Friday, June 1, 2012

180"s Technical QUANTUMHEAT Performance Wear Fall 2012


words/images Judith Ecochard

Since we first reviewed 180's---the company has really gone in a major direction to keep warm (or cool-see review from last show)--- other parts of humans-other than their ears and hands...for year round coverage.

Women's Pinnacle Midweight Running Jacket MSRP $85-QuantumHeat locted in neck, cuffs, pocket lining and underarms, 180 Accessory systems will fasten to other 180 neckwear and headwear for superior warmth, wind/water resistant protection, adjustable collar, reflective details for visibility
Intro'ed at OR---the proprietary QuantumHeat Thermal performance technology apparel (ships mid August 2012)--- inventively wisks moisture away -"100% of seat every two seconds"---captures body heat for retention and "magnifies light into heat from any light source increasing your overall warmth..."---which sounds very that Schoeller energear™fabric that captures infrared rays.

Neck Gaiter-flatlock seams, reflective pops, ergonomic design to wear above nose or below chin, QuantumHeat the entire piece---fastens to 180s outerwear to provide additional warmth MSRP$25

Warmth without the bulk, with full movement stretch...anti-odor and UPF 50+ protection too. IMPRESSIVE!!!!!
Equalize Training Vest MSRP $65 QuantumHeat entire garment, zipper side pockets and zipper garage secures zipper pull-protects neck and prevents chaffing

Retreat Ear Band-with ponytail slit, flat lock seams no chaffing-and curved designs ensures ears are protected...QuantumHeat entire garment MSRP $25

Base layers, jackets, vests, hats, arm and leg sleeves ear muffs and socks----all with the entire item or in select parts, will be offered---some apparel separates- specifically for men or women.


Gaiters, Arm Sleeves

Arm Sleeves MSRP $45-QuantumHeat in entire accessory, Compression fabric reduces fatigues, ensures a great fit,  reflective pops, ergonomically shaped-flatlock seams

Velocity Training Quarter Zip-MSRP $70 QuantumHeat entire top, flat lock seams, raglan sleeves for  movement, zipper garage for zip pull to protect neck and help prevent chafing

Ignite Windproof Running Jacket MSRP $150-QuantumHeat located in neck, cuffs, pocket lining and underarm, 180s accessory systems will fasten to other 180s neckwear and headwear to provide additional warmth, water resistant, windproof,  , adjustable collar, reflective pops

Ear Warmers -including these faux suede Winterlude with soft faux fur-with a patented behind the head designs fits comfortably---and can be worn with other headwear, collapsible for easy storage-MSPR $30

TECTOUCH™ on index finger and thumb allows touch screen operation without taking off gloves...
DOWN QuantumTouch leather palm technology provides conductivity within the leather for touchscreen ease f use, waterproof insert provides protection from elements, down fill for warmth, DWR exterior finish for protection from wet conditions, elastic wrist cinch prevents cold air from entering glove, mini glove clips keeps gloves together when not used...veyr handy, imo. MSRP $65---matching ear warmers available.