Wednesday, July 23, 2014


color block frames=fun. SUNGYL LYRIC sunglasses-the view is crystal clear and accurate---noticeably so-Scott Opt/View Lense--that are 100% UV blocking

Multi-faceted Scott Sports-makes footwear/apparel/gear for many sports-not just the winter kind.

Focusing on the goggles at this event-we couldn't help but notice how advanced goggles have gotten since we rocked our first pair of Scott ski goggles, back in the late '80s.

SCOTT LCG (Lens Change Goggles) available now: lenses changing made easy-seriously so via Scott Change Slider System. Can do this on the chair lift up…just slide out…and bonus-no need to fingerprint mess up the lens…just the rim. 6 color options-with no slip silicone strap ---helmet compatible. $250

Scott Opt/View double lenses-sides slide  out…there's a side bar for that
The LCG's feature Scott Fit Technology system---allows for adjustments of the lens to concave against lower face for the perfect seal….there is a tiny dial that does this---on bottom of the frame---as are the location of air in/out-take vents to prevent clammy condensation and fogging (ACS Air Control System). SO cool.

the goggle lenses come in an ergonomic low profile, molded-protective case can slip into a jacket pocket…SMART
A comfort fit is further enhanced with 2 layers of foam sandwiching a layer of fleece for sweat retention and cushioning. Plus lenses are NO Fog™ permanently- via a coating,

New for the season-the SCOTT LINX ($160)…with distortion free spherical Opt/View double lenses, and like the LCG---a No Fog™ Anti-fog permanent treatment…the Scott Fit system for customized shape and 3 layer molded face foam for comfort, and ACS™ Air control system to deal with condensation and fog.

also interchangeable lenses---these pop out---and replacement lens are sold separately Scott Skeleton Construction -maximum field of vision, stabile frame and distortion free view
same Scott Fit System feature---can see the dials on frames-one on each side…and the triple foam too, no slip silicone strap with adjustable buckle can do with one hand, and helmet compatible fit.

FYI: All Scott lenses are 100% UV blocking ---and the choices include impact tough- lenses for natural, low, variable, flat, extreme sunny…etc conditions.

DAKINE is another acclaimed brand that back in the day, had it's name on practically all of our windsurfing stuff. NOW-it offers rather extensive products including haulers for sport/lifestyle (very well priced too), techy apparel for winter sports, and accessories like glove/mittens/hats/socks/base layers for head to toe warmth.

style and function in a 10k/10k waterproof breathable men's 2L Mansfield jacket in slate-other colors available now... with Primaloft Sport insulation, YKK® zippers, 2 way center front zipper, w/ chin flap zipper cover, fully taped seams, attached powder skirt, hook inside cuff for gloves, plenty interior/exterior pockets, draw cord system in front pocket, regular hood…$280 

2L Gore-Tex® Plain Weave/Primaloft One insulation- hardcore Balkan Jacket in Rust $395. Tafetta brushed Tricot lining, YKK AcquaGuard Water Resistant zippers, helmet compatible hood with bonded brim, 2 way center zipper, sleeve pass pocket, Draw cord system, wrist gaiters, Napoleon pocket for phone/MP3 with tether, fully taped seams, full inner storm flap, attached powder skirt, with hook system and stow away straps, plenty of other interior/exterior pockets. Top of the line…for serious backcountry jaunts!

removable shoulder strap, side compartment for laundry-wet stuff, easy access main compartment…nice looking urban friendly design too. DLX Travel
We featured this color-army green (Taiga)…in a color trend report we did for Fall 2014. Orange pops and back trim…the duffel and roller bags pack a lot.and are part of the DLX travel bags-performance and function minded details.
DLX Carry On 46L $275 -expandable main compartment, split level design, fleece lined iPad sleeve, plenty of interior pockets, retractable handle and replaceable urethane wheels, lockable zipper cars, molded bottom and bottle opener(!), storable front accessory strap. There is a larger DLX Roller 80L $310
Men's heritage packs  pay homage to Dakine's roots---love the retro logo patch…but of course have 21st century tech pockets (laptop sleeves), multiple wear options and plenty of access points…to adjust to varying conditions.

Vagabond-38L zip off lid can be used as hip pack-2 for 1, quick access pocket and padded laptop sleeve  17",  side compression straps, and side access $150

Duffel leather tab , retro logo patch, ethnic webbing-cool looking bag with removable shoulder straps and stowage backpack straps.
Sportsman print- LID $70 -pack has zipped side compartments and compressible web straps …-padded sleeve for up to 15" laptops
New Skate Packs…include the Sportsmen LID 26L…with a padded laptop sleeve, skateboard carry straps, zippered side pockets, and adjustable sternum strap.
Men's -back to school Street packs-Parkdale Collection- $45 365 Pack 21L-with non-padded laptop sleeve but padded plenty sizes/prints/colors including Range print
Urban lifestyle selections ---include---for women highlighted the available now Cascade Collection…$35-$55
left-Dover 18L -in neat Patchwork Camo-laptop/notebook sleeve 15", metal hardware, rope pulls, multiple pockets-side toggles, polyester lining, exterior front slip pocket,roll top closure $55. On right Maple 16L in Slate $50-padded sleeve 15" and iPad sleeve, stowable backpack straps, metal hardware, top zippered closure with metal slider, top flap lid w/ button magnet closure, rope pulls and toggle detail, adjustable and removable cross body shoulder strap, polyester lined.

Hemlock 18L easy carry tote…like the outside flap oversized pocket+zipper one -handy for cards/phones, interior zip pocket too, rope pulls and ogle detail, polyester lined- $35

great ethnic prints…Lizzie on left-10L has padded laptop sleeve 15" -padded iPad sleeve, metal hardware, magnetic closure, fold over flap with metal zipper+slider, exterior pockets and polyester ez clean lining $45

plenty of prints and colors...