Monday, August 10, 2015

Outdoor Wear/Gear-SOLID ON:Navy+Black Part 1

Outdoor Retailer/SIA-NYC

Performance-Athletic Apparel, Footwear+Gear: Armada Skis, ColdPruf, Dare 2B, Emu, Hoka One One, Icebreaker, Obermeyer, POC Sports, Polartec, Revo, Seirus Innovation, Snow Peak, Topo Designs, Transpack

Research Survey says...about 70-75% of purchase yays or nays are ruled by color, We def think that way...and for Fall/Winter addition to prints + plaids-there's plenty of solid stuff-tonal the 'basic' neutrals... from stitch to stitch-or tinged up with colorful trims.


Surprised---we didn't see more navy in this season-BUT that came in the most recent Spring 2016 collections we just saw. (Later post).

Snow Peak Design-clean Japanese aesthetic...quilted wind tough, insulated jogger style knickers-adjustable buckle waist, snap close+zipper, ribbed hem cuffs...we would't say figure flattering but cozy---like wearing a sleeping bag

Collab=TOPO DESIGNS x GIRO-shared passion for the outdoors mixed with retro style that's 'it' LOVE=Edit helmet-super light, GoPro mount compatible, cutting edge X-Static® anti-bacterial-anti-odor lining, trip clip carry system, seamless compatible w/ Giro goggles+aftermarket Giro audio systems, fit system, on the fly vertical tuning-  in navy matte $180+Contact goggles-a semi frames design with Snapshot Lens Interchange System-depress shutter button-w/ self locating magnets=EZ switch,senses by ZEISS-ergonomic fit...comes with travel case, 2 lenses-all sun or all conditions and a low light lens $240-synch up with flap+field bags

REVO-the 80's staple is back with 21st tech-a dual lens combo of photo chromatic and polarized protection+performance-highlights the REVO Light Management System™+Stable Light Management System™ for accurate+ full spectrum protection 100% blocking- UVA, UVB, UVC-including bluelight (HEV) &triple foam for great fit, air vet features to combat fog, helmet compatible-and lenses with 3 coating options...Blue/Green Water...and Orange Solar...

Competition Pro-by Transpack-Isoceles Storage System™extra large backpack-made of super tough 1680 ballistic nylon ripstop fabric, tarpaulin bottom, double locking, self repairing nylon coil zippers, comfort grip rubber top handle and padded foam front grips, reflective pops, adjustable waist belt+sternum straps, contoured padded shoulder straps for comfort, and large central compartment for stuff. Lot's of stuff.

side pockets carry boots+shin guards have air/water drainage grommets, inside zippered pocket for personal items

stowaway compartment for shoulder and waist belts...fleece-mesh lined pocket inside lid-for goggles etc, zippered side pockets-reflective pops 

TRANSPACK-Black w/ Orange electric  trim-Heated Boot Pro  makes carrying gear-easier...PLUS this hauler warms and dries out boots. Very cool...3 settings-get the boots (or socks, gloves) toasty via 2 heat options all safety tested...2 plug options-standard 12 volt for wall or a car one. Super tough 1680 ballistic nylon ripstop fabric w/ tarpaulin bottom, double locking, self repairing nylon coil zippers, comfort grip rubber top handle, reflective pops

side hinged front door opening=ez access boots padded compartment 

compartments on side...smaller zip have plug options...external pocket door accommodates a helmet

2 plug options-standard 12 volt for wall or a car 

stow away compartment shoulder straps or padded+ergonomically shaped, adjustable+ there's a sternum strap for added stability, plenty of attachment points for gear

closed cell foam padded back-id holder, top zippered mesh compartment let's moisture escape, and stretch attachment straps that adjust-for jacket

EMU-the Aussie Sheepskin footwear company takes a serious fashion comfort turn with the Elements Collection -pictured the Mowamba waterproof suede and pebbled leather lined with Australian merino wool-naturally comfy and wicking/warm, durable rubber outsole 
EMU-the Cooma-waterproof suede and pebbled leather, durable rubber outsole, and lined with naturally comfy-warm/wicking Australian merino wool

Hail the fat sneaker VALOR-as defined by Hoka One a rare to see performance sneaker in all black-that's popular in lifestyle versions. Details-comfort frame lycra upper, ultrasize full EVA midsole built on Early Stage Meta Rocker for propulsion and cushioning, durable ride on man made surfaces. Have a wide foot-thieve'll fit.

Nifty-MagneMask™-magnetic seam pull down mask from Seirus makes keeping warm a to easier...and convenient to pull down when things heat up. Neofleece contoured face mask cozy and soft

Seirus seriously acclaimed for offering gloves+mittens for all conditions-from extreme cold (like the pictured Heatwave Leather Expedition Overglove and  Heattouch™ Hyperlite Form Fit Inner =Torche™ 3 gloves in 1 model-Primaloft® insulated, waterproof breathable delivering battery powered heat-2-6 hours worth, depending on which of 3 settings, via a Flexible Fusion Heat Panel™) to lightweight waterproof gloves, liners, and hats

Not just performance wear/gear/athletic labels use techy textiles...THEORY-basics in Polartec ® fabric

ColdPRUF Performance base layers showed off flat lock seams, tagless design (yay), contrast stitching,  2 new weights of warmth -women's the Honeycomb Fleece with Figurfit™ design w/ an extended body moves w/ you fit-includes super warm 88% CPT Silvadur™ performance polyester fleece,  wicking+rapid drying...+ 12% spandex, excellent moisture management, thumbhole sleeves, raglan sleeves, contoured hem. athletic rise- in a crew neck $32, mock zip $38 and yoga style waistband- bottoms $32 and...women's Quest base layers 85% CPT-15% spandex-w/ modern yoga fit bottoms $32 with front+back rise, , excellent moisture management, thumbhole sleeves, raglan sleeves, extended tail-crew neck $32, mock zip $40

Armada X Metallica  windbreaker jacket with Master of Puppets based artwork. old enough to have seen that tour :-)
POC Sports AVIP collection-high performance bike wear-includes clean looking zip top-durable, moisture wicking, breathable -with visible reflective pops-4 way stretch fabric, glued and seamless seams save weight and no chaffing, shoulders+back made from woven stretch fabric and compact 3D structure for improved aero performance. Mesh fabric under arms increases breathability. Impressive.
Back Protection Jersey lightweight removable back protection-by Koyroyd (what Smith uses in some helmets) $200 EN 1621-2:2014 Certified  stretchy 3 rear cargo back pockets-really holds stuff, can see the reflective trim

Obermeyer  still privately owned-outta Aspen...makes technical wear with a lot of style...details like HydroBlock+DWR waterproof (rated), YKK Aquaguard coil zippers, interior windward w/ fleece lined chin protector+ collar, abrasion resistant shoulders, interior electronics pocket, detachable scratch free goggle cloth, integrated water resistant powder skirt with stretch panel and Snap-Away™ feature, adjustable hem+cuffs, SKI Contour articulated sleeves for moving ease, RECCO® rescue reflector, removable hood with bonded brim+2 way cord adjustment,  critically seam sealed keeps water out-and love this, an attached stylus for smartphone ease...Spartan Jacket, $429
cord attached to upper exterior pocket-w/ SMART=tethered Skytouch™ stylus

Icebreaker-classic design with merinoLOFT body-insulation, lined with merino wool naturally keeps wearers warm when wet, anti-odor- in a recycled poly fabric. Machine washable too-a nice travel piece from city-to trail.

Imitate Jacket-Dare 2B 100% nylon high shine fabric-just like pricey Moncler...water repellent finish and that shine is eye catching, removable faux fur trim the attached hood, 2x lower zip pockets, synthetic down insulation, adjustable shock cord hem, 1xx internal zip pocket w/ MP3 port
From across the POND-Dare 2B™ showed off some glammy looks for the ladies. LOVE!
Graceful Jacket Dare 2B is techy worthy for the slopes...waterproof and breathable Ared coated 5000 coated polyester fabric, water repellent finish, detachable hood with adjuster and removable faux fur trim, inner stretch cuffs, 2 x chest zip pockets, 2 x lower zip pockets, high loft synthetic insulation, satin diamond quilted lining, fixed snow skirt, multiple internal pockets-goggles+MP3 player, and a concealed zipped internal ski pass pocket...NICE!