The nominees for the 2013 Piolets d’Or (Golden Ice Axe) have been announced and Polartec® is hugely honored to have sponsored and outfitted 2 of the 6 expeditions nominated for this prestigious award. Since its inception in 1991, this has continually been the most distinguished award in the mountaineering world. Polartec® Challenge Winners Kyle […]
TWO NEW ROUTES ON MT. BRADLEY The Sum Of Its Parts (Alaska Grade V, AI6, M7, A2, 4,000’) Heavy Mettle (Alaska Grade V, WI5+R, M6, A0, 4600’) Expedition Report First Release – May 1st, 2012 Story and Photos by Peter Doucette www.mountainsenseguides.com www.alpine-logic.com Silas Rossi and I just returned from the Ruth Gorge where we […]
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!
Outdoor Friedrichshfen 2011 – 900 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees, all checking out the latest spring gear at the Germany tradeshow. Popular items at the Polartec booth: Polartec NeoShell®, Polartec Power Shield Pro® and all the Polartec Apex Award winners. Of course, the best part about Friedrichshafen is THE PARTY! Polartec throws the biggest and best […]
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 […]
In the fight for the title of Best Thing Since Sliced Bread, there are few finalists: remote controls, inflatable hot tubs, the hot dog and bun toaster from SkyMall, those roller shoes that are all the rage with the kids these days, and Polartec’s new NeoShell fabric. I feel good about our odds. We announced […]