Contents: 100% polyester

Weight: ~90 grams/square meter

The SAMBOB Octa hoodies are made from a unique ultralight fabric made by Teijin (based in Japan). With a brushed fleece interior face and a flat mesh exterior face, this fabric stands to rival Polartec Alpha in its warmth to weight ratio, while also proving to be more durable against snags and tears.

 This fabric is semi-transparent and extremely non-wind resistant, but acts as a perfect active layer fabric.

Check out my instagram post here for a closer look at Octa and here for a comparison to Alpha!

Photo from teijin-frontier-usa.com

Teijin describes it: “Octa® is an exceptionally unique polyester fiber with a distinctive, highly modified cross-section with eight projections aligned in a radial pattern around a hollow fiber…The spaces between the projections preserve body heat to give extra warmth. OCTA® unique fiber construction contributes to quick drying and airy texture as fabrics with 50% lighter weight than regular polyester material.