What's the point of waterproof if you are always soaked with sweat?
Polartec® NeoShell® is an engineering breakthrough for waterproof breathable fabric technologies. Dynamic air exchange at the surface provides the unrivaled ability to stop water and wind permeation without restricting the release of excess body heat and moisture vapor. This highly aerobic air permeability provides the unique benefit to function as a durable protective shell with advanced wicking capabilities to keep moisture vapor moving away from your core.
Protective fabrics have traditionally sacrificed breathability to prevent exposure to harsh elements. This lack of internal airflow causes overheating, excessive sweating and extreme discomfort. Finding the elusive balance between protection and true breathability had yet to exist in a hard shell fabric.
The invention of Polartec® NeoShell® revolutionized waterproof breathability capabilities by lowering the internal pressure required for vapor to permeate the sub-micron membrane. This releases moisture more easily and keeps microclimates circulating with cool air faster than other protective materials.
Polartec® NeoShell® is pliable and resilient to allow durable stretch, recovery and abrasion resistance. These enduring characteristics provide greater performance versatility in the field, but also enhance overall design efficiency and application.
Releasing excess heat directly through the fabric membrane reduces the need to manually adjust gear during activity. Shedding entire layers or relying on pit-zips to dump heat often leads to overexposure that can be avoided altogether through enhanced breathability. This allows Polartec® NeoShell® to excel in both inclement weather and calmer conditions.