Alaskan heli-skiing operator H2O Guides partners up with Polarmax

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 24, 2010 10:56 am

Polarmax technical base layers recently announced they have formed a partnership with World Champion skier Dean Cummings and H2O Guides, based in Valdez, AK, to become the official base layer for all H2O Guides activities through Spring 2013.

To combat the extreme conditions the H2O Guides staff works with every day, they will exclusively wear Polarmax and PMX base layers products, allowing them to stay warm and comfortable, even in challenging terrain and the ever-changing weather.

Cummings, an Alaskan heli ski and mountaineering legend, is no newbie to the extreme elements that Alaska  is known for dishing out. “One of the most important things you want to be prepared for is changing weather conditions and the possibility of being outside for a while in nasty weather,” says Cummings. “As guides, we’re outside all day, every day. When your life depends on it, you need to stay either warm and dry or cool and dry.” Cummings continued, “Polarmax’s super wicking fabric moves moisture away before we even realize we’re sweating, and the soft, comfortable insulation keeps us warm, or cool so we can function at our peak levels to keep our clients safe and having fun.”

As terms of the partnership, Polarmax will supply base layers to the entire H2O guide staff, and H2O Guides will help with product R&D, and promote footage of Polarmax and PMX products in use, in the regions they were designed for. H2O Guides will use and represent Polarmax at each of their destinations, for all activities including skiing, mountaineering, hunting, fishing and kayaking.