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Bomber Gear Wins Polartec® APEX Award

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Brand honored for innovative material application


GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 17, 2014) – Bomber Gear, manufacturer of premium, technical paddlesports apparel and sprayskirts, has been awarded the coveted Polartec® APEX Award for innovation in material application. With the debut of its 2015 product line, the brand will be the first to effectively use the company’s revolutionary Polartec NeoShell® for watersports products.

“The Polartec APEX Award is all about recognizing excellence in innovation, function and design,” said Allon Cohne, Polartec global marketing director. “We are continually pushing the limits on what we can do as a material company, and to see brands like Bomber Gear taking their products to the next level in collaboration with our brand is something we want to encourage and celebrate. The Bomber Gear Palguin dry gear line is a perfect example of the exciting design advancements we expect in our partners, and we are proud to continue our work with with such an industry thought-leader as Bomber Gear.” 

Bomber Gear lead designer Martin Davis-Skjoth employed the use of Polartec NeoShell – a light weight yet amazingly durable material that is the most breathable, waterproof 3-ply fabric on the market – in the upcoming Palguin series, launching in January 2015. The Palguin dry wear line is designed for paddlers seeking the highest level of ergonomics, performance, and breathability available for protection and comfort no matter the conditions. 

“The 2015 Bomber Gear line is truly an all-new look at the brand with design innovation and performance excellence on all fronts,” said Davis-Skjoth. “While Bomber Gear has always pushed the limits on premium paddle-wear, this year’s products are taking things a step further with fresh aesthetic concepts, even more effective cuts, and top of the line ingredient partners like Polartec. Working together with our other product standards, the Polartec NeoShell material we are using for our new dry wear truly elevates our product to what we believe is the best in the paddlesports industry, and we are proud to be awarded for the success of our efforts.” 

The 2014 APEX Awards ceremony will be held at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market on August 6, 2014, at the Polartec booth (#37039). Samples of the winning Palguin series will be available for preview at Confluence Outdoor’s Outdoor Retailer booth (#32081).

To check out Bomber Gear and to purchase products, visit, and to stay up to date on new product launches – including the Palguin series – and to join the conversation, visit Bomber Gear’s Facebook page.

About Bomber Gear®

Whitewater. Sea Kayaking. Touring. SUP. Bomber Gear’s premium line of paddlesports wear and performance sprayskirts is designed to meet the demands of all paddlers, keeping them warm, dry, comfortable – and most importantly – paddling all year-round. Founded in 1992 in Durango, CO, Bomber Gear is committed to keeping all paddlers ready to push the limits when the elements call for more. Visit Bomber Gear online at