July 07, 2021
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Karpos x Polartec®

Partner Product Release

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If you're running the world's hardest race, you're going to need the best technology

Successful competitors in this year's Tor des Géants (Tour of Giants/TOR330) and Tor des Glaciers (TOR450) will receive a Karpos Finisher's Jersey designed for "Real Giants". Using Polartec® Delta™, those lucky enough to complete the TOR330 or the TOR450 will receive the jersey featuring Polartec's iconic cooling fabric. The TORs are two of the world's hardest races.

Italian brand, Karpos, will be the headline sponsor of this year's TOR330 and TOR450A partnership that will span the next three years. The two races which will be held in September, are endurance races of huge proportions. TOR330 covers 205 miles (330 km), features over 24,000 meters of elevation, and must be completed in fewer than 150 hours. TOR450 is reserved exclusively for 200 runners and covers 279 miles (450 km). Both take place in Aosta Valley, Italy.

Polartec Delta has been designed for challenges just like this. High intensity, warm environments require cooling technology. Delta was created to precisely deliver that by better utilizing sweat, the body's natural cooling process. Next-to-skin fabrics that target wicking and fast drying will keep moisture moving, but don't work towards cooling the body down. Delta works more efficiently by elevating touchpoints for increased airflow, faster moisture dispersal, and reduced wet-cling.

Giuseppe Lira, Karpos brand manager, says: "When a piece of clothing ceases to be a limitation, then it becomes truly functional for our activity."

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