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When wet, fleeces absorb water and become heavy. A fleece treated with Polar Proof will be 50% lighter than a standard wet fleece. Wet fleeces can loose up to 90% of its insulation making the wearer feel cold very quickly, unless they have used Polar Proof.
As leaders in the waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning market, Nikwax has applied its expertise to extend the life of fleeces and make them perform better. Customers will have the added reassurance of Nikwax’s exemplary environment credentials. As the only established aftercare company on the market never to have used flurocarbons (PFCs) or aerosols, customers need not worry about using harmful chemicals in their homes.
Speaking from the launch at ISPO, Nikwax founder Nick Brown said, “This is an exciting development for Nikwax. Every household has at least one fleece. Our new product will ensure that all those fleeces perform better. If you get caught in the rain a Polar Proof fleece will keep you warm and dry. If you already have a waterproof coat on, the added breathability bestowed by Polar Proof will make your fleece perform better and sweat will be able to escape making you feel more comfortable. We no longer need to worry about being caught in the rain without a coat.”
NEW Nikwax Polar Proof will be available in 300ml sachets for £5.99 from outdoor retailers nationwide and hillandmountain.paramo.co.uk
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