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Polartec Apex Awards celebrates science of fabric

The winning products were selected based on skilled and creative uses of Polartec fabric technologies.

18th September 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Andover, MA

Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear

66°North x Ganni Kria NeoShell Jacket”‹. © Polartec

Polartec, a premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced the winners of its 2019 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.

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

The winners are:

66°North x Ganni Kria NeoShell Jacket”‹, a collaboration merging Iclandic technical know-how with Danish style, referencing 66°North’s first outdoor performance jacket from the 90s, with Polartec NeoShell breathable waterproof fabric.

8Js Jackie Blazer. © Polartec

8Js Jackie Blazer”‹. © Polartec

8Js Jackie Blazer”‹, a technical reinterpretation of the classic menswear style from the emerging motorsports-inspired Italian fashion label, constructed from breathable and water-resistant Polartec Power Shield Pro soft shell, with military-grade Polartec Alpha insulation.

Bally Super Smash Techno Jacket”‹, featuring three Polartec technologies – Polartec NeoShell breathable waterproof exterior, military-grade Polartec Alpha insulation, and cosy Polartec micro fleece lining – from the Swiss fashion brand.

Burton Mine77 Power Air Top and Power Air Pants”‹, a versatile top and bottom combo employing new Polartec Power Air fabric, which encapsulates air to regulate body heat while minimising fibre shedding, part of Jake Burton’s Mine77 signature product collection.

Crazy Idea T-Shirt Delta Woman. © Polartec

Crazy Idea T-Shirt Delta Woman. © Polartec

Crazy Idea T-Shirt Delta Woman”‹, a technical shirt from the Italian ski touring company, designed for summer training, with Polartec Delta cooling fabric.

Diadora x LC23 N9000 H Leo Colacicco”‹, an innovative version of Diadora’s original running shoe, with a striking Polartec Thermal Pro shearling fleece upper and nubuck details.

Dudley Stephens Ashford Poncho”‹, an elevated poncho silhouette with a stand-up collar and flattering cut, wearable over the shoulders or zipped for indoor-outdoor versatility, made of a Polartec Thermal Pro fleece with a curly pile aesthetic.

Dudley Stephens Ashford Poncho. © Polartec

Dudley Stephens Ashford Poncho”‹. © Polartec

Fusalp Monza Combinasion”‹, a Formula 1-inspired ski suit made of breathable military-grade Polartec Alpha insulation for a combination of thermoregulation, lightweight free movement and slenderness from the French ski apparel brand.

Giro Emerge, Jackson, Range, Union, Vue and Zone MIPS”‹, premium snow helmets lined with Polartec Power Grid fabric for ultimate fit, moisture management and temperature regulation.

Globe Polartec Crew”‹, a crewneck sweater with a complex design featuring a unique patchwork construction of Polartec 300 series shearling fleeces from the Australian skate and surf brand.

Globe Polartec Crew. © Polartec

Globe Polartec Crew”‹.”‹ © Polartec

LC23 Coat Thermal Pro”‹, a smart trench coat made of a Polartec Thermal Pro fleece with a sweater knit aesthetic, from the emerging Italian fashion label.

No Bull Soft Shell Jacket”‹, a versatile full-zip hooded jacket made of highly breathable and water-resistant Polartec Power Shield Pro fabric for comfort throughout a wide range of conditions and activity levels, from the athletic training brand.

Santini Adapt Bib Tight, Alpha Baselayer, Alpha Under-Gloves and Vega Multi Jacket”‹, advanced cold weather cycling solutions including a bib tight made of a new compression version of Polartec Power Wool, baselayers and under-gloves made of naked Polartec Alpha Direct insulation, and a jacket made of Polartec Power Shield Pro, all providing exceptional breathability, moisture management and thermoregulation for complete thermal balance in diverse climatic conditions from the Italian cycling brand.

To find out about last year’s winners of the Polartec Apex Design Award click here

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