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Prometheus Design Werx – Woodsman Wool Shirt

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Today is the debut of the first DRB apparel for 2017. These guys continue to amaze me with their modern takes on clasic designs. The new Woodsman adds updated features to a classic workwear inspired camp shirt.

-3 Season Outdoor Shirt
-Updated classic styling
-Chest Pockets sized to fit most smartphones
-Pen Slot in one chest pocket
-Triple needle industrial grade construction
-Double reinforced elbows
-Single arm-side panel for unrestricted movement
-No-loss PDW Para-smock style buttons
-No melt-no drip wool Melton blend for all seasons
-Square tail bottom hem to wear untucked
-Crafted in California

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“Designs made under our Danger Ranger Bear label features styles that are inspired by great American outdoor classics. This is like your grandfather’s favorite outdoor shirt he wore to the cabin, or what your father threw on after an early morning session at his favorite break, but better. A modern regular fit for comfort and freedom of movement. Layer over your favorite waffle thermal, use as a light jacket around the campsite when things chill down in the evenings. The wool Melton used in the making of this modern classic is tried and true. No melt-no drip, insulates when wet, quiet and wears year after year. The chest pockets are sized to fit most non-plus sized smart phones and has one pen-pencil slot for when you use this shirt in the workshop. Double reinforced elbows keeps the typical wear points more durable, a touch borrowed from vintage US Navy type work shirts of a different era, and single arm-side panel construction allow for freedom of arm movement unlike other button up shirts being made today. The DRB Woodsman Shirt is equally at home in the wilderness, at the workshop, or inside the cabin of your favorite overlanding rig. This is a modern classic we think Teddy Roosevelt would have approved of….”

Available in Navy Blue, Owl Gray and a Special Edition Red and Black plaid made by one of the oldest continually running woolen mills in the USA.

prometheusdesignwerx.com

Looking For Outdoor Clothing/Equipment Repair Or Mods?

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Rainy Pass Repair Inc is a well respected repair house for outdoor gear. In fact, they’ve specialized in the repair of Gore-tex and other outdoor fabrics since 1986.

But they don’t just repair equipment. They can modify it as well. Here is an Arc’teryx Alpha FL shell jacket they added slash hand pockets to, complete with waterproof zips.

rainypass.com

Kelty Tru.Comfort Sleeping Bag

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Kelty is introducing the Tru.Comfort line which are a bit different than your traditional mummy bags.  Insulated with ThermaPro, Tru.Comfort sleeping bags feature Kelty’s proprietary two-layer blanket system enabling users to not only regulate their temperature but also offers more room through the torso and legs.  This allows users to tuck up their knees, sleep on their side and roll over. Lastly, Tru.Comfort bags have the comfort-tuck zipper system so feet to peek out as well as an oversized hood and a toggle to keep the interior blanket secure.

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The Tru.Comfort line includes: the 20 degree sleeping bag in regular, long and a women’s shape ranging from $119.35 to $139.95 and the 35 degree sleeping bag in regular and long, priced at $109.95 and $129.95.

Coming Spring 2016.

www.kelty.com

Eddie Bauer – Customize Your Microtherm Stormdown Jacket

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

  
Eddie Bauer has just introduced a new feature on their site that allows you to customize a Microtherm Stormdown Jacket. Available in Men’s and Women’s versions, you can choose between hooded or standard collar.  In addition to a DWR finish, the jacket offers 800 Down fill.  Eddie Bauer boasts you can create over a million unique variants of the jacket which offers different shoulder yoke, body panels, lining, side stretch panels, zippers, and logos.

  
You can even choose custom labeling on the interior as well as chest and sleeve monograms.

  
www.eddiebauer.com/custom

This Is A Cool Story

Monday, August 31st, 2015

  
The Norwegian painter, Knud Bergslien (b. 1827 d. 1908) painted the famous picture Birkebeinerne, depicting two loyal soldiers carrying the young prince, Hakon Hakonsson, to safety in 1206. In 1945 Bergans paid N.Dr.5,000 for the rights to use the theme. The name “Birkebeiner” is a registered Bergans brand name. The painting was used as a brand image for a period of 50 years and was re-designed as the vignette used on Bergans products today.

OR Summer Market – Mountain Khakis

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Featuring articulated kneels and a similar fit, the Mountain Khakis Camber 105 & 107 pants are made from slightly different materials. Both also offer a diamond shaped gussetted crotch and triple stitched seams.

Camber 105

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Made from a 98% Cotton Twill/2% Spandex mix.
Colors: Retro Khaki, Truffle, Nine Iron

Camber 107

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Made from a 97% Cotton Canvas/3% Spandex mix. These also incorporate chap-style reinforcements along the front of the pant.
Colors: Yellowstone, Terra

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Although the flat, thigh pockets differ slightly between the models, they are low profile yet offer room for a cellular phone or similar sized item.

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As a bonus, they also include the Bison bottle opener key ring.

The camber 105 & 107 are available this Fall, from www.MountainKhakis.com

OR Summer Market – Sierra Designs

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Last year Sierra Designs introduced the Pack Trench, which a long rain coat that offers a from the bottom zip flap that allows you to wear a pack waist belt and lay the front flap of the coat over the belt. It’s a great design and I’ve been wearing one when I need a longer trench-style coat for about 6 months.

At Summer Market, Sierra Designs introduced the next generation in lightweight rainwear.

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It consists of a cagoule-style top with the same waist belt flap of the trench and a set of rain chaps. When paired with a longer jacket like this cagoule, chaps are a great idea. They eliminate the crotch area that rips and causes heat buildup. Made from 40D coated fabric, these are a great lightweight alternative to many rain suits.

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Coming Spring 2015 from www.sierradesigns.com

OR Outdoor Demo – Kindling Froe from Buck Knives

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Coming 2015, the new Kindling Froe from Buck Knives is part of the Comadre camp series which includes a hatchet and fixed blade knife.

16″ splitter for small rounds and kindling in 5160 spring steel with red powder coat for corrosion resistance. It’s finished off with Heritage Walnut handle atop the full tang design. It comes with a black leather sheath.

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www.buckknives.com

OR – Cascade Designs RobeTowel

Monday, February 17th, 2014

From PackTowel manufacturers Cascade Designs comes RobeTowel.

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The RobeTowel was a sleeper hit at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market with show goers begging to purchase the floor samples. Leveraging the popular PackTowel’s anti-microbial polyester/nylon microfiber blend, it’s comfortable and highly absorbent. It absorbs up to four times its weight in water and can be wrung nearly dry so it can be used as a towel when needed or a wrap.

The RobeTowel is calf-length with full sleeves and incorporates a hood as well as two pockets sized for 1 liter bottles. In 3 unisex sizes: S, M, L but the colors are definitely outdoors: Stone, Currant and Sky Blue.

www.cascadedesigns.com/packtowl/robetowl/product

New Patagonia Trucker Hats

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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If you’re into trucker hats, fishing, camouflage, or you just like Patagonia, then this hat’s for you.

www.patagonia.com