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Turtle Terminology

  • Balaclava

    Fabric headgear, often worn under a helmet, that covers the whole head and neck, exposing only the eyes and mouth. It fits well under jackets. It's packable and able to be made compact, especially for travel. When worn under a helmet, offers a smooth profile for low-bulk and flat seems for a comfortable fit.

  • Bamboo

    Natural Performance: A fabric made from bamboo that is soft, breathable, wicks moisture off the skin and dries quickly.

  • Battery Heated

    “D” Cell battery pouch connected to socks or gloves that won’t shock, even when wet. The battery provides 6-8 hours of warmth and snaps on/off for easy operation.

  • Beanie & Skull Cap

    A lightweight helmet liner or multi-purpose headwear. It is constructed of single-layer fabrics, with self-lining at the ear band and has flat seams for a comfortable fit.

  • Chelonia 150®

    A soft and warm classic midweight fleece, perfect for all outdoor activities. It also offers UPF 50+ Sun Protection. Chelonia is derived from the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. Their common name derives from the usually green fat found beneath their carapace (upper shell).

  • Chelonia 200® Traditional Fleece

    A traditional-weight fleece. Soft and warm with good stretch and recovery. Chelonia is derived from the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. Their common name derives from the usually green fat found beneath their carapace (upper shell).

  • Classic Wool Ski Hat

    Formerly known as Vermontur Knits, are our handcrafted 100% wool knit hats lined with soft and warm Original Turtle Fur® fleece. Exclusive patterns in on-trend colors with several silhouettes to choose from, including beanies, tassels, poms, earflaps, peaks and ponytails.

  • Comfort Shell™

    Technical Performance: Comfort Shell™ is our Turtle Fur® proprietary performance technical fabric that is the perfect blend of moisture management, anti-microbial and lightweight element protection. It's engineered to support a demanding multi-season active lifestyle, with the softness of a brushed inside for that unique Turtle Fur® next-to-skin softness.

    Comfort Shell™ carries a certified Sun Protection rating of UPF 50+, using the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) - Test Method 183, testing standards. It's brushed on the inside for softness, is anti-microbial, is breathable and quick drying. The hollow core fibers trap air, providing both insulation for warmth and moisture control for drying and cooling.

  • Faux Fur

    Man made fur fabric.

  • Fog Free™

    Cold weather breathing system allows you to breathe clearly, has easy access to hydration, eliminates moisture buildup, and vents to prevent fogging.

  • Frost Liner

    A lightweight, wicking helmet liner that is low profile, super comfortable and dries quickly.

  • Frostklava

    A lightweight balaclava worn under a helmet or hat that features flat seam construction and a low bulk neck.

  • Full Face

    Face, head and neck protection. There are a variety of styles to choose from and they are designed to work with helmets or other headwear.

  • Hand Crocheted

    Crocheted by hand with crochet hooks and yarn.

  • Handcrafted

    A knitted panel is created on a loom by hand. The knit panel is then sewn together into a tube and hand sewn together at the top.

  • Hand Knit

    Knitted by hand with knitting needles and yarn.

  • Lined

    Fleece cut, reversed, and sewn around the inside of the headwear.

  • Liner

    A lightweight helmet liner or multi-purpose headwear. It is constructed of single-layer fabrics, with lightweight fleece lining at the ear band and has a smooth comfortable fit under helmets.

  • Maskot™

    Heavyweight balaclava with a Windbloc® face mask, a double-layer Original Turtle Fur® fleece neck warmer and a single-layer Comfort Shell® hood. The ultimate in full face, head and neck coverage for cold weather.

  • Mask

    Face and neck protection with nothing on top. There are a variety of styles to choose from and are designed to work with helmets or other headwear.

  • Merino Wool

    All the great traits of wool but without the itch! Our premium grade merino wool has natural moisture management properties and is inherently warm, breathable and soft. We offer lightweight, unlined styles and midweight styles lined with a band of lightweight micro fleece for extra comfort and warmth at the ears. These are the perfect classic winter hats for active people.

  • Micro Chelonia X2™ Fleece

    A lightweight, performance micro fleece, engineered to support an active multi-season lifestyle. The fleece is brushed on the inside for softness. It offers the warmth without the weight, is breathable and dries quickly. It also offers UPF 50+ Sun Protection. It is a micro fiber with advanced temperature control and lycra for stretch. Chelonia is derived from the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. Their common name derives from the usually green fat found beneath their carapace (upper shell).

  • Micro Fur™ TechnoFleece

    Micro Fur Pontetorto® TechnoFleece is a lightweight, soft and durable fleece. It has optimal warmth to weight performance and is a premium Italian micro fleece. This superior micro-denier fleece is designed for the rigors of aerobic activity, with excellent shape retention and outstanding moisture management. Our Micro Fur™ TechnoFleece is brushed for softness, is breathable and dries quickly. It also offers UPF 50+ Sun Protection.

  • Nepal

    100% Hand knit wool hats, lined with fleece. We work hand in hand with cooperatives in a remote region of Nepal to make our collection of artisan hats by hand. It's an arrangement that supports local economies and disadvantaged artisans and herders while allowing them to create goods for the global market.

  • Original Turtle Fur®Fleece

    The classic performance fabric that is the softest, warmest, most loved fleece in all the land. It is our original, best selling, "asked for by name", spun acrylic fleece.

  • Polartec® Classic 200 Fleece

    The standard for heavyweight warmth and breathability. It has distinctive surface textures on the outside and lofted fibers to trap air retaining body heat on the inside. It’s highly breathable, dries quickly and is machine washable.

  • Polartec® High Loft Plush Fleece

    Polartec® Thermal Pro® High Loft Plush fleece takes insulation to a new level by maximizing warmth without weight, compressibility and breathability. The most technically advanced of the Polartec® insulation fabrics, this level of performance is critical when your skiing, backpacking or hanging out, all you need is what you can carry.

  • Polartec® Stria

    Polartec® Thermal Pro® is the most visually dynamic and technically advanced of the Polartec® insulation fabrics. It maximizes warmth without weight, compressibility, and breathability.

  • Polartec® Windbloc®

    Polartec® Windbloc® fabric blocks 100% of the wind and offers maximum protection from the cold and the elements. The soft hand, stretch, and durable water repellent (DWR) finish combine to make this the highest quality, most comfortable windproof fleece on the market.

  • Reversible

    Two in one! Turn the inside out and have another print or color.

  • Shellaclava®

    A balaclava with a special turtle touch! The hood and neck are constructed to eliminate gaps to seal out the cold. It has a flat seem hood for a comfortable fit and a double-layer neck for warmth. We use various fabrics for optimum performance depending on the sport. It works great under helmets!

  • Silver-Salt Technology

    Polartec® Polygiene® Odor Resistant Silver-Salt Technology is a body odor combating fabric that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria using a non-leaching and safe silver-salt treatment that permanently binds to the fibers of the fabric.

  • Thermal Fleece

    Fleece with a high warmth-to-weight ratio. Its characteristics include anti-pill 200 weight fleece, good stretch and recovery, dries quickly and is warm and comfortable.

  • Totally Tubular

    Lightweight single-layer performance multi-functional headwear.

  • The Turtle's Neck

    Heavyweight double-layer neckwarmer. The original and still #1 best selling fleece neckwarmer in the world.

  • The Turtle Tube

    A multi-functional neckwarmer that can be worn many ways including as a neckwarmer, hoodscarf or headband.

  • Ventclava

    Aerolated lightweight mesh balaclava maximizes cooling and prevents overheating when wearing a helmet.

  • Waterproof

    Breathable anti-pill micro fleece with PU DOT Lamination and taped seams. 5000g/m2 MVTR, 8000mm W/P.

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