Tuesday, July 23, 2013


SIA Snowdown NYC

Part 2

on right-GT (go To)women's  20k/15k laminate-weather tough coat-insulated with synthetic down-w/ interior Lycra cuffs, 2 way front zip, plenty pockets-, form fitting side panels for feminine fit, fixed hood $299. Guy's Legend-fixed hood,  down puffy on left-could be a day skiers or bar hoppers jacket...w/ DWR finish, microfiber chin guard, velcro adjustable cuffs, drawcord hem+zipped pockets.
SPYDER  technical apparel for snow sports has a lot of credibility---and history. The company has added some more lifestyle pieces for Fall/Winter 13-14...in addition to the garments for the hardcore mountain-bound.

this Traverse layering jacket w/ Primaloft®One (100g-60g) insulation in body/sleeve tops with stretchy side smooth anti-pill face fleece piecing at side panels-breathability, zipped hand pockets, double layer sleeve pocket---works on its own too. We'd run in this on colder days. $179

remember the 80's one piece skisuits. Retro style with today's fabrics 20k/20k protection...this pic from Spyder website- the  L Series Eternity-with faux fur option for removable split hood.. . engineered stretch for how a skier moves/bends, with interior fleece cuffs at wrist, insulation via Primaloft® Sport in legs and Primaloft® One in body/sleeves, zipper adjustable cuffs w gussets, data card pocket, inner snow gaiters, lower leg zips-for ease getting the boots off. Very fun $1250.00---we can see non-skiers parading around in this.

under arm ventilation-seamed sealed, waterproof zips
Eiger Jacket $500-designed w/ big mountain skier Chris Davenport. At this level-it is a piece of equipment. Details abound-Bryte color zips-waterproof two way front, hand/chest pocket zips, fixed helmet compatible helmet-w/ adjustable opening, fully taped seams, velcro adjustable cuffs, removable powder skirt w/ stretch panel, internal zip pocket, mesh goggle pocket, drawcord hem, chamois lens wipe, Recco® avalanche system, and made of waterproof/breathable 20k/20k stretch 3L and Spylon+™ DWR.

at the shoulders-anti-abrasion overlay film by Bemis®

one hand adjustable hood

waterproof/breathable 20k/20k w/ Recco®-Norwand Pant $400-breathable neoprene waist, belt loops, waterproof zips, articulated knee construction

Powerap™ gaiters-inner snow gaiters w/ gripper elastic so snow does't get down boots+scuff guards

high collar-hood adjusts lower part too.

men's Legend Collection-Monterosa jacket-Tommy Moe's classic-with removable hood system w/ adjustable opening, fully seamed  w/ anti abrasion overlay at shoulders by Bemis®, core ventilation system, interior stretch cuffs w/ thumbholes, left chest pocket w/ velcro flap, waterproof center 2 way zip+waterproof chest+hand pocket zips, Recco® embedded, seamless goggle pockets, internal pockets +drawcord hem w/ removable powder skirt w/ stretch panel. $800

vertical vents-made from  Poron

interior of Monterosa-stretchy powder skirt, inner pockets...zip+mesh-lightweight protection 

Primaloft®---is collectively know as the down alternative-warm when wet insulation originally developed for our military. The list of labels that use some form of Primaloft® (including One, Sport, Synergy, Eco, Infinity, Yarn)---is extensive...and at this media event---a few were on display.




Lighter, dry faster and use of sustainable materials...we look forward to seeing more at the next OR show in SLC.