Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SOLID ON Colors: Purples, Pinks + Mustard in Performance Wear/Gear 2015


Part 7

 ,, Tilley Endurables, SWIX, , Watson's,  1000 Mile, DAKINE

The reds, indigos, and violet 'sections' of the ROGIBIV -are universally flattering on all skin tones...even makeup types know this-lavender is a best selling eye shadow color for a reason.

In outdoor apparel and accessories...there was a wide range of shades in this group-some with blue undertones-some with reds...often paired with the spectrum opposite green-as trim.

Black Diamond: women's Deployment Hybrid Jacket $249.00 in Nightshade-mid layer or up top-made with Bluesign® certified Schoeller® stretch woven nylon w/ NanoSphere™ technology, Primaloft® silver insulation and underarms, back, cuffs has blended merino wool, low profile under the helmet hood, 2 concealed zip hand pockets, mesh lining. Coefficient Jacket $149.00 -not visible-body hugging+quick dry (Polartec® Power Dry efficiency fleece), Zone Pants $499.00 in Sage green- made out of Gore-Tex® 2Lwaterproof breathable, Primaloft® Silver insulation, Pertex® Quantum w/DWR finish 
Big Agnes mid-weight ICE HOUSE HOODIE-for kids in Wine/Raspberry-700 Fill DownTek™ water resistant down, vertical baffles signature of this brand...warmth+prevents down shifting (FlowGates™), zip garage at chin-center zip backed by interior no-draft flap, drawcord hem, 2 zip hand warmer pockets+interior mesh stash pocket in a lightweight nylon rip-stop shell repels water/wind.

BERGANS BODO Down Lady Coat in Ruby w/ detachable hood with faux fur, elastic cuffs w/ thumbholes, one hand elastic drawstring at hem, eye catching asymmetrical zip in front, DWR and wind tough material, 90/10 down fill-and 2 zip front pockets + arm zip pocket...lifestyle warm item-we really like the retro logo emblems.
flattering shape...

Bergans has this pretty Dark Plum/Plum in a few 2015 pieces...including windproof/water repellent Bladet insulated jacket with fixed self adjusting hood, extra high collar, front+sleeve pockets-left front also functions as compression pocket, articulated elbows, one hand elastic drawstring at hem, kept warm via 88% virgin wool, elastic cuff + extended back-all around mountain jacket.

Eddie Bauer fitness Motion™ collection for lifestyle and training purposes-lightweight core warmth stretch sides, back wicks away heat/moisture, back flap behind center zip, zip pockets-nice versatile piece
Toad & Co Airvoyant Jacket $199 quilted zip diamond pattern, recycled poly ripstop is windproof w/ DWR finish, packs into left pocket, internal zip stash pocket Primaloft® Gold insulation, insulated stand up collar.
Black Diamond  women's Zone Shell $649.00 (w/Zone Pants $499.00)for women---in Merlot. Gore-Tex® 2L top-of-the-line ski jacket insulated w/ Primaloft® Silver insulation, Pertex Quantum® DWR finish-details like integrated Cohaesive™ cord management hardware embedded in the hood for 3-way/single pull adjustment, ski compatible helmet hood, microsuede lined collar can pull up, extended 2 way armpit zip vents, 2 way YKK® PU-coated Flat Vision front zip, concealed zip chest pocket, zip sleeve pocket w/ internal mesh pocket (ski pass/metrocard), 2 concealed insulated zip hand pockets internal stretch mesh drop pockets stoppable powder skit custom-molded cuff tabs, integrated Cohaesive cord-management hardware in hem...for serious backcountry but we'd wear this in the freezing cold on wind channeled city streets.
adorable SWIX outfit a Norway based company with nordic ski recreational and race level apparel---sponsoring Winter Trails is a free one day (January 9th, 2016-the next one) learn to cross-country ski and snowshoe  100 events
Eddie Bauer First Ascent™ technical collection rocking' a lot from this color group-four way stretch  weather shedding shell, self adjusting cuffs, pit zips for venting placed for ez access when carrying a pack.

Mountain Hardwear reversible Switch Flip Jacket reverses  from Northern Lights to Zinc (other colors too), 30D ripstop fabric resists wind/water with 100 grams of Therma.Q™ synthetic insulation, pockets on quilted side have zippers
Mountain Hardwear Trekkin Insulated mini cute $75 in dark raspberry-space dye heather melange stretch fabric at hips/waist+ 100% quilted chevron skirt-ez wash wear.
 STONE PUFFY neon pink jacket  80/20 goose down fill, exposed silver coil zips, sporty hood, ( with Snow tiger print pants-pattern from France-exclusive- with 40g Thinsulate insulation)-we didn't see in person -hence the stock picture...but SKEA skiwear-is one of our favs-call this a luxury (accessible) line that goes mountain trails to city streets with true style...including this warm jacket from Vivid Chrome Collection. 

adorable-frilly Curly Fur Shellaclava™in Think Pink from Turtle Fur $28.99 full head/neck warmth for girls with added flair ruffles at neck....one of a gazillion colors/styles available form this Vermont based company
WATSON's-pretty color-coral pink with orange hints.

Subway rider...has a pinker coral jacket...this color did not show up much in the outdoor market this year.

Tilley Endurables burgundy fedora made of tech wool that repels bad weather, with ear flaps tuck away when not needed, Ramberg lining prevents hair static...tonal grosgrain ribbon-nice touch

LL Bean  Bean boots sellout..no doubt this color did already too. Full grain leather uppers, signature rubber chain tread bottom---
Hola One One oversized lightweight cushioning...new for Fall 2015 Stinson Three with balanced Meta Rocker upper with ComfortFrame in heel and midsole for better fit, light padding on tongue for comfort... stabile running shoe-have not tried these on---but hopefully this heel will fit narrower ones...as the Clifton in the past were way too wide for some. 6mm drop.
SMITH Optics Ski Helmets-Compass UltraViolet with X-Static® lining, low profile ultralight in mold construction , AirEvac 2 ventilation $130

VANS women's 2015 AURA Port/Antique snow boarding boot with custom BOA Closure System with patent pending custom slide guide for a dial in fit with gloves on-2 reels control 3 zones, instep flex zones,  heat retaining temperature shield internal web harness, V-Cork UltraCush Lite footbed-dual density with forefoot and heel impact relief pads  recycled EVA heat moldable arch support cradle, Airflow performance Nylex moisture wicking topcoat, , TriFit X liner dual density-heat molding, asymmetrical x-cage for nailed in heel hold custom flex toe box helpful for gals with narrow heels, closed seam brushed fleece Pleasure cuff, and Classic Lite Outsole high wear strategic traction areas for grip+durability, oversized inverted tread pattern...comfort ride outta the box. IMPRESSIVE.

LOVE---clean design-LIFE FACTORY Food Storage glass surrounded by grippy protective silicon sleeves---no fear about chemicals -unlike plastic equivalent, dishwasher safe...1-4 cup storage sizes $14.99-$19.99 per in huckleberry (other colors available)
lightest iPhone charger-by INCASE Portable Power in magenta/grey $49.95
LA SPORTIVA cute JEDI tee running shirt has a lot of tech design...body mapped venting system, chafe free, quick drying, UPF 50, Polygiene® anti-odor, 4 way stretch-in coral $60

RED RED RED-Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot for men made in the USA -Horween® leather, Goodyear welt construction, Vibram® rubber lugged outsole,  unlined...gorgeous
DAKINE-Men's Bishop Jacket $245- waterproof breathable DWR finish, YKK® zips, Taffeta+Brushed Tricot lining, Primaloft® Sport- insulation (body-sleeves), thumbholes, adjustable helmet compatible hood-ready for the backcounty...plus old school style-w/ button flap over center zip side 

MUSTARD: hmmm imo a shade that practically flatters no skin tone...but nonetheless-we saw plenty of this yellow- beige-brownish hybrid.

Paired with black (a lot)...

...pictured below on left- retro color blocking in Underbrush/Shark- Mountain Hardwear Dynotherm Down Jacket combines 650-fill Q.Shield Down® water repellent technology in 30D nylon face fabric, two hand warmer pockets and one chest pocket are all pack compatible, double needle stitching for added durability, style and texture, elastane cuffs seal in warmth-block out weather.
above on right-Dare 2B Men's AEO Kinematic Jackets - its top of the line-delivers ergo articulation-articulated sleeves+fit, waterproof/breathable Ared VO2 20,000 polyester  way stretch, DWR finish, taped seams, pit zips, detachable tech hood w/ adjusters, YKK center front zip-chin guard, detachable snow skirt adjustable shock cord hem system+ cuffs w/ inner stretch bound cuffs w/ thumb loops, multiple pockets-including inner (MP3+goggle wipe cloth) and outer...

detachable tech hood w/ adjusters---inside strategic placed tech mesh/part warm touch scrim linings-color scheme dubber lemon chrome/ebony grey

AEP Kinematics Prevalence pant-waterproof/breathable Ared VO2 20,000 polyester  way stretch, stretch lining to upper legs, ergo shaped waistband, elasticized waist adjuster, EVA foam back protection, articulated knee design, zip access at cuffs, integral snow gaiters, taped seams, DWR finish, reinforced binding at hem, snap cuff closure=advanced motion fit

La Sportiva Tee-cool design, no seams under arm + special side insert construction cut diagonally on  the grain for added elasticity
Dare 2B-urban collection-Valorous jacket still can handle the mountain trails-waterproof+breathable ARED 8000 coated texture fabric, DWR, taped seams, grown on tech hood w/ adjusters, magnetic closure stormflap, adjustable cuffs, multiple pockets including zipped ones, adjustable shock cord hem system, high loft poly insulation, part warm touch scrim/sherpa lining, detachable snow skirt w/ gel gripper tape, multiple internal pockets -in brown rubber

FILSON insulated puffy- shooting vest has that company's touch-snaps, multiple pockets-snap closures, lined, hand warmer side pockets
FILSON-jacket -an insulated puffy with water-wind tough fabric- with adjustable hood
Kakadu Australia Traders-Gun Concealed Collection -canvas probably inspired a lot of the mustard shades...but nothing like the heavy stock cotton (or cotton blend) original...esp handsome with leather trim.
Filson's rugged rain repellent Tin cloth--makes appearance in jackets, vests and accessories.
Pancakes...at Vasque (Outdoor Retailer)...merci....the color at some point in the cooking process is a bit like the aforementioned....