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Synchronised performance from Haglöfs

Lightweight fabrics combine in an advanced new layering system.

27th September 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Andover, MA, USA

Sports/​Outdoor

Haglöfs launched its L.I.M (Less Is More) series over 20 years ago and this Autumn/Winter will make a serious update to it with the Z|T synchronised performance layering system featuring Polartec fabrics. 

Extensively field tested, the layering concept of the outdoor clothing system has been proven to deliver 30% less humidity compared to conventional, modern layering systems. 

Haglöfs has used a selection of Polartec fabrics that are lightweight and don’t compromise on durability or performance and the pieces supply outstanding functionality worn on their own. When combined, however,  they create a truly synchronised layering system. 

The bluesign approved Polartec Power Grid base layer rapidly moves humidity away from the skin, dries fast and delivers a high warmth-to-weight ratio thanks to its geometric patterns. The patterns boost warmth through their grid-like structure which creates channels in which air is trapped. Warmth, breathability and less fabric mass ensure the base layer is lightweight and packable. 

The inner mid layer combines three Polartec innovations – Alpha, Power Air and Power Dr.  Polartec Alpha, which was originally designed for the US Special Forces, provides on-the-go warmth as a result of its stable, woven core which also ensures breathability negating the need to be constantly shedding  layers.  Power Air supplies heat-retaining properties and Power Dry, sourced from 100% recycled content, combine for advanced moisture management and provides exceptional wicking and breathability. 

The T Sync 2 Mid Jacket combines these three Polartec fabrics with heat mapped panels and an open structure to promote airflow and breathability.  The result is active insulation, advanced thermal efficiency and moisture management in a jacket that can be worn as part of the system or separately, depending on conditions. 

The outer mid layer uses a combination of recycled Polartec Power Air and Power Dry fabrics to supply further thermal efficiency and moisture management. 

The versatile garments elevate the “less is more” approach of the brand’s popular L.I.M Series while introducing a versatile new approach to layering.

www.polartec.com

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