Warm linings: microfleece, fleece and sherpa

Posted by Caroline Ouellet on

What is a good lining?

Provides a good degree of warmth

Good breathability: You can add more than one layer without sweating if you need more warmth.

A good lining won't keep bad smells.

Allows good flexibility depending on the garment and its use.

Good long-term durability in washing. Won't lint or discolor or worse, develop dark circles (sweat for example).

Dries quickly and maintains their thermal power even when wet.


  • Lighter liner with more versatility
  • 100% polyester
  • - the 200 gsm
  • Quite thin and flexible
  • Soft
  • Extendable, especially horizontally
  • Heather charcoal grey microfleece is a blend of two yarns and its texture makes it different from other microfleeces. It is much stretchier, despite having the same weight as the other shades.
  • Lined hats, underwear, tracksuits, cuddly toys, accessories, mittens, slippers, dressing gown, pajamas, etc...


  • 100% polyester
  • + the 200 gsm
  • Thick to extra thick
  • Warmer
  • Variable scalability, sometimes even not scalable at all
  • Warm hats (aviator style for example), tracksuits, cuddly toys, accessories, mittens, slippers, dressing gown, pyjamas, etc...


  • 100% polyester

Micropolar vs polar

The important difference is the weight of the fabric! The micropolar must be below 200 gsm while the thriller will be above 200 gsm up to 400 gsm.

While we see a certain consistency in the texture and general extensibility of microthrillers (apart from the charcoal grey which is different from the others), thrillers are made with several very different aspects, whether in terms of their density, their extensibility, horizontal, vertical or even non-stretchable, their weight, their thickness or their texture.

We therefore consider the thriller to be hotter than the microthriller. However, the micropolar wins on flexibility and stretch and is therefore the big winner for more meticulous projects, such as fitted lined toques or sports underwear (the combines as we say in the Bas du Fleuve par chez nous!) The fleece will be an excellent choice as a tracksuit, the traditional sweater of the same name that we wear over our clothes to go outside on cool days.

Micropolar vs sherpa

Polar tek / Polar performance

  • 100% polyester
  • Average weight
  • Warmer
  • Good breathability
  • Stretchy and flexible
  • Sportswear, dressing gowns, hoodies, outerwear


What to avoid:

fabric softeners! They help to reduce the breathability of the fabric.

put too much detergent, or add bleach

Heat: you don't iron the Micropolar, Polar and Sherpa. We also avoid drying at high temperatures in the machine or drying for too long. Synthetic fibers are flammable and can melt under the iron.

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