Behold! The 2014 Polartec Apex Award Winners have been announced! From the far reaches of the globe, the Apex Award seek to award designers who use Polartec technologies to produce inspiring fabrics.
We are very excited to introduce Polartec® Power Wool™, a new fabric collection that optimizes the natural performance of wool with synthetic fibers in patented constructions that only Polartec can deliver. Designed as a next-to-skin fabric to keep you dry and comfortable, Polartec® Power Wool™ delivers an engineered mix of fibers precisely placing wool and […]
Home Today’s tasks seem simple: cleaning, editing photos, rinsing tent stakes of flakes of Siberian soil. The complicated immediacies of wilderness travel have been left behind. Three days ago, I was in Moscow, wandering across Red Square after a ten-hour flight from the Russian Far East. I wandered among tourists, amazed at the breadth of […]
This Friday, Act of Valor, a new film about modern day Navy SEALS, hits movie theaters. Another movie about covert ops, you say? You’ve seen them all? Well this one is different. In 2007, Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh of Bandito Brothers Production filmed a video for the Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen which led the […]
We’re pleased to share that GearJunkie has awarded Polartec and The North Face a ‘Best in Show’ Award for the new Polar Hooded Jacket, which we previewed to the media and retailers at the annual Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City a couple of weeks ago. GearJunkie asks if it’s a “puffy killer.” Available […]
It is officially the holiday season, so we figured over the course of the next three weeks, lets give away three different holiday prizes to our fans – a baselayer, midlayer and outerwear. The baselayer is the cornerstone for an entire layering system. If your baselayer doesn’t perform, the rest of your layers don’t matter […]
Ever wonder how the modern synthetic fleece came about? The New York Times magazine recently published an article, “The Evolution of Fleece, From Scratchy to Snuggie”, which takes a historical look at the product category Polartec invented. Polartec fleece products are now more lightweight, warm, functional, versatile and durable than ever. And we keep working […]