Friday, October 31, 2014


Helly Hansen, Nau,  Adidas Outdoors 

Fitness and bike apparel for city dwellers who ride to work-continued to gobble up precious floor space at the most recent Outdoor Retailer SS 2015…with separates by broadly outdoors and niche- focused labels showing multi-tasking separates.

A given for all-technical fabrics that breath-moisture wick or repel the weather elements,  anti-odor-easy clean properties, tight weaves that block out the sun's rays, reflective details, and silhouettes cut for those on the go.

drawstring waist, attached hood,

Helly Hansen's Training=W. ASPIRE JACKET-is a lightweight, stylish jacket with X-Cool quick drying fabric that sheds wind+rain. The high shine print on the interior creates a subtle lace-like aesthetic on the semi-transparent exterior=form and function-articulated sleeves, YKK® zips,  $100
Helly Hansen Training=M. Pace Block Jacket -X-Cool weather repelling  w/ laser cut ventilation at back, quick dry mesh under arm, reflective pops, articulated arms, YKK® zips, chest key pocket $160 over Pace Mesh X-Cool quick dry fabric-full mesh back+arms, UPF+40 $35, Pace 2-in-1 shorts X-Cool quick dry fabric, stretchy w/ side mesh panels, soft inner tights, adjustable elastic waist, reflective pops $60

NAU's modern outdoors commuter chic collection is utterly wearable…and our fav go to label for city clothes that can withstand the eyebrow arching judgmental scrutiny of the fashionistas we deal with in our other lives.
feather weight-collar w/full zip goes  up  and collar snap closure up high to repel wind, , zip side pocket-Slight Shirt-Opal $145
made of recycled polyester ripstop w/ DWR finish
BONUS POINTS-not only designed for movers who might be be traveling to work via bicycles-off to some office, the fabrics are sustainable-often recycled materials, and beyond durable…we wear a jacket from seasons ago all the time, layering under when cold...
pleated back elegant, dropped hem great for cycling coverage
Poncho Via -Oasis-adjustable hood, pleated back, built in waist enhancer $275
Men's Cranky jacket in Baltic $325-recycled polyester knit faces, , nylon backing, +polyurethane film lamination=3L weatherproof , DWR finish+seams sealed-very techy hardshell w/ offset waterproof zipper,  and wind flap.

2 way adjustable hood that zips into collar, under arm  die-cut vents, reflective panel can be hidden away via an innovative drawcord hem, velcro cuffs on the sleeves…
Succinct Trench-weatherproof w/ herringbone weave+heathered yarn-menswear inspired look-with high snap collar +snap off hood shuts out wind/rain, adjustable waist/cuffs love cape heather color

adjustable belt with reflective tape turned it one way----

snaps open when on bike-reflective tape revealed

center back hem vent snaps open reveals reflective tape
Riding Jacket -Men's urban biker to office perennial classic-updated with new reflective tape+travel focused details  $235
blazer inspired silhouette-made of recycled polyester and polyester double weave soft-shell-lightweight+quick drying
collar flipped up reveals reflective tape

STUNNING-Repose Tank Dress -Repose collection all made of MicroModal® (sustainable) w/ spandex jersey fabrications=soft elegant drape

Parisian polish with pleated back draping-halter back-w/ built in shelf bra
 new tops from Repose collection all made of MicroModal® (sustainable) w/ spandex jersey fabrications=soft elegant drape…V Neck tank w/ pretty should pleats  in Geranium $60
Repose Maltye Top $68 cap sleeves-can tie it in back for closer fit...
Illume Cowl short sleeve

Tech-Nique Skirt-Caviar $90-recycled poly+poly stretch woven fabrics -lightweight -love to lines so flattering ---asymmetrical hems functional too-allows for movement-reflective tape accents+offset zipper
Plaid Agascar S/S shirt-in baltic plaid-yarn die, side pocket

Shorts for men and women-go to the knees with flattering slim fits…blessed with stretch-and hidden pockets. Made with DWR finishes-recycled polyester and polyester in double weave. 

Adidas Training selections under the umbrella of its Outdoors Collection. Men's Climacore 3 Sripe Pant refs company signature look, Climalite® technology -stretch and moisture wicking $40-with Essential Woven Jacket $65 athletic looker that can work on the trails or street-bright royal-vista grey. On her-2Love FZ Hoody $55 double knit fabric with sporty mesh on inside-with signature 3 stripes on sleeve, welt pockets, self fabric hem _cuffs, center front metaluxe zipper-in-flash red/heather red-with Ultimate Tight -Climalite®soft fabric-superior moisture wicking properties…odor resistant gusset, tight fit stretch too $43

3 seasons worthy-Men's Training Aeroknit tee-nifty blend of merino wool and Primaloft fibers-naturally odor protective, sun blocking, moisture wicking-burnout mesh -great hand feel $32

ADIDAS's cutting edge ClimaCool® technology combines flat, set feel to the skin- titanium fibers woven into the garments- with strategically placed aluminum dots-with a slight dome shape (placed on the warmest part of the body)- that make the fabrics feel cooler on the skin and provides ventilation. Very neat --- does not set up alarms when going through metal detectors…magically non-detectable…and with built in sun and odor protection. 

AGRAVIC Collection-runner friendly-women's Terrex Agravic Top $90-Formotion™ provides ultimate performance+comfort-and the Tecnowool -naturally breathable+moisture wicking. Pictured in Night Flash
LIKE-the mesh back lining for ultimate comfort&breathability. Bonded seams
Plus: ClimaLite® moisture wicking whisks the moisture to the outer layer of fabric -with pieces made of either cross-sectional fibers and/or fabric finishing and/or hydrophobic finish and/or microfibers

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