Industry Press Release

Polartec Announces 2014 Polartec APEX Design Award Winners


Lawrence, MA (June 12, 2014) — Polartec, LLC announces the winners of its annual Polartec APEX Award, recognizing the finest Polartec-based products available to consumers fall 2014 and spring 2015. Judges selected winners based on the style, function, workmanship, and overall design of garments with the most innovative and appropriate uses of Polartec fabrics.

Over 100 apparel and accessory brands from around the world submitted their most innovative products. Judges selected 39 Polartec APEX winners ranging from lightweight next-to-skin layers, to breathable “puffy” products for active warmth using new Polartec® Alpha®, to fully waterproof garments that maintain high breathability with Polartec® NeoShell®. These winning garments are being recognized following close collaborative development with Polartec as an innovative solutions provider.

The winners are:

·       66ºNorth Kjölur Alpha Collection (Shorts, Shacket, and Women’s Shirt)

·       Arc’teryx Argus and Gaea Jackets

·       Ariat International FR Work Tek Pullover Hoodie and Baselayer ¼ Zip

·       Athleta Overcast Coat

·       Bluesmiths Kula Hoody

·       Bomber Gear® Palguin Dry-Top

·       Choucas Glide Hat

·       Descente Women’s Polartec Power Dry Hot Grid Parka

·       Eider Blow Alpha Gloves

·       Giro Wind Guard ¼ Zip

·       Grifone ATUK Jacket with Hood

·       Houdini C9Loft Jacket (men’s and women’s)

·       KJUS Men FRX Equilibrium Jacket

·       KJUS Men FRX Polo

·       Louis Garneau Course Wind Pro LS Jersey and Arm Warmers

·       lululemon athletica Fleecy Keen

·       Makers & Riders Dispatch Rider Weatherproof Trouser

·       Marmot Cataclysm Glove

·       MEC Obsession Jacket

·       Millet Touring Insulated Neo Jacket (men’s and women’s)

·       Montane Axion Neo Alpha Jacket

·       Montane Fast Alpine Neo Pants

·       Mountain Force Fancy Jacket

·       NFM Garm All Weather Lightweight Jacket and Pants