Industry Press Release

Polartec Launches Power Wool with Partner Brands


Lawrence, MA (January 19, 2015) — Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announces the launch of Polartec® Power Wool™, the new fabric collection that optimizes the natural performance of wool with synthetic fibers in patented, plated bi-component knit constructions for superior comfort that only Polartec can deliver. The Polartec Power Wool launch partners include 66º North, Athleta, Beretta, Brooks-Range, Cabela’s, Crazy Idea, Eider, Gornik, Ibex, Kitsbow, Mammut, Millet, Mission Workshop, Mountain Force, QOR, Roeckl, Ternua, Teton Bros, Trangoworld, Under Armour and Westcomb.

Unlike other wool/synthetic blends on the market, Polartec Power Wool is a highly engineered plated construction which precisely places wool and synthetic yarns to achieve performance much greater than the sum of the parts, effectively creating a layering system within a single textile. Highly breathable Polartec Power Wool fabrics optimally place naturally wicking, odor resistant, temperature-regulating high quality merino wool next to skin with hydrophobic synthetic fibers on the outside for shape retention, durability, and improved dry-times. The resulting products more reliably manage the often-divergent demands of many environments – hot or cold, wet or dry – for superior comfort and durability.

Polartec Power Wool fabrics are currently available in multiple styles, including primary next-to-skin, form-fitting stretch, and patented grid construction based on Polartec’s original synthetic grid fleece technology, Polartec® Power Dry® High Efficiency, which is now called Polartec® Power Grid®.

The launch of Polartec Power Wool follows the introduction of Polartec’s latest innovations, Polartec Alpha, the first-ever breathable puffy insulation, and Polartec NeoShell, the most breathable waterproof fabric on the market. For more information, please visit the new, designed to be a resource for customers and consumers.

About Polartec

Polartec, LLC is the premium provider of innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec continue to push the limits of fabric technology. Today, Polartec supplies the world with the most advanced fabric innovations. Polartec products range from advanced lightweight wicking fabric, to insulation and weather protection textiles and are utilized by leading apparel brands, the U.S. military and other global militaries, flame resistance, work wear, and contract upholstery markets.