Power Shield® Pro

We made soft shell weather proof.

Polartec® Power Shield® Pro was designed to enhance the strength and performance abilities of our original soft shell technology even further. By reengineering the dense knit multi- component fabric we developed an even stronger balance between warmth and breathability while drastically increasing the inherent ability to repel water. This reinforced adaptable protective fabric has raised the overall performance benchmark of soft shells to higher levels.

  • Water resistant 5 meters
  • Highly breathable
  • Comfortable stretch
  • Durable
  • Easy care
  • Available in multiple styles and weights
Best Uses
  • Enhanced all-weather resistant protection
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Hard shell fabrics were once the world standard for protection from rain, snow, wind and abrasion. They provided the reliable shelter needed in inclement weather, but lacked the versatility to stay comfortable in calmer conditions. Polartec® Power Shield® Pro was developed to build upon the success of our original design and find an even greater balance between weather resistance and personal comfort.

By integrating an advanced micro-porous membrane between a more durable weather repelling exterior we created a more resilient and breathable fabric. Bolstering the ability to block wind and water was more efficiently integrated with a reliable surface technology that allows breathability during any activity.


The stiff structure of traditional hard shells not only make them uncomfortable, but cause excessive noise from friction during movement. The inherently soft and pliable construction of Polartec® Power Shield® Pro allow it to easily drape and fit to any underlying form without restricting movement or flexibility.

Providing a relaxed, yet resiliently strong fabric core provides the ability to stretch and recover for a full range of motion during athletic endeavors and agile activities. By enhancing abrasion resistant characteristics we raised the benchmark for protective materials. To this day, Polartec® Power Shield® Pro remains at the height of high performance soft shell fabrics.

Polartec® Power Shield® Pro The Ultimate Soft Shell



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