|New England (NEOS) overshoes-waterproof---big hit giveaway- at Demo Day. Lightweight, durable, ez on/off. Tough nylon upper|
|tread on/high traction---non insulated and insulated versions-with removable EVA insoles|
|Carhartt-work to weekend wear -performance fabrics and linings quilted flannel lining-orange standard human here visibility shade. Men's and women's.|
|Core4Elements-men's jackets, hoodys, pants have performance wear features in options for all sorts of weather conditions…lightweight warmth and heavier insulation, moisture wicking, waterproof/resistant, as well as design details like stretch +anti-microbial materials, pit zips/mesh lining for venting, seamed seals, YKK® durable zippers, well placed pockets.|
Perhaps the warm winter of 2012/13 reminded retailers/outfitters that other activities go on when there's no snow…including hunting which tends to occur outdoors.
Spending half our time in a very urban environment where the noticeable 'hunting' tends to be by law enforcement nabbing fare beaters-we view these get close to the animals' time tested patterns-as more fashion statements. In fact, we're surprised we don't see these eye catching prints in more streetwear a clothing-as in linings for urban jackets (some pieces should be reversible anyway-given the price tags!!!!)---or as details in shoes or accessories (insoles, patterned outsoles, trims).
Kamik delivers a new men's ELEMENT COLLECTION:
... a series of three/four seasons, waterproof and recyclable- 4 way stretch, neoprene uppers+synthetic Rubber shell, 4 season Rubber outsole camo boots---
Details like adjustable weather collar Cold Creek boot, Kamik FitLock technology for comfort/stability, Aegis treated, anti-bacterial-removable EVA insoles- from a brand who really made name for itself with brightly colored/patterned rain boots.
Made in the USA too.
WOLVERINE----has many style of hunting kicks-waterproof leather uppers-with 1000 denier nylon or 60 denier polyester, cushioned EVA midsoles+ footbeds with NXT® odor control, rubber outsoles...
|King Caribou (lower)|
|Men's Scout II-3M™Thinsulate™ insulation, full grain leather,|
|Full grain leather-900 Denier poly upper...|
|love these---women can wear these anywhere…suede, full grain leather, tough rubber outsole/toe cap…! Fab.|
Olive-military-army green….the basic tone of a lot of camo…like grey-is almost a neutral basic in fashion---and the outdoors market.
|3 ply carbonate back protects as does-Eagle Creek's guaranteed no matter what|
|Tarmac AWD-22, new color for this workhorse. Dynamic Spin wheels, Bi-tech™ fabric in army green, skid plate, bumper protection black|
|NAU---one of our fav labels-we can wear just about anywhere-Allle Down pullover ---in Seaweed green. Funnel neck, shirttail hem, asymmetrical seams, ¾ length roll cuff sleeves-as fashion savvy as Norma Kamali's classic sleeping bag coats.|
|Under Armour-varsity style|
|Adidas--greyish green- -orange trim-stretch and insulated vest…stylish-the iconic stripes on the side panels---multi-tasker is very on trend|
|32º Heat Weatherproof-fun camo print- lightweight down Packable jacket|
|Chaos-children's hats---cute---always playful colors|
An acid-electric neon color palette-ruled the 80's and in more recent times in certain geographic locales like Japan. By our casual observation-black continues to 'rule' winter apparel-on the slopes and off- and not just in NYC.
But-bold brighter tones-acceptable in spring clothing-continue to dominate certain kinds of outdoor apparel in 2014---for visibility reasons in a lot of instances… PLUS childrenswear and gadgets---and wonderfully-in socks-where in reality-just about any color scheme/patterns are available. And sell.
|Balega-Hidden Comfort-Zesty Lemon|
|Granite Gear-school ready backpacks|
|NAU-quilted Fractal Hoody jacket- in Zest... a gold-ish yellow-expect more of this tone next season|
|as pop of color-on left Baffin|
|Sanuk-they're not shoes!|
|Balega-no slip-Hidden Contour-raspberry in sizes Small or Medium, cushioning underneath, heel tabs REALLY prevent heel slippage (yeah), elastane for structured fit, hand linked toe closure, mesh panels for ventilation, one fav running socks!|
|Fox River-ski /snowboardsocks---with moisture wicking/ warmth- and so form fitting-we run in ones we have. These are new for 2014|
|Poppy Gall Design Studio and Darn Tough---continue to conjure up the most fabulous patterns for ski/lifestyle/hike/run socks…ever.|
Country flags are always big sellers-esp every four years-Olympics and World Cup athletic competitions ignite bouts of patriotism
|stripes, swirls, stars and statements|
|Fun and seemingness endless vaiety-Darn Tough---can have up to 12 colors in one pair. Got to be a record|
|Patagonia-traceable down-Nano-Air jacket|
|Dynafit (with lime green lining)-Cho Oyo Down Jacket-from company famous for its skis/backcountry gear. Apparel was top notch-using European Down|
|Adidas--with so many fashion collaborations-no surprise Adidas showed a slew of color options for its Outdoors line including this Terrex Swift Climaheat Down Jacket|
|Sherpa Adventure Gear-Nangpala hooded down jacket|
|Berghaus---the Hydrodown line of jackets are all saturated colors-including this Ramche Down jacket-W-in a very pretty Royal Blue …great quilting too.|
|Bergans of Norway= outerwear maestros offer a colorful range of hard+soft shells.|
|Atlas S 17 Sport-snowshoes match up with an outfit|
|Cobb Hill--in peacock/teal bue will be more prevalent next season-imo...|
|Salomon-Pants/ Jacket-Little Violette, Cascade Green 3 L|
|Black Diamond Snap End Shell---women|
|Bergans---this is a pretty burgundy wine purple color-great pairing with yellow trim|
|Kakadu Traders---burgundy purple---Burgundy wine tone for guys|
|NAU-the Allle Down pullover -same as above but in -Iris -deep pink/purple like the Pantone color of the year Radiant Orchid.|
Gore running----with reflective trim
|TAOS-Stellar in Burnt Orange suede|
|Fjällräven Luhkkan Cape----|
|Dynafit-the BEAST GTX men's waterproof hardshell|
|Taos-Priviledge boot-in the front-Spice Red|
|these are great-Berghaus Yeti® Extrem™Pro gaiter---probably would have been a highly coveted item in many USA locales this winter|
|w/ hidden single pull adjustment, abrasion resistant print on inside of foot, fully taped seams +Yeti® Pro rubber rand replaceable|
|32º Heat Weatherproof down comes in a broad range of colors-travel friendly vests/jackets|
|Liberty Bottleworks-Made in the USA, aluminum recycle able-the KARMA bottles benefit a lot of worthy non profits, also pictured-Topo= maps of parks, mass transit series etc---loads of-playful graphics which get our award for best in show via 3D digital printing...|
We liked how for the women's market this season ---the staple pattern got feminine twists with bright color combos...
|Woolen Pendleton Mills peacoat-classic silhouette-in lively paterrn|
|Edo Reversible Spotty Jakcet|
|Filson's Seattle, Lightfoot and Fishing No 3 shirts are available in wool or cotton- part of this heritage brand's many offerings---year round wearable…cut for casters|
|Bergans-technical mix-performance polyester plaid l/s shirts-Bjorli-men's+woman's|
|Carhartt-made with breathable -moisture-wicking with 37.5 (Cocona)---we see this work/lifetyle label on subway riders all the time---burly construction dudes as well as L trains citizens (that is the subway line to overly hip/hyped Willaimsburg/Bushwick, BKLYN, fyi)|
|Horney Toad-warmth to weight ratio=easy care, great hand feel-l/s|
|our obsession-the Fjällräven Luhkkan No. 3 Cape goes reversible with Shetland Wool one side and G-1000 Eco fabrication on reverse!|
|NAU-Fadre Plaid Jacket blazer wool blend w/ DWR treatment, 2 tone plaid pattern, clean silhouette-ride your bike in this-go to an office. Smart!|
One of the best ways to see what might be trending for the next year-is to watch what the buzz worthy RTW labels serve up on the runway. Because it all filters down, at some point.
From the Master Karl Lagerfeld-his latest A/W 2014 for luxury label Chanel got massive buzz…outdoor brands might look at the colors for clues-but especially the footwear----not a high heel in sight---lace-up high top selections really nailed the fashion/function. Metallics, blush pink and white…notable---for women.