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11 Times Polartec Revolutionized How We Dress

This content was originally published online for Outside Magazine.

It’s hard to imagine a world before fleece and other technical fabrics. In large part, that’s thanks to Malden Mills—the textile company you know today as Polartec—which revolutionized the outdoor adventure world by inventing technical fleece. This year, Polartec turns 40. And to mark the occasion, we created an interactive timeline experience that looks back at how Polartec has radically changed how we dress for basically every activity — for the better — more times than we can count. The 11 innovations here stand out as some of the brand’s most important and game-changing inventions.