Polartec

POLARTEC® CLASSIC

This fabric is the reference standard for lightweight warmth and breathability. This is the original fleece offering unparalleled quality and durability. Polartec® Classic fabrics have been the primary insulation layer of choice among experienced outdoor enthusiasts for nearly three decades.

 

How does it work?

The 100% polyester velour construction creates air pockets that trap air and retain body heat. Unlike less expensive fleece fabrics, Polartec® Classic products maintain their insulating ability and non-pilling appearance after repeated laundering.

These fabrics are available in a range of weights to provide the right level of insulation for most outdoor activities. Polartec® Classic 100 weight fabrics are the lightest and are excellent for a warm first layer or lightweight sweater. Polartec® Classic 300 fabrics are the heaviest and provide a warm thermal layer for very cold outdoor activities. Halfway in between are Polartec® Classic 200 weight fabrics, providing outstanding warmth and versatility.

Polartec® Classic line includes over 90 styles of fabrics available in hundreds of colors, patterns, and prints. Many styles are also available with a water repellent surface that sheds rain and snow. The Polartec® Classic line provides not only outstanding warmth without weight, but are breathable and durable, dry quickly, and are great styling options for virtually every end use.

Technical Highlights:

  • Provides warmth without the weight and bulk of traditional insulating fabrics
  • Highly breathable to provide comfort in all activities; does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor
  • For water repellent styles, surface sheds rain and snow
  • Dries quickly to minimize heat loss
  • Durable; will outlast other fleece fabrics
  • Machine washable
  • Versatile; appropriate for a broad range of activities
  • Available in light, mid, and heavy weight constructions to provide a choice of insulation level





POLARTEC® THERMAL PRO®

This fabric is the most visually dynamic and technically advanced of the Polartec® insulation fabrics. Available in a variety of unique surface textures and patterns, many of which are designed to enhance performance, Polartec® Thermal Pro® fabrics are great styling options for virtually every end use.

New high loft versions have achieved the highest warmth to weight ratios of any fabric Polartec® has ever offered. Other versions have the look of traditional wool with all the performance benefits of fleece. Polartec® Thermal Pro® is our most diverse family of fabrics.

How does it work?

The 100% polyester velour, pebbled, or shearling surfaces create air pockets that trap air and retain body heat, providing outstanding warmth without weight. These fabrics offer excellent breathability and dry quickly. Many styles are also available with a water repellent finish that sheds rain and snow.

Polartec® Thermal Pro® fabrics are available in a wide range of weights and styles, to provide the right level of insulation and most unique-looking fabrics for most outdoor activities. These fabrics represent the state of the art in fleece fabrics.

Technical Highlights:

  • Provides warmth without the weight and bulk of traditional insulating fabrics
  • Highly breathable to provide comfort in all activities; does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor
  • For water repellent styles, surface sheds rain and snow
  • Dries quickly to minimize heat loss.
  • Machine washable
  • Versatile; appropriate for a broad range of activities
  • Unique-looking surface textures and patterns provide great styling options





POLARTEC® WINDPRO®

This fabric is extremely breathable yet provides 4 times more wind resistance than traditional fleece. This is the new "super fleece" which spans an incredibly wide range of conditions; performs as both outerwear and insulation; and offers exceptional durability. This is a versatile fabric which can be worm all year long for a variety of activities.

 

How does it work?

Proprietary yarns and a very tight construction greatly reduce the effects of wind chill, the Achilles heel of traditional fleece. We have proven its effectiveness both in the lab and in the field. Polartec® Wind Pro® blocks the wind 4x more than traditional fleece.

The durable water repellent outer surface sheds rain and snow. Velour or pebbled back efficiently traps air and provides a high warmth-to-weight ratio. Both surfaces of these fabrics are finished for maximum durability and pill-free performance.

They retain their insulating ability and original appearance after repeated use and laundering. Because it is not a laminate, Polartec® Wind Pro® is also highly breathable, maintaining 85% of the breathability of traditional fleece to keep you from over heating.



Technical Highlights:

  • 4x more wind resistant than traditional fleece; greatly reduces wind chill
  • Provides warmth without the weight and bulk of traditional insulating fabrics
  • Water repellent surface sheds rain and snow
  • Highly breathable; provides comfort in all activities; does not restrict the movement of moisture vapour
  • Durable; will outlast other fleece fabrics
  • Machine washable
  • Versatile; appropriate for a broad range of activities
  • Machine washable





POLARTEC® WINDBLOC®

This fabric blocks 100% of the wind and offers maximum protection from the cold and the elements. A soft hand, stretch, and a durable water repellent finish (DWR) make this the highest quality, most comfortable windproof fleece product on the market.

How does it work?

Polartec® Windbloc® combines the warmth of Polartec® thermal fabrics with a polyurethane barrier membrane that allows moisture vapor transmission and is completely windproof and waterproof, eliminating the need for a windbreaker or additional shell. This reduces the weight and number of layers needed to protect and insulate.

These fabrics are very durable, quiet, and non-pilling, and have enhanced stretch and recovery, making them appropriate for general outerwear and accessories where weather protection is desirable.
Polartec® Windbloc® fabrics are ideal when the activity level is low or intermittent, and when cold and inclement weather demands high-performance outer protection.

Technical Highlights:

  • Blocks 100% of the wind to prevent wind chill
  • Provides warmth without the weight and bulk of traditional insulating fabrics
  • Water repellent surface sheds rain and snow
  • Non-restrictive fit for full range of motion
  • Creates less noise than a traditional shell
  • Polyurethane film membrane allows internal moisture to move to outer surface, leaving you dry and comfortable in all but the most active sports
  • Durable; will outlast traditional fabrics
  • Machine washable





POLARTEC® WINDBLOC-ACT®

This fabric provides wind and weather protection for active sports where enhanced breathability is required. By combining several features in a single fabric, they eliminate the need for a windbreaker or additional shell.

How it works?

Patent-pending Air Control Technology (ACT) enables the fabric to block 98% of the wind. The remaining 2% is allowed to circulate within the fabric, which greatly enhances moisture vapor transmission – 2 times faster than other windproof fleece – and improves breathability, reducing the risk of heat-stress buildup.

Featuring a breathable stretch-polyurethane membrane, Polartec® Windbloc-ACT® fabrics enable you to stretch freely and move quietly through your outdoor activity. A durable water repellent finish sheds rain and snow, while a Polartec® Power Dry® lining inside pulls moisture away from the body to keep you dry.

Polartec® Windbloc-ACT is also very durable, quiet, and non-pilling, with superior stretch and recovery. They are ideal for active, forward-motion sports requiring warmth and protection from the elements.

Technical Highlights:

  • Blocks 98% of the wind to prevent wind chill, but allows enough air to circulate to keep you from overheating
  • Highly breathable; relieves heat stress buildup during action sports
  • Provides warmth without the weight and bulk of traditional insulating fabrics
  • Water repellent surface sheds rain and snow
  • Non-restrictive fit allows full range of motion
  • Creates less noise than a traditional shell
  • Polartec® Power Dry® lining for moisture management
  • Durable; will outlast other fleece fabrics
  • Machine washable