Kitsbow: Power Wool Baselayers Jan 16, 2015


I’m always amazed at how textile technology is improving year after year. Polartec is on the forefront of that progression. More and more, we’ll be seeing that company name on products. On the waterproof side of the spectrum, it’s lighter and more durable than other offerings. On the insulation, or base layer side, Polartec’s Power Wool has combined the breathability and warmth of Merino wool on the inside and poly/nylon on the outside to ensure any dampness dries quickly. The resulting product is substantially more durable than your normal merino fabric.

Kitsbow utilizes this new Power Wool material on their new baselayer henley. See more at Kitsbow.

  • George

    I really like the looks of that henley and welcome Polartec to the party (I have the Giro Neoshell jacket and it rocks!), but Rapha and others have been using similar/same technology for years with their Sportwool jerseys. This sounds like the same concept as Sportwool, which is owned by Australian company CSIRO. I’d be interested to hear what the difference is.

    • John Watson

      I’d say one is for MTB, touring and is made domestically and the other is sport cut for road and made overseas.