and ...GENERAL IDEA / HEAD APPAREL COLLABORATION
The Tunnel/La Venue/White Collection-NYC
words/images Judith Ecochard
HEAD is a serious company-dedicated to bringing skiers/boarders the best equipment they'll ever need---on the mountain/race course/back country for snow sports (and summery endeavors too, fyi).
Where to begin-we started with the new race helmets-geared towards those with a need for speed.
Head has several shell materials---including the new Hybrid Shell construction that combines the tough ABS technology with the lightweight "light shell" that's in the in-Mould helmets...
AND the new Respiro core used in the Stivot (pictured above) and Ventor helmet series---a lightweight EPS foam core that's perforated throughout for a comfortable microclimate inside the helmet...optimizing moisture management/breathable-so basically you don't have sweat dripping down the back of your neck. Who wants that?
|Stivot-youth size-w/ thermal ventilation, beanie lier, goggle retainer-with a 2-D adjustment system that maybe varied horizontally for individual adjustments.|
And unlike some helmet liners that are 'shrink it - pink it' when it comes to helmets for the gals...Head produces female specific protection---via beanie liners exactly adapted to the female head with two differently thick padding zones made of soft microfleece.
Plus ---all linings blessed with the anti-microbial Agion™ silver particle ions loaded material that keeps odors at bay too...removable brims, and a techy Cone Head Sandwich Core that's a pyramid shaped, 2 layer shock absorbing standard in all HEAD helmets-...so that the impact energy is extensively distributed over the item---for greater protection.
|integrated liner windshield lines up with beanie liner-can be folded down to close gap between helmet and goggles on cold days|
|height adjustable ear pads-patented means guarantees perfect fit and hearing optimized for the helmet-removable too for warm days-or for cleaning.|
Goggles are getting very high tech enabled these days. New here---the Stivot Race Goggles-ideally matched in fit and design for the Stivot helmet series.
|skin compatible foam material for face contact|
|Snake Camba AK SC i|
Confident-ally speaking-Head delivers boards for all -including precision and predictable camber shapes (CAMBA)...great for carving hardpack, playful, catch free rockers (ROCKA-reverse cambor series with designs by Justin Kaufman/JustInk- for park fiends, and hybrid EVIL KERS FLOCKA/SHE'S GOOD FLOCKA boards (artwork by George Bates Studio) too. All boards with a glass weave laminate for a smooth ride.
|women's ROCKA freestyle boards (Spring, Stella-left) She's Good Flocka (far right-freestyle easy ride, poppy, hard wearing), Camba Pride-easy all mountain rider, forgiving flex -middle right|
|Flocka The Good-(3rd on left), Rocka Fusion (4th on left) Flocka The Course (5th on left)|
Hauling it all around---very cool-and good for skiers/boarders/ and imo, hikers---pluggable boot bag heats up the kickers ($249)
|Heated boot backpack Comfortable handles and stow- able padded backpack straps|
| Various small zippered pockets for goggles, socks, bottles, gloves, clothing|
Adjustable helmet holder
Four way controller switch with house (110/V or 220/V) DC plug in and automotive cable plug in (12/V) AC Three temperature settings: Hot (70°C/150°F),
Dry (60°C/130°F) or Warm (50°C/122°F)
|plenty zipped compartments...stow-able straps-padded shoulder straps|
"DO YOU WANT A BAG WITH THOSE SKIS"
We think the answer should be obvious-goven the coinage required to buy the hardware. Pictured...bags for the other stuff...
Haulers in a fun REBELS' graphic-
|Travelbag-wheels, sturdy stow-able handle, large top compartment, 2 zipper compartments lower part, padded casing, red lining, special base fabric $199|
|Rebels' Backpack -dayback for free skier with integrated moulded and fleece lined goggle pocket, four diagonal straps for skis. boards, snowshoes, ice axes, poles, water and dirt replant fabric, red lining|
|anatomically designed padded back with fully adjustable padded dorsal system|
|REBELS' Racing Backpack-Anatomically designed back padding with fully adjustable padded dorsal strap system, various compartments, red lining|
|interior Travelbag-REBELS' carries it all|
Ski bags and a snowboard specific collection also available.
GENERAL IDEA...(designed by FIT grad Bum Suk Choi, now into Big Apple who we have reviewed prior).
|toggle and snap closures|
For the YouTube-uploaded by MBFW NYC...