Friday, December 25, 2015

COLORS:Outdoors Casual NEUTRALs + BOLD Performance Wear


So mutes made of the PANTONE colors of the year...esp. 2016s---but we didn't see much evidence of any of those choices...from outdoors-fitnes companies Spring '16 offerings. 

Assume fast fashion delivering those= pale rose quartz and serenity blue shades with their efforts-like H&M Sport.

Some tonal highlights:

ORANGE-in see me bright, toasty burnt, pretty pale...

WHITE SIERRA-Trabagon Color Blocked  (and also offers a solid orange) Rain Shell-w/ Teflon® fabric protection, waterproof and fully seam taped, chin guard, adjustable hood, waterproof secure front pockets, back yoke w/ mesh venting, adjustable cuffs, one hand quick draw hem,

new flavor-from GU Energy Gel-SALTED CARAMEL

FUROSHIKI wrapped upper on Vibram outsole-sophisticated Asian style...reminds us of Japanese designer Issye Miyake

UTNE Short-stretchy-with plenty of rockets, quick drying...belt loops always help! in pumpkin/dandelion
BERGANS of Norway showed many orange separates made of premium tech fabrics...with performance construction details.
CUTE-from the tech CECILIE SKOG line-shorts made from organic cotton with stretchy elastane...draw string waist
Kvikne-quick drying Byokan® fabriclonh sleeve tee that rears-and feel very silky

HELIUM 40-practical front zip opening, Bergans acclaimed QuickAdjust™ Pro carrying system easy to adjust for torso length, classic top opening w/ snowdrift collar, 3D formed hip belt, top lid detaches save weight and versatile compression system and attachment points to attach all that gear stuff, YKK zips.

Mountain Khakis---Equatorial Shirt-sun protection UVA-UVB 45+ with collar folds up to protect back of neck, sunglass cleaning cloth inside from pocket, quick dry wicking poly-robby plaid....cleans ez
NiteIze BetterBand™-adjustable Stretch bands...secures lids and suitcases destined for rough handling

FJÄLLRAVEN new RÄVEN Kanken size

NEW flavor-Honey Stinger-Grapefruit Organic Energy Chews...w/ 100% Vit C needs-surge from combo of honey+tapioca syrup, sodium+potassium for sweat replacement help

Plaid+checks are popular (always)---we like this brick red...from Craghoppers...lightweight travel ready l/s-with back drying loop, roll up sleeves (tab)...protective collar, sun protection and also-company has slew of Insect Shield performance pieces.

Turquoise-Jade- Green

PacSafe CitySafe LS collection

new color for Women's CITYSAFE cross-bodies, handbags and travel totes...with amazing hidden anti-theft CitySafe Slashguard straps, RFIDsafe blocking pocket, eXomesh slash guard, secret jewelry compartment, turn and lock security hook,  and Smart Zipper security-plus handy features like zip + organizer pockets inside and out, key clip, and padded adjustable shoulder straps.

SUGOI Fusion Tank Glacier-quick dry, moisture wicking-UPF 50+ style cap in DIABOLO Green-cotton garbadine-adjustable buckle back

Black Diamond 
Black Diamond 
Black Diamond makes state of the art tech wear/gear-for climbers-trekkers- but we think this pared down -lightweight alpinist protective shell would look just right warding off sheets of rain anywhere. New gym to crag collection-all made from primo fabrics-like Gore-Tex for waterproof/breathable protection, extended 2 way armpit zip vents, integrated Cohaesive™ cord management,-3 way single pull adjustment for hood, brushed microsuede collar lining, plenty inner/outer zipped pockets, custom molded cuff tabs,  YKK PU coated Flat Vision center zip. (Mission Shell))...other fabrics used in apparel-include Schoeller stretch- nylon with NanoSphere® technology,..and... imo-that logo is cool.

The Neutrals from USA companies...

FILSON---from American label-plenty of lifestyle-outdoor casual wear in khaki, navy and beige...wardrobe staple colors...with jackets featuring their rain repellent Tin Cloth
made in the USA Fox River...

CUTE....ROCKFORD RED HEEL Collection-from Fox River-takes the Monkey Sock's massive popularity -in several you can buy the Monkey Socks pre-made!

Woolrich John Rich + Sons...lighter weight weather tough parkas...and trenh style coat
Heritage Waxed Canvas Messenger Bag-from LL BEAN-one from the archives inspires this hauler w/ padded laptop sleeve +interior pockets for modern times...

old school-made of sturdy waxed canvas, web straps, leather trim-and like most LL Bean anything-last a lifetime


Helly Hansen -Highland Jacket-water repot, breathable, 4 cargo pockets, brass details rugged handsome old school look

very pretty tech singlet-the back straps are very yoga -from CECILIE SKOG's line with Bergans...95% organic cotton/5% elastane

BERGANS-EIDFJORD Jacket technical-Dermizax® w/ plant based Encoder™ polyester-3L waterproof, windproof, breathable, made to move in m reflective logo, one hand draw strings, design insures all those pockets don't mess with backpack straps, 2 way front zip, adjustable fixed hood w/ wire adjustment, underarm zip pits...good travel piece too
CHAOS...old school bucket hat-unizex -retro print...

MP™K180 Goggles


FJÄLLRAVEN -wall of colors...replacing Herschel as hauler of of choice- NYC

Every water bottle-container company offers a slew of colors-including CamelBak

WOW-from Watson's maker of performance basics-= intense shades for shorts, capris-good for yoga, hanging around- fitness activities

WIGWAM Ultimax Ironman run socks...bonus-we don't have to tug on these...they stay on...made with Dri-release© for super fast moisture elimination, Ultra lightweight design, Seamless toe closure, X2O© Acrylic contains Chitosan a natural odor defense.

Clif Shot Blocs...We buy these by the fruity flavors...with and without caffeine

VIBRAM select your own outsoles...lots of color options-including white
Müvnstyl™ new to us line of lifestyle bags has striking black/white color scheme...from Seattle Sports Company