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Polartec Power Dry  $25 long-slv   $22 short-slv


Polartec Power Dry was created to give base layer fabrics greater efficiency, more dependable moisture wicking properties, faster dry times and better overall performance.  Often, other brands can only provide temporary wicking chemistry that fades and weakens with every wash. Power Dry is different. It does not rely on chemicals to make it wick or manage moisture. By designing mechanical wicking fabric with patented bi-component construction, Polartec® created a superior base material that pulls moisture from the skin, expands for faster evaporation and lasts the life of the fabric. Moving moisture away from the skin and allowing continuous evaporation prevents your base layer from becoming saturated and helps to regulate your temperature in all weather conditions.

Lightweight Polartec® Power Dry®    UPF 50+    refers to the many styles that are most suitable for warm weather.   That being said, many of the lightest styles make a wonderful base layer when layering with other fabrics for winter warmth.


UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor

      UPF ratings of 15 and 20 are considered to provide good levels of sun protection. UPF ratings of 25, 30 and 35 are considered to provide very good levels of sun protection. UPF ratings of 40, 45, 50 and 50+ are considered to provide excellent levels of sun protection. UPF rating of 25 allows only 1/25th of UV radiation to go through the fabric onto your skin. UPF 50 means that only 1/50th makes its way through. If you buy UPF clothing, you’re choosing garments that are designed and constructed to provide a high level of UV protection.

Polartec® Power Dry®

Smooth, light, flexible polyester fabric, perfect as a first layer of clothing. It is characterized by high breathability, keeps the skin dry, even during strenuous exercise. It has a very delicate finish from the body, which provides all-day comfort. Knit Power Dry provides antibacteriality, dries very quickly.

Polartec® Power Dry® materials were created with this in mind, to ensure comfort while maintaining skin moisture away from her. All the types are patented two-component structure that uses two different types of yarns on both sides of the material. This feature creates two different surfaces: the first task is to transport moisture away from the skin to the outside fabric, and the task of the second rapid evaporation of moisture.

How does it work?

Moisture and high humidity on the skin surface cause discomfort. With three mutually complementary mechanisms of Polartec® Power Dry® eliminates moisture on the skin surface:
1. The material breathes well and does not restrict freedom of movement of water vapor.
2. “touch points” on the inner surface of the material absorbs moisture. Sweat is transported from the skin to the outer layer of material which is spread over a larger area and evaporated. Polartec® Power Dry® transports at least 30% more moisture from the skin than one component materials at the same time.

3. When the sweat reaches the outer layer material is spread on the surface many times larger, allowing drying times faster than cotton.

Technical details

• Patented two-component design provides the user comfort, keeping moisture away from the skin
• Excellent breathes providing comfort in all conditions; It does not restrict flow of moisture in vapor form • Dries quickly
• Soft inner surface provides all-day comfort
• Suitable for washing machines
• Most types of material provides a high sun protection (UPF 15)

Polartec’s®  Power Air™  now in colors and black

Compare with this Power Air hoodie.

Foxwear simpler design for just $66

short video about Power Air ™

Power Air in gold

cadet blue and teal/navy

Pants size Medium weigh 11 1/2 ounces in lightweight Power Air

Pants size Medium weigh 14 ounces in regular weight Power Air

and here you see lightweight Power Air in navy and black

New Prices

E Vap Lite jacket     $ 94

Standard style jacket of most fabrics or E Vap Plus jacket or Snowboard jacket  $ 100

Power Stretch tights  $ 49

Power Stretch  Merino Wool tights  $ 49

Power Shield tights   $ 70

Power Shield pants   $ 94

Fleece pants  $ 66

Backcountry pants  $ 75

NeoShell jacket  $ 165

Neoshell rain pants  $ 165

Power Shield rain pants  $ 120

Power Dry or Power Wool shirt   $ 38

Power Dry or Power Wool short-slv shirt   $ 32

Pullover 1/4 zip t-shirt $ 59

Polartec Delta for shirts come in teal/blue, medium gray and olive green.  The long-sleeved shirts  $45    short-sl   $40

 Polartec Power Air is an insulation middle layer in colors…. also a lightweight style in black …. long-sleeved shirts   $ 60

Power Air full-zip hoodie $ 79

Hoodie shirt  – simple pullover style $ 66

Power Air pants $ 66

Power Air pocketed pants $ 76

Vests   $ 65

Hats  $ 10

Earband headband  $ 10

Balaclava   $ 15

Socks   $ 8

Newest Polartec fabrics

Newest Polartec fabric details

    For tights and hoodies  —  Power Stretch/Merino Wool now available in yellow … be visible when worn as the outer layer and  great warmth when used as the first layer.     6.8 oz / sq yd      47% wool;  42% nylon;  11% spandex

      A warm style of Power Stretch Pro for tights, hoodies, hats or socks.   DWR makes it very water and snow resistant.   Black  and gray 7 oz / sq yd 

    NeoShell  —    5.4 oz /sq yd     spruce green      warm version   this style has brushed tricot fleece on the inner side of the fabric.    

   Power Air —          Polartec® Power Air™ is a new revolutionary knit construction fabric that encapsulates air to retain warmth and reduce microfiber shedding.   It is a performance fabric with advanced thermal efficiency that sheds up to 5x less than other premium mid-layer fabrics.     Black, dark navy blue,  off-white, burgundy and gray/cornflower. Also in a thinner Power Air black.

Power Stretch Pro in rich new colors:

Our diversity business in Idaho

12 years ago Patricia Ama and I shared Royal African Culture with Foxwear. What better way to express our love of diversity? Following are pictures of this adventure.

African clothes made here now in 2022 For sale at $60 each

A brief history of Ama’s Royal African Culture work in Salmon.

A happy student

Upon getting USA citizenship 12 years ago, teaching W African cooking was great fun.

Idaho teachers heard Ama was living in our community and so she was invited to give these youngsters a glimpse of the world they couldn’t even imagine.

Next came using our industrial sewing machines for African styles using African fabric.

Design created at the shop

A few customers called after discovering us on the Internet.

Gwen wearing a casual dress of Ama’s

We introduced Ama’s creations to people visiting fairs in Salmon Idaho and Western Montana. People needing diversity were overjoyed.

Face mask of African fabric

Here are some creations

We’ve been interested in these fabrics for a long time.

How-To Measure Yourself for Garment Sizing





Here at Foxwear we offer custom sizing on every item, but if you haven’t been fitted for clothing before you may not have your measurements handy. Remember, sports clothing and casual clothing are fit differently. Note this when taking measurements for pants vs tights etc. Some measurements will be easier to take with a helper. If you have any questions about measurements, please send us an email or give us a call!

Sleeve/arm length: Continue reading How-To Measure Yourself for Garment Sizing