Polartec® is the premium provider of innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec® continue to push the limits of fabric technology. Today, Polartec® supplies Salewa and other world’s leading brands with the most advanced fabric innovations to keep you warm, dry, cool and safe in any conditions
Our Ortles Highloft Midlayer is a warm breathable men’s thermal hoody for mountaineering and alpine climbing. Made of abrasion-resistant Polartec® high-loft fleece whose fluffy fibres create large air pockets to retain body warmth, yet release excess heat, it has a soft, brushed inner face. The warm hood and soft inner collar provide extra protection in cold weather. Its 2-way stretch performance allows wide freedom of movement. In addition, the chest pocket is designed for easy access when wearing a climbing harness or carrying a backpack.

Polartec® High Loft™
Polartec® High Loft™ fabrics are highly compressible and breathable. taking insulation to a new level by maximizing warmth without weight. They are the most technically advanced within the Polartec® insulation range, for the utmost versatility and performance under extreme conditions, when all you have is what you can carry. These fabrics are designed primarily as a highly efficient insulation layer for use with a shell in stop-and-go activities where weight and space are limited. When worn alone, they have exceptional breathability and quick drying time, for a remarkably broad comfort range, ideal for backcountry pursuits like mountaineering or ice climbing.
The Ortles Baselayer is a lightweight and breathable men’s fleece baselayer for mountaineering and alpine climbing. Made of Polartec® Power Grid® which quickly pulls moisture away from the body, it’s comfortable when worn next-to-skin thanks to its bi-component grid construction. Providing very high warmth from minimal weight, it wicks and evaporates faster than traditional baselayer fabrics. Our athletic fit and flat lock seams keep things very comfortable. The stretch fabric and ergonomically shaped sleeves give a great fit and full freedom of movement whether worn as part of a layering system or on its own. And you’ll appreciate the effective odour control on longer trips.

Polartec® Power Grid™
Polartec® Power Grid™ fabrics are designed to keep your skin dry when you sweat. All fabrics in this series feature a bi-component knit construction that uses different yarns on either side of the fabric. This creates two different surfaces: one that is optimized to move moisture away from the skin, the other to dry quickly. These fabrics weigh less, take up less pack space, and deliver more insulation and breathability than most fabrics in their class. Therefore they are ideal as the base layer for a wide range of outdoor activities.