What is Polartec Hardface Technology?

Polartec has a proprietary method for fusing a polymer to the surface of their fleece fabrics. This polymer creates a hard, smooth yet flexible surface that reduces friction between layers and creates a much more durable surface for garments used as a shell or outer layer. Polartec Hardface Technology also improves the durable water repellency for softshell garments while maintaining the breathability of the original fleece fabric. Garments with Hardface Technology retain a sharper, more uniform appearance after many uses and washes compared to traditional fleece and softshell fabrics.