Polartec has honored a couple of brands for their products using Polartec fabrics with the APEX Award 2012. This year's winning brands and their products, which will hit the European stores in autumn, are: 66° North (“Eldborg Jacket”), Eider (“Uphill Jacket & Uphill Pant”), Karpos (“Marmolada Jacket”), Kjus (“Equilibrium Jacket”), Lafuma (“Peak Neo Jacket”), Mammut (“Schneefeld Zip Pull Light & Eiswand Zip Pull Light”), Marmot (“Armageddon Glove”), NFM Group (“Garm All Weather Jacket”), No Gravity (“Mammoth Plus Diving Suit”), Norrøna (“29 Warm4 Up?Cycled Jacket”), Patagonia (“Alpine Guide Jacket & Pant”), Pro Skating (“Swallow & Natasha”), Rab (“Stretch Neo Gaiter”), Rapha (“Pro Team Jacket”), Ternua (“Saintfield & Liffey Fleece Jackets”) and The North Face (“Polar Hooded Jacket”). Polartec itself has been listed as one of the 100 winners of the R&D Award put out by the R&D Magazine for its Neo Shell fabric.