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Polartec announces European APEX Design Award Winners
May '11
Polartec LLC, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of Polartec performance fabrics, announces the European 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 European APEX winners ranging from thermal-mapped baselayers and insulation layers, to high-tech flame resistant tactical garments, to the latest and most innovative extreme weather protection garments. And the winners are:

• Peak Perfomance Black Light Mid Semi Pants and Mid Zip Long Sleeve Baselayers - Polartec Power Dry
• GARM NFM Combat Clothing System - Polartec Power Dry FR, Polartec Power Stretch FR, Polartec Power Shield FR
• Norrona Lofoten Warm2 High Loft Jacket - Polartec Thermal Pro, Polartec Power Dry
• Mammut men's Eiswand and women's Schneefeld Jackets - Polartec Thermal Pro
• Odlo Via Calma - Polartec Thermal Pro
• Peak Performance Gunsight T-neck - Polartec Thermal Pro
• ISBJÖRN of Sweden Polartec Wind Pro Jacket #131 - Polartec Thermal Pro
• Astore Tracy Jacket - Polartec Wind Pro
• Ternua Kilbeg Pant - Polartec Power Shield Pro
• Mammut Gipfelgrat Jacket - Polartec NeoShell
• Rab Stretch Neo Jacket and Pants - Polartec NeoShell
• Vaude Alpamayo Jacket – Polartec NeoShell
• Montane Sabretooth Gloves – Polartec Power Shield 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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