Polartec® Windbloc® fabrics block 100% of the wind and offer maximum protection from the cold and the elements. The soft hand, stretch, and DWR (durable water repellent) finish combine to make this the highest quality, most comfortable windproof fleece product on the market.
How does it work?
Polartec® Windbloc® combine the warmth of Polartec® thermal fabrics with a polyurethane barrier membrane that allows moisture vapor transmission and is completely windproof and water resistant, eliminating the need for a windbreaker or additional shell. This reduces the weight and number of layers needed to protect and insulate.
These fabrics are very durable, quiet, and non-pilling, and have enhanced stretch and recovery, making them appropriate for outerwear when weather protection is paramount. Polartec® Windbloc® fabrics are ideal when the activity level is low or intermittent, and when cold and inclement weather demands high-performance outer protection.
Made from Recycled Fabric
Polartec® has been offering recycled Polartec® Classic fabrics since 1993. Polartec® now offers recycled content fabrics in every category ranging from super soft next-to-skin fabrics to high performance soft shell fabrics. Though the actual recycled content of each style varies, Polartec® has made a corporate commitment to having a minimum of 50% recycled content in order to promote a style as recycled.
To reduce their overall carbon footprint, Polartec, LLC and Unifi have introduced performance fabrics made with REPREVE 100 – made from 100% PCR, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. REPREVE 100 will soon be made from 95% post-consumer waste (clear plastic water bottles) and 5% fabric cut waste.