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Polartec Releases Videos with Partner Brand Strafe

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(Lawrence, Mass.) – Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announces the release of two videos highlighting its product development work with Aspen-based brand Strafe.

“The Lunch Lap” follows Pete Gaston, Strafe co-founder, and Whit Boucher, Strafe marketing director, as they run out of Strafe headquarters at the base of Aspen Highlands to test the breathability of their new Polartec NeoShell outerwear, the Cham Jacket and Pant, on a Highland Bowl hotlap.

The Lunch Lap

The Strafe Polartec Apex Award Designer Series video, to be released December 15, provides a closer look at the Cham Jacket and Pant as winners of the 2014 Polartec Apex Design Award, which recognizes the finest Polartec-based products available to consumers each year based on style, function, workmanship, and overall design of garments with the most innovative and appropriate uses of Polartec fabrics.

The Winter 2015 Strafe collection, now available, features the following products developed in close collaboration with Polartec:

Made of Polartec NeoShell, the most breathable waterproof fabric on the market, the Cham Jacket and Cham Pant is the lightest Polartec NeoShell kit on the market, providing a unique combination of waterproof protection and high breathability for everything from lift laps to the biggest human-powered days.

Made of 100g Polartec Alpha, the first-ever breathable puffy insulation developed for U.S. Special Operations Forces, the Gamma Ray Jacket provides the lightweight, packable warmth and weather resistance of a traditional puffy, with the breathability of a midlayer.

Made of Polartec® Power Dry® High Efficiency™, the original grid fleece, the Base Camp Hoody is a versatile midlayer that provides best-in-class warmth without weight and quick-drying breathable performance across a wide range of activities and conditions.

Made of Polartec® Power Dry® with wool entirely in the USA, the Tech Crew, a clean crewneck, and the Storm Trooper 5 Panel, a classic camp cap style hat, feature a casual aesthetic with quick-drying, breathable performance to work across all aspects of modern life.

About Polartec

Polartec is the premium provider of innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec have continued to push the limits of fabric technology. Today, Polartec supplies the world with the most advanced fabric innovations. Polartec products range from advanced lightweight wicking fabric, to insulation and weather protection textiles and are utilized by leading apparel brands, the U.S. military and other global militaries, flame resistance, work wear, and contract upholstery markets. For more information, visit