At Outdoor Designs, we use only top-of-the-line materials to ensure that our products are lightweight, warm, weather resistant and fit for purpose.

Our collection introduces new fabrics and styles specifically designed for use through a wide range of mountain activities and at the forefront of modern development. A list of the main materials we use can be found below with a brief description.

Polartec® Wind Pro®

Extremely breathable yet provides 4x more wind resistance than traditional fleece. This is the new “super fleece” which spans an incredibly wide range of conditions; performs as both outerwear and insulation; and offers exceptional durability.

Polartec® Windbloc®

Polartec® Windbloc® fabrics block 100% of the wind and offer maximum protection from the cold and the elements. A soft hand, stretch, and a durable water repellent finish (DWR) make this the highest quality, most comfortable windproof fleece product on the market.

Polartec® Power Shield®

Polartec® Power Shield® fabrics are the next generation of technical outerwear – the soft shell. This clothing concept goes beyond traditional 2-layer systems, which feature fleece insulation and a waterproof/breathable shell, to a single layer that protects against all but the worst weather conditions and delivers extended breathability, abrasion resistance and stretch to enhance your outdoor experience.

Polartec® Power Dry®

Polartec® Power Dry® fabrics are designed to keep your skin dry when you sweat. All fabrics in this series feature a patented bi-component knit construction that uses different yarns on either side of the fabric. This creates two different surfaces: one that is optimized to move moisture away from the skin, the other to dry quickly.

Polartec® Power Wool®

Polartec® Power Wool™ fabrics are designed to keep you dry and comfortable. This fabric features a bicomponent knit construction that uses different yarns on either side of the fabric. This creates two different surfaces: one that is optimized to move moisture away from the skin, the other to dry quickly.

Polartec® Classic 200®

Polartec® Classic 200® fabric provides outstanding warmth and versatility. The 100% polyester velour construction creates air pockets that trap air and retain body heat. Highly breathable to provide comfort in all activities; does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor.

Polartec® Hardface® Treatment

A revolutionary new “surface-fusion polymer application”. This proprietary application, which can be added to almost any fabric, provides the following results:

  • Dramatically increases abrasion and snag/pick resistance
  • Enhances durable water repellency
  • Creates a smooth surface for easy layering
  • Maintains a uniform afterwash appearance 

Fabrics featuring this technology have greater outerwear performance than traditional fleece (or other traditional fabrications) without sacrificing breathability, versatility or comfort.

Primaloft® Gold Insulation

Primaloft® Gold Insulation — the highest performing synthetic is coupled with incredible packability and softness that mimics goose down. With famed PrimaLoft® water repellency that delivers wet-weather protection and an easy care package, this is the no-compromise synthetic flagship for those that demand the best.

Primaloft® Gold Insulation Eco w/ Grip Control

Primaloft® Gold Insulation Eco with Grip Control delivers a non-slip where it counts for a confident and stable hold. No matter the range of activities Primaloft® delivers performance by enhancing the warmth and comfort of the insulation. This low-bulk insulation is designed to resist compression and provide freedom of movement, while staying warm even in the wettest conditions.

Porrelle® Inserts

Porelle® Inserts are used in the construction of a waterproof glove, sandwiched between the outer layer and the lining. Inserts are vital to the performance of the glove, providing added levels of protection against the weather elements thus ensuring that the user’s hands remain dry, warm and comfortable. Porelle® Inserts are both extremely waterproof and highly breathable. The breathability ensures that sweat can escape and does not remain trapped in the glove, keeping your hands dry and the glove smelling fresh. Porelle® Inserts are also soft and flexible so they are quiet in use; they can be fitted into a glove with ease and do not limit the tactility or dexterity of the glove design.


Warm and dry in cold weather due to its vapour processing property, absorbing the sweat in the inside of the fiber away from the body. Resistant and easy care, due to the special woolen blends.

eVent® Waterproof Fabric

eVent® Waterproof Fabrics get their unique properties from a proprietary and patented waterproof membrane. Its unique composition allows millions of tiny pores to breathe at their full potential. Sweat vents directly to the outside of the fabric in one easy step. They call this Direct Venting™ Technology. Its genius is hidden in its simplicity. eVent® fabrics simply let the sweat out.™