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    EXPEDITION STAFF UNIFORM

    Below you will find instructions and policies related to the Quark Expeditions staff uniform.  This guide will answer many questions you may have regarding the uniform and ordering process, as well as updates to the program.  Please review this document prior to ordering your uniform for the coming season.  Should you have any questions regarding the uniform, please email [email protected]

    UPDATES FOR ANTARCTIC 2017

    UPDATED : THE TEAM QUARK POLO
    We’re very pleased to announce that new polos will be provided for Antarctica 17-18 and going forward.  The new polo is short sleeved and will replace all previous versions of the polo you may have.  It’s comprised of a soft cotton blend fabric, reinforced seams, a woven collar and has the TEAM QUARK logo embroidered on the right sleeve. The fit has also been improved; the new polos will fit closer to the true size and will look more professional. 


    New polos are a required part of the staff uniform.  Please order new polos to replace your existing ones.  Distribution of polos will be as follows

    • Returning team members ordering polos only
      Place your order on the site as normal. We will pack your polo shirts in Toronto and bring them to the vessel
    • Returning team members ordering polos with other items
      Place your order on the site as normal. Your polos will be delivered to your home address as requested with your other items
    • New team members ordering polos with other items
      Place your order on the site as directed. Your polos will be delivered to your home address as requested with your other items

    UNIFORM PIECES PROVIDED TO YOU

    NEW TEAM MEMBERS 
    Quark will provide you with the following items this season:

    • 1 x Arc'teryx Atom LT Vest embroidered with your name*
    • 2 x blue polo shirts (combination of short and long sleeve)
    • 1 x white dress shirt
    • 1 Arc'teryx Atom insulating jacket 
    • 1 Arc'teryx Gamma Jacket in Blue
    • 1 x Antarctic Tartan tie (men) or scarf (women)
    • 1 x Mustang Survival Floatation Coat (loaned aboard)

    RETURNING TEAM MEMBERS

    Quark will provide you with the following items this season as required

    • 2 x blue polo shirts (combination of short and long sleeve)
    • 1 x white dress shirt
    • 1 x tie (men) or scarf (women)
    • 1 x Mustang Survival Floatation Coat (loaned aboard)

    NOTES : ARC’TERYX ATOM LT VEST

    The Atom LT vest will be embroidered with your name.  Upon check-out on the uniform ordering site, please specify how your first name should appear.  Ex; if you are Christopher but prefer Chris, please state online at the time of order.  All vests will state “Expedition Staff”, with the exception of “Expedition Leader” and “Expedition Doctor” who will have alternate embroidery. Nicknames are not encouraged and will be reviewed by operations staff.

    NOTES : ARC’TERYX OUTER SHELL (OPTIONAL)

    Our custom designed Arc'teryx outer shell was developed specifically for our field staff. The fabric is proprietary Gore-Tex fabric specifically designed for extreme weather conditions. Special features include:

    • Custom colors; Quark blue and orange for distinct visibility purposes
    • Radio pocket
    • Microphone clip
    • Hood configuration
    • Underarm zips
    • Drop seat

    Quark is happy to offer the custom Arc’Teryx jacket for a reduced of $200 USD (this jacket would normally retail for $950 USD.  Jackets can be ordered from the “Pro Shop” section of the Team Quark uniform page.

    The Arc'teryx pieces are a true fit so you need to use the special Arc'teryx sizing chart on the website to ensure you choose the correct size.

    Men’s sizing chart:
    http://arcteryx.com/sizing-chart.aspx?EN/men-s-athletic-fit-top-sizing-chart

    Women’s sizing:
    http://arcteryx.com/sizing-chart.aspx?EN/women-s-athletic-fit-top-sizing-chart

    ORDERING YOUR UNIFORM

    Uniform instructions are normally send along with your contract and other documents and instructions change every season.

    • Visit : http://shop.quarkexpeditions.com/
    • Click on Team Quark at the bottom of the page. The password is “staffuniform” for both the uniform and pro-shop pages
    • Add the items you want from both sections to the cart. Proceed to check-out.  
      Note; the billing address will be your shipping address. Please enter the address you want the items shipped to.
    • Use discount code “peninsula“ to bring the cost down to $0 at checkout for included items.
    • Any balance owing (ex; pro deal purchases, Quark custom shell) can be paid by credit card.
    • Please enter your travel dates in the notes at check-out should you have them so we can prioritize shipping.

     

    THE UNIFORM STANDARD

    The Quark Expeditions field staff uniform is designed to keep you safe and comfortable.    We also expect you to present yourself in a professional manner when in contact with our passengers.

    • If any gear is damaged or out of shape; please re-order as necessary in order to present yourself in a professional way, the code you will be provided with might not allow you to order additional items outside of your allotment, in this case please email [email protected] with a brief description of the condition of your gear and reason for replacement
    • Please maintain and care for your uniform and store it properly during your off-season
    • Please utilize the ships laundry service to maintain a clean and neat uniform
    • Jeans / shorts / sweatpants are not permitted for wear while in contact with guests, and we ask that you wear grey expedition style pants
    • Gear with logos from other polar expedition operators are strictly prohibited; only Quark Expeditions gear should be worn while you are on duty
    • Quark does not provide footwear but we do have a few rules for your own safety and to set a good example for our passengers: Always wear proper footwear with non-slip soles, no slippers, “flip-flops”, sandals, or shoes without heel enclosure are to be worn in the public areas. Never walk barefoot

    If you have any questions, comments or feedback about your gear or the process to get it, please let us know: [email protected]uarkexpeditions.com