Sunday, June 3, 2012

QUIKSILVER/ROXY 2012/2013 M/W Performance Apparel Snowboard/Skiwear

SIA/Denver

words/images Judith Ecochard

Committed to its riders-Quiksilver and Roxy---have highly technically driven performance wear apparel for snowboarders...that actually took us by surprise...as we were only familiar with their affordable lifestyle separates that are shown to NYC media types.

HIGHLIGHTS:

TRAVIS RICE collection-performance function "zero compromise"-artist Scott Serfas stripe print Recco® Advanced Rescue Technology embedded, 2 way adjustable fixed hood, Gore Tex®,  Climate Control liner with Diamond Dobby®-waterproof/moisture managed, Symbol Jacket (left $550)---and Hydro Jackets 10k/10k ($250 center, $260 right) made of 50% recycled polyester/50% polyester ripstopt-with pop top fixed hood system with horizontal hood zipper--all helmet compatible hoods hand hammocks perfect fit, microfiber chin guards, regular fits with drop tails


What a difference a locale makes---

A big wow---the proprietary fabric features including Diamond Dobby™ a diamond weave fabric pattern applied to liners, layering pieces, fleece and headwear that creates airflow channels for optimal moisture management, QuikDry fabric-with similar properties, QuikTech 15,000, 10,000, 8000, 5000mm-tested for water resistance and highly breathable-via a direct coating or laminate, Quiktech insulation and 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation for warmth without the bulk ---that allows moisture out but traps and holds body heat...

...and outdoor wear stalwarts like Gore-Tex® and 3M™ Scotchguard™ protector repellant finish-for fibers that are highly water resistant, stain resistant and breathable...PLUS in some jackets, the universally used Recco®-an avalanche rescue system-reflector-enables rapid pinpointing using harmonic radar...
YKK® Aquaguard Vision® zipper-



silk backed, closed mesh inserts, moisture wicking taffeta, Climate Control-Diamond Dobby™ interior 

Another big WOW---the designs and patterns.

internal pockets-for goggles, loop and snap attachment system for pants, un-zip powder skirt, 

all access pocket




Travis Rice Aspect Jackets

micro fiber chin guard, lots of pockets



100% polyester mélange-printed taffeta lining-insulated with QT13 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation type G



mesh lined venting, all access pocket





Utility outerwear="Built to Ride-team approved toughness meets solid styling..."

Venture Jackets-10k/10k nylon/poly two toned oxford, quilted taffeta lining-leaf photograph print by Bryan Fox, micro fiber chin guard, 1 way adjustable fixed hood system, fixed powder skirt, internal goggle pocket with cleaner, loop and snap attachment system, hand hammocks, mesh lined venting-$240

all access pocket



Fracture Jacket 
Fracture Jackets in bold stripes-of 100% polyester mélange dobby, quilted taffeta lining, with micro fiber chin guard, 1 way adjustable fixed hood system, fixed powder skirt, internal goggle pocket with cleaner, loop and snap attachment system, hand hammocks, mesh lined venting
...insulated with QT13 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation type G, 8k/5k
$240






Iron Jackets-100% polyester oxford, taffeta lining- printed herringbone-1 way adjustable fixed hood system, hand hammocks, mesh lined venting...metal and leather trim details-micro fiber chin guard, fixed powder skirt, loop and snap attachment system, internal media and goggle pocket with cleaner, glove loops and key clip=regular fit 10k/10k
$210-urban friendly too....
close up of herringbone print---





Next Mission Print Jackets-50% recycled poly/50% pollster printed herringbone-3 way adjustable hood, quilted taffeta lining, micro fiber chin guard, fixed powder skirt, loop and snap attachment system, internal media and goggle pocket with cleaner, glove loops and key clip, internal cuffs=regular fit-$150-$160 8k/5k






Fleece backed Softshell Outerwear---mid-layer or on its own-good for hiking too. Origin Softshell- 5k/5k 1 way adjustable fixed hood system, micro fiber chin guard, adjustable cuff, key clip, long slim fit $130


ROXY rocks---sure that's been used a gazillion times...

Tora Bright Fluff Jackets-10k/10k poly-cation oxford, nylon-with satin printed lining, QT12 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation, 1 way adjustable hood, chin guard, removable powder skirt w/stretch panel, mesh line venting, internal media and goggle pocket w/ cleaner, adjustable cuffs, hand hammocks, hand warmer pockets, YKK® METALUXE® Vision® zipper, long slim fit-NICE
TORAH BRIGHT is a halfpipe/backcountry snowboarder with her branded line with Roxy able to work on the entire mountain.
removable synthetic fur trim -jacket=$300-with Torah Bright Chameleon Bandana in Morning Rose w/ velcro closure $30 




loop and attachment system -glove loops and key clip



Torah Bright Orchard Jacket-w/ brushed tricot and embossed taffeta lining, helmet compatible removable hood system, cotton poly twill with DWR finish, mesh line venting, chin guard, QT12 insulation,  internal media and goggle pocket w/ cleaner, adjustable cuffs, hand hammocks, hand warmer/sleeve pass pockets, key clip-regular fit 8k/5/ $220

Uniquely sophisticated-great details, textures, prints----


Redwood Jacket-15k/15k nylon/poly 2 toned textured weave, removable hood , DWR finish, , chin guard, QT12 insulation,  Napoleon and media pockets, goggle pocket w/ cleaner, fold up and adjustable cuffs, internal hand hammocks, hand warmer/sleeve pass pockets, key clip-embossed taffeta and teddy fleece lining

YKK® multi-color metal zipper detail

YKK® multi-color metal zipper detail




Redwood-in Mountain Grey






internal specs-fab!-fixed powder skirt-hide away powder skirt system

plenty of pockets...




Firefly Jacket 10k/10k -ply/spandex/stretch twill with embossed taffetta lining/brushed tricot lined back, magnetic front closure, chin guard, mesh lined ventingm loop and snap attachment system, removable powder skirt with stretch panel, internal media and goggle pockets-with goggle cleaner, sleeve pass pocket, extra long slim fit, adjustable cuffs with internal hand hammocks $230

3 way adjustable, removable hood

 removable powder skirt with stretch panel




details-like the hardware snaps are well done


YKK® metal zipper detail...on sleeve




lots of pockets-make this a smart city wear jacket


Technical pants with regular, slim or skinny fit...not a baggy mess---all with a lift ticket loop, mesh line venting,  cuff saver cinch system, boot/lace hook, PU covered taffeta boot gaiter-keeps the snow out, parking lot friendly. $150-$165---10k/10k-15k/15k


Originals are a sub collection of  ROXY jackets that are feminine shaped and slopes to streets designed-with nice trim details...

Tundra Jacket (l)-$230-long slim fit-100% polyester mélange, printed taffeta lining, QT13 insulation-50% down/50% feathers, removable synthetic fur trim, 1 way adjustable hood, fixed powder skirt-hide away powder skirt system, adjustable/internal cuffs, sleeve pass pocket, internal media and goggle pockets 8k/5k 



Vista jacket-3 way adjustable hood and YKK® Metaluxe® Vision® zipper, QT12 Insulation, brushed tricot and embossed taffeta---100% polyester mélange dobby 8k/5k

fixed powder skirt/hide away powder skirt system


















Thief of Heart Print=100% polyester micro twill/embossed taffeta lining=PRETTY-available in Jetty Shell $150 or  Jetty Insulated jackets/shells 8k/5k $160
























Feathers print-Jetty/Jetty Insulated Jacket



Microline Plaid Indigo Print-Jetty/Jetty Insulated Jackets

We Need The Sun print front, Fancy Plaid print 2nd-Jetty/Jetty Insulated Jackets




Bumblebee Vest/Softshell-$175---100% solid nylon with sleeves/hood 100% printed polyester soft-shell, DWR finish with stretch... lined with taffeta sleeves and hood, bonded polar fleece backed construction, 1 way adjustable hood, chin guard, mesh line venting, adjustable cuffs, internal media pockets, glove loops and key clip, long slim fit -8k/5k-$175

Rainbow Softshell---DWR finish with stretch-an easy layer piece-good for hiking too---adjustable fixed hood, chin guard, loop and snap attachment system, internal media/goggle pockets, glove loops and key clip, adjustable cuffs, hand hammocks, chin guard, long slim fit $130 5k/5k

ROXY and Quicksilver-both have layer friendly fleeces and hoodies...and accessories.


Our top pick for gals is this super stylish Stream Fleece---$80---with a removable hood/button detail, kangaroo pocket up front...and a pretty jacquard knit details...with a long slim fit...all the ease/warmth of a regular fleece with a lot more pizazz.



dual use hood can be used as a balaclava when detached