE), backpacks (technology BULLTECH), tents and sleeping bags (technology POLYPLUS).
Polypropylene PP Polypropylene wins in the flyweight category. With its low weight, it is the lightest fiber on the market. Polypropylene is stable and tough material, which has the lowest water absorption of all known textile fibers and quickly removes moisture from the body. Polypropylene has also excellent thermal insulation properties, and moreover, it does not shrink during machine washing even at higher temperatures.

In the collection LOAP, you will find polypropylene in socks.
Polyurethane PU Polyurethane is one of the best thermal insulators, moreover, it is very lightweight, it has good tensile strength and it resists the wind perfectly. Therefore it is perfectly suited as a membrane for functional clothing and footwear.
In the collection LOAP, you will find polyurethane in sports jackets (technologies DRYTECH, AQUA PRO, TSS), gloves, outer parts of boots and  belts, backpacks in (technology BULLTECH).
Polyvinyl chloride PVC_1 PVC is the third most widely used plastic on Earth and it is made from common salt. PVC is used to make e.g. toys, flooring, and also clothing and shoes. It is a lightweight flexible material with good thermal insulation properties. Nevertheless, you should be careful, when recycling, which PVC is not suitable for - 1 bottle of PVC may degrade the recycling of 30-50 thousand PET bottles.

In the collection LOAP, you will find PVC in sleeping pads.
Rip Stop RS Rip Stop fabric was developed in the USA during WWII. It is a fabric with high strength produced by a special technique.  5-8 mm thick warp threads are woven into a thin fabric. This is why a divided structure (mostly "squared", "diamond-shaped" or "hexagonal") is typical of products with Rip Stop. The greatest advantage of Rip Stop lies in the increased resistance to tearing. In case of a rupture the damage is minimum due to "grids" from warp threads.

In the collection LOAP, you will find Rip Stop in backpacks and sleeping bags.
 Fibreglass GRP_sklolaminat Those who want to save money, use  fiberglass. And they don't have to feel ashamed about it, as it is about the most common material used for rods in tents. The lower price is reflected in the relatively higher weight of rods. Also they frequently tend to break at the edge of the metal couplings, when you set up and disassemble the tents too often. You need to handle them carefully and avoid doing "wild" things in the tent;-)

In this collection, you will find LOAP fiberglass in tents.
Thermoplastic rubber TPR_1 TPR stands for thermoplastic rubber, a kind of high quality synthetic rubber. It is often confused with TPE, which is plastic however. Unlike TPE, glues stick well to TPR and thus it is more suitable for manufacturing of shoe soles. The advantages of TPR include heat resistance and low pressure deformation, in other words, the shoes are worn out less

In the collection LOAP, you will find TPR soles in most shoes.
Viscose Viskoza_1 Viscose is a synthetic fiber, but - surprise, surprise - it is made from natural cellulose, i.e. wood. Products made of viscose fibers are pleasant to the touch, they absorb humidity well and they do not crease. The popularity of the shiny viscose stems from its properties similar to natural silk. Yarn is most often used to manufacture outerwear and linings.

In the collection LOAP, you will find viscose in some ladies summer shirts or tank tops.

 

 

Maintenance and care

With a new product, it is like with a new relationship. We want to be together as much as possible, we are incredibly attentive towards each other and we are very careful not to spoil anything, we plan a common future and we believe it will be for life this time.
 
However... let's be honest, you will not celebrate any diamond wedding with some softshell. On the other hand, why not celebrate for example a tin wedding?

In other words, proper care and regular maintenance will extend the life of the product, save money and the environment. And this is worth it! :-)

 

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Care for clothes

Instructions for puffers/feathers:

For quilting products we recommend gentle washing with a ball and the subsequent use of a dryer. This will secure a backward even distribution of the filling. Chemical cleaning is also possible, due to this, the filling remains in the original place for all the time.

Care for shoes

Read the necessary information in our article How to take care of shoes.

Care for a backpack

Read the necessary information in our article How to take care of backpac.

Care for a tent

Pack the tent and pegs only dry, clean and free of dirt or mud.
Store the tent in a dry, well-ventilated place.
Ideally, remove the tent from the packaging (or at least leave the packaging open).
Store rods and pegs separately. Keep the rods folded.

Use a brush or a soap water solution to remove any potential stains.
Never use detergents, which can disrupt water repellent surface treatment of materials.

Any other method of cleaning may damage the product.

Download the manual for the tent in PDF:

Alta 2 | Arco | Aries 2 | Beach Shelter | Butte 2 | Camp set | Caroy set | Cascade 3 | Cascade 4 | Creek 2 | Cook 6 | Dale | Domepac Combo 2 | Eagle 3+1 | Elko 3+1 | Everett 2 | Everett 3 | Foss 2 | Foresta 3 | Foresta 4 | Getway 6 | Holt 2 | Holl 3 a Holl 4 | Hecate 2 | Logan 5 | Melbu | Montana | Nevada | Oregon | Oxford 2 | Orca | Pooley 2 | Pop Up 2 | Quick 2 | Quick 3 | Rolla 3 | Rolla 4 | Soho 2 | Starlite 3, 4 | Sap 2 | Texas Pro 2 | Tundra | Trend 3 | Vall | Vats 2 a 3

Care for sleeping bag

Open and ventilate the sleeping bag after each use.
Use a sleeping bag liner, it will extend the life of the bag.

A slightly dirty sleeping bag should be cleaned with a sponge soaked in lukewarm soap water, if necessary. Use a coarse brush.

A heavily soiled sleeping bag should be washed in a washing machine wash at max. 30°C.
Use a fine powder for gentle washing.
Use the rinse program at least 5 times.
Do not spin-dry in a washing machine.
Squeeze the water out manually, or spin-dry in a washing machine for 20 seconds at most.
When using a dryer, the must not exceed 30°C.
We do not recommend dry cleaning.

Any other method of cleaning may damage the product.

Care for sleeping pads

Any other method of cleaning may damage the product.

Store the mattress with an open valve in a dry and well-ventilated place away from direct sunlight.
Use a brush and an adequate detergent to remove dirt.
Prevent contact of the mattress with oil, petroleum products, chemicals, repellents and tanning agents.
When outside of this cleaning method may damage the product

Download the manual for the sleeping pads in PDF.

If anything is not clear to you, contact us  or fill in our contact form. We can solve all troubles together.:-)

 

 

 
 
 
Video manuals

Tutorials step by step:

TENT FOR 2 PERSONES HECATE 2

TENT FOR 2 PERSONES SAP 2

TENT FOR 2 PERSONES POOLEY 2

TENT FOR 4 PERSONES FORESTA 4

TENT FOR 3 PERSONES FORESTA 3

TENT FOR 3 PERSONES EVERETT 3

TENT FOR 2 PERSONES EVERETT 2

TENT FOR 2 PERSNES BUTTE 2 - FOLDING

 TENT FOR 2 PERSONES BUTTE 2

TENT FOR 6 PERSONS TORA 6

TENT FOR 4 PERSONS STARLITE 4

TENT FOR 2 PERSONS SOHO 2

TENT FOR 2 PERSONS SOHO 2 - FOLDING

TENT FOR 2 PERSONS QUICK 2

TENT FOR 2 PERSONS OXFORD 2

TENT FOR 2 PERSONS ORCA

TENT FOR 2 PERSONS FOSS 2

TENT FOR 4 PERSONS ARCO

TENT FOR 2 PERSONS VATS 2/GARVE 2

TENT FOR 4 PERSONS DALE

TENT FOR 3 PERSONS HOLL 3

TENT FOR 2 PERSONS MONTANA

TENT FOR 2 PERSONS OREGON 2

TENT FOR 2 PERSONS POP UP 2

TENT FOR 2 PERSONS POP UP 2 - FOLDING

TENT FOR 4 PERSONS ROLLA 4

TENT FOR 6 PERSONS TUNDRA 6

 

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