About The Antarctic Connection
The Antarctic Connection™ has been offering responsible travel, functional and quality outerwear, as well as unique, fun and educational polar items since it was founded in 1998.
We are a small family owned business. Being small has allowed us to provide tailored customer service to assure our customers select the right product, proper fit, and are 100% satisfied.
What makes us "experts"?
Tom and Gloria Hutchings - the founders of the Antarctic Connection - have over 30 years of combined polar experience, and a lifetime enjoying and playing in New Hampshire and Colorado winters.
"We can truly say we know quality and performance when it comes to cold-weather clothing. Anyone can claim to be an expert but experience speaks for itself."
Meet the owners:
For over 20 years Tom and Gloria lived and worked at the South Pole (yes, the bottom of the world), McMurdo Station and Palmer Station in Antarctica, and at Summit Camp in Greenland.
Before their polar careers (see our Bio’s) began in 1990, the Hutchings’ spent winters in the backcountry (4 miles from a road) of New Hampshire's White Mountains; Tom rebuilt facilities atop Mount Washington, home of "the World's Worst Weather"and both have participated in product testing for brand vendors.
We live what we sell! With years of experience living and working in harsh, sub-zero environments we know what clothing works and what doesn’t. "We chose Canada Goose only after their products proved themselves, quite literally, in the coldest places on Earth.”
We apply the same "prove it to me” logic to all the outerwear we carry. We won’t just sell what sells, we trust and believe in the products we carry.
Travel to Antarctica...
In 2000 we partnered with Expedition Trips who share our values of providing high standards of customer service and quality trips. The staff at Expedition Trips have years of travel experience and believe in offering responsibly operated, small ship cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic with an educational and environmental focus.
Our Commitment to the Environment…
The Antarctic Connection strives to minimize waste, energy consumption, chemical use, and adverse effects on the environment. Whenever possible we reuse boxes and packaging materials when shipping orders. This helps us keep our costs, and your prices down. Though our products are outsourced globally, we do strive to purchase locally and to minimize transportation requirements whenever possible.
Who We Are…
Managing Partner: Gloria Hutchings
Managing Partner: Thomas Hutchings
Office Manager: Taeri Lyn
Web Developers: Dale Sopel, Joan Sopel, Doug Roberts, Don Wallis, Mike Morris
Business & Media Relations: Rob Burbank, Wendy Harlan
Artists: Keith Morrissey,Lucia deLeiris, Melanie Levitt, Nick Majerus, Ashley van Etten
Photographers: Gloria Hutchings, Martin Lewis, Mark Hitchcock, Stephanie Rowatt, Patrick Plaia
Our corporate office and fulfillment center are located in Jackson, New Hampshire.
PO Box 538, 766 Carter Notch Rd
Jackson, New Hampshire 03846
Orders: 877-766-9423 (Call Toll Free within N. America)
The Antarctic Connection is a privately held, limited liability company.