176 teams of the best linemen from around the world competed in the 28th annual International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, KS on October 15th. The competition tests traditional tasks and skills of lineman including the Hurtman Rescue, Pole Climb and CPR. Each team is composed of 3 competitors, 2 linemen and a ground man. […]
Each year, Polartec honors the finest Polartec-based garments with a prestigious Polartec APEX Award. We announced the North American and European winners back in May. Most of these pieces are now available for purchase. Check ’em out!
On the heels of launching REPREVE 100 – Polartec is again partnering with Unifi to bring another innovation of recycled fabric to market. Last year, Polartec introduced Repreve 100 – a 100% PCR yarn, made from recycled plastic bottles. Today, Polartec announced it will start adding fabric waste to Repreve 100, continuing a commitment to […]
The weather in Chamonix provided ideal conditions to test fabric waterproofing. For the 11 world-class climbers, skiers, mountaineers, runners, explorers and adventure racers on the Polartec Athlete Advisory Board, there’s perhaps nothing as painful as sitting under the fluorescent bulbs of a conference room for an eight-hour meeting. But, if that meeting will result in […]
Did you know Polartec is a major supplier to the US Military? Well, out of the company’s Lawrence, MA headquarters, Polartec has worked with the US Military for over a decade – developing new fabric technologies that protect our troops. No melt, no drip fleece that protects soldiers from skin burns during IED explosions? That […]
We have been updating you on all of the awards that NeoShell has won this year and we are proud to say that the hits just keep on comin’. In the May issue of Popular Science magazine, the top breathable fabrics from both brands were put to the test and Polartec came out on top. […]
Check out this awesome segment that Outside TV shot at the Polartec factory in Lawrence, Mass. I like that they call us “cutting edge”-a bit of a pun, don’t you think?