Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro™
Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro™ fabrics feature body-hugging 4-way stretch and are very breathable. They keep you dry when you sweat and provide warmth without weight. These fabrics feature a proprietary construction with two unique surfaces: a durable nylon outer layer is wind and abrasion resistant; the soft polyester inner layer pulls moisture away from your skin keeping you dry, warm and comfortable. The fabrics excel at handling the demands of the next-to-skin environment.
How Does It Work?
Moisture and high relative humidity next to the skin cause discomfort. Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro™ keeps the skin dry through three complementary mechanisms:
The fabric is highly breathable and does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor.
“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.
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.
The technical bi-component construction employs nylon on the exterior of the fabric for durability and polyester next to skin for moisture management. It was engineered for high-end performance for the most demanding end-user, concerned with managing the diverse micro-climate conditions of exterior durability and internal comfort.
Nylon outer surface adds durability
Body-hugging 4-way stretch provides unrestricted freedom of movement
- Keeps your skin dry when you sweat
Highly breathable to provide comfort in all activities; does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor
- Wind resistant to reduce the effects of wind chill
Soft surface next-to-skin provides all-day comfort