CELEBRATING THE WINNERS OF THE 2022 APEX AWARDS Powered by Polartec Fabric Technology. THE BRANDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT GAVE US THE BEST IN DESIGN INNOVATION AND POLARTEC FABRIC TECHNOLOGY.
EACH OF THE SELECTED GARMENTS IS AN EMBLEM OF THE DESIGN INSPIRATION THAT RISES FROM A STANDARD USE OF PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY AND PROVIDES NEW SOLUTIONS TO EVERYDAY PROBLEMS.
Polartec is pleased to announce the 12 winners of its 2022 Apex Award.
This Award celebrates the very latest in innovation powered by Polartec fabrics. Our 12 winners show insightful design, creativity and, in some cases, new solutions to everyday challenges.
OUR 12 AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTS
THE 12 WINNING PRODUCTS WERE SELECTED FROM HUNDREDS OF ENTRIES BASED ON SKILLED AND AND CREATIVE USES OF POLARTEC FABRICS.
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The MTN Guide MW Hoody is a performance mid-layer that manages the delicate balance of warmth, breathability, and moisture. by using different weights of Polartec® Power Grid™, the garment removes the bulk for a better fit and increased breathability in high heat areas. The addition of an innovative Polartec® Power Wool™ internal neck gaiter provides custom-tuned warmth that can be easily used with the hood up, down, or tuck it out of the way when not needed. due to Polartec Power wool’s unique bi-component construction, combining the properties of both natural and synthetic fibers, you get the ultimate in next-to-skin fabric performance.
Built for super rugged conditions, the L.I.M series Z|T is a truly synchronized layering system challenging the common perception of expedition gear. the versatile new approach to layering elevates the “less is more” wisdom, utilizing a combination of Polartec® Alpha®, Power Air™, And Power Dry® technologies. Through meticulous design and a selection of innovative polartec fabrics, the pieces supply outstanding functionality when worn individually, but true ingenuity shines when they are combined, producing an average of 30% lower humidity within the layering system compared to that of conventional systems, according to Haglöfs. The result: reducing the feeling of being too hot or too cold and keeping body temperature stable through a wide range of activities and intensities.
Constructed of Polartec® Power Dry® – a superiorly advanced next-to-skin moisture management fabric – the super versatile Pace Flow Houdi offers high insulation, low weight and exceptional breathability. The open mesh fabric allows air to flow through and vent out any excess heat or moisture and when used in a layering system, will encapsulate a powerful layer of warm air – akin to the new generation of Polartec® Power Air™ fabrics – that provides an exceptional level of insulation and thermal efficiency to create the perfect microclimate for high pace activities.
An ideal blend of style and performance, this modern designed fleece tunic featuring Polartec® Thermal Pro® for core body warmth is highly durable and pill resistant. With technical fiber compositions that maintain a soft texture and air pockets for thermoregulation and breathability, Thermal Pro® advances Fleece fashion with premium yarns for a cozy, resilient, and stylish finish. The thin and soft Toga tunic can be worn as an outer layer or an insulating intermediate layer under a shell without added bulk.
Dead quiet, low-sheen, and highly wind resistant, the first-of-its-kind printed Polartec® Wind Pro® fleece hunting jacket is versatile as an early-season outer layer or as a late-season mid-layer that achieves high-level protection without a noisy windproof membrane, ensuring unrestricted breathability for maximum comfort. Engineered with a compact knit surface structure for up to 4x greater wind resistance than regular synthetic fleece, Wind Pro adds brawn to deflect the elements while still maintaining soft comfort and lightweight warmth.
Reimagining the esteemed cardigan silhouette as a high performing technical garment, utilizing Polartec® Alpha® Direct fabric providing warmth while continuously releasing excess body temperature to maintain comfort and coziness. Alpha® Direct active insulation technology allows for direct contact with skin and other fabric layers due to the refining of the shape and size of its lofted fibers – this new design ability not only increases breathability performance but expands versatile style options. Japanese label, nonnative, has gained a following for its fresh takes on traditional American workwear, upgrading them with contemporary fabrications to blend practicality and style – an approach that gained attention through this inventive utilization of Alpha direct.
Designed for cyclists, this innovative midlayer featuring Polartec® Alpha® Direct fabric transfers moisture with breakaway speed, keeping riders dry and comfortable throughout a wide temperature range in an extremely lightweight, packable, insulative, and thermoregulating garment with unparalleled breathability and drying times. By refining the shape and size of its lofted fibers, Alpha® direct active insulation continuously releases excess body heat before it builds to cause saturation and discomfort, and being hydrophobic, it resists moisture and dries incredibly fast for unparalleled performance and versatility.
Applied for the first time to a trail running shoe, Polartec® Windbloc® provides water resistant, breathable, and comfortable protection for seriously gnarly conditions in the Ribelle Run Kalibra G trail shoe. Designed for mixed terrain and extreme conditions, the shoe’s gaiter is constructed of a unique polartec polyurethane membrane that defends against the harshest elements of wind, water, and cold temperatures, while still allowing moisture vapor to permeate outside for maximum comfort and breathability.
A versatile technical softshell jacket incorporating a unique combination of two Polartec powered fabrics and one enhancing technology. designed as a midlayer for advanced technical pursuits, the Centurion is forged with Polartec® Hardface® technology, fused at the fiber level to increase abrasion resistance and water repellency without compromising breathability. In addition to the bomb-proof exterior, it also includes Polartec® Power Stretch® for ease of movement and Polartec® power air™, capturing air to retain body heat in cool environments. designed as the ultimate all-mountain piece, the Centurion is perfectly suited for a diverse range of outdoor disciplines.