Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Outdoor Retailer/SLC-NYC

Outwear colors in a wide assortment of saturated, rainbow-worthy tones---and the classic black/white...jazzed up a large collection of bombers, shirt jackets, and vests---all weather tough, wind/water resistant ---for men and 32º Weatherproof® .
classic bombers...

Handsome styles-and a lot of functionality-

We focused on the packable styles- in the 32 Degrees HEAT assortment of outerwear styles-that contain a new techy poly fiber- that retains and absorbs body heat, has an anti-static agent - to reduce clinging, and has moisture wicking/anti-odor properties . 

Versatility and durability, accordingly-AND at great prices too--- including the machine washable, men's 3-in- 1 jackets-made of  wind/water resistant polyester, with 6 pockets (outside shell has 2 hand pockets, 1 chest pocket and 1 interior pocket; interior shell has 2 hand pockets), zip fronts, adjustable cuffs with Velcro® closure...

well done-the feminine cut-of these puffers jackets-lightweight-easy to layer
Jackets-with drawstring waist add shape-hand and inner pockets, cute cute cute, 

comes with a packable pouch---scrunch down---but retains its loft with a quick shake.

inner layers too

Our top pick is this long extra versatile puffer vest style for women (about mid-thigh) classic white or black---toasty and practical- with a serious snap close-it hood---an ideal piece that layers over a lot of outfits---jeans, skirts, sweater/leggings combo---given the length and trim fit. Very practical-freedom of movement- especially when holding onto overhead subway car rails.

on rack---Weatherproof 32º Jackets-Hydro Tech Water Resistant Ski --available at Macy's

Bonus Points---having Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte as spokesman of the brand.

Cloud Layering System-pictured DriDown™ jacket-treated -insulation that stays warmer when wet, dries faster and stays drier, longer
Another company at OR- ---with tech heavy  "Backcountry" and "Frontcountry" collections-is Sierra Designs---that has a practical, packable  Cloud Layering System for Spring and Fall 2013...
Cloud Windshell (M $135)-breathable wind slayer with cuff with thumbhole, adjustable hem, storm flap center, stuffs into chest pocket-and 4oz Cloud Airshell-water resistant jacket w/ fully taped PVC seams-with stuff sac +attached hood $139
love the colors too-men's Cloud Puffy (Spring 2013- $287), 800 fill Power Goose Dri-Down™, 2 way zip/center storm flap,  3 pockets, adjustable helmet compatible hood, cuff binding w/thumbhole, adjustable hem-includes stuff sack

MEANING= a deconstructed traditional 3-layer waterproof/breathable jacket-broken down into its logical 3 attributes...for super lightweight -ready when you are-changing weather conditions-in one package.

Other highlights...
Capiz Jackets-(M/W)-good for active types-trim fit-w/ 600 Fill DriDown™ for-upper sleeves w/ side stretch panels $199 Fall 2013 delivery
stretchy arms underneath=increased mobility

DWR ripstop nylon shell-zip goes up high with flap keeps wind out

as warm as it looks---28º North Jacket 600-Fill DriDown™, 40D nylon face-interior lycra cuff w/ thumbhole, inner security pocket, 2 zip hand warmer pockets: Fall 2013

hung lining so no cold spots-adjustable hem
adjustable hood 
Cloud Layering System-Spring 2013-Women's nice colors-Fusion +Ultraviolet

hung hem-no cold spots!

Super Stratus-super warm 800 Fill Power Duck DriDown™, DWR nylon-adjustable helmet compatible hood $248-nice feminine curves-Fall 2013 delivery-part of Cloud Layering System