# Training @ soldiers_of_fortune WHY DOES A FLEECE JACKET DIFFER FROM A WOOL SWEATER? Fleece is translated from English as “sheepskin”, “wool.” The creators of this fabric wanted to take the best from wool and reduce the cost of the product. The result is a fleece, which, among other things, is much easier to care for.
What do wool and fleece have in common? – they keep heat well (air molecules are held by the villi of the material) – both fabrics “breathe”.
The advantages of fleece: – it does not accumulate, but removes moisture from the body – it dries quickly and retains properties even when it is wet – it weighs little, is voluminous – it is easier to care for – soft and pleasant to the body – durable – inexpensive.
Types of Fleece
For classification, numbers are used that mean the weight of one square meter of material in grams. The larger the number, the warmer and thicker the fleece.
Light fleece – 100-150 g \ sq.m. You can take it on summer and autumn-spring hikes, on summer and / or off-season fishing, and also use it as a second coat in winter if you have a warm jacket sufficient and do not plan to be outdoors for a long time.
Warm fleece – 200-250 g \ sq.m. Great for winter hiking, fishing or hunting trips. Combined with warm thermal underwear and a suit, it gives maximum comfort. ============ Fleece ABC and cotton
Fleece (English fleece – sheepskin) – this is the name of synthetic knitted materials made of polyester fiber (polyester), specially treated to significantly reduce thermal conductivity. The name “polar fleece” was coined by Malden Mills in 1979 for the material she invented. Since then, a whole class of clothes has become so called. And in the tourist environment you can often hear the names “Polar” and “flisk.”