Mission Workshop’s high end field jacket, the Eiger is open for pre-order with a slated shipping estimate of late October:
“The Eiger is our take on the classic military field jacket updated with all the modern advantages of technical outerwear, and the first apparel release in the Advanced Projects Series.
The Eiger is constructed from Swiss-made Schoeller c_change™ fabric which utilizes a heat reactive, waterproof-breathable membrane to regulate body temperature and comfort. The addition of wool-facing on the exterior of the Eiger shell creates a tailored outward appearance while the waterproof membrane provides complete protection from rain, wind, and snow. Full seam taping and a three-point adjustable hood ensure that you’ll stay dry when the storm rolls in.
True to its heritage, this field jacket is equipped with the traditional four-pocket front and is modernized with two internal media pockets, and a large cycling-style rear stowage compartment.
This year, Mission Workshop opted out of the expense of undertaking Interbike. Instead, they brought their new products with them to the show floor. For Fall / Winter 2012, they’re introducing two new jackets, the Trigger and the Torre. First off, the Trigger is MW’s take on the cycling centric, urban riding jacket. It’s a more dedicated cycling fit than the Orion but is still comfortable as a fashion piece off the bike. It’s Shoeller WB-400 fabric has 4-way stretch, is windproof and highly water resistant. The Trigger ships October 15th and will retail at $285.
Next up is the Torre, or the classic merino hoody. The material is a proprietary 18.9 micron New Zealand Merino Wool with added stretch to increase mobility and flexibility while riding. Thumb holes, added zips, vents and a rear pocket are a few details that make the Torre one of the most practical cycling hoodies. The Torre ships November 1st and will retail at $235.
I could be posting about the new Outlier Supermarine® Anorak but people will just complain about the cost of the thing (even if this cotton is one of the priciest materials known to outdoor companies – so much so that even Arc’teryx can only afford to use it for a panel on the arm, much less an entire garment). Although I can tell you that I am in love with my last year’s model. It’s the nicest rain jacket I have ever owned and it makes me miss inclement weather. But know this, when I travel to cities with piss weather, it’s always on my back. This year’s model is newer and improveder. So head to Outlier and see more.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, this isn’t necessarily a product plug, as much as a photography plug. I think this is the best photo Emiliano has taken for Outlier. It’s like an illustration come to life. Amazing man.
The new Outlier Freeshell is already almost sold out so I won’t bother with a bunch of copy. Instead, I’ll just post the one jumping photo and call it a day. But, I did say almost sold out… There are still a few sizes left.
This one’s for the Aussies! While I was in Melbourne, I met up with Van from Creux Cycling and we pedaled around for a bit. He was wearing one of his Liberator Bomber Jackets and they just went up on the Creux site. I had a Campagnolo jacket that was very similar, but lacked a lot of the detailing that this one has. The drop-down flap, shown in the second photo is great because you can tuck it up into the jacket when you’re off the bike. Overall, this is a very stylish piece, with solid construction. It comes in an all-black version and one with cyan accents.
A few months back, I read a piece on Headset Press about Search and State, a new cycling apparel line that has been in the works for over a year. Run by Devin O’Brien and Daniel Golden, these two were inspired by NYC and its fashion industry. With so many resources available to them, they’ve been building their brand through a mixture of in-house problem solving and constant PR&D. In celebration of their newly-launched website and products, I asked them to take photos of their facilities in order to give us an isight as to just how they make their apparel in NYC.
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