Polartec pattern made from waterproof polyester fibres, colour: dark blue plus beige edging, size: 160 x 220 cm
TIME magazine rated Polartec materials as one of the "100 best inventions of the 20th century" and thus put Polartec up there with major breakthroughs such as penicillin, the computer or the zip fastener. The fibres, made of 100% polyester, take up less than 1% of their weight in water, meaning that they cannot get wet. As opposed to fleece products, Polartec does not pill nor lose its insulating properties after being washed many times. These blankets have a markedly better insulating capacity than wool and hence are lighter. They are suitable both for use indoors and outdoors. Washable at 40°C.