POWER SHIELD® By POLARTEC®
AN INCREDIBLE MEMBRANE
TO PASS PFAS AND TOWARDS PLAN BASED, WE HAD TO DO SOMETHING SLIGHTLY CRAZY.
Our scientists were tasked with developing a non-PFAS, plant-based, breathable and waterproof membrane. A new system has been developed that uses molecular diffusion, rather than micropores, to expel water vapor and thus maintain a barrier against water drops. The ability of this membrane to stratify within a technical fabric and resist stretching, washing and use due to outdoor sports is absolutely unprecedented. Furthermore, this new technology, being devoid of micropores, cannot even risk becoming blocked and losing performance in terms of breathability.
POWER SHIELD IS POLARTEC'S FIRST EXPEDITION-GRADE PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGY.
Expedition-grade refers to the degree of expedition commonly associated with garments capable of withstanding over 20,000 mm of hydrostatic pressure. Fundamental is the protection from atmospheric agents such as intense and prolonged rains, snow and strong winds, but at the same time breathability. Power Shield is as breathable as it is waterproof: it is possible to combine its hydrostatic pressure of over 20,000 mm 1 with a breathability of over 20,000 g/m2/24 hours.
WITHOUT PFAS? NO PROBLEM!
ECO-ENGINEERING™ PROVIDES US WITH THE BEST OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT IN A SUSTAINABLE KEY.
Eco-Engineering™ is a Polartec approach to new product design that aims to incorporate more sustainable materials and manufacturing processes. The revolutionary new Power Shield weather protection is not PFAS and is created in a bluesign® certified facility, ensuring responsible and sustainable production. The membrane is 48% plant-based, made from non-food, non-GMO biomaterials grown in a renewable and sustainable way. The plant-based technical membrane has no compromises in terms of performance, but even Power Shield actually surpasses all previous breathable and waterproof technologies. Also, because the membrane system is super strong, you get a longer lasting product that saves resources by simply not needing frequent replacement
RACE JACKET - LIMITED EDITION
Anorak windbreaker, expression of technology, functionality, research, style and performance, designed to be worn at any temperature and climatic condition thanks to the certified Polartec Power Shield® fabric and an ergonomic shape.