For spearheading the active-insulation category

You’re sweating up a storm on a run, but it’s 30 degrees outside. As the trend for more active, physical and high-intensity workouts outdoors during the winter months ramped up, Polartec had the perfect answer. It just so happens the fabric and insulation ingredient brand was addressing the same issue for the military — how to keep high-energy-exerting servicemen and women warm in cold environments. Its solution — Polartec Alpha — created the “active insulation” category for the industry. The ingenuity of Alpha is that the insulation is a single sheet of lofty, lightweight and compressible material that doesn’t require complete encapsulation like other fills, resulting in a more breathable insulation that moves chill-producing moisture fast.

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