Factor 1: This base layer thermal fabric is manufactured from 100% Polyamide yarns and knitted on our own machines in the UK. It produces a very soft lightweight tubular rib fabric 175/m2. The construction allows for a 100% stretch in both fabric directions, enabling a very close fit for most body shapes. It also has a hydrophilic treatment impregnated in to the fabric yarn during the dye process for superior moisture management. It has a TOG rating of 0.42.
Factor 1 Plus: This range is knitted on similar electronic circular knitting machines as the All Active and utilises 100% Polyamide yarn. The construction and knit differ as we have greatly increased the weight to produce a seamless thermal base layer range that is slightly warmer than the Factor 1 base layer thermal range. Seamless features that we knit in to this range include stretch rib support on major muscle groups and targeted mesh zones for efficient moisture management.
Factor 2: Our unique mid layer heavyweight thermal fabric is manufactured from 94% Polyester and 6% Spandex for greater stability - stretch and recovery. This tubular plush is a double sided fabric that is heavily brushed on the inside face to produce a deep pile fleece that is tip sheared for uniformity (very efficient at trapping warm air) The outer face of the fabric is knitted to inhibit bobbling and offers protection against wind penetration. The finished weight is 215g/m2. It has a TOG value of 0.72
Meraklon Isolfil: A tubular interlock fabric manufactured form 100% Meraklon Isolfil (Polypropylene) yarn. The inner face of the fabric is heavily brushed to provide a soft fleece layer next to the skin. Meraklon is naturally hydrophobic (water hating) so does not absorb any moisture. We knit the fabric to a finished weight of 200g/m2. It has a TOG value of 0.6.
Factor 3: The garments in this range are manufactured from two different fleece fabrics..