Expanding its line of premium bike apparel designed in partnership with Polartec, Kitsbow releases the new Power Wool Performance Knicker, Tight, Arm Warmer and Knee Warmer, all of which are made locally in the US.
The products are made of a new compression version of Polartec Power Wool fabric technology, a superior bi-component knit that has been developed to combine the best of both natural and synthetic fibres, without blending them.
The plated construction of Polartec Power Wool fabric places only soft, high quality merino wool next to skin where it creates a comfortable microclimate, moves moisture in a vapor state, and is naturally antimicrobial, while synthetic fibres on the outside enhance stretch, recovery, durability, and more effectively manage moisture, the company explains.
“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, Founder and CEO of Kitsbow. “This collection is also made ‘just in time’ in Petaluma, bringing our number of styles made in the US up to 50% – and growing.”
“This new compression stretch version of Power Wool enables greater comfort and performance for cycling in cool to cold conditions,” said 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.”
Source: Innovation in Textiles