Fall 2013 Partnership Between Polartec and Sugoi

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SugoiLawrence, 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.

Body Glove Winter Line Launch Comes to Outdoor Retailer

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Body Glove SurgeRedondo 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.

Zuke’s Reassures Consumers of the Safety of its Made-in-the-USA Treats

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Zuke'sDurango, 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.

Eagle Creek Increases Travel Security with RFID Blocking Technology

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Eagle Creek RFID Blocker Undercover Neck WalletTravel 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

Ortovox Partners with ABS for New Avy Pack Line

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Ortovox ABS Freeride Pack

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 Launches New Website

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WoolrichUSA.comWoolrich, 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.

New Upgrade to Salomon's Powfinder App

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Salomon Powfinder AppNow available for download from iTunes and Google Play is Salomon’s completely rebuilt Powfinder app. The app provides real-time snow forecasts with user-generated weather reports in which users can snap pictures of snow, define the amount of snow and share with other skiers and snowboarders using the app. Other features include indications of where to go, snow maps, the ability to add favorite freeride resorts and access to Salomon Freeski TV and products.

Dagger Brings Jitsu and Contour Ergo to Retail

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Dagger JitsuGreenville, SC – Dagger has made available to the retail market the Jitsu freestyle kayak and the Contour Ergo Outfitting System. The 5.9 size of the Jitsu is now available for purchase, with the 6.0 to come January 29, 2013 and the 5.5 April 25, 2013. For more details on the Jitsu and Contour Ergo Outfitting System, visit www.dagger.com.

Mindshift Gear Launches Kickstarter For Rotation180 Backpack

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Mindshift Gear Rotation180Santa Rosa, CA – Mindshift Gear has launched a Kickstarter campaign to generate revenue for the production of the new rotation180 professional backpack. The rotation180 is a rotating waist pack that allows quick access to photography equipment on the go. Visit the Kickstarter campaign page here.

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