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VANCOUVER, British Columbia â€“ Winning its fourth Polartec Apex Design Award in three years, Westcomb, the Vancouver-based outdoor apparel manufacturer whose â€˜True Form’ design philosophy dictates functional, uncomplicated gear of the highest quality, this month earned a 2008 APEX Design Award for its new Fusion HX Jacket.
The APEX Design awards are given by Polartec to the most innovative garments available to consumers for designed each year using Polartec fabrics. Style, function and fit are all criteria for choosing the winners.
In the Fusion HX Jacket, Westcomb combined Polartec Power Shield softshell on the shoulders and arms for weather protection, durability, stretch and breathability with Polartec Thermal Pro in the body for efficient insulation. Breathable and warm, the Fusion HX is a part of Westcomb’s Hybrid Line, which pairs softshell with hardshell technology or, in this case, with insulating fabric to create versatile outerwear for changing weather conditions.
The Fusion HX, which was designed by Westcomb founder Alan Yiu, works either as an exterior layer or as mid-layer insulation, offering a balance of warmth and weather protection. Clean design also means it transitions easily from the outdoors to around town. The Fusion HX retails for $225 U.S. and Canadian.
In past years, Westcomb won APEX Awards for its Recon IL Hoody, an insulated softshell, its Trailblazer pants, warm-weather softshell alpine pants, and its iRebel Hoody, which incorporates iPod controls into a WindPro jacket.
For more information about Westcomb, visit www.westcomb.com.
Based in Vancouver, B.C., Westcomb uses its â€˜True Form’ design philosophy to create functional, uncomplicated gear of the highest quality workmanship. Each and every Westcomb piece is a product of precision thinking, thoughtful design, extensive development and constant refinement. The company, founded in 2004, partners with the world’s leading material innovators to engineer technically advanced gear constructed with the most cutting-edge materials available â€“ often creating industry â€˜firsts’ in the process. All Westcomb garments are designed and built in Vancouver. This design philosophy and experience has garnered the company international accolades, including a 2008 Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award, four APEX Design Awards from Polartec as well as an ISPO â€˜Brand New’ award.
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