Fabric

Neoshell : $45.00 USD
Powershield: $30.00 USD
Nomex Fire Retardant Fleece: $15.00 USD
WindPro Stretch: $28.00 USD
Windbloc: $25.00 USD
Powershield High Loft: $25.00 USD
WindPro High Loft: $18.00 USD
Power Dry High Efficiency: $18.00 USD
2nds Powershield Jersey Face: $20.00 USD
Powershield 02: $30.00 USD
Powerstretch: $22.00 USD
Rubbery Laminate: $25.00 USD
WindPro Stretch Treads: $28.00 USD
Power Wool 2 Way Stretch: $30.00 USD
Classic Polartec Fleece (200): $25.00 USD
Gore-Tex Laminate: $24.00 USD
WindPro: $29.00 USD
Power Dry: $18.00 USD
Powershield Pro: $30.00 USD
Pacific Tech: $24.00 USD
Power Wool Lightweight: $28.00 USD
Polartec Microfleece: $25.00 USD
Pacific Tech Prints (Linen Look): $24.00 USD

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Discovery Trekking is a manufacturer of technical outerwear and next-to-skin custom clothing. We are not primarily a fabric store, but we sometimes purchase hard to find fabrics in greater quantity than we can use ourselves, so we offer them at great prices, and keep our own inventory fresh.  These fabrics may sell very quickly, so check back often as we often add new fabrics.

Many of the fabrics we use are made by Polartec® USA.  Polartec® was originally known as Malden Mills.

We specialize in technical Polartec® shells, such as Powershield, Neoshell® and Windbloc®.  These fabrics are water repellent and have a breathable, windproof barrier.  They all make wonderful jackets, vests and pants.

Some have 2 way stretch; some 1 way (side to side), and others have little or no stretch. For your convenience, we will try to categorize by weight (season) then stretch… as this is most helpful when looking for a specific garment.

We also sell Classic Polartec® fleece. 100-weight is very light, 300 is very dense/heavy, 200 is in-between and most common.

Windpro® is a tightly woven fleece that provides water and wind repellence.  Amazing for jackets, hats AND is in high demand for diaper covers!

Polartec® Power Dry® is a next-to-skin moisture-wicking fabric. Great for shirts, underwear, sleepwear, and all base layers. We have some wonderful warm High Efficiency Power Dry® on sale which makes terrific long underwear.

We cannot send samples or swatches. We have a warehouse full of constantly changing fabrics, and it is likely that by the time a swatch arrived to the customer, the fabric would already be sold.  

Feel free to call us if you wish to ask about fabrics that we don’t currently have for sale on this site. 

Click on the following links to learn more about each style (family) of fabrics...

Polartec Classic Fleece                              Neoshell                                       Powerdry 

Powerdry High Efficiency                            Powershield                                 Powershield High Loft

Powershield 02                                           Powershield Pro                           Powerstretch

Windbloc                                                     WindPro

 

If you are interested in learning more about softshell and fabric technology, we recommend reading this VERY good article by Sam Shaheen at Blister gear reviews.

http://blistergearreview.com/recommended/outerwear-201-marketing-wars-new-technologies-paradigm-shifts

 

Picking the right softshell fabrics for your project

To assist in choosing the right weight and degree of stretch, we have classified our softshell fabrics by Season – Winter, Fall, Spring and Summer.  This gives you a general idea of weight, but bear in mind that lighter weights can be layered and worn in cold weather…so it’s just a guide.

 

Winter Weight Softshells

Polartec® Powershield High Loft is the warmest fabric we carry.  It has almost no stretch and makes beautiful jackets that are wind and water repellent, and very breathable. The face is smooth and durable, and the inside is a light pile, which traps air and adds an extra layer of insulation. This is a warm fabric, but is incredibly light for the amount of warmth it offers. 

Polartec® Powershield High Loft

Available in:

Navy Blue, Ice Blue, Royal Blue, Peacock Blue

Soft Pink, Stone, Silver Ice, Grey

Cypress Green, Soft Green, Hi-Vis Orange (no longer available)

Gold, Black, Charcoal

 

Regular Price $40/yd   SALE $25/yd

From Polartec®: The naturally hydrophobic properties of Polartec® High Loft™ fleece repel moisture when exposed to the elements and speed up dry times. Reducing the absorbency of fabric ensures it remains lightweight and breathable, even in the most challenging environments and ever changing weather conditions.

Open mesh stitching regulates airflow and breathability during exertion for increased comfort. This durable construction allows the fabric to retain its lofted form, even after heavy use and multiple trips through the washing machine.

  

Fall Weight Softshells

Polartec® Powershield is lighter than High Loft and still warm enough for layering in winter or by itself for Spring/Fall. This fabric has a very durable face and is wind and water repellent, and breathable.  The insides vary but most are micro fleece or a grid-fleece.  They are Moisture wicking from the inside, and super comfortable. 

Some fabrics are heavier than others but we have too many styles to list the individual qualities.  Some examples are Powershield 02, Powershield Pro, GORE-TEX® and other softshell styles like Pacific Tech that share similar characteristics. 

These are all great for pants, jackets or anything that requires comfort stretch.

This is what Polartec® says:

The stiff structure of traditional hard shells not only made them uncomfortable, but caused excessive noise from friction during movement. The inherently soft and pliable construction of Polartec® Power Shield® allow it to easily drape and fit to any underlying form without restricting movement or flexibility.

Providing a relaxed, yet resiliently strong core provides the ability to stretch and recover for a full range of motion during athletic endeavors. By further bolstering abrasion resistant characteristics we developed a higher industry standard for performance soft shell materials. To this day, the innovative properties of Polartec® Power Shield® remain the pinnacle of high performance protective fabrics.

 

                                    

                                                   

2 WAY STRETCH

The Polartec® Powershield 2 way stretch fabrics stretch both side-to-side and vertically.  A great choice for pants or jackets requiring stretch.

Available in: 

Blue Steel, Ice Blue, Stone, Digital Camo, Cream

Bright Yellow, Orange (no longer available), Fuchsia, Black, Cocoa

Coffee, Reddish Brown, Taupe Brown, Kiwi, Khaki Green

Mossy Green, Canadian Green, Lichen Green

 

Fabric is 60” wide. 

On Sale for $30/yd

 

 

1 WAY STRETCH

These fabrics only stretch side-to-side and only a little bit.  They do still have enough stretch to add comfort and a bit of ease to jackets.

GORE-TEX® Weather Stopper is a 3-Layer laminate.

Available in:  

Purple

Red

Grey (Sold Out).

GORE-TEX® is so similar to Polartec® Powershield, we can’t tell the difference. (in case you were looking for a color that is not available in the GORE-TEX fabric)

Pacific Tech fabric available in: Apple Green (Sold Out), Royal Purple and Red


Powershield is available in:  Underwater Blue/Seafoam Green Back

 

All of these are on sale for just $24/yd

Pacific Tech Patterned Fall Weight Softshells

These are lovely to work with, very stable. Little or no stretch.

The pattern has a linen-look. The face is very water repellent, and it is both wind

repellent, and breathable.

Available in:  

Medium Blue , Charcoal, Canadian Green

Purple, Grey, Amethyst

Taupe Brown

$24/yd

 

 

Spring Weight Softshells  

These lighter Polartec® Powershield fabrics come in either 2 Way or 1 Way stretch.

                                                                                                                

2 WAY STRETCH

These lighter Polartec® Powershield fabrics stretch both side-to-side and vertically.

Available in:

Periwinkle Blue, Bright Blue, Airforce Blue

Canadian Green, Olive Green, Seafoam Green

Spruce , Dark Taupe, Pepper Brown

Charcoal, Buttercream, Marpat Digital Camo

$30/yd

 

1 WAY STRETCH

These lighter Polartec® Powershield fabrics have a really nice side-to-side stretch.                                                                                                                        

Polartec® Powershield

Available in:

Soft Red, Red/Grey, Red/Black, Black/Charcoal

Steel, Amethyst, Bright Day Blue, Royal Blue

$28/yd

 

Polartec® Powershield Pro

Available in:

Bright Yellow, Amethyst, Maroon

Cherry Bomb, Fuchsia, Rossi Pink/Silver

Pacific Blue, Navy, Bright Aqua

$30/yd

 

Polartec® Powershield 02 

Available in: 

Navy*, Periwinkle Blue, Medium Blue

Crimson Red, Red, Grey

Black/Charcoal (SOLD OUT), Black/Silver, Black/Grey

*The Powershield 02 in Navy has a beautiful sheen but no stretch. 

 $30/yd

 

 

 

Polartec® Powershield Jersey Face (2nds)

Available in: Black

$20/yd

Summer Weight Softshells 

Most of the lightest softshell fabrics have a little side-to-side stretch, a couple have almost none. The fabric is wind and water repellent, and very breathable, which is great for jackets or also for layering and travelling. 

                             

 

 

2 WAY STRETCH

These lighter Polartec® Powershield fabrics stretch both side-to-side and vertically.

 

Available in:

 

Polartec® Powershield 

Cream, Burnt Orange, Medium Brown

Polartec® Powershield Pro

Bright Blue, Light Grey

$30/yd

 

1 WAY STRETCH

These same lighter Polartec® Powershield fabrics stretch nicely from side-to-side.

 

Available in:

 

Polartec® Powershield 

Stone, Rust, Dark Brown, Grey, Mossy Lime

Ice Blue, Medium Blue, Navy, Eggplant, Soft Sage

Royal Blue

 

Polartec® Powershield 02

Red

$30/yd

 

 

NO STRETCH

These same lighter Polartec® Powershield fabrics have no stretch at all.

Available in:

Polartec® Powershield 

Black, Lemon Yellow

Polartec® Powershield 02

Navy

$30/yd

 PICTURE COMING SOON!

We also have some very lightweight Powershield in Black.  It has slight shading flaws, (a repeating stripe every foot or so) Not very noticable, but still makes it a usable second. Please purchase this under the category Seconds. 

Just $20/yd

 

Polartec® Neoshell® 

Is the hottest new softshell.  It combines the best of waterproof and breathable qualities for a superior outerwear fabric. 

Popular Science tested Neoshell® against Gore-Tex®, and Neoshell® won in both breathability and water repellency.  

It's so popular that we run out almost as fast as we can get it in.  If we don't have it in stock when you call, we recommend Polartec® Powershield as the next best thing.

 

 

2 WAY STRETCH

Available in: 

Fall Weight - Fire Red

Summer Weight - Peacock Blue

1 WAY STRETCH

Available in: 

Summer Weight - Grey

 

$45/yd

 

SOLD OUT of Charcoal

 

NO STRETCH

Available in: 

 

Summer Weight

Navy, Royal Blue, Black/Black, Cream, Bright Yellow

Digital Camo, Camo (Sold Out), Coyote Brown, Black/Charcoal, Black/Light Grey

SOLD OUT of Black/Black 

 

Winter Weight - Royal Blue High Loft

$45/yd

 

 

 

Classic Polartec® Fleece

The most popular Polartec® fleece around.  We have small yardages in several colors, please call as this changes daily.

Various weights available. 

     

100 WEIGHT

Airforce Blue, Light Blue, Dark Pink,Strawberry

 

MICRO

Advantage Camo

 

200 WEIGHT

Cream, Raspberry, Sunshine Yellow, Buttercream

Baby Plaid, Hi-Vis Neon Yellow

$25/yd

 

Nomex Fleece

Is a fire-retardant fabric that is required for many occupations for additional safety and is a BIG advantage around the campfire too!

200 weight, 60" wide, Black only.  

Reg. $25/yd     SALE $15/yd

 

Windbloc 

Mid-weight chamois-finish Windbloc, with Powerdry mesh bonded inside. Lovely for jackets or vests.

Wind and water repellent.  60" wide fabric.

WAFFLE BACK

Available in: 

Brick Red, SOLD OUT OF Periwinkle Blu

 

Double Side Windbloc (note: Rose side is the water repellent side)

Available in:

Rose/Cream Back

 

 Windbloc (Powerdry back)

Available in:

Airforce Blue

 

All Windbloc regularly priced at $40/yd    SALE $25/yd 

 

WindPro

WindPro is a water repellent fleece that is super tightly knit, this helps block the wind. It comes in various weights.

We mainly have heavier weights suitable for jackets, tuques and gloves.

This fabric is so soft and warm!  Many cloth-diapering moms use WindPro to make diaper covers.

1 WAY STRETCH

HEAVY WEIGHT

Available in:

Ice Blue, Charcoal, Black, Marpat Digital Camo (Brown)

Tan, Peacock Blue (these 2 have a "Grid" pattern as the face)

LIGHT TO MEDIUM WEIGHT

Available in: Starfish Pattern

$29/yd 

 

HIGH LOFT

Available in: Black

$18/yd

 

 

This fabric is SO extremely soft!  

NO STRETCH

HIGH LOFT

Available in:

Aqua, Black, Lavender

$18/yd

 

WindPro Stretch

It's still WindPro, but with a smooth water-repellent hard face finish and LOTS of 2 way stretch.

Amazing for hoodies, pants, socks and lounge wear!!

2 WAY STRETCH

 

We have several Funky Designs!

 

Available in:

TREADS

Light Blue, Medium Blue, Navy, Olive Green, Plum

Raspberry, Salmon, Tan, Stone, Red

SNOWFLAKE - Hot Pink, Bright Yellow, Purple

ROPE - Orange 

CIRCLES - Fuchsia 

SNAIL - Turquoise SOLD OUT

$28/yd

 

Powerstretch

Polartec® Powerstretch is a lovely smooth-face fabric with warm fleece backing. It makes amazing hoodies, comfy pants AND is also great for special needs garments because of its comfort and stretch.

We love it for long socks for under boots, and it's also a good weight for AFO socks under braces because it is quite cushiony. 

2 WAY STRETCH

 

Water Repellent

Red

 (if you are looking for Black, check next category description for Power Wool)

Regular

Stone, Cream, Dusty Mauve

 

Powerstretch regularly priced at $28/yd  

 

On SALE for just $22/yard

Power Wool

Amazing! Just as stretchy (and looks the same) as Power Stretch, but this is a new high-tech fabric that offers wicking and warmth like you've never seen.  This is what Polartec® says about Polartec® Power Wool™

 Very limited quantity available,  2 way stretch in Black AND Red!         $30/yd

Just added:  Lightweight Power Wool  1 way stretch. Beautiful for shirts or lightweight underwear  $28/yd

NOTE: Machine wash in cold water, hang to dry. Power wool may shrink 4-5%.  

 

Combining merino and synthetic fibers in our patented hybrid construction enhances the performance benefits of each fiber while resolving many flaws of traditional blends. Wool's natural odor fighting properties are given a boost, and the unpredictability of shrinking and shape loss caused from washing is prevented through the resilience of synthetics.

Wool fibers offer increased base comfort by retaining insulation and breathability even when wet. Their absorbent nature pulls moisture vapor away from your skin, transferring it to the outer synthetic layer where it expands and evaporates more quickly. This mechanical wicking action allows Polartec® Power Wool™ to keep moisture in motion at all times.

Here is a link to a video that explains Power Wool 

 

Power Dry 

Polartec® Power Dry® is a next-to-skin moisture-wicking fabric. Great for shirts, underwear, sleepwear, and all base layers.

We have some wonderful warm High Efficiency Power Dry® on sale which makes terrific long underwear. 

1 WAY STRETCH

Available in: 

Medium Blue, Soft Sage, Black

 

2 WAY STRETCH

Available in: 

Light Blue, Rust, Gold, Charcoal, Light Blue Waffle Back

Navy, Apple Green, Rust, Turquoise

Olive, Steel

POWER DRY HIGH EFFICIENCY - Grey only

This remarkable next-to-skin fabric has a smooth face and fuzzy waffle squares on the inside.  It makes the best long underwear and some manufacturers even use it for shirts.  The style we have on sale contains Silver, which kills bacteria and keeps your garment fresher, longer.

Regular price $25/yd   SALE $18/yard

 Soft Green sold out.

This is what Polartec® says about High Efficiency Power Dry®:

Polartec® Power Dry® pulls moisture directly from the skin and transfers it to the outer surface to quickly dissipate. This continuous evaporation process helps to keep you cool (as your body heat increases) and warm (when temperatures begin to drop).

By physically embedding these wicking capabilities into the fabric structure, Polartec® Power Dry® doesn’t rely on chemical fiber treatments to transfer moisture. Chemical approaches to managing saturation only provide a temporary solution that can wash away and leave you with a base fabric that doesn't perform.

 

 

RUBBERY LAMINATE

NEW!  NEW!  NEW!  We have a very interesting roll of 4 way stretch (Black) waterproof fabric. It is believed to come from Patagonia.

The face is very rubbery, and the inside base is a soft tricot knit.  The content is 80% nylon, 20% lycra tricot, bonded to the stretchy polyurethane lamination.  

It is very thin. Would probably make great dry bags, or some type of gear that requires waterproof fabric.  

The stretch indicates that it would make a super comfy fit for kayaking pants, but it is not breathable. No picture, pretty well everyone knows what black looks like.  

$25/yard

 

PLEASE NOTE:

- We cannot send samples or swatches

- As with all fabric stores, there is no return on cut yardage

- If a color shown in a picture does not populate in your shopping cart, it means it is sold out

   

* For International fabric orders please call or email for shipping quote as the shopping cart will not give you an accurate shipping cost.

 

 

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