Outdoor Research Offers New Technologies For F23

Outdoor Research released its Fall 2023 collection, offering a range of new technologies with athlete-led designs for its active-insulation category—apparel and gloves. The Deviator Hoodie VerticalX Octa technology offers an eight-sided, hollow-core polyester fiber center encased with loftier polyester paired with hybrid-mapped fabrics. According to OR, “VerticalX Octa is more effective for active use because it doesn’t […]

Gregory Mountain Products Announces 2023 Ambassador Team

Gregory Mountain Products, the pack and active travel gear manufacturer, shared its 2023 ambassador team roster featuring a diverse group of adventurers, product testers, entrepreneurs, and content creators. “There’s no better way to start 2023 than with welcoming 15 new team members to the Gregory family,” said Lindsay Malone, senior marketing manager, Gregory. “We have […]

Vimazi Introduces Pace-Tuned Running Shoes

Vimazi introduced its first collection of pace-tuned running shoes at the 2022 TRE show in Austin, TX last week. Each of the ten shoe models is engineered to perform within specific pace zones— a “first of its kind.” The company uses “patent-pending technology, backed by physics, to deliver optimized cushioning on impact and maximized propulsion […]

Scarpa Maestrale Re-Made Performance Ski Boot Manufactured Using Scrap Waste

Scarpa dropped a version of its Maestrale alpine-touring ski boot made from waste scraps saved from its ski-boot manufacturing operation. The limited-edition Maestrale Re-Made follows the company’s increased use of sustainable and recycled-content materials in its products, including the launch of a biodegradable shoe in 2021.   The boot is manufactured using a polymer that comes from […]

Kitsbow Launches Limited-Edition Plaid-On-Plaid Icon Shirt

Kitsbow Cycling Apparel released a Limited Edition Icon Flannel Shirt using the “blueprints” of its Plaid-on-Plaid Icon Shirt, which incorporates two different plaids. Kitbow produced a limited run of 49 shirts. The comfort fit of the Icon Shirt’s vented gussets means it “will not bind across the back of your shoulders” during movement. The front snaps and […]

Gore Introduces Laminates Made With Recycled Bionic Textile

W. L. Gore & Associates consumer fabrics business division will introduce two two-layer Gore-Tex Laminates with Bionic textiles made from coastal plastic waste recovered and sorted by its facility in Cóbano, Costa Rica. “The new Gore-Tex Laminates with recycled Bionic textile are a testament to how we can use meaningful scientific innovation to seek bold […]

POC Launches Recco-Equipped Dimension Avalanche Backpack

POC’s Dimension Avalanche Backpack integrates Recco technology with its Alpride E2 Electronic Airbag System. Combining the technologies created the “perfect tool for enhanced safety during backcountry adventures.” Integrated into the Dimension backpack, the Recco reflector complements an avalanche transceiver adding a second layer of searchability. Rescuers can use a handheld or helicopter-mounted Recco Detector that […]

Kitsbow Launches Hybrid Icon Flannel Shirt To Support Even More Weather Conditions

Kitsbow Cycling Apparel added another made-to-order variation to its Icon Flannel Shirt. From the “blueprints of Kitsbow’s classic Pendleton Wool Icon, the Hybrid Icon Shirt purposely adds a layer of durable, wind-blocking, water- and abrasion-resistant fabric right where you need it most—across the chest and shoulders,” said the brand. The fabric placement in the Hybrid […]

Outdoor Research Releases Fall 2022 Cold-Weather Technical Apparel

Outdoor Research released its Fall 2022 collection of technical outdoor apparel and gear in a range of inclusive sizes. Styles include: Hemispheres II Jacket and Bibs, offering stretch in a waterproof/breathable ski kit;  SuperStrand LT insulation collection with new synthetic insulation that mimics down clusters to hold shape in the garment; and  Prevail and Sureshot heated gloves. The […]

Rossignol Group shares composition of its first recyclable ski, the Essential

Rossignol Group shared with “stakeholders in the mountain/winter sport segment” its plan for a recyclable ski. The Group said it “aims to actively contribute to the launch or development of exchangeable technical solutions that will further facilitate the recyclability of products throughout global mountain and winter sport markets.”  By 2028, the Rossignol Group said it […]

Costa Sunglasses Adds Three Water-Inspired Frames To Its Lifestyle Collection

Costa Sunglasses, manufacturer of the first color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lens, added three lifestyle frames to its fall 2022 collection—Palmas, Irie and Paunch XL. An extension of the company’s Spring 2022 lifestyle collection, the three frames feature similar designs and detailing, including interior sculpting resembling the hull of a boat.  Palmas, the more feminine of […]

Kitsbow Introduces Icon Flannel Shirt

Kitsbow Cycling Apparel released its Icon Flannel Shirt in more fits and sizes. With the recent introduction of its Icon Ample Athletic Fit for women, consumers can select from 59 sizes and fit combinations in Pendleton plaid or heathered wools and denim.  “One of the hallmarks of the Kitsbow apparel experience is the tailored fit,” explained David Billstrom, […]

Gore-Tex AW22 Products Include Expanded Polyethylene Membrane

W. L. Gore & Associates announced that the consumer business of its fabrics division would introduce new Gore-Tex products with expanded Polyethylene (ePE) membrane for AW22. The ePE membrane is used as a complementary material suitable for a variety of consumer products and uses. Gore-Tex ePE membrane features and products include: The membrane is light, […]

Hot Chillys Introduces Brand Refresh And Sustainable Packaging

Hot Chillys, the manufacturer of performance base layers and winter accessories since 1985, updated its brand and announced “significant sustainability improvements.” “Many of our customers have been adventuring in our base layers since their earliest childhood memory on the slopes 30 years ago, and now they are suiting up their own kids to carry on […]

Royal Robbins Partners with the Green Business Bureau to Accelerate Sustainability Practices at Brand Retail Stores

SAN FRANCISCO (September 20, 2022) – Rooted in sustainability since its inception in 1968, Royal Robbins furthers its commitment to environmental stewardship by partnering with the Green Business Bureau (GBB) for its brand retail stores in Denver, Seattle, Modesto and Berkeley, California. This new partnership with GBB ensures that Royal Robbins four retail stores are […]