How Arctic Bay Is Supporting the X90X Expedition to the South Pole

February 23, 2018

Imagine you are standing outside on a cold winter morning. The brisk air feels icy on your cheeks, and you can see your breath, frozen as you exhale. Even your eyes feel chilled and your eyelashes turn to icicles. This is exactly what the crew of the Canadian-led X90X expedition crew will face next November when they head to the South Pole. Read on to see how Arctic Bay is helping to make this historical expedition happen.

The X90X Expedition


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).

Arctic Bay’s Special Edition Parka

Nunavut Parka

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.

Stay Warm All Winter with Jackets from Arctic Bay

Arctic Bay’s winter jackets and parkas for men and women are made 100% in Canada, balancing function and purposeful styling essentials, so even if you aren’t planning on venturing to the South Pole, you’ll still find the perfect parka for your lifestyle. Our coats are inspired by Canada’s deep heritage and our passion for all things Canadian. We pride ourselves on creating premium outerwear that insulates, resists water and snow, and lasts for years. The quality and exceptional design are unmatched, so you can look stylish and stay warm all winter. Even better, our jackets have been tested for quality assurance from Downmark® and we are proud to show that each parka meets the highest standards for down products. You can brave any frigid climate with Arctic Bay outerwear! Just visit our online store today!
For more details about the X90X expedition, visit the X90X web site or look for updates on their social media pages: Facebook (Xpedition90X), Instagram (Xpedition90X), and Twitter (@Xpedition90X).

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