Fleece has almost become "people's property" in recent years. But what exactly is a fleece and where do they come from?
Fleece was invented in 1979 when Malden Mills (today Polartec LLC) and Patagonia developed Synchilla, which later became one of Patagonia's most iconic fleece pieces. They tried to create a new fabric that would imitate some of the advantages wool has, but what they created was a new light and a strong piece of fabric that almost surpassed wool as a material, even though they think of each other wool and fleece are both warm , but fleece is both wonderfully soft and weighs significantly less than the lightest quality wool. That is why you also have different categories for fleece micro, 100, 200 and 300, where 300 is the thickest and least flexible.
At packyard we have many different types of fleece jackets. Everything from Glacier ½ Zip from The North Face which is a microfleece to ATW Zip Fleece from Danish Halo and last but not least the "king" of fleece at packyard namely Denali 2 Fleece from The North Face which was originally made for climbers in 1989 as to this day is almost made in the same way in 100% recycled material, dries quickly and keeps you warm, in addition, the shoulder, chest and collar are water-repellent.