Rohnert Park, CA: Marmot, an award-winning, globally distributed brand of high-performance, technical clothing, apparel and equipment, has won the prestigious APEX Award from PolartecÂ® for the new Armageddon Undercuff glove, available in stores this fall. The PolartecÂ® APEX Awards are presented to designers and companies that make the most outstanding PolartecÂ® based products. Garments and accessories are judged on innovation, design, style, workmanship, fit, and functionality.
The sleek and modern Marmot Armageddon Undercuff ($150 USD) is a sophisticated new addition to Marmot's 2012 Glove Collection. Constructed with Marmot MemBrainÂ® waterproof-breathable fabric and DriClimeÂ® three-dimensional wicking fabric, the Armageddon also includes a layer of PolartecÂ® Thermal ProÂ®â€”a highly compressible and lightweight insulation that provides outstanding warmth and comfort.
Brian Loveless, Marmot's Product Manager of Gloves, authored the Armageddon's cutting-edge design and explains, â€œWe set out to give skiers everything they needed in a freeride undercuffâ€”a warm glove for high performance situations but with a superior fit that wouldn't compromise functionality.â€
When Loveless first learned of PolartecÂ® Thermal ProÂ® insulation, he knew it was perfect for the Armageddon. â€œIt's the ideal weight, warmth and loft needed for an all-leather snowsports glove,â€ explains Loveless. Through the insulation's unique construction, pockets of warm air become trapped, which continues to insulate the user's hands, even during stop and go activities. Loveless, an avid skier and all-mountain athlete adds, â€œThe low bulk makes it feel as though there isn't any insulation in the glove at all.â€
Loveless finished the Armageddon with several other significant features like a washable goatskin leather palm for unparalleled comfort and durability and â€œOutfinishedâ€ seams on the glove's palm side for superior fit and dexterity. He also included protective foam padding in critical impact zones.
Loveless adds, â€œThe Armageddon has been a great success for us this yearâ€”it's already being welcomed by our freeride athletes and field testers as one of the warmest gloves we make at Marmot.â€
About Marmot Mountain, LLC
Marmot is an award-winning, globally distributed brand of high-performance, technical clothing, apparel and equipment. Since 1974, Marmot products have been worn by climbers, skiers, mountaineers and adventurers world-wide. Marmot works with professional mountain guides, world-class athletes and expeditionsâ€”pushing the limits of product innovation and technologyâ€”pioneering what is possible in the most extreme environments on earth. For more information, please visit www.marmot.com.
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