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Vertx Releases Innovative New Softshell Jacket: The Downrange Softshell featuring VaporCore, powered by 37.5 Technology

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Vertx®, a premier tactical and outdoor brand of apparel and gear, is pleased to announce the release of the Downrange Softshell Jacket. The jacket is truly unique to the industry based on its combination of features, construction and materials which make it ideal for the prepared professional. With its unique fabric construction and technology, the Downrange Softshell can be an asset in a variety of operational and training environments.

The Downrange Softshell is comprised of two components- a shell and a lining. The shell is 86% Polyester and 14% Spandex which serves as a barrier to the elements and allows freedom of movement. The lining is comprised of 66% Polyester and 34% 37.5® Polyester. This lining construction keeps the wearer warm and comfortable.

Specifically, the 37.5® Polyester, while breathable, absorbs the wearers infrared heat and stores it within the fabric. This helps maintain the wearer’s optimal core body temperature of 37.5°C allowing them to perform better, longer. The jacket will be offered in four colors: Burnt Ash, Slate Gray, Bering Blue and Shadow Gray.

“The Downrange Softshell is truly a unique product that we are excited to introduce to the market,” says Darrell Morrow, Vice President of Vertx. “At Vertx we have always been dedicated to creating apparel products built with and for the prepared professional- this jacket is a result of hours of talking with end users and a number of product development iterations. We feel that what we ended up with is an essential addition for anyone actively in a training environment or operational.”

In addition to the industry’s best fabrics, the jacket features a robust set of functional features. There are a total of 8 pockets built into the jacket: 2 zippered bicep pockets, 2 zippered front hand pockets, 2 external zippered chest pockets, 1 external left chest vertical zippered pocket and 1 internal left chest zippered pocket. Additionally, it features VELCRO cuff tabs, draw-cords within the front hand pockets, gusseted sides and is water repellant. The Downrange Softshell Jacket will have an MSRP of $179.95.


Cocona 37.5 and Point6 Announce Partnership for New Line of Advanced Wool Socks

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

New collection enhances wool benefits to extend increase performance and comfort

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – Aug 2, 2016: Point6 and Cocona® announced today an exclusive partnership for wool socks powered by 37.5® technology. Merino wool is one of the top performance fabrics in the outdoor industry, so combining wool with 37.5 nylon creates a higher level of performance sock that delays the onset of sweat, dries faster, increases comfort, and helps control odor.

“Wool is Mother Nature’s miracle fiber, thanks to moisture, temperature, and odor controlling properties,” says Peter Duke, Point6 CEO. “Bringing 37.5 technology fiber into the mix elevates wool’s benefits to a whole new level.”
Managing the microclimate next to the foot extends the user’s comfort range and improves cooling. An in-depth study conducted by the Department of Physiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder reported that by changing from a wicking shirt to a 37.5 shirt athletes extended their performance and reduced their core temperature build up. This same technology can now be found in socks.

The team at Point6 worked with scientists from Cocona to perfect the combination of 37.5 particles with nylon. By layering the 37.5 nylon between 100% compact spun New Zealand Merino wool, Point6 can make a sock that maintains a comfortable level of humidity by delaying the onset of sweat and drying faster, even during high-intensity exercise.
“Peter Duke has had a long and successful history as an innovator with merino wool, so it was exciting to partner with Point 6 on this development,” said Jeff Bowman, CEO of Cocona Inc. “The product they’ve created is fantastic; 37.5 fibers pair very well with natural fibers, turbocharging the inherent properties of merino.”

The active particles in patented 37.5 fiber are permanently embedded in the nylon fabric of the socks and won’t wash out. These active particles provide 800% more surface area to the fiber, while providing a unique driving force to remove moisture vapor unlike any other technology. The particles, naturally derived from coconut shells and volcanic sand, capture heat from the body’s infrared energy to speed evaporation and significantly reduce dry-time.

“Adding 37.5 technology to our socks makes Point6 a far superior product to all other wool socks,” says Duke. “Period!”

Point6 will introduce nine styles powered by 37.5 technology for Spring 2017, plus several tactical styles that are being developed for the military.