After several years in development, Gore Wear is launching its first cross-country (XC) skiing collection…
Fall weather has finally hit the Bay Area and although this means we are far from suffering, it can make dressing for that daily ride a bit more difficult. Morning temps usually start out in the 30s before climbing to the high 60s during the day, with a consistent cool breeze. It’s too warm on long sunny uphills for a vest or jacket, but you’ll freeze coming down the other side without one. For those of us that get annoyed with continually having to shed or don layers, 7-Mesh came up with a solution–the Synergy Jersey.
I am currently at Snowbird, Utah with Black Diamond and partner GORE to check out the entire new Fall '14 collection for the company. Saturday night, Director of Apparel Tim Bantle walked us through the extensive apparel line (124 styles in all). Treated as tools to help you succeed outdoors rather than just another pile of clothes, Black Diamond hopes to disrupt the outdoor apparel market with well designed gear built with core users in mind. Major themes for Fall '14 center around hardshells, down, and women's technical apparel, with some interesting new design technology thrown in the mix.
By Don Jurries
It only took 20 years, but Kama, a winter knitted apparel brand made in the Czech Republic, finally has a distributor in the US and Canada. PinkTree Distribution, with a US office in Seattle, is determined to bring the best of Czech outdoor gear to North America, with inventory ranging from camping and hiking to skiing and other snow sports.