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Finest Polartec-based garments recognized
Jun '12
Polartec LLC announces the North American APEX Award winners for 2012. This prestigious honor goes to the finest Polartec-base garments that will be available to consumers in the fall of 2012. 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.

Out of the dozens of garments submitted, the judges selected 12 North American APEX winners ranging from thermal-mapped insulation layers, to high-tech flame resistant workwear, to the latest and most innovative extreme weather protection garments and accessories. And the winners are:

  * Armada Rotor Power Dry H.E. Hoody -  Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency

   * Bulwark FR Hoody, FR Fleece Jacket - Polartec Thermal FR

   * Cabela's Power Stretch Liner Glove - Polartec Power Stretch

   * Cabela's Thermal Zone Stand Hunter Baselayer - Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft with Polygiene

   * Marmot Armageddon Glove - Polartec Thermal Pro

   * The North Face Polar Hooded Jacket - Polartec Thermal Pro, Polartec Power Shield High Loft²

   * Outdoor Research Lodestar Jacket & Pant - Polartec Power Shield Pro, Polartec Power Shield High Loft

   * Patagonia Alpine Guide Jacket & Pant - Polartec Power Shield Stretch Woven

   * Timberland Premium Waterproof Winter Explorer Boot - Polartec Thermal Pro

   * True North Dragon Shield FR Softshell Jacket - Polartec Power Shield FR

   * Westcomb Fuse LT Jacket & Shift Hoody - Polartec NeoShell

   * Whites Thermal Fusion - Polartec Power Stretch Pro

In addition to a Tiffany crystal award and bragging rights for a year, manufacturers can participate in a custom hangtag program promoting the winning garments at the consumer level. Polartec also provides additional marketing support through product placement with media and events. Past winners can testify that the Polartec APEX Award drives sell-through.

Polartec, LLC is the developer, manufacturer, and marketer of Polartec performance fabrics.

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