Polartec Collabs Raise the Bar on Performance & Comfort
Polartec is all about partnerships this season. Two recent collaborations – with apparel brand Myles, and HOKA One One footwear — result in new shirt developments that feature Polartec fabric technology.
San Francisco-based Myles apparel company, teamed with Polartec to create a new and improved version of Polartec Power Dry moisture management technology that features in the Momentum Tee, described as “bridging the gap between traditional workout tee and everyday cotton tee.”
This new version of Power Dry has the aesthetic and hand feel of cotton, enhanced with a brushed matte finish and overdye heather appearance, resulting in a more sophisticated style than traditional athletic shirting.
Polartec’s proprietary Power Dry construction employs a bi-component knit that provides mechanical wicking action and high breathability for fast-drying performance that lasts the lifetime of the garment. The fabric is treated with Polygiene to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria, “allowing users to focus on making moves versus doing laundry,” according to the companies.
The Momentum Tee is made in the USA, cut and sewn right down the road from Myles headquarters, and designed for versatility and easy-wearing. According to the shirt’s hangtag the Momentum Tee is “The world’s most comfortable workout tee is back and better than ever.”
Polartec Power Dry technology is also at the core of HOKA One One’s new line of high-performance shirts.
HOKA looked at extensive consumer feedback to design its first apparel collection of running and fitness staples. With nearly 4,000 surveyed responses, HOKA found consumers desired apparel that was simultaneously high-performing and accommodating of every type of athlete: runners, walkers, fitness-seekers and outdoor adventurers of all levels.
Polartec Power Dry technology fits the bill due to its lightweight feel and sweat-wicking, fast-drying properties.
HOKA features two versions of Polartec Power Dry across nine hybrid designs for men’s and women's Performance Shirts. Each shirt is made primarily of recycled content (at least 50 percent content from post-consumer recycled PET) and treated with Polygiene for permanent odor resistance.
Wendy Yang, HOKA ONE ONE president comments, "We believe no athlete should have to choose between technology designed for high-level performance and a comfortable fit and feel. This new collection provides both.”