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    Polartec Announces 2013 Polartec APEX Award Winners

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    Polartec, LLC announces the winners of its annual Polartec APEX Award, recognizing the finest Polartec-based products that will become available to consumers in 2013. A panel of judges selected the winners based on the style, function, workmanship, and fit of the garments as well as the most innovative and appropriate uses of Polartec fabrics in the designs.

    Apparel brands from around the world submitted over one hundred garments this year. Judges selected 36 Polartec APEX winners ranging from lightweight next-to-skin layers for running and cycling, 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:

    • 66°North Esja Hooded Power Shield Jacket – Polartec Power Shield High Loft
    • 8848Altitude RB Jacket and Morpheus Pant – Polartec NeoShell
    • Arc’teryx Konseal Hoody ¾ Zip – Polartec Power Dry
    • Astis Erling Mitten – Polartec Thermal Pro
    • Black Diamond CoEfficient Hoody – Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency
    • Cabela’s Women’s Polartec Power Stretch Baselayer
    • Crazy Idea Half Blade Jacket and Half Blade Pant – Polartec Alpha
    • Direct Alpine Revolution Jacket – Polartec NeoShell
    • Dragonwear Briteline Jacket – Polartec Thermal FR
    • Easymain Light Weight, Water Repellant, Windproof, Breathable Jacket – Polartec Alpha
    • Eddie Bauer Propellant Jacket – Polartec Alpha
    • Finside Taru Jacket – Polartec Thermal Pro
    • Flylow Lab Coat and Compound Pant – Polartec NeoShell
    • Giro Neo Rain Jacket – Polartec NeoShell
    • Kailas Cloud Jacket – Polartec Thermal Pro
    • Kailas Great Wall Jacket – Polartec Power Shield Pro and Polartec Power Stretch
    • Karpos Ardent Jacket – Polartec Power Shield High Loft
    • Karrimor Boma NS Jacket – Polartec NeoShell
    • Kroceus 1911029 Softshell Jacket – Polartec Power Shield
    • Kroceus 13AOTM037 Waterproof Shell Jacket – Polartec NeoShell
    • Mammut Eigerjoch Light and Biwak Light Jackets – Polartec Alpha and Power Stretch Pro
    • Marmot Isotherm Hoody – Polartec Alpha
    • Millet Touring Xtrem Jacket – Polartec Power Shield High Loft
    • Montane Alpha Guide Jacket – Polartec Alpha
    • NFM Garm Softshell Combat Shirt FR – Polartec Power Dry FR and Power Shield FR
    • Norrøna røldal warm1 Shirt – Polartec Classic
    • Oakley BioZone Jacket – Polartec Power Shield Pro, Polartec Wind Pro and Polartec Windbloc
    • Original Buff Kilby Sweatshirt – Polartec Power Stretch
    • Patagonia Capilene 4 EW One-Piece Suit – Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency
    • Rossignol Phantom Neo Jacket and Phantom Neo Harness Pant – Polartec NeoShell
    • Stio Basis Shirt – Polartec Power Dry
    • Sugoi RSR Race Top and RSR Race Tight – Polartec Power Stretch
    • Ternua Jannu Jacket – Polartec Alpha and Polartec Power Stretch Pro
    • Ternua Kanjut Top – Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency
    • Teton Bros Tsurugi Jacket – Polartec NeoShell
    • The North Face Radium HiLoft Hoodie – Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft and Polartec Power Stretch

    “The Polartec APEX Award is all about recognizing excellence in innovation, function and design, and encouraging these types of collaboration with our team as Polartec continually expands the limits of what fabric can do,” says Allon Cohne, Polartec global marketing director.

    This year is the 15th season of the Polartec APEX Awards, and to celebrate the brand, Polartec has developed a new campaign to celebrate the anniversary. Each winning partner brand will be honored with a Malden Trophy—the new Polartec APEX Award—at special award ceremonies in the Polartec booth at the OutDoor Friedrichshafen and Outdoor Retailer Summer Market shows July 11 and July 31, respectively. Winners receive sales support with custom hangtags and marketing materials, and cross-promotional support to generate awareness and ultimately drive sales of these standout products.

    Image courtesy Backbone Media

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