Monday, August 17, 2015

SOLID ON GREENS: Performance Wear F/W 2015 Part 6


Bergans of Norway, Black Diamond, Dare2B, Eddie Bauer, Big Agnes, Wigwam Socks, 

Greens in most of the performance pieces we saw-skewed towards the tropical-neon-bright side of this verdant shade-vs the darker army-forest-emerald greens of seasons past. Def. shades that pop against the white snow---for generations that like to digitally capture themselves for eternity.
EDDIE BAUER First Ascent Collection:Telemetry Freeride Jacket-built by world class free skiers Drew Tabke, KC Deane, and Andy Mahre-bright shells look great on film/selfies haha, details like thumbholes, helmet compatible hood, articulated sleeves, low profile powder skirt, longer length, durable, waterproof breathable---multiple secure pockets-left bicep, interior-exterior chest, dual interior mesh stash, removable tether in chest pocket to hook the essentials-tech pocket
Eddie Bauer-tech pant four way stretch DWR finish, waterproof+breathable First Ascent Collection

Dynafit Radical Primaloft Hood Jacket
Dare 2B Dexterity jacket in a lime green...waterproof-breathable ARED VO2 15000 polyester 4 way stretch, DWR finish, taped seams, detachable performance tech hood with adjusters, YKK center front zip with inner zip_chin guard, underarm pit zips, adjustable sleeve design+cuffs, inner stretch bound cuffs with thumb loops, plenty of pockets, adjustable shock cord hem system, polyester lining with scrim back panel+technical mesh shoulders, detachable snow skirt with gel gripper tape, plenty of internal pockets w/ goggle wipe cloth.

Big Agnes-ELLIS is synthetic thermally efficient jacket- insulated with 60g Pinneco Core™, quilted construction (100% recycled polyester shell is wind proof+water resistant) reduces the bulk, main zip includes interior no-draft flap+a zipper garage at chin, adjustable drawcord at hem, thumb holes, 2 zippered hand warmer pockets with zipper garages, large interior mesh pockets interior chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack.

BERGANS-Neysben Jacket Spring/Tea green shell tech jacket-wnd waterproof 2L jacket Bergans Element Active®, detachable +adjustable tech helmet compatible hood, underarm zip vents w/ 2-way zips, front pockets (hand warmer) chest pockets, ski pass+inner pocket (guy version!), detachable snow skirt, velcro wrist adjustments, tailored sleeve closure, one hand elastic drawstring at hem, extended back...alpine_telemarking, mountain, hiking-good winter piece.

Black Diamond has a winner here-Schoeller® stretch woven nylon w/ NanoSphere® technology, Primaloft® Silver insulation-stop-start-stop piece= DEPLOYMENT  HYBRID HOODY-plus has blended merino wool back...the hood goes under the helmet, mesh lining for breathability-good mid layer or on its own in Oscar/Hemlock $249, with Dawn Patrol LT Touring Pants

Ironman® Wigwam high performance socks-UltiMax® Pro with shape retention+stretch-is soft, moisture wicking, and with cushioned sole+seamless toe closure  Pro Low Cut sock NICE $13 Made in the USA