Hardface®

Surface Treatment

Polartec® Hardface® is a patented polymer surface treatment applied to enhance durability.

Fused at the fiber level, Hardface® increases abrasion resistance and water repellency. Select Hardface® styles feature DWR to add even greater water repellency. Breathability is not sacrificed by the Hardface® coating of each individual fiber. Hardface’s added fabric protection maintains performance quality and extends the life of garments.

The Finishing Touch for Durability.

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Hardface Hero Hex 1200X1200

Hardface® Features & Benefits

POLYMER TREATMENT

ABRASION RESISTANCE

AVAILABLE WITH DWR

ADVANCED DURABILITY

BREATHABLE

Smooth Exterior

Available in 100% Recycled P.E.T. Plastic

Available in at least 50% Recycled P.E.T. Plastic

Hardface 1950X735

Polartec® Hardface®

About Hardface® Technology

Polartec® Hardface® expands the benefits of polartec’s high performance fabrics.

Hardface® creates a smoother exterior finish to resist abrasion and snagging, for a longer garment life and lasting look. This polymer treatment bonds with every fiber of the outer surface to add weather resistance. The precision application of Hardface® increases the strength of any fabric style.

Technology Hardface 2020X1110
Hardface® Q&A
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Hardface® is a proprietary surface-fused polymer applied to some Polartec materials to increase their abrasion and snag resistance, making them insanely durable for knitted materials.
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DWR stands for Durable Water Repellency. This fabric coating is the first line of defense against rain. It creates a repellent surface so that water will tend to bead up and run off a garment.
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Request a swatch of any of our fabrics by <a href="/contact-us">contacting a member of our sales team</a>.
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Garments made with Polartec® Hardface® can be found in our <a href="/partners/marketplace">Partner Marketplace</a> or by <a href="/partners/where-to-buy-garments-made-with-polartec">shopping at e-commerce retailers</a>.

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Find garments made with Hardface® and other Polartec® fabrics from these retailers

Backcountry

Backcountry sells outdoor gear and apparel.

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Bergfreunde

High-quality climbing and mountaineering products.

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Competitive Cyclist

Devoted to delivering a premium bike shop experience.

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Evo

Evo explores the collaborations between culture and sport.

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Steep and Cheap

Deep discounts on outdoor gear & apparel.

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