December 03, 2018

Backcountry x Polartec

Polartec Collaborates with Backcountry on Exclusive Product and Information Resource Center

(Andover, Mass.) - December 3, 2018 - Polartec, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, announces its ongoing collaboration with online retailer Backcountry. The partnership includes an exclusive collection of co-developed Flylow outerwear made of Polartec® NeoShell®, the most breathable waterproof fabric, and Polartec educational resources and shopping functionality on

Offering the market’s most extensive range of premium performance fabrics, Polartec is the first ingredient brand with a dedicated area on the Backcountry website. The new information resource center breaks down how the Science of Fabric works and the benefits of Polartec technology, while directing consumers to hundreds of products made of premium Polartec fabrics.

“As a go-to resource for its breadth of quality product offerings and related knowledge, Backcountry is an ideal partner,” says Gary Smith, Polartec CEO. “Together, we can help people make more informed choices, as well as assist our brand partners in delivering greater value to their customers.”

“This partnership allows us to build innovative products and provide educational resources to our community,” says Jonathan Nielsen, Backcountry CEO. “One result that we’re particularly proud of is our co-developed Flylow outerwear kits, purpose-built for backcountry touring from breathable and durable Polartec NeoShell fabric.”

View the Polartec information resource center on Backcountry.

To view the pinnacle outerwear kits from Backcountry’s new namesake product collection, made of Polartec NeoShell for its industry-leading combination of breathability and durable waterproofing:

Backcountry x Flylow women’s Pfeifferhorn Jacket

Backcountry x Flylow women’s Patsey Marley Bib Pant

Backcountry x Flylow men’s Grizzly Gulch Jacket

Backcountry x Flylow men’s Mill D Bib Pant

The collaboration also includes ongoing Polartec clinics designed to explain the comfort and performance benefits of products made with Polartec fabric technologies to Gearheads, Backcountry’s team of outdoor experts whose sole job is to provide personalized service and advice, free of charge.

About Polartec

Polartec is the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions. Since inventing modern technical fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec continue to advance the science of fabric, creating fabric technologies that solve problems and improve the way products are designed and used. Polartec products range from lightweight wicking and cooling fabrics, to insulation and weather protection textiles, and are utilized by leading consumer brands, the U.S. Military and other global militaries, flame resistance, workwear, and contract upholstery markets. For more information, please visit and follow Polartec on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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