Author Archive | Amy Jurries

Montane Adopts PrimaLoft ThermoPlume

Montane Icarus

For Fall 2017, Montane and PrimaLoft teamed up to launch a synthetic insulated jacket that looks and feels like down. Stuffed with PrimaLoft’s new ThermoPlume technology, both the men’s Icarus and women’s Phoenix jacket are super lightweight and pack down small, but will continue to keep you warm in wet conditions.

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Scarpa Ribelle Tech OD Alpine Boot

Scarpa Ribelle

We have entered a new age of alpinism where fast and light, done-in-a-day pursuits are now the norm. To meet the needs of this new breed of climber, our gear has had to quickly evolve as well. Part trail runner, part technical alpine boot, the new Ribelle Tech OD alpine boot from Scarpa sees you through from the valley floor all the way to the top of the mountain, without the need to ever change your footwear.

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Wash Your Fleece Without Polluting

Guppy Friend

Microplastic pollution is an increasing public concern thanks to the growing evidence that they are hazardous not only to the environment, but also to our own food chain. Microfibers, a category of microplastics, are released by synthetic clothing through regular wear and washing. That means each time you wash your fleece jacket, bits of plastic eventually make their way into river, lakes, and oceans to be consumed by aquatic life.

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Patagonia Pushes Non-PFC DWR Research

Patagonia and HeiQ

For the past couple of years, Swiss textile technology company HeiQ has worked with many European brands to deliver fluorocarbon-free DWR treatments to outdoor apparel. To date, however, there remains a lot to be proven in the actual performance of these first-generation non-fluorinated DWR technologies. To find new ways to achieve the breathability and performance we have come to expect from our outdoor apparel but in more sustainable, non-fluorinated technologies, Patagonia entered into an exclusive research partnership with HeiQ.

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Berghaus Hyper 100 Ultralight 3-Layer Jacket

Hyper 100

At ISPO last week, Berghaus won an award for their new Hyper 100 — the lightest 3-layer rain jacket out there. Part of the brand’s Extrem Light range for the upcoming spring/summer season, this is not only the lightest but the most breathable jacket Berghaus has made to date — perfect for those high intensity mountain pursuits.

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