Salt Lake City, UT – For Black Diamond Equipment’s Fall 2013 apparel debut, the brand will be partnering with ingredient brands Schoeller, Polartec, Primaloft and Pertex. Black Diamond is also including Recco embedded technology in its 2013 apparel collection and will be a bluesign system partner. An exclusive preview of the collection was given to retailers, media, investors and launch partners at the Natural History Museum.
Chicago, IL – Avex has added new larger capacity water bottles and insulated stainless steel bottles featuring patented Autoseal and patent-pending Autospout technologies to its offering. The new Brazos Autoseal Water Bottle and Wells Autospout Water Bottle now come in 32 oz. capacity, while the Brazos Autoseal Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle and Wells Autospout Stainless Steel Water Bottle now have 20 percent greater capacity. The new Brazos and Wells products will be available in February 2013 on avexsport.com.
Longmont, CO – Deuter USA is expanding its snowsports and alpine categories with five new backpacks and accessories. The additions to the snowsports category include the new Freerider 26, Freerider Pro 28SL for women, Freerider Pro 30 and Guide Tour 45+ backpacks. The new Climber backpack will be added to the alpine category.
Lawrence, MA – Polartec has partnered with Canadian bike and run apparel brand Sugoi to launch a global line of outerwear and insulation pieces featuring Polartec fabrics.
Sugoi’s RSE and RSX jackets will feature Polartec Neoshell, while the RSR jacket will feature Polartec Power Shield. The RSR Race Top and Race Tight will feature Polartec Power Stretch.
Redondo Beach, CA – Body Glove’s new winter product lines will be unveiled at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. Body Glove Winter includes protective gear; compression shorts and long underwear; and a complete line of winter hats, gloves and facemasks for skiers and riders. The brand will also debut Body Glove Surge, an all-natural energy gel product.
Durango, CO – In response to the New York Department of Agriculture and Market’s findings of unapproved antibiotics in Chinese-produced jerky treats, Zuke’s has reiterated that it sources the protein for its pet treats from U.S. suppliers and other reputable countries with high quality standards like New Zealand, where Zuke’s gets its rabbit and venison. For more information about Zuke’s products, visit zukes.com.
Travel outfitter Eagle Creek is introducing RFID blocking technology to its Undercover line of travel accessories. The technology prevents hi-tech thieves from accessing personal information like credit cards, passports and other currencies using embedded RFID chips. The Undercover line, which includes pocket wallets, waist belts and a neck wallet will hit stores 5/1/13. Prices for the accessories range from $18 to $26.50. For more info visit: eaglecreek.com
Snow sports safety equipment provider Ortovox is introducing a new line of avalanche packs in partnership with ABS, who has over 28 years experience in avalanche airbag systems.
The new packs come in five models (3 mens, 2 womens) and feature the removable M.A.S.S technology (modular avalanche safety system). This is a twin-bag release that can be adjusted for both left-handed and right-handed users. The mens 24, 26 and 24 womens Freeride models include an SPS pro back protector. For retailers, Ortovox will be selling ABS Activation Units in conjunction with the Ortovox ABS pack program to retail partners, independently.
Woolrich, PA – Woolrich’s 2012 wool blanket collection is now available through an online catalogue and digital storybook at WoolrichUSA.com, displaying photography, narrative and a few hidden Easter eggs.
The site details historical tales such as the company’s founding in 1830, Civil War stories and manufacturing insights. To make blanket selection process easier, the site also features a “Blanket Rating” system consisting of a warmth rating from 1 to 10 as well as use recommendations.