Introducing Polartec Power Wool

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 […]

Polartec Challenge Winners – Zander Martin and Bria Schurke

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 […]

Piolets d’Or and Polartec

  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 […]

Laurent Valette Finishes the 2012 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

Polartec Athlete Advisory Board Member Laurent Valette competed in the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc in the Alps last month. Here’s his story: UTMB. The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc – the epitome of ultra-running. More than 2,000 runners enter UTMB each year, typically representing over 75 different nations. Widely regarded as the most difficult […]

Icelandic Stamp Contest

OK, so snail mail may be going the way of the dinosaur, but we still think there’s nothing better than getting a good old fashioned postcard from a friend traveling abroad. So, to celebrate this old school form of communication, we are having a stamp contest! Our friends over at 66North in Iceland were asked […]

Polartec Holiday Countdown Giveaway #1: Baselayers

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 […]