11 Best of Show pieces of apparel to watch for in 2015

adidas terrex TechRock Climaheat Hoodie

adidas terrex TechRock Climaheat Hoodie 

The terrex TechRock Climaheat Hoodie is made for alpinists and ice climbers with its warm, lightweight and packable characteristics. The insulation consists of RDS-­certified 90/10 goose down with 800 fill power. This jacket offers details for extra warmth, including heat seals at cuffs, collar and lower hem to keep the warmth inside the jacket. The heat seal baffling is designed with different sized baffles so that every other baffle covers stitching lines and minimizes cold spots through overlap. 

• Available in men’s only

• MSRP: $399.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.adidas.com/us/outdoor

Montane Black Ice 2.0 Jacket

Montane Black Ice 2.0 Jacket 

The Black Ice 2.0 jacket is designed for extreme conditions where performance in wet and windy weather is vital. Fully featured with two way zippers for ease of use with a pack or harness, wire brimmed helmet compatible hood, adjustable hem cord, internal zip pocket and mesh water bottle pocket. 250g Primaloft Gold Insulation Down Blend combines the warmth and packability of down with the fast drying and ‘warm when wet’ properties of synthetic insulation. FREEFLOW ultralight outer shell for excellent wind and water resistance (600mm hydrostatic head). 

• Available in men’s only

• MSRP: $239.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.montane.co.uk/

Ternua Loughor Jacket

Ternua Loughor Jacket

The Loughor features a windproof 15D nylon shell fabric with PFOA/POFS free DWR, 140 grams of Neokdun recycled goose down and a 20D nylon lining. Fill Power 700 insulation makes it extremely warm and lightweight and compressible. Other features include zippered hand pockets, hood with elastic binding, ribbed cuffs, and a cord adjustable hem. But I think the real story is the Neokdun down. Neokdun, manufactured by Navarpluma SL, comes from apparel and bedding products that have reached the end of their product life cycle, and is 100% natural and biodegradable. Through an eco-friendly process that uses no harmful chemicals, the down is collected and sanitized so that it can be recycled into new down products.

• Available in men’s only

• MSRP: $255.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

www.Ternua.com

Saucony Exo jacket

Saucony Exo Jacket 

The Exo jacket is an ultra-lightweight fully waterproof running jacket, featuring FlexShell Ultra laminate for exceptional stretch and a dry interior feel against the skin.  All seams are taped and sealed to keep foul weather out, with reflective trim for added visibility, and a slim, runner-specific fit, drop tail hem, and deep, scuba-shaped hood with high collar to keep you warm, dry,and covered. The bonded front chest pocket for water-resistant storage is an added bonus.

• Available in men’s and women’s styles

• MSRP: $140.00

• Availability: August 2015

http://www.saucony.com/

Icebreaker Stratus jacket

Icebreaker Stratus Jacket

The Stratus MerinoLOFT™ jacket styles for both men and women are packed with merino loft (180gm in body/100gm in sleeves), allowing the wearer to conquer even the most frigid conditions on a wide variety of outdoor adventures. The Stratus Zip and Hood jackets are water repellent, machine washable, and include recycled merino insulation to maximize warmth.  

• Available in men’s and women’s styles

• Zip, MSRP: $285.00

• Zip Hood, MSRP: $300.00

• ¾ Jacket (women’s only, MSRP: $350.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.icebreaker.com/

 Super Natural Fusion Jacket

Super Natural Fusion Jacket

The Fusion Jacket is a great mid weight insulation jacket which offers high warmth to weight ratio. It uses Wool Cloud insulation which is a 50/50 wool/polyester blend to provide warmth. The 100% nylon shell provide wind and water resistance. It also comes with a shaped hood and elastane binding at the hood.

• Available in women’s only

• MSRP: $250.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://us.sn-supernatural.com/

Stonewear Design Haze Hoody

Stonewear Designs Haze Hoody

The Haze Hoody is both versatile and stylish for everyday excursions whether hitting the town or trail. It has a super cozy sweater fleece that insulates, resists wear and dries quickly and features a high neckline for warmth when the temperature drops. With wooden buttons, a zip chest pocket, front hand warmer pockets and offset diagonal seams, this fall classic looks great on every woman. 

• Available in women’s only

• MSRP: $120.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

www.stoneweardesigns.com

 Mountain Khakis Alpha Switch Pullover

Mountain Khakis Alpha Switch Pullover

With Polartec® Alpha® at its core, the Alpha® Switch Pullover dries 60%  faster than other jackets with synthetic insulation. And is more breathable, offering a rare combination of  lightweight warmth and exceptional versatility for the wearer. The MK Alpha® Switch Pullover is reversible, and designed to be worn in both “static” and “active” phases of outdoor and everyday activities. It features a stretch woven on one side, with translucent, DWR ripstop on the other side. And, lined with Polartec® Alpha® insulation, it’s supremely breathable and packs down tight. 

• Available in men’s only

• MSRP: $240.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.mountainkhakis.com/

Big Agnes Lucky Penny Vest

Big Agnes Men’s Spike and Women’s Lucky Penny Vest

These synthetic vests feature 60g Pinneco Core synthetic insulation and a countered fit, ideal for layering. The 100% recycled polyester shell is wind-proof and water resistant and features unique diamond stitching to reduce bulk. It comes with an adjustable drawcord at the hem to seals out wind and two zippered pockets. An interior chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack. 

• Available in men’s and women’s styles

• MSRP: $150 

• Availability: Fall 2015

https://www.bigagnes.com/

Polarmax Core 3

Polarmax Core 3 Fleece

The Core 3 features contour stitching and a 4-way stretch fabric that help enhance movement and improve fit while giving the line a sleek, ultra-modern look. The Comp 3 line also features Polarmax’s patented Acclimate® Fresh Anti-Microbial and Acclimate® Dry moisture-wicking technology. It is also 100% Made in the USA in North Carolina.

• Available in men’s and women’s styles

• Zip Mock, MSRP: $65.00

• Crew, MSRP: $60.00

• Pant, MSRP: $60.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://polarmax.com/

Sunday Afternoon Rain Shadow Hat

Sunday Afternoon Rain Shadow Hat

Wind, rain, sleet, or snow, the Rain Shadow is ready to take on the weather. Its smart design includes a ventilated overlapping crown, removable neck cord and a proprietary Anchor-Lock™ sizing system. The Rain Shadow handles rugged conditions through its technical detailing, while leaving enough room for style.

• MSRP: $49.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.sundayafternoons.com/


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