Polartec LLC Announces 2007 Polartec® APEX Design Award Winners

Polartec, LLC announces the Polartec® APEX Design Award winners for 2007. This prestigious award goes to the best-of-the-best Polartec® based garments that will be available to consumers Fall 2007. 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.
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June 4, 2007 (Lawrence, MA) – Polartec, LLC announces the Polartec® APEX Design Award winners for 2007. This prestigious award goes to the best-of-the-best Polartec® based garments that will be available to consumers Fall 2007. 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.

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, LLC provides additional marketing support through product placement with media and events. Past winners can testify that the Polartec® APEX Design Award drives sell-through.

This year's winners range from baby booties to insulated soft shells.

And the North American winners are:
• Arc'teryx Griffon Jacket – Polartec® Power Shield O2™
• Arc'teryx Hercules Hoody – Polartec® Power Shield O2™
• Avalanche Wear Boston Pea Coat – Polartec® Classic 200
• Burton AK Silkweight Top and Pant – Polartec® Power Dry®
• Cloudveil Wister Jacket – Polartec® Wind Pro® with Hardface® technology
• Kamik Ellie Rain Boot – Polartec® Wind Pro® with Hardface® technology
• LL Bean Women's Wind Challenger 300 Fleece Jacket – Polartec® Winbloc®
• Marmot Lightweight and Midweight Long Underwear – Polartec® Power Dry® with Cocona fibers
• Mountain Sprouts Shag Baby! Gift Set – Polartec® Thermal Pro®
• New Balance Baby Booties – Polartec® Classic 200
• Outside Baby Curly Windproof Collection – Polartec® Wind Pro® high loft
• Outside Baby Two Layer Windproof Collection – Polartec® Classic Micro
• Patagonia Footwear Drifter – Polartec® Power Dry®
• Peckham MARPAT Jacket & Watch Cap – Polartec® Wind Pro® and Polartec® Wind Pro® with Hardface® technology
• REI OXT Polartec® Power Stretch® Zip Top – Polartec® Power Stretch®
• Westcomb Recon IL Hoody – Polartec® Power Shield®
• Westcomb Trailblazer Pant – Polartec® Power Shield®
• Wolverine World Wide Pioneer Jacket – Polartec® Wind Pro® with Hardface® technology

European Winners include:
• 4th Element Tropical Diving Suit – Polartec® Windbloc®
• 66 North Vikur Jacket and Pants – Polartec® Power Shield® and Polartec® Wind Pro® with Hardface® technology
• Aigle Akivi Jacket – Polartec® Classic 200
• Astore Fraim Pullover – Polartec® Thermal Pro®
• Eider Kembla Jacket – Polartec® Thermal Pro® high loft
• F8 Pixie Hoody – Polartec® Classic 200 with recycled content
• Haglofs Gemini and Gemini Q Jackets – Polartec® Classic Micro
• Haglofs Husky Jacket – Polarec® Thermal Pro® and Polartec® Power Stretch®
• Mario Schwabb Strapless Boned Fleece Dress and One Sleeve Multi Band Dress – Polartec® Windbloc®, Polartec Thermal Pro®, Polartec® Classic Micro, and Polartec® Power Stretch®
• Millet New Zealand Zip – Polartec® Power Dry® with wool
• Millet Premium Shield Jacket – Polartec® Power Shield®
• Millet Polartec® Wind Pro® Print Full Zip Jacket – Polartec® Wind Pro® with Hardface® technology
• Racer Seal Glove – Polartec® Thermal Pro®
• Sivera Snowy L Zip Top and Pant – Polartec® Power Stretch®
• Ternua Lurra Jacket – Polartec® Wind Pro® with Hardface® technology and Polartec® Thermal Pro®
• Trangoworld Elba Trouser – Polartec® Power Stretch®
• Warmpeace Zoom Short Ski Underwear – Polartec® Power Stretch®

More detailed descriptions and images of the winning garments are posted online at www.polartec.com/apex. For more information, product samples or images please contact Nate Simmons, Backbone Media, 970-963-4873 or nate@backbonemedia.net.

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