Outdoor

Fabrics for your outdoor adventures

Every evening campfire deserves a cozy fleece. Every hike deserves a moisture managing base-layer. We push the standard for high quality durable fabrics that meet both performance needs and casual-wear.



Popular Fabric Technologies

Read more about select fabric tecnologies used by our Outdoor brand partners.

HIGH LOFT™

LIGHTWEIGHT INSULATION

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HIGH LOFT™

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HIGH LOFT™

Polartec® High Loft™ takes fleece comfort and thermal warmth to greater heights. By creating a patented high loft fiber structure, 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. <a style="color:#2697e0;" href="/fabrics/insulation/high-loft">Learn more about High Loft™.</a>

Lofted fibers

Highly breathable

Greater warmth

Compressible

Lightweight

Fast drying

NEOSHELL®

BREATHABLE WATERPROOF

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NEOSHELL®

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NEOSHELL®

For years the outerwear industry has prioritized excessively high waterproof ratings that sacrifice the breathable performance needed during physical activity. Neoshell® provides the strength and durability of a weather protective fabric, while still allowing dynamic air exchange and comfortable full range of motion. <a style="color:#2697e0;" href="/fabrics/weather-protection/neoshell">Learn more about NeoShell®.</a>

Breathable waterproof

Comfortable stretch

Highly Durable

Wind resistant

Soft + Quiet

Lightweight

POWER AIR™

SUSTAINABLE WARMTH

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POWER AIR™

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POWER AIR™

Polartec® Power Air™ is a new revolutionary knit construction that encapsulates air to retain warmth and reduce microfiber shedding. The result is a performance fabric with advanced thermal efficiency that sheds up to 5x less than other premium mid-layer fabrics. And while all fabrics will shed fibers over time, Polartec® Power Air™ is a step forward in reducing the environmental impact of what we make and wear. <a style="color:#2697e0;" href="/fabrics/insulation/power-air">Learn more about Power Air™.</a>

Sheds up to 5x less microfibers

Encapsulates air

Efficient warmth to weight

Highly durable

Dual-surface construction

Resists pilling

ALPHA®

ACTIVE INSULATION

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ALPHA®

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ALPHA®

Polartec® Alpha® was invented for the U.S. special forces. They required a superior insulation system for extreme temperature variations and the start-stop conditions of combat. 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. <a style="color:#2697e0;" href="/fabrics/insulation/alpha">Learn more about Alpha®.</a>

Regulates Warmth

Fast Drying

Advanced Breathability

Compressible

Lightweight

Highly Durable

THERMAL PRO®

ADVANCED FLEECE

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THERMAL PRO®

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THERMAL PRO®

Polartec® Thermal Pro® is a fabric platform that embodies the versatile style applications of synthetic fleece. A diverse variety of knitting techniques create unique surface structures without sacrificing performance. The adapted look and feel still delivers the warmth and comfort of classic fleece. <a style="color:#2697e0;" href="/fabrics/insulation/thermal-pro">Learn more about Thermal Pro®.</a>

VERSATILE STYLES (INCLUDING SHEARLING FLEECE)

Fast Drying

Pill resistant

Performance Fleece

Warmth without weight

highly durable

FLEECE SERIES

ORIGINAL SYNTHETIC FLEECE

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FLEECE SERIES

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FLEECE SERIES

In 1981, Polartec® forever changed the way the world dresses for cold weather with the invention of polar synthetic fleece. Polartec® was the first to knit, nap, and shear synthetic yarns into thermal fabric for outdoor apparel. Polyester fibers were engineered for more versatile durability. With greater resiliency, lightweight warmth and fast dry times, Polartec® fleece remains the industry standard for outerwear performance. Polartec® fleece comes in Micro, 100, 200 and 300 weights. <a style="color:#2697e0;" href="/fabrics/insulation/fleece-series">Learn more about our Fleece Series.</a>

Soft comfort

Pill resistant & durable

Warmth without weight

Recycled

Highly breathable

Fast drying

POWER GRID™

TECHNICAL FLEECE

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POWER GRID™

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POWER GRID™

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. By reinventing thermal warmth possibilities, Power Grid™ is a minimalist design that maximizes fabric performance. <a style="color:#2697e0;" href="/fabrics/base/power-grid">Learn more about Power Grid™.</a>

Bi-component knit

Moisture wicking

Efficient performance

Lightweight

Versatile warmth

Highly breathable

Recycled

BLUESIGN® APPROVED, STANDARD 100 BY OEKO-TEX®

POWER STRETCH® PRO™

CONTOURING FABRIC

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POWER STRETCH® PRO™

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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. <a style="color:#2697e0;" href="/fabrics/base/power-stretch-pro">Learn more about Power Stretch® Pro™.</a>

Dual-surface

Shape retention

4-way stretch

Highly breathable

Superior abrasion resistance

Moisture wicking

Fast drying

<br /><br />FEATURED OUTDOOR PARTNERS

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Featured Media

Outdoors are for everyone

Polartec's new digital campaign showcasing the diversity of those who share the universal love and joy of natural places. Headlined by a two-minute video set to Colors by the Grammy Award-nominated Black Pumas, the campaign features over 30 different outdoor enthusiasts wearing products from 16 different brand partners, and includes a website dedicated to promoting the many people from around the world who contributed to the effort.

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Partners

Featured Partner: Haglöfs L.I.M Series Z | T

Press Releases

POLARTEC SUMMER FLEECE FOR MORNING HIKES TO LATE NIGHT CAMPFIRES

Stories

The Toughest Stage: Monika Sattler