This year’s Polartec Apex Awards campaign focuses on the importance of versatility and functionality for today’s consumer.
The Polartec Apex Design Awards celebrate the finest products made from Polartec fabric technologies. Polartec collaborates with the world's leading apparel brands, creating performance fabric technologies rooted in sustainable science for all conditions. The winning products are selected from hundreds of entries based on skilled and creative uses of the fabrics.
The theme of this year's awards campaign is “Mountain to Bar and Back Again.” The products that reflect this theme center on the importance of versatility and functionality for today's consumer — the outdoor enthusiast who wants apparel they can wear on the mountain during mother nature's worst and in town running errands.
Every year, the awards continue to recognize the very best in garment design and fabric innovation, and this year it is no different. Each winning product incorporates style and performance to create a garment that can handle the harshest environments.
Materials: Polartec® Power Fill™, Polartec® NeoShell®
Designed by cold weather experts in Iceland, this parka performs for everything from extreme weather outdoor pursuits, to everyday life.
Materials: Polartec® Power Air™
This premium and sustainable robe is made with performance fabric that is 100 percent recyclable and 25 percent lighter.
Not available until 2022
Materials: Polartec® Classic 200 Fleece
The resilient construction of the fleece creates air pockets for insulation, making it lightweight, warm and fast-drying.
Not available until November 18, 2021
Materials: Polartec® Alpha®
Made with a fabric technology originally developed for US Special Forces, this tee offers a rare combination of lightweight warmth and true breathability.
Materials: Polartec® Power Grid™, Polartec® Power Stretch®, Polartec® Hardface®, Polartec® Power Fill™
This collection introduces the first non-flame-resistant Polartec workwear collection for the “athletes of work.” The collection uses Polartec fabric technologies to create a unique thermoregulating layering system that can handle the harshest conditions.
Materials: Polartec® High Loft™ Wool, Polartec® Power Wool™
A unique combination of Polartec wool materials combine in this Haglöfs jacket. High Loft™ is used on the shoulders and torso for thermoregulation and comfort, while Power Wool™ features on the arms and sides for increased stretch and range of motion. This is a warm jacket you can perform in.
The Midlayer_01 is warm, yet lightweight and breathable, with four-way stretch and a soft hand feel, making it ideal as a hiking layer or stand-alone piece.
Materials: Polartec® NeoShell®
This collection combines high-end fashion with performance technologies to create luxurious outdoor wear. With versatile performance and comfort, this tracksuit is perfect for the city and the mountain.
Materials: Polartec® Alpha®, Polartec® Power Grid™
This durable and lightweight mid-layer performs throughout cold mountain conditions when you need it most. Made with fabric that is engineered for advanced breathability and thermoregulation, it's perfect for high-intensity outdoor adventures.
Materials: Polartec® Power Grid™
This lightweight hoodie with inherent sun protection (UPF50+) is perfect for tropical sun and heat. Initially designed for fly fishing, the Sun Hoodie is an optimal moisture-wicking base layer foundation for all activities in all conditions.
Materials: Polartec® Thermal Pro®
This unique unisex coat is made with 100 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) Polartec® Thermal Pro® shearling fleece. The warm yet lightweight performance fleece delivers the comfort and look of wool shearling with a vibrant pattern.
Materials: Polartec® Alpha® Direct, Polartec® NeoShell®
This is the perfect winter cycling jacket. In the interior, Polartec® Alpha® Direct active insulation regulates core body temperatures for advanced breathability. Plus, with comfort stretch and weather protection, this jacket will keep you on the road all winter long.