Fabrics By The Yard

* UPDATE* DUE TO SUDDEN INCREASE IN OUR FABRIC ORDERS THE PROCESSING TIME IS TAKING LONGER THAN NORMAL. WE WILL STRIVE TO FILL AND SHIP ORDERS WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

Discovery Trekking is a niche fabric store specializing in hard to find technical outerwear and activewear fabrics. There is a limited supply of many of our styles/colors, and our inventory is always changing. These fabrics may sell very quickly, so check back regularly for new selections.

Many of the fabrics we use are made by Polartec® USA.  Polartec® was originally known as Malden Mills. 

We specialize in technical softshells, such as Polartec® Power Shield®, NeoShell® and Windbloc®.  These fabrics are highly water repellent and have a breathable, windproof barrier.  They all make wonderful jackets, vests and pants. We occasionally have Gore-Tex® fabrics, and also purchase soft shells, hard shells, and other highly technical fabrics that came from brands like Patagonia®, Arcteryx®, Nike®, North Face®, and Lululemon®.

 

Picking the right softshell fabrics for your project 

Some fabrics have 2 way stretch, some 1 way (side to side), and others have little or no stretch. For your convenience, we have attempted to categorize by weight (season) then stretch… as this is most helpful when looking for a specific garment. This is not an exact science, in many cases a particular fabric may be suitable for several seasons. For example, a summer shell may be perfect for either layering, or using as the face fabric when insulating and lining. Speaking on insulation, we are now offering a selection of Polartec® Alpha®.

We also sell Classic Polartec® fleece. 100-weight is very light, 300 is very dense/heavy, 200 is in-between and most common. 

Wind Pro® is a tightly woven fleece that provides water and wind repellence.  Amazing for jackets, hats AND is in high demand for diaper covers! Wind Pro® comes in many styles and can be stable (no stretch) or extremely stretchy, like Power Stretch®. 

Polartec® Power Dry® is a next-to-skin moisture-wicking fabric. Great for shirts, underwear, sleepwear, and all base layers. We have some wonderful warm High Efficiency Power Dry® (now known as Power Grid®), which makes terrific long underwear.

We cannot send samples or swatches. We have a warehouse full of constantly changing fabrics, and it is likely that by the time a swatch arrived to the customer, the fabric would already be sold. However we are happy to discuss your project and offer suggestions, as we know our fabrics well. Our toll-free number is 1-877-551-6577

Click on the following links to learn more about each style (family) of fabrics...

NeoShell®   Polartec® Classic Fleece       
Power Dry®  Power Dry® High Efficiency  
Power Shield®  Power Shield® High Loft  
Power Shield® O2    Power Shield® Pro
Power Stretch®
Windbloc® 
Wind Pro®
Power Wool®
Alpha & Alpha Direct®Delta®

 

If you are interested in learning more about softshell and fabric technology, we recommend reading this VERY good article by Sam Shaheen at Blister gear reviews. 

http://blistergearreview.com/recommended/outerwear-201-marketing-wars-new-technologies-paradigm-shifts

                                    

                                                    

                                                               

                                           

 

Activewear

Scuba, Lightweight Scuba, Yoga, Lycra, Solar Stretch, Yoga Rib, Stretch Jersey, Linings, Power Mesh, Breathe Mesh, Chitosante Interlock, Chitosante Extreme

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Base Layer Fabrics

Polartec® Power Dry®, Tactel® and other next-to-skin fabrics

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Fleece Fabrics

Polartec® Classic Fleece, Power Air™, WindBloc®, Windpro®, Power Wool®, Power Stretch®, Picque Luon & More

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Natural Fabrics

Bamboo Rib, Bamboo Terry, Bamboo Fleece, Bamboo Tissue Jersey, Micro Tencel Jersey, Micro Modal, Sweater Knit

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Polartec® Alpha® Insulation

Alpha® and Alpha® Direct Insulating fabric

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Soft Shell Fabrics

Polartec® Power Shield® Gore-Tex® & More

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Special & Misc. Fabrics

Flame Resistant, Schoeller, NIKE Storm-Fit Stretch Twill, Stretch Woven, Open Cell Mesh, Tek-Crystal, Cat Woman, Aquashell, Neoprene, Loop Fabric, PUL, Stretch Rubber etc.

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Technical Shell Fabrics

Polartec® NeoShell®, Aerospace Tek, HyVent DT, FabShell, Aluminum Back Shell

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