Following the debut of Skora's men's performance running footwear, the company has announced the launch of a women's collection for Fall/Winter '12. The collection will feature two models for women, Base and Form. Both models feature an elastic heel strap, reflective details and stitch-down construction with a removable Ortholite antibacterial minimal sock liner.
Greensboro, NC – Aqua Green introduces Eco Swim, swimwear made with eco-friendly Repreve recycled fibers. The Eco Swim line comes in many styles featuring bikinis, tankinis, maillots, sport styles and swim dresses with design by Jenni Saylor, a veteran of the swimwear industry. For more information visit ecoswim.com.
Kansas City, MO – GE expands its Event fabrics collection with the introduction of the Event DVL waterproof fabric. Event DVL (direct venting lite) is a new textile technology and fabric line to be used in high performance rainwear for outdoor and aerobic activities.
Event is an unlined laminate that allows direct venting of the body’s heat and moisture while remaining 100% waterproof on the outside. It does not have a polyurethane coating over the membrane but rather the individual fibers of the membrane are themselves coated.
A Silverthorne, Colorado home highlighted on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms features a three-story custom climbing wall system designed and built by Eldorado Climbing Walls of Boulder.
Outfitted with two Trublue auto belays, the 27 foot L-shaped climbing wall is hand-sculpted using Eldorado's rock realistic Shotrock compound. The wall, which can be seen throughout much of the house, is a focal point in the home and used by all three generations of the family.
For pictures of the residential rock wall, visit Eldorado's webpage.
Longmont, CO – To promote their new Aircontact series of heavyweight packs, Deuter is launching a multi-tiered campaign targeting consumers as well as retail employees.
The promotion includes a sweepstakes with the chance to win a Deuter adventure prize package to explore Norway’s Fjord region. A select number of retailers will also throw in a Wash Bag toiletry bag, with the purchase of an Aircontact pack.
Retail staff employees promoting and selling the Aircontact series will have the opportunity to win a place in the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course. For more information, visit the Deuter site.
Three large names under the Confluence Watersports umbrella have announced plans to give back in 2012.
Adventure Technology will support the paddle industry through sponsorships ranging from events (the Chattooga River festival) to philanthropy (Heroes on the Water). Dagger has an extensive lineup of sponsorships as well in 2012, including the Teva Mountain Games and First Descents. Wave Sports will also be sponsoring the Teva Mountain Games and USA Freestyle Kayak Series among others.
Telluride, CO – The official film selections have been announced for the 2012 Mountainfilm in Telluride festival. The lineup of over 80 films this year includes several world premieres, including Ken Burns’ The Dust Bowl, documenting the devastating ecological disaster that nearly destroyed the nation’s breadbasket in the mid-thirties.
G-Form has extended its portfolio of protective athletic and electronic gear to include a line of protective apparel.
Consisting of the Sternum Shirt, Crash Shorts and Protective Compression Shirt, the apparel collection features Reactive Protection Technology (RPT), a composite of PORON XRD material and G-Form’s proprietary technology.
The flexible RPT pads stiffen upon contact and absorb over 90% of impact forces, according to G-Form’s research.
Lowepro is now offering the Flipside 500, a backpack built for sports, adventure and outdoor photographers who carry a large lens.
The Flipside 500 provides secure storage space for professional-sized camera gear, including a 500 mm lens and extra room for accessories and personal items. When attached around the hips, the backpack can be swung around to easily access the rear-entry compartment with smaller padded partitions dividing the inside to keep gear from colliding.