H2Xtreme Polyester Hardshell

Stormtech

What it’s made from: 100% polyester or a polyester/nylon blend
Special properties: This delivers a minimum waterproof and breathable rating of 5,000mm/5,000gsm/day, leaving wearers warm and dry
Where it’s found: A wide range of Stormtech jackets from technical hardshells to thermal jackets to lightweight shells
Decoration advice: Suitable for embroidery, screen print, heat transfers, laser etching, emboss/deboss
Insider tip: If using embroidery, it is recommended to seal the backing to ensure the jacket’s waterproof level is not compromised

4 x 4 Nylon Rib Stop

SOL’S

Special properties: The 3D structure of the 4×4 Nylon Rib Stop makes it especially resistant to tearing and ripping
Where it’s found: SOL’S Wells durable workwear bodywarmer
Care advice: Machine washable at 30°C
Decoration advice: Suitable for screen printing, embroidery, transfer and flex

Softshell

SOL’S

What it’s made from: The three layers comprise: a durable soft-touch four-way stretch outer fabric; TPU membrane; and anti-pilling brushed knitted inner fabric
Special properties: Offers comfort and is waterproof to 8,000mm as well as windproof and breathable (1,000gsm/day)
Where it’s found: Replay, a hooded soft-shell jacket from SOL’S
Care advice: Machine washable at 40°C, tumble-drying is not recommended
Decoration advice: Suitable for screen printing, embroidery, transfer and flex

Stretch Knit Fleece

Stormtech

What it’s made from: 92% polyester/8% spandex microfleece
Special properties: It features four-way stretch properties and is very breathable. It has two unique surfaces: the durable, smooth outer layer is wind- and abrasion-resistant, and the soft inner-layer pulls moisture away from the skin
Where it’s found: Ideal for athletic and performance fleece styles for wearing when movement and activity is involved
Decoration advice: Most techniques are possible: embroidery, screen print, heat transfers, laser etching, emboss/deboss
Technical tip: If laser etching, avoid white or light colours, as these tend to minimise the effect

Melange polyester

Stedman

What it’s made from: Polyester yarns, with at least one yarn being dyed before a fine polyester fleece is knitted
Special properties: After knitting the fabric is brushed on the inside for a soft feel with a smooth surface on the outside
Where it’s found: Stedman Active Performance Jackets
Care advice: Machine washable at 40°C
Decoration advice: The smooth surface is a great base for printing as well as embroidery

Bonded fleece

Stedman

What it’s made from: Two polyester fabrics that are combined via adhesive bonding
Special properties: Water-repellent outer that thanks to the tight knit can be used as a windbreaker; soft, brushed fleece on the inside. Offers good heat insulation at a light weight
Where it’s found: Stedman’s Bonded Fleece Jacket
Care advice: Machine washable at 40°C
Decoration advice: Suitable for printing and embroidery

Power fleece

Stedman

What it’s made from: Polyester yarn. After knitting the fabric gets brushed on both sides to create its plush appearance
Special properties: Mid-weight fleece fabric that offers better heat-insulating properties thanks to its thicker material
Where it’s found: Power Fleece Jackets
Care advice: Machine washable at 40°C
Decoration advice: Suitable for printing and embroidery