Inventor of the modern synthetic fleece


Polartec invented the modern synthetic fleece in 1981 and has since then advanced the science of fabric, creating fabric technologies that solve problems and improve the way products are designed and used. Polartec's products range from lightweight wicking and cooling fabrics to insulation and weather protection textiles and are utilized by leading consumer brands, the U.S. Military and other global militaries, flame resistant, workwear, and contract upholstery markets.

Helly Hansen uses Polartec's fleece and knitted materials to provide a certain degree of insulation and weather protection in select products.


Founded: 1906

Headquarters: Andover, Massachussetts, USA

Products: Fleece and insulation materials