In 1981 Polartec® created a synthetic fabric technology that was more lightweight, breathable, and faster drying than all its predecessors. Polartec® fleece established itself as the cornerstone for insulating materials and forever changed the way the world dresses for cold weather. This invigorated the entire outdoor industry and cemented their roots as pioneers of innovation. Polartec® fleece remains a premier insulating fabric with versatile capabilities and an ever growing list of applications. The US Military frequently relies on Polartec® Fleece to keep their soldiers warm even in the coldest climates in the world.