Tuesday, October 30, 2012


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
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