Meet the Polartec Apex Design Award Winners

Polartec 2019 Apex Design Award winners

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, announces the winners of its 2019 Polartec Apex Awards, an annual design award program celebrating the finest products made from Polartec fabrics. Polartec is committed to solving problems at their source and constantly developing innovative design solutions through advanced fabric technologies. The following garments are a testament to the pinnacle of design and functionality. The winning products were selected based on skilled and creative uses of Polartec fabric technologies. 

The winners of the 2019 Polartec Apex Awards are:

66ºNorth x Ganni Kria NeoShell Jacket, a collaboration merging Icelandic technical know-how with Danish style, referencing 66ºNorth’s first outdoor performance jacket from the 90s, with Polartec® NeoShell®, the most breathable waterproof fabric

8Js Jackie Driver Blazer, a technical reinterpretation of the classic menswear style from the emerging motorsports-inspired Italian fashion label, constructed from highly breathable and water-resistant Polartec® Power Shield® Pro softshell, with breathable military-grade Polartec® Alpha® insulation

Bally Super Smash Techno Jacket, a masterpiece of three Polartec technologies––Polartec® NeoShell® breathable waterproof exterior, military-grade Polartec® Alpha® insulation, and cozy Polartec microfleece lining––from the Swiss fashion brand

Burton Mine77 Power Air Top and Pants, a versatile top and bottom combo employing new Polartec® Power Air™ fabric which encapsulates air to regulate body heat while minimizing fiber shedding, part of Jake Burton’s Mine77 signature product collection

Crazy Idea T-Shirt Delta Woman, a technical shirt from the Italian ski touring company, designed for summer training, with Polartec® Delta™ cooling fabric

Diadora N9000 H Leo Colacicco, an innovative version of Diadora’s original running shoe, with a striking Polartec® Thermal Pro® shearling fleece upper and nubuck details

Dudley Stephens Ashford Poncho, an elevated poncho silhouette with a stand-up collar and flattering cut, wearable over the shoulders or zipped for indoor-outdoor versatility, made of a Polartec® Thermal Pro® fleece with a curly pile aesthetic

Fusalp Monza Combination, a Formula 1-inspired ski suit made of breathable military-grade Polartec® Alpha® insulation for a combination of thermoregulation, lightweight free movement, and slenderness from the French ski apparel brand

Giro Emerge, Jackson, Range, Union, Vue and Zone MIPS, premium snow helmets lined with Polartec® Power Grid™ fabric for the ultimate fit, moisture management, and temperature regulation

Globe Polartec Crew, a crewneck sweater with a complex design featuring a unique patchwork construction of Polartec® Thermal Pro® fleeces from the Australian skate and surf brand

LC23 Coat Thermal Pro, a smart trench coat made of a Polartec® Thermal Pro® fleece with a sweater-knit aesthetic, from the emerging Italian fashion label

No Bull Soft Shell Jacket, a versatile full-zip hooded jacket made of highly breathable and water-resistant Polartec® Power Shield® Pro fabric for comfort throughout a wide range of conditions and activity levels, from the athletic training brand

Santini Adapt Bib Tight, Vega Multi Jacket, Alpha Baselayer, and Alpha Under Gloves, advanced cold-weather cycling solutions including a bib tight made of a new compression version of Polartec® Power Wool™, baselayers and under-gloves made of only Polartec® Alpha® Direct insulation, and a jacket made of Polartec® Power Shield® Pro, all providing exceptional breathability, moisture management and thermoregulation in diverse climatic conditions from the Italian cycling brand

Every winner is an embodiment of Polartec fabric innovation and design inspiration, celebrating the science of fabric and art of apparel. The winning designers are being recognized with a Malden statue, an industry award unlike any other. 

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