Polartec® Highlights This ISPO

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NEW Alpha Direct active-warmth garments, Power Wool® additions and a raft of thermal insulation.

This ISPO, Polartec® will be showing the latest and greatest garments using award-winning Polartec® Alpha on-the-go warmth. Polartec® Power Wool™ continues to gain momentum – check out Mammut and Rottefella – whilst thermal insulation makes a welcome appearance in the Berghaus, Norrona and Picture ranges. Polartec® Alpha and Alpha Direct is going from strength-to-strength with Adidas, Black Crows, Dynafit, Marmot, Montane, Rab and Vaude all launching new pieces.

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ROTTEFELLA Dynamic Half-Zip:
This is a first layer garment for high activity levels using Polartec® PowerWool®. A mix of wool and synthetic fibres, PowerWool® is a durable fabric with natural odour resistance, adding comfort and retaining insulation and breathability even when wet. This layer provides the perfect balance between insulation and bulk, keeping you warm while not restricting your mobility. The garment also provides ventilation through your layers with rear ventilation panels and breathable fabrics.

VAUDE Pro Insulation Jacket: This insulating cycle jacket uses Polartec® Alpha®, which is perfect for the active wearer. The jacket is warm, wind and water resistant, and breathable with stretch inserts for freedom of movement. Features include: articulated sleeves; slim supportive cut; low cut back with gripper hem; two side pockets; two back pockets; front zip with fold over; ventilation through front pockets; reflective elements. Weight: 495g.

BERGHAUS Cold Climbs Jacket: Versatile, robust and warm, the Cold Climbs Jacket is great for cold Scottish mountain gullies or ice climbing in alpine valleys. It’s lightweight, yet highly breathable, thanks to the Polartec® Classic 300 fabric, and with its high quality deep brushed pile it is reliably warm, dries fast and sheds snow in a couple of shakes. Features include: cosy hood; reinforced shoulders; Active Fit construction for greater freedom of movement; two hand pockets and one chest pocket. Available for men and women. Weight: 690g [men]

DYNAFIT Mezzalama Polartec® Alpha® Jacket: Part of the Mezzalama range which consists of jackets, pants, vests and a skirt, this new addition uses Polartec® Alpha® insulation for on-the-go-warmth and is the lightest, most breathable jacket in the entire range. The jacket is also wind resistant, water repellent and abrasion resistant. Features include: hybrid construction; elasticated cuffs; stow pocket; thumbhole; reflector stripe.

PICTURE Origin Jacket: This jacket uses Polartec® Thermal Pro®, which helps regulate your body’s temperature, keeping you comfortable in all weathers for a range of activities. Used as part of a layering system, the Origin is a mid layer and can be combined with a baselayer and shell to provide protection in the worst weather conditions. The concept works like this: A first layer is put in direct contact with your skin; the second, mid layer which uses Polartec® Thermal Pro® is the thermal insulator and the third layer offers membrane protection to fight against wind and wet.
 Features include: climbing draw cords; Nubuck details.

ADIDAS Terrex Agravic Alpha Hooded Shield Jacket: this lightweight jacket offers more protection than an average wind jacket. Polartec® Alpha® in the front keeps you warm when the temperature drops and is perfect for biking, trail running and climbing. Pertex Quantum® provides you with the ideal combination of durability and lightweight. Features: adjustable hood and hem; two zipped hand pockets; packs into its own pocket. Available for men & women. Weight: 180g [men] & 151g [women]

MARMOT Dark Star Jacket: Using Polartec® Alpha® insulation, this jacket performs remarkably well during high-output aerobic activities—especially in cold conditions where warmth is required throughout the day. Its elegant fleece lining is excellent for maintaining thermal regulation and comfort. The lightweight stretch outer face fabric is highly durable, responsive and water resistant. Features include: lightweight stretch shell fabric; pack pockets; elasticated cuffs; elastic draw cord hem. Weight: 334.5g

MILLET M White Neo 3L Jacket: Protective jacket dedicated to free touring using ultra-light Polartec® NeoShell®. With an athletic fit for extra comfort, protection and freedom of movement and the jacket is also waterproof and extremely breathable, so it absorbs the cold on the way down after uphill exertion. Features include: Recco® reflector; integral hood with 3D adjustment, seamless raglan sleeves; pit vents; Lycra® inner cuffs with thumbholes; two handwarmer pockets; two large chest pockets; ski pass pocket; inside chest pocket; goggle pocket with built-in mesh pocket for phone; detachable snowskirt. Weight: 680g

MONTANE Hydrogen Direct Jacket: This jacket uses the latest in cutting edge insulation technology, Polartec® Alpha Direct®, which combines with Pertex® Quantum Air to create a micro-climate to regulate body temperature and move moisture whilst active. Lightweight, windproof, warm, breathable, wicking and packable are just some of the benefits of this mountaineering jacket. Features include: YKK Vislon Zip and YKK Reverse Coil pockets. Available for men and women. Weight: 391g [men] and 388g [women]

NORRONA Lofoten Powershield Pro Alpha Jacket: A revolutionary jacket providing breathable weather protection with insulation thanks to Polartec® Powershield Pro® on the outer and a Alpha® lining. This combination makes the jacket work as an individual freeride jacket or as an under/over layer shell jacket in rough conditions. Features include: stretch cuffs; hood with single-handed back adjustments; goggle wipe. Available for men and women.

RAB Alpha Flash Jacket: This is a highly breathable, lightweight, packable active insulation piece using Polartec® Alpha Direct® technology and panelled with Thermic, a brushed back single jersey with Polygiene STAY FRESH odour control treatment, for active mid-layer use. Features include: YKK VISLON front zip; internal zip flap; chin guard; YKK zipped chest pocket; low bulk cuff construction; flat lock, low bulk seams; half hem draw cord.

INFO: Polartec