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Kitsbow uses new compression wool fabric from Polartec

Published November 30, 2018

ANDOVER, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow has released new Power Wool Performance Knicker, Tight, Arm Warmer and Knee Warmer, all of which are made in the U.S. using a new compression version of Polartec's Power Wool fabric.

Polartec said the new fabric technology offers "a superior bi-component knit that combines the best of both natural and synthetic fibers, without blending them."

The fabric places merino wool next to skin where it creates a comfortable microclimate, moves moisture in a vapor state, and is naturally antimicrobial, while synthetic fibers on the outside enhance stretch, recovery, durability, and more effectively manage moisture, the company said. 

"The industry standard of blending wool and synthetic yarns together can hinder the performance of the material, but Polartec's Power Wool construction is incredibly advanced and has optimized our base layers for killer performance, no matter the condition," said Zander Nosler, the founder and CEO of Kitsbow. "This collection is also made 'just in time' in Petaluma, bringing our number of styles made in the U.S. up to 50 percent — and growing."

"This new compression stretch version of Power Wool enables greater comfort and performance for cycling in cool to cold conditions," says Gary Smith, Polartec CEO. "We knew Kitsbow would find it to be highly useful and make beautiful product from it, so we're very pleased to partner with them for the launch."

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