Tuesday, October 30, 2012

BERGAN'S of NORWAY SPRING PERFORMANCE/LIFESTYLE APPAREL

Langli Shirt-nylon/poly-breathable/moisture wicking/quick drying -in dusty light blue check-zipped front pocket

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

Bergans of Norway has secured a spot for itself in the USA/Canadian outdoor marketplace---with its technical and lifestyle apparel...as well as gear impressing the backcountry gear junkies.

For Spring 2013---and we saw a fraction of the collection---focusing on performance pieces that cross-over into lifestyle wear---a selection that will earn accolades from the street to trail types...and those wanting great travel separates.

Leknes S/S Shirt-nylon/poly mix-quick drying, great wicking-shirt sleeve tab detail, 2 front pockets $109
A key fabric used for its outerwear items---is Dermizax™ a waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane---3-layer, 2.5-layer, and 2-layers--- to repel the elements in comfort....with a high degree of elasticity that lets the garments stretch up to 2x its own length. That's impressive.

color options

Langli Shirt-women's nylon/poly mix-quick drying/moisture wicking , button closure in front, chest pocket-men''s version too $89















Skäla Lady Tee in hot pink-$39
Technical tees- well made-with great wicking ability, non-chafing stitch con structure--and a great hand feel.

Bloom Wool Tee-women's (here in Timothy Green) and men's versions---very nice 100% merino wool that's naturally breathable/moisture wicking, non-itchy, odor resistance---and non-itcy! Machine washable too.$85

Bloom tee-hot pink



Women's Utne Short-light magenta pink



Men's and Women's Utne Shorts $89---lightweight, great hand feel---wicking/quick drying, front , back, thigh pockets  and belt loops--nice enough for on the town---pictured dark grey ad warm sand colors for gals



















Jackets that are lightweight and weather impervious....Bergan's has a wide selection...





Glittertind Jacket---men's and women's technical jacket made with 3 layer Dermizax™ all weather protection with stretch---low weight, easy pack---a technical jacket that's waterproof, windproof, breathable with a fixed hood, lots of inner/outer pockets. Extended back, under arm pit zips -in Bright Lime-multiple colors.

storm flap...zipper closing in the front and eyelet for headphones. 
microfiber collar, Down Litght-baffle box stitch construction w/ windproof and water resistant repellant fabric, elastic cuff and reinforced elbow sections, two front pockets, left inner pocket
$199
It's cold in some parts---and lightweight insulation is the way to go---easy pack and versatile---wear as a mid layer in the winter....







Helium Jacket w/ 2.5 layer Dermizax™ fixed hood w/wire adjustment , under arm pit zips for ventilation, front pockets lined with mesh, extended back panel with reflective logo-windproof, waterproof, breathable
Various mountain /hiking jackets---ranging from $129-$599 (matching pants---$119-$499)



great color waves

Microlight Jacket-men's/women's super lightweight functional -windproof + water resistant jacket in 4 way stretch material...stuffs into its front pocket--extended back and fixed hood.


Softshell options---lightweight technical jackets...that are four season options with the right layering.

Stegaros Jacket-men's and women's pictured-helmet compatible hood, under arm pit zips, front and chest pocket lined for extra ventilation, windproof and water repellant jacket $199

one hand elastic drawstring at hem



velcro adjustment on sleeve
Award winning technical backpack---we saw these and wrote up at the Demo Day...


Glitterind 55 blackberry and magenta pink-in large, medium and small sizes-featuring the natural motion carrying system---with a SPINE carrying system allowing the hips and shoulders to move freely. $239




SPINE Carrying System -for lateral flexion, stability with straps on shoulder and hip belts, helical frame with shock absorption, twisting side to side and upward and downward movements fastened to the back panel
BERGAN'S OF NORWAY