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Polartec announces 2018 Apex Design Award winners

2018 Polartec Apex Awards is an annual design award programme celebrating the finest products made from Polartec fabrics.

6th December 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Andover, MA


Polartec, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced the winners of its 2018 Polartec Apex Awards, an annual design award programme celebrating the finest products made from Polartec fabrics. The winning products were selected based on skilled and creative uses of Polartec fabric technologies.

The winners are:

  • Bight Gear Swelter Jacket, an insulating parka for cold conditions made from 100g Polartec Power Fill insulation (also available in men’s)
  • Bonne Gueule Blouson Épais Laine Cardée, a clean and versatile jacket made of Polartec Alpha insulation, with a Jules Tournier fabric lining, and a wool exterior
  • Burton women’s [ak] Turbine Quarter Zip Fleece and Pant, a cozy fleece outfit made of Polartec High Loft fleece, originally designed for the USA Olympic Snowboarding uniforms
  • Crazy Idea Skinny Woman Suit, a ski mountaineering racing suit made of Polartec Power Stretch fabric
  • Crye Precision G4 Hot Weather Combat Shirt, a light, breathable combat shirt made of Polartec Power Dry fabric, available for winter 2019
  • Dainese Flexagon PL Waistcoat, a winter sports back protector vest made of Polartec Power Wool fabric
  • Filson NeoShell Reliance Jacket, a practical jacket made from breathable waterproof Polartec NeoShell fabric
  • LC23 Polartec Down Jacket, a reversible jacket with Polartec Classic fleece on the intended exterior

Bight Gear men's Swelter Jacket. © Polartec

  • Rag & Bone Fleece Tactic Jacket, a cozy, protective hooded jacket made of Polartec Windbloc softshell with a plush High Loft lining
  • Reusch Jérémie Heitz Promodel, freeride ski gloves designed with breathable Polartec Alpha insulation for outstanding grip and tactility
  • Rhone Delta Pique Polo, a versatile polo shirt made of Polartec Delta cooling fabric
  • Santini Vega Xtreme, a high-performance cold weather cycling jacket made of protective Polartec Windbloc fabric with breathable Alpha insulation
  • Sportful R&D Intensity Jacket, a cool weather cycling jacket designed for intense riding, made with breathable Polartec Alpha insulation
  • Todd Snyder + Champion Sherpa Tipped Sweatshirt, a sweatshirt inspired by Champion’s iconic design, made from a Polartec Thermal Pro fabric with a shearling aesthetic

Bight Gear women's Swelter Jacket. © Polartec

“Every winner is an embodiment of Polartec fabric innovation and design inspiration, and the winning designers are being recognized with a Malden statue, an industry award unlike any other,” the company concludes.

Polartec is the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions. Since inventing modern technical fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec continue to advance the science of fabric, creating fabric technologies that solve problems and improve the way products are designed and used.

Santini Vega Xtreme. © Polartec

Polartec products range from lightweight wicking and cooling fabrics, to insulation and weather protection textiles, and are utilized by leading consumer brands, the US military and other global militaries, flame resistant, workwear, and contract upholstery markets.

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