48% bio-based membrane
Bio-Based Weather Protection
As the outdoor industry moves beyond PFAS and toward bio-based alternatives, Polartec® Power Shield® finally cracks the code on an eco-engineered weatherproof technology with absolutely no compromise in performance. The secret is a completely different membrane from the micro-porous, multi-layered Polartec membranes of the past, made with 48% non-food source, non-GMO plant based bio-materials.
EXPEDITION-GRADE WEATHER PROTECTION
POWER SHIELD IS POLARTEC’S FIRST EXPEDITION-GRADE WEATHER PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY.
What does “expedition-grade” mean, exactly? Expedition-grade is commonly associated with garments that can withstand over 20,000 mm of hydrostatic pressure. This is weather protection for heavy, sustained rains, wet snow and high-wind environments. But nothing we create at Polartec is designed for standing around in. Without corresponding breathability, anything we designed would be a no-go. And Power Shield is just as breathable as it is waterproof: matching its 20,000+mm hydrostatic pressure 1 with 20,000+ g/m2/24h breathability.2 That’s breathable enough for prolonged, heavy-output activity.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
WARMTH WITHOUT WEIGHT
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