Archive for the ‘APEX Awards’ Category

UPDATE – Apex Awards Spotlight – Cutter Tech Knickerbockers

July 29, 2009

APEX_09Logo_2CThe stretchy and super-breathable Cutter Tech Knickerbockers feature Polartec® Power Shield® so they fend off moisture and won’t restrict movement while you pedal. The ¾-length cut stays clear of your cuff-tearing chainring and the articulated fit pulls functional duty in the saddle, minus the fresh-from-the-Tour look when you meet your crew at the bar. Polartec Hardface® technology adds outstanding durability. MSRP $149.

P.S. I just looked and these are on sale right now – 30% off at the backcountry.com outlet.

P.P.S. I’ve got a sweet Polartec garment for the first person to guess where the brand name ‘Cutter’ comes from. Post in the comments section.

UPDATE- The Gear Junkie put the Cutter Knickerbockers through the ringer for 6 weeks and just posted a glowing review. Read it here.CutterBockersBrown

APEX Winner Spotlight – Core Concepts Plush Pullover

June 29, 2009

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Core Concepts Plush Pullover
Featuring Polartec® Thermal Pro® fabric, the Plush Pullover from Core Concepts provides lightweight, moisture-wicking warmth, making it the perfect insulation layer no matter what you’re doing – whether it’s a double diamond ski run or a double tall latte. MSPR $80.

APEX Winner spotlight – Arc’teryx Strato Jacket

June 24, 2009

ArcteryxStratoAPEX_09Logo_2CDesigned for snowsports devotees seeking layering warmth and comfort, the Strato Jacket is made with distinctively textured 64% recycled-content Polartec® Thermal Pro® Cobble fleece. This relaxed fitting jacket breathes well and wicks moisture, crossing easily from casual to active terrain. MSRP $175.

North American APEX Award Winners Announced

June 24, 2009

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Polartec® is excited to announce the North American APEX Design Award winners for 2009. This prestigious award goes to the best-of-the-best Polartec® based garments that will be available to consumers in fall 2009. Winners are selected based on the style, function and fit of the garment as well as the most innovative and appropriate uses of Polartec® fabrics in the designs. This year’s winners range from a 100% recycled content baselayer, to a technical winter cycling jersey, to a recycled fleece canine coat. And the winners are:

• Arc’teryx Strato Jacket – 64% recycled Polartec® Thermal Pro®

• Burton Polartec® Power Stretch® Gloves – Polartec® Power Stretch®

• Core Concepts Plush Pullover – Polartec® Thermal Pro®

• Cutter Tech Knickerbocker – Polartec® Power Shield® with Hardface®

• Eddie Bauer First Ascent Point Success Jacket – Polartec® Wind Pro® and Polartec® Power Stretch®

• Kathmandu Ltd Hub and Velodrome Cycling Jackets – Polartec® Wind Pro® with Hardface® and Polartec® Power Stretch®

• Mountain Hardwear Polartec® Power Stretch® Jacket – Polartec® Power Stretch® with Hardface®

• Patagonia Capra Jacket and Hoody – 79% recycled Polartec® Thermal Pro®

• Patagonia Phil’s Fleece – 51% recycled Polartec® Thermal Pro® with 40% raw wool

• Peckham USMC FR Grid Fleece Shirt – Polartec® Power Dry® Flame Resistant

• Ruff Wear Dog Gear Climate Changer™ Fleece Jacket – 87% recycled Polartec® Classic 200

The North Face El Cap – 100% recycled Polartec® Power Dry®

In addition to a Tiffany crystal award and bragging rights for a year, winners can participate in a custom hangtag program promoting these products 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 Design Award drives sell-through.