Patagonia’s Capilene 4 Expedition Weight products will now utilize Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency fabrics starting with the Fall 2012 season. By exaggerating the gaps between pillars on the back of the fabric, the breathability of the fabric is enhanced, as is the compressibility and warmth-to-weight ratio. The new Capilene 4 Expedition Weight is light enough to wear very comfortably next to skin, warmer than expected based on weight, and utilizes a bi-component construction designed to pull moisture in one direction – away from the body – and then disperse it to the surface for quick drying performance. The new fabric is 91% polyester/9% spandex, with great stretch and recovery.
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