Because it has never been made doesn’t mean we can’t make it. We know this because we get asked to do the impossible all the time. To invent fabrics with characteristics never seen before. To create materials that perform at levels greater than anyone ever imagined. To remake entire industries by redefining what we wear when we go outside. Polartec is where the impossible is made possible.
POLARTEC BASELAYER FABRICS
Base materials are the foundation of comfort and performance. Polartec next-to-skin fabric technologies are engineered to move freely and stay dry in any environment and activity. Each of our base fabrics has the inherent ability to wick moisture from the skin, dry quickly and allow breathability for sustained comfort.
POWER STRETCH® PRO™
Power Stretch® Pro™ offers the greatest elastic stretch of our growing performance-fit platforms.
Advanced dual-surface knit construction gives Power Stretch® Pro™ enough tensile strength and abrasion resistance for durable shape recovery. Performance wicking abilities mean it keeps up with any activity.
Polartec® Power Grid™ is the evolution of fleece fabric engineering.
Our patented grid construction knit strengthens performance efficiency by increasing warmth and breathability, while also reducing fabric mass. These geometric patterns improve compressibility, wicking, and add technical style. Power Grid™ is a minimalist design that maximizes fabric performance.
POLARTEC INSULATION FABRICS
Insulation fabrics are the source of warmth and performance. Polartec insulating fabric technologies are engineered to provide versatile comfort and warmth that excels in both casual to inclement weather conditions. All of our insulation fabrics are designed to be weather resistant and incredibly durable for long lasting warmth.
ALPHA® - ACTIVE INSULATION
Polartec® Alpha® was invented for the U.S. special forces.
Alpha® active insulation is engineered for consistent warmth, while allowing greater breathability during activity. This air exchange technology creates sustained comfort without shedding layers, which isn’t an option during a mission.
ALPHA® DIRECT - ACTIVE INSULATION
Polartec® Alpha® Direct is an evolution of original Alpha® technology that eliminates the need for a backing fabric to create an enclosed fabric package.
By refining the shape and size of its lofted fibers, Alpha® Direct can be in direct contact with skin or other fabric layers. This new design ability increases breathable performance, expands versatile style options, and further reduces overall garment weight.
WIND PRO® - WIND RESISTANCE
Polartec® Wind Pro® is an advanced fleece developed to resist more than just the cold.
While still air permeable, a tighter knit construction reduces the amount of wind chill. A durable water repellent outer surface withstands moisture and rain while retaining breathability and comfort.
HIGH LOFT™ - LIGHTWEIGHT INSULATION
Polartec® High Loft™ takes fleece comfort and thermal warmth to greater heights.
This material is ultra soft and highly compressible. Extended polyester yarns create large air pockets to retain more thermal warmth, while keeping this insulation lightweight. High Loft™ has the greatest warmth to weight ratio of all Polartec® fleece fabric technologies.
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