Polartec has contributed an enhanced version of its high loft fleece made from merino wool to a new product line by Salewa, the Italian mountain sports brand. In the newly designed fabric, the layers of merino wool are connected to both sides of a synthetic core. This is said to produce an advanced performance fabric that combines the natural performance of wool with the superior structural integrity of a synthetic material. The synthetic core is meant to offer greater durability, faster drying times and shape retention. The enhanced fabric is featured in Salewa’s Pedroc Hybrid 2 Polartec Alpha Jacket and Pedroc Hybrid Wind Polartec Alpha Jacket.