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Planet Earth, The Universe (August 10, 2022) –Since the invention of the original PolarFleece in the early 1980s, Polartec®, a Milliken™ & Company brand, has shaped and defined how outdoor enthusiasts dress for cold weather. As the days get longer and temperatures rise, the need to regulate body heat and stay comfortable remains paramount to the epic adventures of summer. From early morning mountain hikes to evening campfire hangs, Polartec offers the most dependable and versatile fleece assortment for this season.
Combining sun protection and enhanced cooling for active use, the Sunseeker Hoodie from Burgeon Outdoor – ideal for hiking, climbing, fishing, or kayaking - is constructed of Polartec Delta™, a geometrically woven material that sits on top of the skin to funnel perspiration and moisture away from the body. The unique fabric amplifies the body’s natural cooling system by dispersing perspiration & moisture and increasing airflow. Ideal for boat, board, or beach use, the PRO Sun Hoodie from Orvis, comprised of Polartec PowerGrid™ technology, utilizes a bi-component knit fabric for rapid evaporation of perspiration with built-in UPF 50+ protection to stay cool and comfortable in tropical sun and heat.
For forest exploring to navigating the urban jungle, Polartec has partnered with industry leaders to create the best fleece in a variety of weights and design silhouettes for every adventure. The casual crewneck of the R1® Air Crew from Patagonia provides versatility and style during adventure travel or active endeavors in a 100% recycled polyester jacquard fleece with hollow-core yarns in a unique zigzag texture that wicks moisture, dries fast and is highly breathable. The retro stylings of the Trailsmith Fleece Collection from REI is a throwback to the early days, featuring 80% post-consumer recycled content in Polartec Micro Series for warmth without the weight in designs for the whole family. Colder nights around the campfire or warming up after a long day at the beach call for the District Vision Noah Technical Hoodie, made of Polartec High Loft™ built from plush, hydrophobic 50% recycled yarns that repel moisture, speed dry times, and reduce surface friction. Designed with a high neck for added coverage, the material is ultra-soft and highly compressible but can retain more thermal warmth for staying cozy long into the evening.
Since inventing the original PolarFleece in 1981, Polartec engineers continue to advance the science of fabric by creating problem solving technologies that improve the user experience. They are the only company on the market who develops and manufactures comprehensive solutions encompassing base layer, mid layer, and outer layer under one brand, offering a wide range of functionality; including lightweight wicking and cooling, warmth and insulation, breathable weather protection, fire resistance, and enhanced durability. Polartec products are used by performance, lifestyle, and workwear brands from around the world, the U.S. Military and allied militaries, and contract upholstery markets.