Technical Performance Shells

 

Discovery Fabrics Technical Performance Waterproof Breathable Fabric Collection Polartec Neoshell and Powershield

The following fabrics are considered Technical Performance Shells (sometimes referred to as "Hard Shells").  They are manufactured using cutting edge technology to create top of the line waterproof breathable fabrics.  Some styles are 3-layer shells such as Polartec's Neoshell while other styles are 2-layer shells, such as HyVent.  Three-layer shells are laminated fabrics comprised of an outer fabric, a waterproof breathable membrane and an inner fabric while 2-layer shells have only the outer fabric and the membrane.  It's the membrane's specifications that determine how waterproof and breathable the fabric is. 

Many of these fabrics are used by high-end brands such as Arcteryx, Patagonia, North Face and Nike.  If you are looking for a fabric to make a highly waterproof and breathable shell for your outdoor pursuits, you are in the right place!  These fabrics can also be used as the outer layer of an insulated jacket and we carry Polartec Alpha, Alpha Direct and Power Fill insulations.

If you are looking for something a little less technical, have a look at our Water Repellent Shells Non Technical fabric collection.  To watch Leslie's video explaining the features and uses of many of our non-technical and technical shells, click here: https://youtu.be/0zRD4LPqDsw


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Polartec NeoShell with Stretch / Ease
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green neoshell fabric 66860

Polartec NeoShell with Stretch / Ease

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From $25.00 Per Yard
Polartec Power Shield Pro and Windbloc Lightweight
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Polartec  Power Shield Pro Lightweight

Polartec Power Shield Pro and Windbloc Lightweight

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From $24.00 Per Yard
Polartec NeoShell No Stretch
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ocean depths blue neoshell no stretch fabric

Polartec NeoShell No Stretch

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From $19.00 Per Yard
Nike Waterproof Breathable Shells
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Nike Waterproof Breathable Shells

Nike Waterproof Breathable Shells

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$30.00 Per Yard
HyVent DT
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HyVent DT

HyVent DT

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$25.00 Per Yard
Polartec Power Shield Pro Ultra Lightweight
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Polartec  Power Shield Pro Ultra Lightweight style 6617 Black

Polartec Power Shield Pro Ultra Lightweight

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$35.00 Per Yard
Aluminum Back Shell
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Aluminum Back Shell

Aluminum Back Shell

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$25.00 Per Yard