Thursday, July 24, 2014


Quicksilver Travis Rice Polar Pillow Jacket-upper left (details below)…on right +middle=DC Snowboarding jackets/pants/boots featuring Travis Rice Signature Model snowboard boot in middle black w/ red pop-most techy of DC's boots-Boa closure w/ H3 Collar Reel-w/ Boa black aces, SuperFabric™for durability+performance, anatomical 3D tongue shape, Aerotech Ventilation System™ moisture wicking for dryer/warmer feet, internal ankle harness w/ locking system, snow performance insole, Unilite+rubber outsole-durable, lightweight and shock absorbing, =comfort+durable, and shorter Peary SPT middle-lower right for snowboard park-more like the flex/soft boots we learned in- back in 1990-w/ Cordura tongue +collar (padded w/ foam), reinforced toe cap+heel counter, welted construction, stacked EVA midsole, all terrain rubber outsole, quilt stitching detail, internal tongue gussets, metal eyelets and hooks. Jacket on right part of new City Series--Tick is made of EXOTECH 10- 10/10k with 3M Thinsulate lining body +sleeve-60 grams, critically taped seams, hidden hood in collar, internal waist adjuster, media pocket -the outer pockets and metal zips are def. street inspired... wear this after a day on the slopes too. Ollie pants are Exotex 10 also w/ printed brushed taffeta lining w/ warming brushed mesh seat +knees, …w/ lift ticket holder, snapped bottom leg gusset and internal waist adjusters---with trim fit
Durable outerwear with street style ---the first attribute a must, the second ---very desirable---and combining that technical know how, delivered at approachable price points ===retail success.

AND all present in DC Snowboarding, Quicksilver and Roxy apparel/accessories/gear for next season.

DC Snowboarding (DEFY CONVENTION) is impressive-like every single detail that we would want in snowboarding apparel and footwear is delivered by a company we know more from the skateboarding shoe world.

Torstein collection is top of the line-EXOTEX 15 (15k/15k waterproof/breathable)  critically taped seams-80grams insulating body, 60g in sleeves/hood mesh lined venting, powder skirt, single line adjustable hod system, internal media+mesh stash pockets, 2 way center zip…lined w/ quilted taffeta hood has a nice print.

Matching Relay 15 5 pocket shell pants Exotex 15 (15k/15k)taffeta lining w/ warming brushed mesh seat-knees, zip bottom leg gusset, drawcord shoelace belt, coated taffeta boot gaiter, internal waist adjusters, mesh lined ventings, critically taped seams, jacket to pant attachment system, lift ticket holder, in bunch of colors including 100% polyester Denim twill.
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Carhartt meets Snowboarding-DC's take on casual jacket beefed up with Exotex 10, critically taped seams, engineered brushed mesh+printed brushed taffeta lining, with city friendly details like CF denim button closure, metallic hand pocket zippers, internal media pocket=Tick pictured in White Pepper..other color-if they ever deliver this in blck we expect to see on our fellow subway riders.

MANUAL-Mad for plaid EXOTEX DWR weather toughens up a flannel with that DWR coating, shirting buttons and closures…Spring day jacket for riders…or staple for urban outings. Lumberjack hipster.
The ROXY TORAH BRIGHT COLLECTION-premium outerwear/accessories line. High fashion style delivered with tricked out fetures-the T.B. Influencer Jacket made of DRYFLIGHT 12 (15k waterproof/breathable) , taffeta lined, 3M Thinsulate® insulation w/ critically taped seams, 3 way adjustable hood, helmet compatible fixed hood, micro fiber chin guard, YKK® Metaluxe® zipper, media pocket, sleeve pass pocket, mesh lined venting, removable taffeta powder skirt, w/ lycra stretch panel finger warming tuck away system lift ticket holder, key clip, snap away powder skirt system AND cool looking too-w/  tailored fit! Comes in solid colors too…like the matching Torah Bright Refined Pant in solid Ocean Depths Blue-mad eof DRYFLIGHT 10 (10k waterproof/breathable) w/ fully taped seams, taffeta lining w/ brushed tricot seat/pant, removable soft-shell waist gaiter with velcro closure---no shown but like wide waistband yoga pants-flattering+comfy made of 14% elastane (nice detail), jacket to pant attachment, mesh line venting, zipped bottom leg gusset, taffeta boot gaiters w/ lycra stretch panel keeps it down+snow out, cuff saver system, lift ticket holder . Beanie and Torah Bright Rockferry Goggle  made w/ primo Christian Dalioz  SunOptics® made in ITALY. 100% UV blocking, spherical lens double , triple foam frame for comfort-and condensation banished, anti fog and anti scratch coated, distortion free viewing.

ROXY (women's line-guy's is Quicksilver)…impressively showed winning snowboard/winter apparel with feminine flair and rugged tough too with the climate controlling/anti-microbial treated DWR DRIFLIGHT-signature innovative fabric…moisture wicking and rated for breathability. A great combo. 

Divided into five main outerwear collection collection- Roxy show a few highlights at this preview-including Torah Bright's line pictured above…and the Premium line with fashion forward design and advanced outerwear techy fabrics and details…delivering terrific price/value for serious and casual riders.

BONUS POINTS-ratings for warmth---AAA, AA or A takes out the guesswork…Also applies to Quiksilver.

 CORDUROY From Steeps to Streets Collection KJ Tribe Jacket retro tailored fit burly tough DRYFLIGHT 15 (15k) w/ engineered sherpa lining and taffeta+3M Thinsulate Type M for warmth, critically taped seams, 3 way adjustable hood, helmet compatible, fixed taffeta powder skirt w/ lycra stretch panel, jacket to pant attachment, snap away powder skirt, media pocket, internal goggle pocket, lens cleaner, finger warmer wrist gaiter, sleeve pass pocket, mesh lined venting, YKK® Metaluxe´zips,  multicolor drawcord at hood
trend on-camo with leather details---

Ridegmont Jacket ---grrr on! DRYFLIGHT15 (15K) stretchy waterproof warmth w/ 3M Thinsulate insulation  engineered brushed tricot taffeta lining, fully taped seams, 3 way adjustable hood, helmet compatible/fixed hood, knit collar w/ micro fiber chin guard, YKK® Metaluxe zips…tailored fit. 

can see the taffeta powder skirt with lycra stretch panel-snap away powder skirt system, jacket to pant attachment system, plus finger warming tuck away system, media pocket, lift ticket holder +key clip
cozy enough to sleep in from the CORDUROY From Steeps to Streets Collection-low profile puffy made from waterproof DRYFLIGHT10 w/ 3M Thinsulate insulation . The faux fur hood is removable, and inside-a fixed powder skirt, w/ snap away powder skirt system, media pocket, internal lycra wrist gaiters, sleeve pass pocket, mesh line venting+jacket to pant system-in Rhubarb-with brass snap pockets secured with zippers-pretty roomy. Warmest solution to polar vortexes rated AAA
plenty of cozy knits too-washable.

QUIKSILVER..leather details-in a waxed denim looking waxed twill -Premium Collection-Frontier inspiration- DREAMING Jacket DRYFLIGHT 15 (15k) interior engineered close cell mesh and brushed tricot lining w/ 3M Thinsulate Insulation-completely waterproof w/ fully taped seams, mesh lined venting, 2 way adjustable hood fixed hood, jacket-pant attachment, micro fiber chin guard, media pocket, sleeve pass pocket, goggle pocket w/ lens cleaner, internal lycra wrist gaiters w/ thumbholes for great fit, key clip---in Caviar.
QUIKSILVER's trendy silhouettes, edgy trims, hip good looks and functionality has the big name outerwear company doing double takes…at the price/value equation of their apparel.

Standout: The TRAVIS RICE collaboration of gear and wear plus the eye catching graphics by visual artist Mike Parillo -who also snowboards.
TRAVIS tough-DRYFLIGHT 15 used for stretchy waterproof, breathable performance with reinforced stitching that won't quit. Rodger That Jacket  engineered taffeta w/ brushed tricot lining w/ 3M Thinsulate Insulation-completely waterproof w/ fully taped seams, mesh lined venting, 2 way adjustable hood fixed hood, jacket-pant attachment, micro fiber chin guard, media pocket, sleeve pass pocket, goggle pocket w/ lens cleaner, internal lycra wrist gaiters w/ thumbholes for great fit, key clip and YKK® AcquaGuard® Vision® zippers
like the sleeve details…velcro closure and lycra thumbhole…peak out…keeps warmth in/snow out

have to haul it somehow-TRAVIS RICE PLATINUM PACK 600D Ripstop nylon-padded was it belt, probe+shovel handle, fleece lined goggle pocket, zip close main compartment , hydration pocket, neoprene radio pocket _and another one on waist belt, molded shoulder straps, adjustable sternum strap-24L capacity. And it looks cool
UP TOP on mannequin left-Travis Rice POLAR PILLOW JACKET=DRYFLIGHT 15 with engineered printed taffeta lining…with 400 grams of 3M™ Thinsulate™ Type TQ™ for AAA rated warmth!

Other details-mesh lined venting, 2 way adjustable fixed hood, jacket to pant attachment, microfiber chin guard, media and google w/ lens cleaner- pockets, fixed taffeta powder skirt w/ lycra stretch panel, internal lycra wrist gaiters with thumbholes, key clip and YKK® Acquaguard® Vision® zippers-2 zipper outer pockets are roomy. A toasty option for cold temps anywhere.