why we designed it

Behind Hex Fleece

Behind Hex Fleece

What is hex fleece? Standard, or solid fleece, is what you'd normally find inside sweatshirts and hoodies—polyester or other synthetic fibers are woven together and brushed into a lightweight knit with a deep pile texture. Our hex fleece fabric is created by knitting polyester fibers together, knitting extra fibers into the hex shape, then brushing the backside of the fabric. 

 

S3 Solution Hoodie

The Design

A hex pattern creates a mechanical wicking action caused by the difference between surface areas on the outside (large, smooth surface) and inside (smaller, hex pattern) of the fabric. Moisture is drawn away from the body and toward the larger outer surface area, making the grid fleece feel warmer and enabling the garment to dry quickly.

 

S3 Solution Hoodie

The Benefits

A solid fleece is moderately wind-resistant and dries quickly, but it can pill over time and easily holds odors. The unique design of hex fleece increases warmth without hindering breathability while improving moisture-wicking performance. Hex fleece provides more air space against the body, allowing it to trap more heat, breathe better and wick faster.

 

T3 WerkBibs

Layering Hex Fleece

Compared to standard fleece, a hex fleece pattern reduces overall fabric mass—making it easier to layer workwear without creating bulk or restricting movement. It’s also a superior layer when worn under a shell due to its high ventilation. The space between the hexes allows air to move freely through instead of getting trapped.

 

T3 WerkBibs

The Products

Plenty of cold-weather Truewerk products are lined with our hex fleece, including the S3 Solution Hoodie, Jacket and Vest, T3 and T4 WerkBibs, and T3 WerkPants. Our M2 Grid Pullover Hoodie is also a very similar concept, just with a grid pattern. Stay warm this winter and shop all products at www.shoptruewerk.us.

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