We are extremely pleased to announce the recipients of its 23rd annual Polartec® Challenge Grant, an international grant program encouraging the spirit and practice of human-powered outdoor adventure. Four separate adventures will receive funding and support from Polartec in 2014: a ski mountaineering expedition on the largest glacier in the world outside of the polar […]
Soldiers to Summits and No Barriers kicked off their What’s Your Everest fundraising events in Colorado last weekend. Polartec is a proud sponsor and was on hand for an inspiring journey up the 14,065 ft peak of Mount Bierstadt. The weekend began with a group dinner where past participants shared their experiences with the organization. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
In October, we announced our partnership with Moms and Jobs, Inc. (MoJo), a Boston-based social venture that provides sustainable employment opportunities, childcare, and career development for single mothers in the apparel manufacturing sector. Polartec provides discounted rates on its fabric for MoJo to use in its product line of apparel and logo-wear. MoJo employs a […]