FW Apparel of France has made use of materials by Polartec for its autumn/winter 2020-21 collection. The alpine-style Manifest Tour Hybrid Pants PFL and Hybrid Hoodie PFL – retailing for about €200 and €370 respectively – employ a recycled material, Polartec Alpha, in their middle, temperature-regulating layers. According to FW’s co-founder, Olivier Gouby, this enables the wearer to engage in splitboarding or cross-country skiing at fluctuating temperatures without ever adding or subtracting layers. According to Polartec, Alpha was designed for the “stop & go” activities of American special forces. The collection also makes use of Power Stretch Pro and Polartec 200 for warmth and breathability. The latter is used in FW’s Root Pillow for women, which doubles as a jacket, the pillow stowing into a kangaroo pouch. Headquartered in the French city of Annecy, FW specializes in snowsports and the winter outdoor market.