Royal Robbins, a leading manufacturer of travel and outdoor apparel, presents its Spring ’06 line, offering a generous variety of stylish tops and bottoms for both men and women. The line provides technical performance benefits including moisture-wicking and UPF protection in clothing that can be worn around town or to the casual office. Royal Robbins will showcase the line at booth #1026 at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City August 11-14, 2005.

“The Royal Robbins Spring '06 line offers a wide spectrum of fashion and functionality. Our Spring ’06 palette includes bright colors like Mars Red, Pumpkin & Pineapple, offered in flattering silhouettes,” said Francisco Morales, president of Royal Robbins. “With the inclusion of technical features such as moisture-wicking, UPF protection, wrinkle-resistance, and quick-drying fabrics, we add tremendous value to each piece. We have expanded our offering of fun, colorful prints for men and women in Spring ’06, given the tremendous response to our ’05 line. Today’s outdoor apparel has traveled way beyond khaki.”

For women, the Royal Robbins Zenon Stretch Jersey Collection features a fashionable tank, an embroidered cross-over shirt, capris and a dress. The addition of Dri-X-treme™ creates apparel that has wicking action, bringing high-performance to women’s casual wear. The Upton Stretch Knit Collection includes a jacket, skort and capri that are ideal for travel. Made of Elasterell-p Coolmax® polyester, these items are stretchy, with excellent shape retention, low shrinkage and wrinkle resistance. The UPF protection and moisture wicking features are an unexpected bonus. The Passport Collection features a performance-enhancing anti-UV fabric (UPF 30+) with an easy-care, stain resistant Teflon® coating. Passport pieces include a three-quarter sleeve shirt, skirt and pants. Additionally, due to the success of the Nox Jean in the 2005 collection, Royal Robbins has added a Nox Capri to the Spring ’06 line. The T-400 Elasterell-p Fiber blends the wicking performance with freedom of movement and shape retention, resulting in a pair of jeans and capris that feel broken-in.

For men, two 100% cotton plaid shirts – the Barret and Phelan – offer great looks and casual comfort, but have the added benefit of 3XDRY®, a multifunctional finish that repels moisture from the surface and wicks sweat quickly to the outside. This new technology also helps fabrics dry eight times faster than normal material, and helps prevent perspiration marks (since moisture is not trapped in the clothing). The Men’s Synthetics Collection includes three plaid shirts that feature Dri-X-treme and UPF 30+ protection. The fabric also has a cotton-like feel, although made of a lightweight polyester/nylon blend. For a more casual look, but with all the benefits of Dri-X-treme technology, Royal Robbins offers the Cisco Tee and Cisco Button Front Shirt. Both these shirts are made of a performance knit, with nylon that is lightweight, elastic, non-absorbent and quick-drying, as well as polyester that is strong and wrinkle resistant.

Eco-friendly fashions for men and women are another addition to the Royal Robbins’ Spring ’06 line. In an effort to utilize natural resources more efficiently, Royal Robbins is offering a variety of items in the Spring ’06 line that are made in part of bamboo, soy and hemp fibers. The women’s Rayna Shirts are made with 43% bamboo and are available in a variety of colorful choices. Additionally, the men’s Runako Hemp Shorts are made with 55% hemp. Hemp fibers are extremely soft and comfortable, and help the Runako shorts keep their shape.

Royal Robbins was founded in 1968 by internationally acclaimed climber Royal Robbins and his wife Liz, who could not find the right clothing for their adventures and explorations. Liz’s first creation was the Billy Goat® Hiking Short, still among the company’s most popular styles, and a classic design of enduring popularity. The success of the Billy Goat® Hiking Short evolved into a complete line of outdoor and travel clothing. It is specifically designed for today's active adventurer. Royal Robbins is committed to creating the best functional outdoor clothing, with the performance fabrics necessary for today's high adventure lifestyle. Visit for more information.