There are many digital optics in the world of technology which assist and develop the ability for a human to enhance what they see. Since the beginning of the First World War, the need to be able to see in hard situations was tackled by the military industry (particularly the Germans).
Nylon is the first commercially successful synthetic thermoplastic polymer to reach industrial manufacturing. Nylon is a synthetic polymer based on polyamides which is a thermoplastic material that melts into shapes and films.
Gore-Tex is made of a microporous structure made from 30% ePTFE and 70% air. The material is well known for being used in outdoor clothing but is also used in other tertiary applications. This fabric is normally used with high performance fabrics for sports and outdoor activities involving disruptive environments. Best known for it’s properties as a lightweight, waterproof but breathable material; Gore-Tex is a premium material that is normally found on high quality product lines such as Arc’teryx.