NOMAR’S GALE FORCE line features the high-tech laminated fabric, POLARTEC WINDBLOC from Polartec LLC. This product is made in the USA and has the look of warm fleece but deep in it’s laminated micro-porous construction is a membrane that stops the wind and repels rain and snow, yet allows your inner heat to vent so you stay dry and warm. This built-in polyurethane barrier membrane allows for fewer needed layers. NOMAR uses only WINDBLOC fabric in the Gale Force line to make beautiful jackets and accessories that will keep you warm and dry in the strongest of storms while being extremely durable. Our WINDBLOC material blocks 100% of the wind and allows for maximum protection from the elements and inclement weather, while its non-restrictive fit allows for a full range of motion and high performance stretch.
NOMAR Brand uses two weights of WINDPRO, 20 oz heavy weight for the Sockeye and Grizzly Jacket and Caribou Vest. The remainder of the clothing styles are constructed with the 13 oz weight. WINDPRO has four times more wind resistance than traditional fleece and is made in the USA. Velour pile traps air to provide a high warmth-to-weight ration making it highly breathable and eliminates overheating; it does not restrict the movement of water vapor. It is a lighter weight for layering and is extremely versatile, it can be worn all year! It is machine washable (lukewarm wash, tumble dry on low. No bleach, iron or dry clean).
The majority of elastic base materials can stretch during movement, but lack the tensile strength to recover their original shape and become permanently damaged. By utilizing elastic fibers with enhanced resilience, Polartec POWERSTRETCH is a performance-fit base fabric that can handle the pressure of demanding physical activities and is made in the USA. The next-to-skin surface keeps you warm and dry through touch points that diffuse and evaporate vapor moisture in the outer layer. Reinforced elastic fibers ensure the fabric consistently rebounds after every stretch. The outer surface has a low-friction finish that reduces irritation when worn with other fabrics and increases overall abrasion resistance. This versatility provides flexible support and warmth for reliable comfort in any fitness based activity. POWERSTRETCH wicks moisture like a base material, but can handle direct exposure to the elements when necessary.
This product was specifically designed to meet your waterproof, breathable requirements. STORM-TECH™ offers the unique combination of a waterproof barrier along with high breathability. STORM-TECH™ provides extreme comfort essential in High Tech outerwear. A unique monolithic (non-porous) waterproof breathable membrane that propels moisture vapor-perspiration through an absorption/diffusion process. As there are no pores to clog unlike most waterproof, breathable systems, STORM-TECH™ provides longer lasting comfort and superior dryness.