At ISPO 2019, Michael Cattanach (Global Product Director – Core & Outdoor) presents Polartec Power Fill, Alpha recycled insulation, Polartec High Loft with wool, Polartec NeoShell to freeride, Polartec Power Air sustainable fabric, Polartec and fashion and Polartec Alpha Direct recycled fabric.
Polartec, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, announces Polartec® Power Air™, the first fabric technology engineered to reduce fibre shedding. By encapsulating lofted fibres within a multilayer, continuous yarn fabric construction, this revolutionary new platform offers advanced thermal efficiency that is proven to shed five times less than other premium ‘mid-layer’ weight fabrics.
Insulation that effectively regulates core body temperature has traditionally been achieved via lofted or high-pile knit structures that hold warm air. Although Polartec is a leader in making resilient materials, it has recognised that any exposed fibre is susceptible to shedding as a function of normal wear. The Polartec Power Air construction process mitigates this by encasing the insulating lofted fibres within the knitting process. (more…)
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Fabric technology innovators, Polartec, have been protecting outdoor adventurers with their fabric innovation for over a century. Now they are fast becoming a trusted name in the cycling world.
Polartec produces technical fabrics – unmatched in their research and design capabilities and proven to keep cyclists cool, warm, dry and comfortable. It’s the reason why so many of cycling’s biggest and best brands are now choosing to use Polartec materials in their new clothing. (more…)
Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, introduces the upgraded Polartec® Power Fill™ insulation, now made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials. This best-in-class fill insulation led the industry when it was introduced with 80% recycled content just one year ago, and now has reached this sought after milestone more quickly than previously thought possible. Long a leader in sustainable fabrics, Polartec has now upcycled over one billion post-consumer plastic bottles into hundreds of fabric styles and category-creating platforms. (more…)
On Monday 16th April, we heard the news that Benedikt Böhm, extreme ski mountaineer and member of the Dynafit team ski club, had returned from Iran after cycling, running, hiking and skiing up Mount Damavand in an incredible 14 hours and 20 minutes all whilst kitted out in Dynafit’s new spring/summer 2018 range which uses Polartec Alpha active insulation fabric.
A real achievement, Böhm set off at 1:03 am before biking 120 km up a 3,020 m climb followed by running 4.7 km and hiking and skiing for a further 3.3 km after which he reached the summit. In total Böhm travelled 130 km and climbed 5,970 vertical metres in less than 15 hours. (more…)
Industry leaders in fabric innovation, Polartec, announce the creation of a full range of performance fabrics for Japanese apparel brand Teton Bros. This exciting, close-working collaboration has resulted in custom fabric development by Polartec; and some of the most considered apparel for skiing and life around it. (more…)
Polartec®, a leader in the production of innovative fabric solutions, is pleased to announce that for another year they will be among the title sponsors of the 19th edition Tour du Rutor Extreme 2018. (more…)
Wool gets a lot of well-deserved hype. A natural fiber, it’s anti stink and stays warm and breathable even when wet. You could call it nature’s performance thread. (more…)