Polartec, Lawrence, Mass., recently collaborated with Japan-based brand Teton Bros. to develop a breathable, waterproof fabric. This new version of Polartec’s Polartec® NeoShell® features in the Teton Bros. TB 2.0 jacket. According to Polartec, the newly developed NeoShell fabrics offer supple stretch, breathability and overall comfort using a 70 by 160 denier mechanical stretch nylon woven NeoShell fabric in the body; and an abrasion resistant, durable Supplex nylon woven face NeoShell fabric on the shoulders and waist of the jacket. A fine gauge circular knit fabric is used on the interior. The specific versions of Polartec NeoShell are exclusive to Teton Bros.
“There are other stretchy waterproof fabrics on the market, but not with the breathability of NeoShell,” said Peter Lord, global product manager for weather protection, Polartec. “The new knit NeoShell styles we’ve engineered are the softest, most breathable, and most comfortable NeoShell fabrics ever created.”