Technical Highlights
Power Dry
Patented bi-component construction keeps your skin dry when you sweat. Highly breathable to provide comfort in all activities; does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor
    Dries quickly
    Provides very good sun protection
    (UPF 15) in most styles
    Soft surface next to skin provides
    all-day comfort
    Machine washable

Thermal Pro
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.

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Polartec® Technology

PowerdryPolartec® Power Dry®
and Polartec® Power Dry® with X-Static
The Silver Fiber

Polartec® Power Dry® fabrics are designed to keep your skin dry when you sweat. All fabrics in this series feature a patented bi-component knit construction that uses different yarns on either side of the fabric. This creates two different surfaces: one that is optimized to move moisture away from the skin, the other to dry quickly.

How Does It Work?

Moisture and high relative humidity next to the skin cause discomfort. Polartec® Power Dry® keeps the skin dry through three complementary mechanisms:

1) The fabric is highly breathable and does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor.

2) “Touch points“ on the fabric inner surface draw off the sweat. Sweat is wicked off the skin to the outside of the fabric where it spreads rapidly for evaporation. Polartec® Power Dry® fabrics move at least 30% more moisture away from the skin than single component fabrics.

3) When the sweat reaches the outside of the fabric, it spreads out to many times its original surface area, enabling it to dry at least 2 times faster than cotton.

Polartec® Thermal Pro® High Loft

Polartec® Thermal Pro® fabrics are 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.

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