Polartec Announces 2011 North American APEX Award Winners

LAWRENCE, Mass. — May 20, 2011— Polartec, LLC, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of
Polartec® performance fabrics, announces the North American APEX Award winners for 2011. (Click
here to see the European winners). This
prestigious honor goes to the finest Polartec®-based garments that will be available to consumers
in the fall of 2011. A panel of judges selected the winners based on the style, function and fit of
the garments as well as the most innovative and appropriate uses of Polartec® fabrics in the

Out of the dozens of garments submitted, the judges selected 13 North American APEX winners
ranging from diving-specific insulation layers, to high-tech flame resistant work wear, to the
latest and most innovative extreme weather protection garments. And the winners are:

Patagonia Northwall Jacket and Pants – Polartec® Power Shield® Pro

BARE SB System Midlayer – Polartec® Thermal Pro®

Cabela’s Thermal Zone – Polartec® Power Dry®

Special Operations Forces (SOF) Protective Combat Uniform (PCU) – Polartec® Power

Westcomb Apoc – Polartec® NeoShell®

Marmot Zion – Polartec® NeoShell®

Athleta Tagalong – Polartec® Thermal Pro®

Orvis Targhee Full Zip Fleece – Polartec® Thermal Pro®

Dragonfur Polartec® Power Dry® FR Hi-Viz Shirt – Polartec® Power Dry® FR

Tyndale Polartec® Baselayer Thermal Top & Bottom – Polartec® Power Stretch® FR
with wool

Big Bill Polartec® Power Shield® FR Jacket – Polartec® Power Shield® FR

The North Face Jammu Jacket – Polartec® NeoShell®

LL Bean Bean’s Insulated Fleece Jacket – Polartec® Wind Pro®

In addition to a Tiffany crystal award and bragging rights for a year, manufacturers can
participate in a custom hangtag program promoting the winning garments at the consumer level.
Polartec® also provides additional marketing support through product placement with media and
events. Past winners can testify that the Polartec® APEX Award drives sell-through.

Posted on May 23, 2011

Source: Polartec LLC