Industry News 7/14/2016

Polartec Announces 2016 Polartec APEX Award Winners


Polartec, LLC announces the winners of its annual Polartec APEX Award, a design award celebrating the finest Polartec-based products available to consumers this year, and the designers behind them. Judges selected winning designs based on skill and creativity with Polartec fabric technologies.

The winners are:

  • Altra Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid, a trail shoe made of Polartec® NeoShell® fabric, designed by Steve Shorten
  • Black Crows Corpus Jacket, a cozy fleece made of Polartec® Thermal Pro® fabric, designed by Camille Kunz
  • Eric Bompard Camionneur Polartec, a zipped pullover turtleneck sweater made of Polartec® Power Wool™ fabric, designed by Lucille Léorat
  • DragonWear Elements Flak Jacket, flame resistant performance outerwear made of Polartec® Wind Pro® FR and Hardface™ FR fabrics, designed by Rosalie Lovett and Emelia Black
  • Joseph Abboud Memory Coat, casual and sporty outerwear made of Polartec® Alpha® insulation, designed by Toshiko Iijima
  • Louis Garneau Cove Hybrid Jacket and Rocket Skirt, active insulation products made of Polartec® Alpha®, designed by the Louis Garneau Sports Design Team
  • Molosser Apparel Aegis All-Weather Dog Jacket, a technical soft shell jacket for dogs made of Polartec® NeoShell® and Windbloc® fabrics, designed by David Wayne Cockrell and Larry Louis Herman
  • Nike Aerolayer Vest, a golf vest made with Polartec® Alpha® insulation, designed by Abby Swancutt, James Drew and Scott Hutsenpiller
  • Rapha Brevet Alpha Vest, a lightweight and packable cycling vest made from Polartec® Alpha® insulation, designed by Alex Valdman and Graeme Raeburn
  • Reebok Polartec Alpha Lightweight Warmth Vest and Jacket, lightweight running outerwear made from Polartec® Alpha® insulation, designed by Ashlie Malouin
  • Red Fox Sleeping Bag-Backpack Alpha, an ultralight three-in-one sleeping bag / cloak / backpack combo made from Polartec® Alpha® insulation, designed by Zoya Spirina
  • Reigning Champ Ripstop Insulated Bomber, a classic silhouette made from Polartec® Alpha® insulation, designed by Tung Vo
  • Salewa Pedroc Alpha Jacket, a mountain training jacket made from Polartec® Alpha® Insulation, designed by Dennis Hinze

“We put a lot of effort into developing the world's most advanced fabrics,” says Gary Smith, Polartec CEO. “It is a real honor to celebrate the creativity and technical prowess applied by our partners in these 2016 APEX Award winners.”

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. Winning products will be displayed at the Polartec booth at OutDoor Friedrichshafen July 13–16 and Outdoor Retailer August 3–6. Upcoming Polartec marketing content will feature these product stories.