“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance…” – Albert Einstein
Since their founding in 1877, Helly Hansen has been pushing the paradigms of performance and function, driving advances in both the outdoor industry and in the way people think about protection, performance, and design. In line with this heritage of innovation, Helly Hansen has introduces the H2 Flow™ Jacket. Designed to be worn as a mid-layer or as a stand-alone jacket, the H2 Flow™ adds a technical edge to your cool weather layering program.Read More
“We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T.S. Elliot
There are moments in your winter journey you will be faced with a choice – turn back and return to the comfort of your roaring cabin fire, or push deeper. The Melting Point™ Parka from Columbia makes that an easy choice, letting you continue onward into the backcountry with resolute confidence.Read More
Rays of sun break across the mountains gently rousing you from another night of sleep at base camp. All that remains from the camp fire is cinder and ash as the brisk morning air fills your lungs. Shedding the sleep from your eyes you reach for the Hi-Tec Crack of Dawn Hoodie letting the warm goodness of 700 fill down insulation warm your day.Read More
“Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” — George Kneller
New for 2011, the Reach The Peak™ Hybrid Down Jacket from Columbia is a prime example of the company’s new attitude. Released as part of their fall collection, this isn’t your grand-pa’s puff-ball down jacket of a bygone era. Nixing tradition, Columbia has utilized innovations in design techniques and material technology to reduce the bulk while still providing the warmth you need when your favorite mountain freezes over.Read More
Style and winter apparel haven’t always gone hand in hand. For the Mountainista it can be difficult to look hot when your core temp is steadily dropping.
Enter the Women’s Sundance Peak Parka from Hi-Tec. This down jacket shields your body from the elements while providing a flattering cut that’s sleek and stylish. Cozy 550-fill down insulation and ripstop shell provide incredible warmth without weight or bulk for a streamlined fit and flattering silhouette. The outer fabric is a classy cire finish that will resist snowflakes, snowballs and the occasional snow melt drip from a roofline – and you can seal out cold air by cinching the dual hem drawcord.Read More
Today’s running apparel market is notably competitive, filled with an array of jackets designed to cover a range of running and weather conditions. Breaking into an already crowded market with a performance soft shell jacket that not only performs well, but also generates enough “buzz” to sell well can prove to be a challenge for even the best of companies.
One company up for the challenge is ashmei. Based in the United Kingdom, ashmei is a niche performance apparel company aspiring to produce the best high performance running apparel in the world, period. The Ashmei Ultimate Soft Shell Running Jacket refuses to buckle under the weighty expectations of this ambitions goal.The Ultimate Shoftshell Jacket is designed with the runner and the various climate and mixed terrain conditions in mind utilizing the very best fabrics and materials. These materials are selected or developed based on their ultimate performance to ensure your comfort no matter what Mother Nature throws your way.Read More