Orvis PRO Sun Hoodie Wins 2021 Polartec Apex Design Award

An angler rocks the PRO Sun Hoodie on the Watauga River.
Photo by Dave Fason

The annual Polartec Apex Design Awards celebrate the finest products made from Polartec fabric technologies. This year’s campaign recognizes the very best in garment design and fabric innovation, and it’s the freedom to play and perform in the same solution that makes many of this year’s winners stand out from the crowd. The winning products were selected from hundreds of entries based on skilled and creative uses of Polartec, and among the winners is the Orvis PRO Sun Hoodie (men’s/women’s) . Here’s the award entry:

Orvis – PRO Sun Hoodie – The PRO Sun Hoodie is the first-ever sun hoodie made from Polartec® Power Grid, created for optimal temperature regulation and versatile performance. Polartec® Power Grid fabric technologies are defined by their patented bi-component knit grid construction for excellent moisture management and breathability. Orvis chose a thin, non-fleecey version of Power Grid with inherent sun protection (UPF50+), making it a truly smart application of this lightweight grid fabric. Originally designed for fly fishing, the PRO Sun Hoodie makes for an optimal moisture wicking base layer foundation for all activities in all conditions.

Polartec®, a Milliken & Company brand, is the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions. Since inventing the original PolarFleece in 1981, Polartec engineers continue to advance the science of fabric by creating problem solving technologies that improve the user experience. Polartec fabrics offer a wide range of functionality, including lightweight wicking and cooling, warmth and insulation, breathable weather protection, fire resistance, and enhanced durability.

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