Sunday, July 13, 2014

EDDIE BAUER FALL 2014 APPAREL Travex-Travel/Trek+Lifestyle

NYC-Preview Highlights

EDDIE BAUER introduces a line of comfy women's jeans-made with exclusive StayShape stretch®-core spun slimming  denim of Tencel® lyocell…super soft…in cuts=skinny, truly straight, slightly curve, curvy, and boyfriend trouser…developed in cahoots with American company CoreDenim™-original and slim legs, skinny ankle and boot cut…with fuller thigh options or narrower silhouettes---in a bunch of rinses and colors $70-$80. Great value…cotton-poly-spandex…that measure up to jeans that are a lot pricier, imo. FYI three men's styles too $60-$80 -two slim fits-and an Uprising regular classic cuts.

The First Ascent collection of performance wear (and gear)-are expedition worthy. These pieces will summit with the best of them…some new pieces…MicroTherm™ StormDown™ Jacket, Ignitelight™ Reversible Hooded Jacket, Incendiary ¼ Zip Jacket.

Guide Built, Guide Trusted---ready for climbing, skiing, trekking the tough stuff

Microtherm™ StormDown ™ Jacket $199-w/ StormRepel® DWR finish on 20 denier recycled ripstop polyester shell…800 fill StormDown™ super warm-Downtek®-treated down that stays warmer when wet. Hooded jacket $229  and vest $129 versions too.

Ignitelite Reversible Hooded Jacket…2 ultralight insulators in one-windproof 1oz 20-denier Pertex®ripstop nylon shell…with E.B's Stormrepel® durable water repellent (DWR) finish -insulated with cozy warm PrimaLoft -warm when wet, faster dry---and it all packs down into pocket- hooded version is $199

Ultralight Jacket-intro-ed in Spring 2014 $299 WeatherEdge Pro 2.5L Shell 20k/20k waterproof breathable, helmet compatible-3 dimensional adjustable, pack friendly venting chest pockets do not interfere with backpack straps, interior pocket too-with cord port

Ignitelite Reversible Hooded Jacket…2 ultralight insulators in one-reversible in colors we would want to wear too-60 gram Primaloft One insulation, windproof and packs into chest pocket $149
2 ultralight insulators in one-windproof 1oz 20-denier Pertex®ripstop nylon shell…with E.B's Stormrepel® durable water repellent (DWR) finish -insulated with top warmth delivering Primaloft™ Gold down/synthetic blend-warm when wet, faster dry---and it all packs down into pocket
Incendiary ¼ zip Jacket-for high energy action activities-cool that the fabric actively generates additional heat by harnessing kinetic ultraviolet energy. Cutting edge pullover with exclusive FreeHeat™ Pro polyester/spandex that contains particles in the yarn that spark molecular vibration when exposed to sunlight. WOW.
We were very impressed with the upscale Sport Shop separates…think high end skeet shooting pursuits for the country…well made with finished details that are inspired by English clothing

left-nice-women's Convector Jacket $199 nylon shell with Cordura® overlays, reinforced shoulders+forearms, Primaloft® One insulation, 4 way stretch woven lining, DWR finish-StormRepel®-in Guide green with center zip and leather logo patch-men's version too. On the right men's Bainbridge Jacket (women' version too-both priced at $199…really well made---rivals Filson quality…Eddie Bauer Expedition Dry Wax Cotton Cloth-Storm Shed® finish-beads water off, hand warmer pockets with tuck away flaps, bellows front cargo pockets, snap close back vents…center sip with storm flap, cord collar…in Hazelnut…with distinctive leather logo patch
not great picture---but fold back cuffs-lined well

Microtherm™ StormDown Field Vest $149-pictured women's --men's too and a jacket version $229. 700 fill Stormdown powered by Downtek®-in ripstop nylon shell with Cordura® overlays, great quilting pattern, Microtherm construction, hand warm pockets with zip closure,  center zip with leather tab. Warm when wet-slim fit.

Travex collection is travel/casual lifestyle-easy care
color range includes greys, blues, and jewel tones…very wardrobe friendly

Infinity T Shirt-Spring 2014-carryover in grey $30 Exclusive FreeDry moisture wicking blend, SPF 30+ easy care poly/spandex blend…flattering cut too…hides a muffin top, drapes well. Run or wear this with jeans. Long sleeve version for Fall 2014 $50---same flattering fit in black and a Viola -space dye-pretty pale purple/pink color

love this trim detail---denim plus
A few brands do active work wear well-check out this Voyager II Travel Blazer $149 with StormRepel® DWR finish---a jacket that multi-tasks-sleep in it or pack with wrinkle release construction, bike to work and emerge fresh for the office…made out of FLEXION-active stretch for all day performance, mesh lined-breathable and water repellent, detachable throat collar latch for cold temps, exclusive TripZip™ pocket for passport/id cards/essentials.
Northern Border Fleece Jacket -StormRepel® finish, 3 pockets, TripZip® pocket for passport/essentials, trim fit, warm weather shedding fleece, soft-shell overlays at yoke and forearms, center zip with snap close storm flap. $129

Expedition Flannel Shirt-cool pop of lime green color-on plaid FreeHeat® fabric stays warm when cool, FreeDry technology-moisture wicking, stays dry easier, rear side panels for extended reach ultra-light hollow core polyester packs well, secure button flap chest pockets-takes a guy from the trail to a bar...

6 color options...