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In November 2018, a Canadian-led team will depart from Punta Arenas, Chile and fly over 3,000 km to one of the coldest places in the world—the South Pole. They will then travel 1,000 km in their customized hybrid vehicle, known as The Rockhopper, built by Alberta’s Airworks Compressors Corporation. This trip marks the first time anyone will attempt to test a hybrid vehicle in the South Pole and will show the immense potential of hybrid technology as it navigates the harsh conditions of the South Pole. The Rockhopper features a drivetrain that can power buses and trucks, while using less fuel and producing less emissions than traditional systems.
The X90X crew has been preparing for this adventure for over a year by training, planning supplies, and figuring out how to survive in the challenging and possibly dangerous environment. In November, when the expedition takes place, the temperature at the South Pole is expected to be as low as -36°C (-33°F) and -39.4°C (-39°F); however, the lowest November temperature on record was a frosty -55°C (-67°F).
To help the team of the X90X expedition accomplish their mission and thrive in the extreme winter conditions, Arctic Bay has created a special edition parka—the extra-warm Nunavut Champion. The winter parka for men is waterproof, windproof, and warmed with premium Arctic Bay down with 725 fill power.
The premium winter jacket also has a Canadian-origin coyote fur ruff and Canadian-origin real beaver fur beard guard, which is unique to Arctic Bay. It also has a temperature rating of up to -45°C/-49°F and fits true to size, which means body heat can be trapped inside for supreme warmth and comfort. The measurements also allow it to be the perfect fit for all body types, so each member of the X90X expedition will be properly fitted.