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Tech Glossary

These are the technologies incorporated into our fabrics and what to look for when purchasing a garment made with Polartec.

Polartec® Odor Resistant Technology

Garments stay fresher for longer between washes. A silver salt (silver chloride) inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria for the life of the garment.


Polartec® Odor Resistant w/Polygiene®

Garments stay fresher for longer between washes. A silver salt (silver chloride) inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria for the life of the garment.


Waterproof

Completely impermeable to water to provide the highest level of protection against all forms of moisture and wind.


Polartec® Durable Water Repellency

Greatly increases the fabric’s inherent ability to resist water and snow without sacrificing breathability.


Polartec® Sun Protection Technology - UPF 15

UPF 15. This fabric provides good UV protection and is labeled according to the ASTM D6603 standard.


Polartec® Sun Protection Technology - UPF 50

UPF 50. This fabric provides excellent UV protection and is labeled according to the ASTM D6603 standard.


Polartec® Anti-Static Technology

Reduces the ability of static electricity to form on the surface of the fabric to decrease the potential for static build up and shock.


Polartec® Hardface® Technology

Dramatically increases abrasion resistance, reduces surface friction against other layers and adds durable water repellency.


Dual Hazard

High performance patent pending yarn blend meets both NFPA 2112 Flash Fire and NFPA 70E Arc Flash protection standards.


High Visibility

Drastically increases visual awareness through bright luminous colors and reflective properties.


Polartec® Recycled

Fabric contains a minimum of 50% recycled fibers that conserve energy and reduce CO2 emissions.


Polartec® Recycled w/Repreve®

Fabric contains a minimum of 50% Repreve® recycled fibers that conserve energy and reduce CO2 emissions.


Polartec® Eco-Engineering™

Sustainable wool and recycled polyester fiber blend minimizes environmental impact.


Polartec® Flame Resistant (FR)

Enhances safety applications with permanent flame resistant yarn technology that won’t melt, drip or ignite when in contact with intense heat sources.