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North American APEX Award winners announced
May '11
Polartec LLC, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of Polartec performance fabrics, announces the North American APEX Award winners for 2011. This prestigious honor goes to the finest Polartec-based garments that will be available to consumers in the fall of 2011. A panel of judges selected the winners based on the style, function 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 13 North American APEX winners ranging from diving-specific insulation layers, to high-tech flame resistant work wear, to the latest and most innovative extreme weather protection garments. And the winners are:

• Patagonia Northwall Jacket and Pants - Polartec Power Shield Pro
• BARE SB System Midlayer - Polartec Thermal Pro
• Cabela's Thermal Zone - Polartec Power Dry
• Special Operations Forces (SOF) Protective Combat Uniform (PCU) - Polartec Power Dry
• Westcomb Apoc - Polartec NeoShell
• Marmot Zion - Polartec NeoShell
• Athleta Tagalong - Polartec Thermal Pro
• Orvis Targhee Full Zip Fleece - Polartec Thermal Pro
• Dragonfur Polartec Power Dry FR Hi-Viz Shirt - Polartec Power Dry FR
• Tyndale Polartec Baselayer Thermal Top & Bottom - Polartec Power Stretch FR with wool
• Big Bill Polartec Power Shield FR Jacket - Polartec Power Shield FR
• The North Face Jammu Jacket – Polartec NeoShell
• LL Bean Bean's Insulated Fleece Jacket – Polartec Wind 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. Polartec products range from lightweight wicking base layers, to insulation layers, to extreme weather protection and are utilized by the best clothing brands in the world.

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