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Polartec - Power Shield

The Polartec® Power Shield® is a soft shell fabric developed to tackle the weaknesses of hard shells. In fact, while hard shells have been for many years the world standard for protection from rain, snow, wind and abrasion, they always lacked breathability and comfort in calmer environments. Polartec® Power Shield® was developed to find a good compromise between weather resistance and personal comfort.
By integrating an advanced micro-porous membrane between a durable weather repelling exterior Polartec created a resilient outerwear fabric with increased breathability. The ability to block wind and water is directly integrated with a surface technology that is able to consistently increase breathability during any activity.

How does it work?

The stiff structure of traditional hard shells not only makes them uncomfortable, but causes excessive noise
from friction during movement. The inherently soft and pliable construction of Polartec® Power Shield® allows it to easily drape and fit to the underlying shape of the body without restricting movement or flexibility. Providing a relaxed, yet resiliently strong core, it provides the ability to stretch and recover for a full range of motion during athletic endeavors.


  • Weather resistant
  • Highly breathable
  • Comfortable stretch
  • Durable
  • Easy care
  • Available in multiple styles and weights
  • Less noisy than a hard shell
  • Warmer than a hard shell
  • Machine washable