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Polar fleece VS fleece

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by diverrick, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. diverrick

    diverrick Solo Diver

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    What is the differnce between "Polarfleece" underthings, and just regular Fleece underthings?
    (Besides the price)
    I was shopping and found some "fleece" undergarments, and the label said all the thing they claim "Polarfleece" does, such as wicking away moisture and retains heat when wet Etc. It is some sort of polyester material. Is "Polarfleece" just a registered trade name for "fleece"?
     
  2. LUBOLD8431

    LUBOLD8431 Instructor, Scuba

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    I think you are referring to POLARTEC. Which is a registered trademark for a certain kind of fleece (I forget the exact name) made by Malden Mills...

    There are alot of companies that make FLEECE, but only one that makes POLARTEC Fleece...
     
  3. diverrick

    diverrick Solo Diver

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    So then what is the difference between Polartec, and regular fleece? They seem to use the same measurements like 100, 200, 300 wt
     
  4. kelpmermaid

    kelpmermaid Loggerhead Turtle

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    on Polarfleece and Polartec.

    http://www.polartec.com/mm/

    Price isn't everything; there is also quality and value to consider. I have some non-Polartec fleece drysuit undies, and they have some significant pilling.
     
  5. LUBOLD8431

    LUBOLD8431 Instructor, Scuba

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    I already answered that in my above post...
     
  6. d33ps1x

    d33ps1x Divemaster

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    I think thaty means read the website for me, digest the info, and give me the executive summary because I don't want to do it myself.
     
  7. Mo2vation

    Mo2vation Yes I Did ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Fleece comes from your garden variety sheep.

    Polarfleece comes from sheep from Antarctica. They're rare, but their coat is superior, producing a much denser and warmer undergarment.

    You people... geeze. My man Rick asked a direct question, give him a direct answer.

    K
     
  8. boomx5

    boomx5 DIR Practitioner

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  9. LUBOLD8431

    LUBOLD8431 Instructor, Scuba

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    Well, I tried to reply to this, but I was locked out for some reason... DOH!!

    ANyways, Polartec is the namebrand for Malden Mills fleece. Everyone else just calls it Fleece... alot of different companies make fleece.

    Janice from Softwear uses the good stuff just not advertised as such due to legal reasons...

    Do a search for Softwear on SB, and you will find her website where you can order yourself a nice 300 weight jumpsuit, which will be perfect for most diving up here in NE...

    Good Luck!!!!
     
  10. diverrick

    diverrick Solo Diver

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    O.K. Now I can see that Polartec is a three layer composite, where plain fleece is just that , fleece, one layer. Is Polartec, far superior, a bit superior, or about the same when it comes to warmth, when compared to fleece?
    I know... They all say they are better, warmer, but I am looking for some first hand info, from people who might have used both, under similar conditions. Maybe I should do a poll to see who thinks which is the warmest.
     

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