WHY MATERIALS MATTER
NEED TO BE WARM
Polartec Power Stretch is a very warm and soft material. It is great for colder environments. Polartec fabric contains a poly nylon spandex mix. This material is the body-hugging fabric that has a durable flat outer surface and soft velour inner surface which makes it ideal for activities that demand freedom of movement, moisture management and tremendous warmth in the colder outdoors. Polartec benefits include resilient stretch, wicks moisture, highly breathable, easy care, and plenty of warmth.
NEED TO BE WARM
Sportek Pro-Stretch is a single veloured 4-way stretch thermal functional fleece with jersey face and functional fleece back. Sportek benefits include comfort, warmth, movement and functionality. Content: 88% Polyester and 12% Spandex.
Lycra (otherwise known as Spandex) fiber transforms garments into better fitting, durable clothes that move with our bodies, delivering fit, shape and comfort that lasts. Lycra benefits include repeatedly stretch with recovery to its original length and shape, stronger and more durable and higher retractive force than rubber, lightweight, soft, smooth, and supple. Content: at least 85% polymer polyurethane.
General care for Sportek, Polartec Power Stretch, and Lycra:
Machine wash warm (105F, 40C), tumble dry low. Blends of polyester, nylon, polypropylene, wool, and/or lycra/spandex, or where garment care instructions indicate: Cold wash (85F, 30C), line dry. Next-to-Skin fabrics Polartec Power Stretch rely upon mechanical wicking to pull moisture away from the skin. Using too much detergent in the wash cycle or fabric softener in the dry cycle can inhibit the wicking action. Be sure to use light detergent that rinses completely clean and avoid fabric softeners for these fabrics.