After eight years, O'Neill Clothing has officially received the product patent for its innovative Superfreak Bordshort Series. The top-selling series is inspired by the wetsuit, incorporating a stretchable panel running along the rear of the short for greater flexibility. The rest of the boardshort features a loose fit for mobility and comfort, and less flexible, more durable material.
Minox has added the NV 351 high performance night vision device to its binocular line. The NV 351 uses illuminator technology to deliver sharp images in lighting ranging from twilight to full night with 2.5x magnification.
The night vision device has a range of 230 feet and weighs in at 12 oz. It can be operated with one hand or mounted with its tripod socket. The eyepiece is designed to give eyeglass wearers a full field of view and the weatherproof construction is functional in almost any environment. The NV 351 retails for $399 and comes with a carrying case and batteries.
REI unveiled its spring 2012 line of branded gear and apparel, expanding upon its Technical Trail Collection and introducing fitness apparel, women's yoga apparel and urban travel apparel and accessories.
In Technical Trail, REI aims for light weight and efficiency. It has revamped its men's 62 liter and women's 52 liter Flash backpacks with a new design, built on a tubular aluminum perimeter frame for low weight and high strength. Three new premium sleeping bags feature 800-fill-power-prime-grade down insulation with ultra-light waterproof and breathable fabric protecting the bag from dampness during sleep.
Scosche Industries has unveiled its myTREK pulse monitor and app for iPhone and iPod touch. The Scosche myTREK, an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree, allows users to track their pulse, calories burned, distance, speed, pace, store past workouts and much more. Additionally, having long been the most popular consumer electronics brand sold in 24 Hour Fitness gyms and on their website the company has agreed to carry myTREK in 286 of its locations across the country.
Wenger has launched its new HypeX high-performance utilitarian jewelry line, pioneering a new category of jewelry that hides useful tools in plain sight.
Moving Comfort has unveiled its latest women’s-specific workout apparel collection. Following extensive interviews with women across the country, the brand has refocused the apparel collection’s offerings and aesthetic to address a younger customer, in both age and attitude.The spring 2012 collection delivers performance apparel designed to make users feel great and look great. Run, the foundation of the brand and an important facet of Moving Comfort’s core customer’s fitness plan, is addressed with figure flattering shorts and skorts as well as high-impact support tanks.