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Polartec News

Announcements direct from Polartec

Feb 2016

thumbThe UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is ISPO in Munich. There were some exciting new products on offer...

Mar 2015

thumbA couple of weeks ago UKC/H were out in Germany at the huge tradeshow of ISPO in Munich. We dropped in to as many outdoor brands...

Mar 2013

thumbPolartec has announced the winners of the 2013 Polartec Challenge Grant, and applications for expedition funding in 2014 are now...

Feb 2013

thumbAn update on new mountain clothing you can look forward to from autumn 2013...

Nov 2012

thumbKendal Mountain Festival starts today and Polartec is going to be giving away hundreds of prizes - if you're there then make sure...

Nov 2012

thumbThis weekend is the Kendal Mountain Festival - the biggest and best annual gathering of climbers, mountaineers and hillwalkers in...

Nov 2012

thumbWith just a few days to go before the start of this years Kendal Mountain Festival we thought we would give you a reminder about...

Nov 2012

thumbWin gear from Patagonia, Montane, Marmot and Polartec; tickets to see great climbers, Brunton Spotting Scopes and £250 to spend...

Oct 2012

thumbKendal Mountain Festival is on from 15-18 November. Here are trailers some of the stunning films that will be showing this year...

Sep 2012

thumbMountain clothing made from the new Polartec Neoshell fabric available in the UK this autumn/winter...

Polartec Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Oct 2017

thumbA lightweight and highly breathable fleece, the Alpha Flash is ideal for mountain trad, chilly sea cliffs or cold weather...

Oct 2017

thumbDan Bailey's curiosity is piqued by a left-field hybrid of down and fleece. It won't be for everyone, he says, but in its niche...

Nov 2015

thumbWhat Mammut have done with these Trovat base layers is use their high-end design and matched it with this new swanky 'Power Wool'...

Mar 2012

thumbPolartec NeoShell: hard shell, soft shell or a new kind of shell altogether? Sarah Stirling reviews a new Rab jacket (in men's...

Feb 2012

thumbMarmot's top of the range jacket made from the new Polartec NeoShell fabric. Has it reached the sweet spot of soft shell...


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