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Polartec Spring/Summer 2014 Update

(Lawrence, Mass.) – Polartec, LLC, the premium producer of innovative textile solutions, has developed a multitude of fabrics for its partner brands’ spring 2014 collections.

Polartec® Alpha®, the first-ever breathable puffy fabric, will gain momentum from its fall 2013 consumer launch with several new adoptions in spring 2014 including Eider’s Blow Alpha Sleeveless, LL Bean’s Alpha Hybrid Jacket, Lafuma’s Peak Alpha Fzip, and Crazy Idea’s Half Blade.

Polartec® NeoShell®, the most breathable waterproof fabric on the market, will be used for the new Eider Blow Shell Jacket and Pant, technical shell garments for demanding mountaineers, LL Bean’s NeoShell Bounder Jacket and Pants, and Reebok’s CF LiteShell Jacket.

Polartec® Power Dry®, the next-to-skin fabric engineered to keep your skin dry when you sweat, is being used in lightweight shirts designed for aerobic activity including Norrona’s Bitihorn Equalizer+ Zip Neck, and Vaude’s Roseg collection.

Polartec® Power Dry® High Efficiency, the grid-backed version of the popular Polartec® Power Dry® fabric, is being used in the Brooks-Range Brisa Jacket, Eider Blow Light Tee, Lafuma LD Peak Dry Tzip and Fastlite Tzip Tee, Millet Red Needles collection and Trilogy TS SS, Rossignol Pro Team TS and women’s Majesty TS, and The North Face Storm Shadows collection – all lightweight shirts and midlayers with exceptionally fast moisture transfer rates designed for highly aerobic activities.

Polartec® Thermal Pro®, the most visually dynamic lightweight, warm and highly breathable fleece fabric, is being used by Millet for its Lake XLOFT Jacket, and by Norrona for its new collection of falketind warm1 jackets and hoodies.

“These new Spring ’14 adoptions represent the breadth of our performance fabric line, from lightweight next-to-skin fabrics, to fleece with distinctive looks, to breathable puffy packages, to extreme weather protection layers,” says Allon Cohne, Polartec Global Marketing Director. “This announcement follows a significant investment in our product leadership team to bolster our position as the global leader of innovative textile solutions, and the partner of choice for product-centric brands.” 

About Polartec, LLC
Polartec, LLC is the premium producer of innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec have continued to push the limits of fabric technology. Today, Polartec supplies the world with the most advanced fabric innovations. Polartec products range from advanced lightweight wicking fabric, to insulation and weather protection textiles and are utilized by leading apparel brands, the U.S. military and other global militaries, flame resistance, work wear, and contract upholstery markets. For more information, visit