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Browning Introduces Technical Outerwear In Design, Features & Performance with the New XM Elite line of hunting clothing
Dryel Pen -- means no more worries over spilled cocktails or anything else on dry clean-only clothing.
ThermaCELL Heated Insoles Will keep you warm for hours outdoors - or indoors!
Solid Lubricant Is Easy to Apply to Zippers and Snaps
New WorkWearSavings.com Catalog arrives with huge selection of name brand work wear
LED Gloves Are Unique and Very Handy
Winchester Ammunition and SHE Outdoor Apparel Team up for Logo Wear
Winchester® Ammunition combines heritage with SHE Outdoor Apparel to offer women functional and stylish shooting apparel. Styles bearing the legendary horse and rider logo will be offered in short and long sleeve t-shirts, shooting shirts, tailored safari style shirts and sweatshirts.
An industry leader, SHE Outdoor Apparel designs and produces the highest quality women’s outdoor clothing in safari, upland, camouflage, shooting, adventure and lifestyle collections. Great attention to detail provides attractive, fashionable and functional clothing and accessories for the adventurous woman.
"We were honored to work with Winchester to create these new signature designs," stated Pam Zaitz, President and lead designer of SHE Outdoor Apparel. "Every garment has the trademark Winchester logo and features our signature styles of fashionable and functional clothing for women."
Winchester Women’s Logo Wear by SHE Outdoor Apparel is available online at www.winchestergear.com.
SHE Outdoor Apparel is a Texas based company designing and producing the highest quality women’s outdoor clothing in safari, upland, camouflage, shooting and lifestyle collections. For more information about SHE Outdoor Apparel visit, www.shesafari.com.
For information about Winchester and its complete line of products, visit www.winchester.com.
NOTE: NILO® Farms, established by John M. Olin in 1952, is Winchester’s prestigious hunting preserve providing guests with quality hunting on more than 640 acres of natural habitat. As one of the finest hunting and shooting facilities in the country, NILO Farms represents the best in game management and safety. Many of the land management practices developed at NILO have proven to be an example for other waterfowl and upland game bird preserves to follow. For more information about NILO Farms, visit www.nilofarms.com.
Snaps and zippers can suffer from the corroding effects of rain, dirt and grime, resulting in a mechanism that either sticks or rips the surrounding canvas or plastic. A water-resistant lubricant, Shurhold's Snap-Stick helps prevent those minor battles with a quick dab.
Offered in a handy twist-tube, it's easy to apply. Users apply to one side of the zipper or snap. Then, they close or zip to apply to the other side. Protection from corrosion lasts up to three months with a single application. Unlike liquid or spray lubricants that drip, Snap-Stick won't harm gelcoat, clear coat, upholstery or fabric.
Shurhold's Snap-Stick is available for $6.48.
Dedicated to educating boat owners, Shurhold provides key tips for boat value preservation at www.shurhold.com. Inventor of the One Handle Does It All system, Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish and detail.
Contact Shurhold, 3119 SW 42nd Ave., Palm City, FL 34990. 800-962-6241; Fax: 772-286-9620. www.shurhold.com.
This handy, gel-based Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel works on all suede, nubuck or smooth-finish leathers. It contains no propellant, gases, non-persistant, is environmentally safe and contains no flourocarbons. It's great after river trips, when our chacos and flip-flops get dirty and stinky & this product will prolong the life of your shoes so you don't have to rush out to buy a new pair because it will safely clean and deodorize all sandal types leaving them fresh smelling, too, by removing bacteria that rot material and cause the smell. It cleans, revitalizes breathability and water repellency.
• Removes stubborn dirt and helps revive breathability, leaving your boots ready for a fresh application of Nikwax treatment
• Recommended for Gore-Tex® or SympaTex® products, is 100% waterbased and biodegrable
• Formulated to retain leather's water repellency, unlike other cleaners that strip leather of its natural oils
• Please note: color may run; test on a discreet area first
Nikwax Sandal Wash cleaner is a perfect solution for keeping open footwear clean and smelling fine. Cleans and deodorizes sandals and footbeds. Sanitizes. Recommended for all leather, fabric, and synthetic sandals and other open footwear. 100% Water based and Biodegradeable. Contains NO flourocarbons/VOCs. Nikwax..Easier, Safer, Drier.
AAvailable at sporting goods stores, amazon.com, for a 4 oz. container. For more information on other places to purchase Nikwax or for questions, call 800 563 3057 between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday (PST).
I had a nose bleed while at an expensive hotel and some of the blood got on the pillow case. I was worried that they'd charge a lot for the damaged pillow case, but then remembered I had brought along a Dryel Pen. Following the simple directions I let the fluid soak in for a couple of minutes and then blotted the stain front and back. Like magic, the blood disappeared completely! The Pen is easy to carry because it's the size of a pen and now I take it everywhere.
Available at supermarkets or on-line.
Just when I almost gave up looking for the perfect pair of shorts to wear while paddling, at the beach, or on vacation, I discovered Kayak International's fantastic shorts. Made for comfort, function, and endurance, they're lightweight, won't wrinkle even when rolled into a ball and stuffed in a suitcase, and dry quickly. I've never been able to fit into regular-sized women's shorts - although I'm not very overweight. Also, women's shorts aren't usually made with the same mesh linings found in men's shorts - so I've had to wear my underwear beneath he shorts. Not so with Kayak International's product --- I purchased a pair of the men's shorts in XL and they fit my usual size 16 frame beautifully AND I didn't have to go through the entire day wearing soggy cotton underwear because they had the mesh lining! However, the women's shorts this company makes are fine, too - made with breathable, water repellant, wind resistant SPF fabric that offers protection from the sun. Each pair has a full elastic waist, a web belt, adjustable draw cord closures, an easy to close buckle, and a "D" ring for hanging keys, a whistle, or other item. According to the manufacturer, these shorts are hydrophobic--so absorb less water. I found the seams very well made and cleanly finished, and love the pockets! The back ones--designed for security and seating comfort--are concealed; there is an oversized inside ticket pocket capable of holding a map, passport, or larger item out-of-view; and the full mesh liner makes it unnecessary to wear underwear beneath them. Full cut with a 5" inseam, the shorts are available for women in sizes petite, small, medium, and large, in a multitude of colors-- including red, stone, blueberry, yellow, khaki, black, mint sky, block (several squares of various color), dark teal--and my favorite, bright orange. They sell for $39.50 at many sports stores or check the below web site for a dealer near you.
The men's Sandlon Muscle River Shorts are basically the same, but are also available in extra-large and available in black, blueberry, dark teal, khaki, red, stone, yellow, color block, and orange. In addition, the company offers the new Sandlon River Board Shorts, in the sizes small, medium, large and extra large, with a a12-1/2" inseam, in black, blueberry, blueberry/stone, and green/khaki. I purchased a pair of these, too and was not disappointed. On the contrary, I LOVE them. The longer cut, board surfing style shorts are 100% textured nylon, quick drying, lightweight, with SPF 30+ fabric that is machine-washable, breathable, water repellent, and wind resistant. It has five oversized security pockets, a built in drainage system, elastic waist, lace and Velcro closure, adjustable cord closures, and the usual comfortable fit the company is known for--plus clean-finished seams for strength and reduced irritation. The lower leg pockets on each side are designed for security and seating comfort, while the oversized inside ticket pocket is designed to hold a passport or other large object.
Pricing varies according to which pair of shorts you choose, but average around $40. For the nearest available dealer, check web site www.kayaksportswear.com/dealer/index or call 1-888-655-2925
Ultra-Camouflage Sniper's Ghilie Coat
Cargo pants, Pea coats, and combat boots: all military surplus items that have successfully leapt from the front lines to the fashion pages. So in these war-torn times, what’s next in combat couture? The ultra-camouflage sniper's Ghilie coat, says Cordarounds, the San Francisco-based online clothier that introduced horizontal corduroy pants and reversible smoking jackets on the fashion world.
Hipsters clad in these moss-heap overcoats will soon blend in wherever they go cafes, clubs, bars and a variety of jungle environs. According to Cordarounds cofounder Enrique Landa, “When you tire of all the attention you get in this jacket, simply flip up the hood and vanish into the local flora." And with the fabric's mesh webbing, says the online entrepreneur, "owners can further disguise themselves at their favorite cafe by inseting coffee accessories to the jacket."
Cordarounds.com seeks a distributed audience of discriminating buyers to purchase such coats and easier-to-digest-yet-still-somewhat-silly styles like horizontal corduroy pants and reversible corduroy smoking jackets. Since December 2005, to company’s sold over 5000 pair of its trademark styles with over 1/3 of the clothing being purchased by repeat customers.
For mildly amusing quotes and more silly Ghillie pictures write email@example.com or call 415-994-5210.
ATHLETIC // CONTEMPORARY // SPORTSWEAR CLOTHING
Whether you are dominating moguls and double-black diamonds, or cozying up by the fire at the ski resort, Free Country, the leading lifestyle apparel brand that produces recreational activewear for men, women and children, offers a wide range of “chairlift-chic” outerwear that keeps you warm and stylish on or off the slopes. Constructed from high-performance fabrics with rugged charm, smart styling and classic authenticity, Free Country’s high-quality, affordably priced apparel includes jackets, pants, fleeces, and winter accessories.
Free Country apparel can be purchased on www.freecountry.com as well as at numerous major retailers, such as Kohl’s, JC Penney, Bass Pro Shops and additional specialty stores.
LUCY! GYM CLOTHINGl
lucy is giving away FREE wristbands to celebrate the release of it's new back to (gym) class collection. lucy specializes in women's performance apparel for the gym, yoga, running and exploring the outdoors. Visit lucy.com/wristband to print out a coupon and head in to a lucy store before they run out!
lucy activewear is a Portland, Oregon-based apparel company that designs and sells fashion forward performance apparel for athletic women. Launched in 2000, the lucy brand has grown from www.lucy.com/>lucy.com, an online-only retailer, to a national bricks-and-mortar chain operating 64 stores. In August of 2007, VF Corporation, a global leader in lifestyle branded apparel, completed its acquisition of lucy activewear, Inc. As a result, lucy is now a wholly owned subsidiary of VF Corporation.
lucy activewear Launches New Organic Cotton Yoga Collection
lucy activewear, a fashion-forward performance apparel company for women, has released a new Organic Cotton Yoga Collection. A first for the lucy® brand, this new Organic Cotton Collection offers an eco-conscious alternative for cotton-loving yoga enthusiasts.
The introduction of the new Organic Cotton Yoga Collection marks the lucy® brand’s first step towards offering an increased range of sustainable products. “Organic cotton was the most natural way for us to add depth to our eco-friendly offerings. We recognized a demand for sustainable apparel within the yoga marketplace and set out to develop a high quality organic cotton yoga line with the same great lucy® design details our customers know and love,” said Judith Kempe, Director of Design for lucy activewear.
Leading the collection is the lucy Organic Cotton Hatha Pant: Designed with the same popular silhouette, including defining back seams and a compressive contrast waistband, the Hatha pant now comes in eco-friendly organic cotton in addition to lucy powermax. The collection also includes an organic cotton version of the brand’s top-selling Karma Racerback. Featuring a cool palette of blues and lilacs mixed with bright whites and lucy black, the collection’s cover-ups, tanks, and pants are designed to flatter and inspire.
SEROTTA COLLECTION by CASTELLI
Castelli and Serotta Team Up to Create Unique Serotta-branded Apparel Line
If you’re a fan of Serotta bicycles and the Castelli scorpion, you’re in luck, as the two premier cycling brands have teamed up to introduce a specially crafted collection of Serotta-branded cycling apparel, announced Greg Cowan of Castelli and Serotta company founder and namesake Ben Serotta.
The co-branded “Serotta Collection by Castelli” features Castelli-designed men’s and women’s jerseys, shorts, bibshorts, and accessories all inspired, influenced and approved by Serotta. The line is born from Castelli’s acclaimed Rosso Corsa line, including the breakthrough Free Bibshort, which features a more open front for improved comfort and cooling than traditional bibshort designs.
Serotta has been designing and building bicycles for three decades. Based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Serotta is to bicycle design what Castelli is to apparel design a brand committed to high quality and technical innovation. Serotta pioneered ovalized tubing in 1978, the S-Bend Chainstay in 1984, and in 2006 introduced the MeiVici, the first fully customizable carbon fiber frame, to name just a few of the company’s many accomplishments. Today, Serotta offers a complete line of handmade bikes, crafted out of carbon fiber, titanium, steel and combinations thereof.
“This is an ideal partnership,” explained Cowan. “Castelli and Serotta share the same philosophy and dedication to designing the most innovative products for cyclists seeking maximum performance. Serotta and the Scorpion will fit well together. If you’re a Serotta enthusiast and there are many around the world this collection lets you affirm your devotion to the brand.“
“Castelli and Serotta have spent decades defining what it means to ride,” commented Ben Serotta. “Both companies draw on a long-standing road-cycling heritage. To be in partnership with such a like-minded company as Castelli is the next logical step on the journey we began in a simple frame-building shop more than 30 years ago.”
The Serotta Collection offers men and women a custom assortment of cycling clothing with a competitive edge. On-the-bike fit, revolutionary fabrics, proprietary features and Castelli style are just the beginning.
The Men’s Maratona Jersey offers Serotta lovers a fresh take on a branded jersey. Versatile enough for a mid-week training ride or European cycling holiday, the Maratona combines Castelli tech with Serotta taste. Features include Castelli’s lightweight Procool Plus fabric with Prosecco treatment, 30cm hidden zip, breathable mesh underarm panels and three rear pockets with an integrated water-resistant MP3 pouch. Sapphire Blue/True Blue and Simply White/Platinum MSRP: $89.99
A market first, the Veloce Bibshort offers Serotta enthusiasts the innovative design of Castelli’s premier Free Bibshort. Fueled by the demand of professional cyclists to deconstruct the bib for maximum comfort, and marry it to a short designed for ultimate performance, the Veloce Bibshort delivers revolutionary fit and feel with multi-fabric construction, flat lock stitching, no inner leg seam and Castelli’s innovative AC seat pad. Black/Slate - MSRP: $239.00
Cool weather rides demand the ideal combination of insulation and breathability. The Men’s Dolomiti Long Sleeve Jersey is designed with Castelli’s Warmer thermal fabric: warmth-trapping, moisture moving and lightly weather-resistant. Full zip front with locking Castelli zipper pull, three rear pockets. Simply White/Platinum - MSRP: $109.99
Designed exclusively for Serotta, the Women’s Moda Jersey is a sophisticated, spirited jersey for women with true cycling souls. Lightweight Castelli Procool Plus fabric cools by moving moisture away from the body, while the stylish, yet feminine fit is designed for pure performance. Features include a 25cm hidden zip and two rear pockets with an integrated water-resistant MP3 pouch. Porsche Bebe/Ice - MSRP: $89.99
The Women’s Forma Short embodies Castelli’s obsession with performance and fashion. A unique soft-touch elastic waist comfortably contours, an ultra-comfortable Lyrca leg band stays in place without pressure, and the 8-panel construction and Y-PRO seat pad is competition-ready. Black - MSRP: $135.00
The Essential Sock from Castelli’s Rosso Corsa line is built for the podium. Essential Socks feature Castelli’s Meryl skinlife antibacterial fibers, a supportive high-density elastic mid-foot support band and compression cuff, breathable mesh top and bottom, flat seam toe and 6cm ankle cuff. Black, Simply White - MSRP: $14.99.
Luxurious and naturally high-performance, Serotta’s Merino Mid Socks are designed with easy-care, temperature-regulating 100% Merino wool fibers in a perfect cool-weather crew style height. Black and Wool White MSRP: $16.99
Perfect for chilly weather, commuting or early morning rides the Ultima Wind Arm, Leg and Knee Warmers offer cyclists a new level of comfort. Castelli’s Stratosheer stretch windproof front, breathable Action back and details like dual-sided silicon gripper and flat-lock stitching set these cool-weather accessories apart. Sculpted, anatomical design and three sizes offer the ultimate fit. Black - MSRP’S: Arm ($44.99), Knee ($44.99), Leg ($54.99)
For more information on the Serotta Collection by Castelli, visit Serotta’s online store at www.serotta.com or contact Serotta at 518-584-1221. Serotta’s corporate offices and bicycle manufacturing facility are located at 41 Geyser Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Castelli can be reached toll-free at 877-324-7448 or online at <www.castelli-us.com. Castelli-US is located at 1723 SW Taylor St. Portland, OR 97205.
BuddhiWear - hip organic wear with a yoga flair - opens in Columbia, Maryland
BuddhiWear, a Columbia-based apparel company, launched its first line of innovative organic yoga-inspired apparel for women, children, and infants. This new garment line includes T-shirts, thermal shirts, and tank tops for women and children, as well as an infant line featuring bibs, hats, onesies, tank tops, thermal tops, and T-shirts. The garments are adorned with images and phrases including "Yoga Divas Do It On The Mat," "Yoga Baby," "Powered By OM," "Let Them Hear You Roar," "Spread Your Wings", "Yoga Moms Rock", and "Tree Hugger", just to name a few. Fifteen designs are currently available.
What makes this line of clothing different is that they are for Yoginis (female version of yogi) by Yoginis - an exciting, hip new organic green clothing line. All the garments are made from 100 percent organic cotton in sweatshop-free conditions. They are locally created and printed with nontoxic, water-based inks. The garments use a unique direct printing technology application, which makes the garments so soft you can tell where the design begins or ends when touching it. It also feels wonderful next to your skin and the design does not hold in moisture. The ink instantly absorbs into the garment rather than lying on top of it. It will not easily crack and fade like other processes, making BuddhiWear garments extremely long-lasting as well as environmental and soft.
BuddhiWear aims to increase the awareness and need for yoga in a fun and playful manner, according to founder Kelly Neylan. "If everyone did yoga, the world would be a better place," she said in a prepared statement. Neylan is also a proponent of the movement to include yoga in schools and workplaces to enhance the mental and physical well being of all. She also says, "Yoga helps people focus and become calm; what teacher, parent, or employer doesn’t want that?" Added Neylan: "I intend my garments to spread the energy and positive message of yoga throughout the world. Every garment is energized with Reiki energy before it is sent out, and I see that energy continuing to grow."
BuddhiWear founder Kelly Neylan is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (R.Y.T.) who teaches adult, child, pre-natal, office, and senior/gentle yoga throughout Howard County, Maryland. She is a Usui Reiki Master, healing and teaching Japanese energy healing techniques. She is also proud mother to two little yogis in training.
BuddhiWear has partnered with American Forests to plant trees for shirts. One percent of BuddhiWear profits will be donated to American Forests and other important global charities.
For more information, contact BuddiWear via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urban Yogis Announces Product Reviews and Promotion
Born, bred and styled in Manhattan, Urban Yogis is hip, soft cotton clothing for men and women designed and founded by Ullasini Khwan. Sold exclusively online through web site www.urbanyogis.com - and at Yoga Mandali Soho and Om Factory NYC, its T-shirts and tanks are meant to be stylish and functional on and off the mat.
Yoginis fly in their favorite asanas wearing Urban Yogis signature pieces such as the black Mantra top - with criss cross spaghetti straps across the back, a form-fitting shape and a mantra blessing etched in white along the left waist. Yogis don't have to fret - their sky-blue Mantra top, with its cropped sleeves flatters the physique and offers a mantra blessing that reminds them of their essence as supreme consciousness.
"I love wearing Urban Yogis while I teach class," said Kristina Lanuza, Yogafly founder and yoga teacher. "The mantras on each Urban Yogis piece provides a feeling of protection when I wear it and reminds me that we are all here to bless each other with positive energy and good vibrations."
Urban Yogis | 374 w 46 street | New York | NY | 10036
LYNN ALISON (Contemporary sportswear for the Active Woman)
Designer, Alison Bane, an Orange County native whose fashion forward sense radiates California calm, has met the ultimate fashion challenge and fulfilled her dream by creating her own label Lynn Alison. This unique contemporary sportswear line blends chic and comfort for confident women who lead active lives. Recognized by WWD, a cotton “hoodie” was featured it in their “California in Depth” story during fashion week this past March 2007.
With Lynn Alison, women easily throw together an outfit they can wear to jet from yoga class to the grocery store or from the movies to a peaceful lunch in an outdoor café and still look stylish. Feminine styling, luxurious fabrics, and rich colors define Lynn Alison. Women fall in love with the buttery soft fabrics, distinctive washes, yummy knits and wovens not to mention the details of the tank tops, tees, pants, hooded jackets, dresses, and skirts. Celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Cameron Diaz, Kate Holmes, and Reese Witherspoon own Lynn Alison pieces
Orders for the fall line are filling rapidly.
For more information, check web site www.lynnalison.com.
About the designer and her vision
At nine years old Alison Bane aspired to be a fashion designer. She studied art and won many awards for her unique and colored collages. While other young children her age were filling in coloring books, Bane found it more challenging to doodle on blank white pieces of paper with a variety of bright colored pencils, pastels, and markers.
In Junior High, she enrolled in sewing classes where her exploration of fashion was set in motion. Eager to create her own outfits for school, she learned garment construction, how to draft patterns, and how to put pieces of cloth together. Painting her tee-shirts to coordinate with her favorite Guess Jeans, adding rhinestones and glitter, puffy painted polka dots and embroidery thread stitches, she created designs that were new and unique. Alison Bane, the fashion innovator was evolving. Her motto was simple “never wear the same thing twice.” For kids at her school, she created rhinestone encrusted suspenders, along with coordinated baseball hats and earrings. Clothes were like a canvas: a base for color, texture, and creative freedom. Bane soon found that paint allowed her to add a splash of color to plain white knits. In High School she was drawn to the art classes and fell in love with the French painter Henri Matisse. Inspired by his unique ability to paint with vivid colors and doodle-like brushstrokes she enrolled in color theory classes. Winning first place in portfolio contests gave her the confidence to pursue fashion as a career.
Her training began at the Fashion program at Orange Coast College, Orange County. She continued her study at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, taking classes in art history, figure drawing, and fashion illustration (her favorite). To gain a true understanding of the business she took courses at Los Angeles Trade Technical College and learned how to perfect her portfolio. Landing several assistant jobs at well-known companies such as: St. John Knits, Trina Turk, Lipstik (where she personally designed an outfit for Madonna), Rosetta Millington and Riley; Bane was able to sharpen her design techniques. Her contributions in color choices, fabrics, textures and embellishments were significant. Using her rendering skills, she designed original prints and embroideries and was involved with the launching of Madonna’s line, The English Roses.
As a consumer, Alison was tired of buying sweats from one sportswear line and searching for perfectly matching tee shirts from another. She longed to create a line that included coordinated jackets and pants with color coordinated embroidered and printed tee shirts and tops. “While women are dressing a lot more casual these days,” says Bane, “they still want to run out the door, looking amazing and well put together.” To answer that need, Bane took on the ultimate fashion challenge and fulfilled her dream by creating her own label Lynn Alison.
Lynn Alison, a contemporary sportswear line which blends chic and comfort for confident women who lead active lives, was a natural progression for Bane. The luxurious buttery soft fabrics, distinctive washes, yummy knits and wovens, textured embroideries and unique washes and prints all wrapped into feminine styling define Lynn Alison. It’s fashion forward for the busy woman who can jet from yoga class to lunch to the movies and still remain comfortable and sexy. Bane’s love for texture and color radiates in Lynn Alison, so it is no question that women fall in love with the details of the tank tops, tees, pants, hooded jackets, dresses, and skirts immediately.
For more information, check web site www.lynnalison.com
LED Lighted Camping Gloves is great for lightweight cool weather use. A tool for hikers , campers, and backpackers who want to make every ounce of weight count. These do double duty in all seasons - be it Summer, Winter, Fall or Spring. The LEDs are mounted in the knuckle area on the outside of hunting gloves. This puts the light where you need it most - right on your task area. Double duty - your glove AND your flashlight.
They weighs just 4.6 ounce, look like ordinary gloves -- until you pinch the switch - then two LEDs light up and put you in control of where the light is cast.
* 2 Bright LEDs per Glove
* Microfiber Inner
* Wrist Activated On/Off Pinch switch
* Replaceable CR2032 Coin Size Batteries
* Index Finger Trigger Opening
* Finger and Thumb Opening for fine work (tying fishing line)
* Pull Tight Wrist Band
* 200 Hour Battery Life
* Camoflage Fabric Pattern
* Textured Fingertip and Palm for Enhanced Grip
How to Measure Your Hand
Printable Ruler (No Scaling when printing)
Tip: Upon receipt of the glove, open the velcro pocket near the cuff. You will see the wires and replaceable batteries. Always use care when handling this portion as the wires could be broken by rough handling. Note the rubber "Hunters Hands" Logo - Gently pinching the logo with one finger on top and thumb under cuff turns the glove on and off. A gentle pinch is all that is required. Use care to avoid wires. Breaks due to rough handling can easily be repaired by splicing the wires or with a solder gun - the circuitry is not complex.
Available from web site http://gofastandlight.com for $12.89 plus shipping.
MOSSY OAK and GAMEFACEGEAR LLC
GameFaceGear Introduces Next Generation Of Head Wear
Mossy Oak® and GameFaceGear LLC, of Sun Valley, Idaho, have entered into a licensing agreement to produce their patent-pending QuikCamo hat/face concealment system in Mossy Oak® Break-Up® with additional Mossy Oak patterns to follow.
GameFaceGear features a QuikCamo hat with built in face concealment system that can be quickly deployed with one hand. When not in use, the face mask can be conveniently tucked into the hat. QuikCamo is compatible with eyewear and will not impair hearing. The high tech anti-microbial, breathable, moisture-wicking fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear.
Both forward and rear facing hat versions are available. The mask can also be turned around to cover your neck for UV protection on sunny days making it highly versatile for any hunting situation.
QuikCamo can be found at Sportsman's Warehouse and is also available for purchase on the company's web site at www.quikcamo.com. For more information, please contact GameFaceGear at P.O. Box 1088, Hailey, Idaho, 83333 or call (208) 720-2088, or email email@example.com.
GameFaceGear, LLC produces official licensed products of Mossy Oak/Haas Outdoors Inc. Haas Outdoors Inc., headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak. Mossy Oak specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoorsmen. Mossy Oak patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the outdoor industry leader in modern camouflage design, international licensing and marketing. Haas Outdoors Inc. markets its services and products under widely recognized brands including: Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak Productions and Mossy Oak Properties.
Browning Introduces Technical Outerwear In Design, Features & Performance with the New XM Elite line of hunting clothing
Browning has taken technical outerwear to the next level in design, features and performance with the new XM Elite line of hunting clothing. New for 2014, the Browning XM Elite line uses premium fabrications that give the most demanding hunters uncompromising performance. XM Elite is the warmest, highest quality technical outerwear Browning offers. The XM Elite Soft Shell Jacket and Pant, as well as Rain Parka and Bib are 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable thanks to Browning's Pre-Vent® fabric.
The XM Elite Soft Shell Jacket and Pant feature Pre-Vent 3-Layer bonded fabric and fully taped seams to keep hunters dry in the wettest conditions. The XM Elite Soft Shell Jacket has an attached hood, underarm pit-zips for ventilation, a welded chest pocket, two large handwarmer pockets and an internal storm flap with fleece lined beard guard. Available in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Infinity® or Realtree® Xtra® camouflage in sizes S-3XL at a Suggested Retail of $330.00 - $350.00.
The XM Elite Soft Shell Pant also features lightweight Pre-Vent® fabric. The new design has a fully constructed waist with zippered fly, belt loops and no-slip rubberized strip. Hip pockets and the oversize pocket on right thigh all have a waterproof zipper closure. Articulated patterning provides comfort and additional freedom of movement. Available in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Infinity® or Realtree® Xtra® camouflage patterns in sizes S-3XL, the Suggested Retail is $312.00 - $330.00.
New XM Elite PrimaLoft® Rain Parka and Rain Bib are perfect when the weather is at its worst. Both items feature quiet Pre-Vent shell fabric and taped seams for complete waterproof protection. A smooth, quilted lining uses PrimaLoft insulation for maximum warmth with minimal bulk. The Rain Parka has an easily detachable hood, large chest pockets with zipper closures and pocket flaps along with two large hand warmer pockets. The Rain Bib has a full length zipper for easy on and off and articulated knees for comfort and freedom of movement. Both items are available in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity and Realtree Xtra in sizes S-3XL. Suggested Retail value, Rain Parka $360.00-$380.00, Rain Bib $330.00-$360.00.
The XM Elite Down Jacket is built for maximum warmth with minimum weight. The jacket is packed with 800 fill-power down insulation for high warmth to weight ratio and features a full length front zipper, welded chest pocket with zipper closure, right chest pocket with zipper closure and handwarmer pockets with zipper closures. The jacket also stuffs into the included bag for easy storage. Available in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity, Realtree Xtra, and Tan in sizes S-3XL. Suggested Retail Value, $240.00-$270.00
Itch free 100% XM Elite Merino Wool Base Layer Top, Zip Top and Base Layer bottom keep hunters warm and dry in cold conditions. The natural antimicrobial properties help control odor causing bacteria. Each garment has an Athletic Cut and flatlock stitching for additional comfort. Each item is available in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity and Realtree Xtra in sizes S-3XL. Suggested Retail value for the ? Zip Top $143.00-$156.00, Base layer Top and Bottom $120.00-130.00.
For more information on Browning products, please visit the website at www.browning.com.
Browning has added an extensive line of tactical shirts and pants to their line of Black Label products for 2013. This line of clothing is practical for competition shooters, law enforcement and citizens interested in concealed carry.
Included in the line are tactical pants, shirts and polos.
The Tactical Pants are made from 100% cotton canvas fabric and the Tactical Pro Pants are made form a lightweight poly/cotton ripstop fabric. Both pants feature a gusset crotch, knee pad pockets, accessory side pockets, zippered side pockets and knife clip overlay on front pockets. Both pants are available black, sand, forest and desert brown colors.
Available in long and short sleeve, the Tactical Shirts are made from a lightweight cotton/spandex fabric and available in black, sand, forest and desert brown colors. The Snapshot hidden magnetic center button allows for fast access to shoulder holster. The tactical shirt has a vented back and internal REACTAR G2 pad pocket.
Available in black, sand and forest colors, the Performance Polo Shirt is made from wrinkle resistant polyester and the Cotton Polo Shirt is made from 100% cotton. Both polo's feature internal REACTAR G2 pad pocket and ConcealAccess split sides with hook and loop closures and lower placket microphone clip loop. The Performance Polo also features pen pocket on the left sleeve and vented back.
The Black Label Performance T-Shirts are made with polyester knit fabric with moisture
wicking properties. Available in black long and short sleeve versions, these shirts are ideal to wear with duty uniform, body armor, or web gear.
Suggested Retail Prices:
$80.00 (Size 32-36) $87.00 (Size 38-44)
Tactical Pro Pants
$80.00 (Size 32-36) $87.00 (Size 38-44)
Short Sleeve Tactical Shirt
$53.00 (S-XL) $60.00 (Size 2XL-3XL)
Long Sleeve Tactical Shirt
$67.00 (S-XL) $72.00 (Size 2XL-3XL)
Performance Polo Shirt
$53.00 (S-XL) $60.00 (Size 2XL-3XL)
Cotton Polo Shirts
$50.00 (S-XL) $58.00 (Size 2XL-3XL)
Short Sleeve Performance Shirt
$40.00 (S-XL) $46.00 (Size 2XL-3XL)
Long Sleeve Performance Shirt
$53.00 (S-XL) $60.00 (Size 2XL-3XL)
For more information on Browning products, please visit the website at www.browning.com
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After you've camped out and crammed all your smelly clothing, towels and gear into bags, it's bound to smell terrible when you arrive home. The question will be: How do I get the stink out completely? Most likely you figure that scented detergents, fabric softener and dryer sheets can mask those deep down odors - but they don't always work well. Here comes the new Febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator wash additive to give the laundry a fresh clean scent - maybe even if a skunk left it's scent on it.
The Febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator has the power to work seamlessly with any detergent, and while the dirt is cleaned away, the Eliminator fights the tough odors and can be used for all ltypes of odors such as smoke, sweat, mildew, pets, cooking, etc., with just one wash.
This product has a cap that is also a measuring cup, and works well for athletic uniforms, gym clothes, job uniforms, curtains, comforters and other materials that can be placed in the washing machine.
Sold at Walmart, Meijer, Kmart, A&P, Pathmark, Stop&Shop and other groceery, drug, mass retailers. It is available in a 50-fl ounce bottle in Fresh Scent for $8.99.
For more information go to web site www.newfebreze.com
Filson's Waterfowl/Upland Coat Style #435
Filson’s new Waterfowl/Upland Coat (Style #435) is made of the company’s exclusive shelter cloth a fabric of tightly woven two-ply yarn soaked in a paraffin based wax so the coat beats back rain, snow, and wind. Two dual compartment pockets provide plenty of carrying room; the wool lined hand warmer pockets keep hands warm in ‘fowl’ weather; the coat’s sleeves are built in a shooting position; and the backside of the coat is built with a unique action back. The front loading game bag allows for easy transport of birds. It is available in sizes S-M-L-XL-XXL and has a suggested retail price of $168 for S-M-L and $170.25 for XL-XXL.
For a free mail order catalog or for Filson dealer locations, call 1-800-299-1287.
Filson's Dry Finish Shelter Cloth Heavy-duty Pants
C.C. Filson Co., manufacturers of top-quality hunting clothing, has another offering for the outdoor sports person this year. . . the Dry Finish Shelter Cloth Pant which has the protection of an Oil Finish Shelter Cloth facing. As a bonus, because the heavy Oil Cloth is both briar and water resistant, the pant can take the heavy brush and thorn thickets of upland hunting, yet is comfortable in warm or cool temperatures. Featuring double-sewn construction and bar tacking at all stress points, the pants come in camel or desert tan with dark green, and Oil Finish Shelter Cloth facing with waist size from 30-42 inches with unhemmed legs. They can be ordered hemmed or with a leather binding for the bottom of the pant leg. Special custom orders of larger sizes are also available. The suggested retail cost is $88.50.
For a free mail order catalog or for dealer locations, call 1-800-299-1287
Mossy Oak and Sportchief Team Up to Create GameKeeper Fieldwear
Mossy Oak, the world's most trusted outdoor brand, has teamed up with Sportchief to create a complete line of casual and work wear for those who spend the majority of their time in the outdoors. Sportchief, a long-time licensee of Mossy Oak patterns, is known for manufacturing durable, high-quality clothing for outdoor enthusiasts. Toxey Haas, founder of Mossy Oak, and Sportchief's Phil Hardy have collaborated to create GameKeeper Fieldwear, a collection of durable work wear and comfortable casual wear accented in original Mossy Oak Bottomland®. When we say "complete," we mean everything from jackets, hoodies, pants and shirts down to details like caps, beanies and belts. Whether you're at the hunting club, at the office or on the town, you will appreciate the features and style of the GameKeepers Fieldwear.
Mossy Oak GameKeepers represents a culture of outdoor-minded people who share the same underlying belief that being a "gamekeeper" is about more than just hunting. It's about a love for the land and its wildlife, and giving back more than you take. Spurred by the success of our quarterly magazine, television series and new Gamekeepers Club, gamekeepers throughout the country can now show off "their colors" to others through this well-designed line of clothing. Speaking of colors, the garments are stylish as well as functional.
Haas said, "We are proud to present the new GameKeeper Fieldwear line by our friends at Sportchief. Long known for the durability and quality of their garments, Sportchief teamed with the GameKeepers of Mossy Oak to design a line of lifestyle clothes that are functional, stylish and reflect the love of the outdoors that each gamekeeper harbors in their heart and soul. From the simple cotton 'Do All' tee shirts perfect for hot summer field work to the 'Low Down' insulated shooting jacket designed for use on a cold winter morning, the all-new GameKeeper clothes are sure to please. Each garment has a weathered, already worn feel and functionality to perform in the field. Once you see a garment, we're sure you will see why we are so excited and hope to inspire you to live your best life outdoors."
"I've been making clothes a long time and the uniqueness of this project is exciting. The Sportchief's design staff was so energized by the passion that the GameKeepers have for managing land and wildlife. These new clothes are a perfect reflection of the love for the land," said Hardy.
Bruce Hudalla, whose company will be representing the line, commented, "When I saw the clothes and tried them on, I was blown away. Hudalla Associates is proud to represent Sportchief and the exciting new GameKeepers Fieldwear line nationally. Everyone on the Hudalla team endorses and lives the GameKeeper lifestyle."
For more information on GameKeeper Fieldwear, please contact Bobby Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-495-9292 ext 2513. For sales information, contact the Hudalla Group at www.hudallaassociates.com or 218-346-2734 or Phil Hardy at Sportchief email@example.com. Visit www.gamekeepersclub.com to learn more or join Mossy Oak GameKeepers.
OUTFITTER TUFF CLOTHING
OUTFITTER TUFF CLOTHING PERFECT FOR SPRING TURKEY SEASON
Jim Crumley, inventor of modern camouflage for hunters and creator of the original Trebark camouflage pattern, introduces Outfitter Tuff brand clothing line. The historic effectiveness of Trebark Camouflage, combined with the technology of today‚s modern, functional fabrics and printing processes unite to create the newest, top-of-the-line apparel for the serious hunter-just in time for spring turkey hunting.
"In spring turkey hunting, almost all hunters sit with their back against a tree," noted Crumley. "Blending in to that tree is critical, and the original Trebark and New 005 Trebark do that better than any other pattern."
The Outfitter Tuff clothing line features the original Trebark pattern as well as the new Trebark 005, a computer enhancement of the original Trebark. Fabric options include 100% cotton chamois and brushed cotton/polyester printed to protect from color fading; 100% brushed polyester and a lightweight 100% nylon that is both no-shrink and no-fade and dries quickly when wet.
Outfitter Tuff pants feature deep cut front pockets, rear pockets with button flaps, and two side leg pockets. Shirts feature soft, quiet material and free moving cuts. Bomber jackets feature two hand warmer pockets, button flap cargo pockets, comfortable knit waistband, cuffs (rib-knit) and collar, and a zipper front. The bomber is also available in an insulated version that offers a 100gm Thinsulate Thermal Insulation lining.
Outfitter Tuff pants, shirts, and bomber jackets are available in sizes small to triple extra large. Prices range from $39.99 - $64.99. Low-profile logo hats are available for $14.99.
The Outfitter Tuff product line is available only at www.outfittertuff.com. Visit the site for more information, upcoming products and hunting tips and articles.
ThermoLogic - The Next Generation of Heated Apparel by NTA ENTERPRISE
The new ThermoLogic apparel by NTA Enterprise is the latest advancement in heated clothing. Reliable, efficient, and unlike anything currently available, ThermoLogic allows users to control their own environment with ease and simplicity. Unlike other electrically powered heating garments, the technology behind ThermoLogic is applied directly on the apparel itself resulting in a product that is durable, washable and very effective.
Utilizing the proven INK-TEX Technology, ThermoLogic apparel is offered in seven unique clothing options. Consumers have their choice of ThermoLogic hunting jackets (both hip and parka length), bib overalls, and vests available in sizes M - 4XL, and gloves, hats and socks available in M - XL. Each garment has been especially designed to offer unmatched durability and comfort in any cold weather environment.
ThermoLogic utilizes a revolutionary patented technology that is built into the article of clothing. Using the new technology, an electronically conductive printed strip of silver/carbon-based ink is applied directly onto the lining of the apparel. Once in place, the ink patterns are protected with a polyurethane lamination and cured in a low temperature oven. After the pattern is cured, energy can be pulsed through the patterns allowing the carbon in the ink to heat up resulting in a soft, radiant heat.
Each garment in the ThermoLogic line features a manual control that allows the wearer to select the temperature for their apparel. By operating the control, the wearer can select from three pre-set temperatures: low (85 degrees Fahrenheit), medium (98.7 degrees) and high (110 degrees).
ThermoLogic hats, gloves and socks come complete with two pieces of hardware: a battery re-charger and a pulse modulator/battery combination that regulates the power flow. Jackets, vests and bibs in the ThermoLogic line are complete with a battery charger plus two batteries and two pulse modulators. Each battery and pulse module is housed in a specially designed pocket allowing for simple removal before washing. Once turned on, the 2" x 3" batteries will maintain the constant temperature setting up to six hours on the lowest setting; and two hours on the highest setting. Carrying an additional battery will allow most users to comfortably spend the entire day outside even in the coldest winter months.
ThermoLogic apparel is currently available in Mossy Oak® Break-Up® and Mossy Oak Duck Blind.
For more information, log on to www.thermologic.net.
NTA Enterprise produces official licensed products of Mossy Oak/Haas Outdoors Inc. Haas Outdoors Inc., headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak. Mossy Oak specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoorsmen. Mossy Oak patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the outdoor industry leader in modern camouflage design, international licensing and marketing. Haas Outdoors Inc. markets its services and products under widely recognized brands including: Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak Productions and Mossy Oak Properties.
Simplicity is key, but functionality is essential with today’s “on the go” lifestyle. Therefore, Columbia has embraced the “simplexity” trend by maximizing function and minimizing excess to create multi-purpose and performance driven garments. Technical fabrics including wrinkle resistant microfibers and softshell provide exceptional stretch and comfort as well as wicking and weather protection properties. Solid colors and simplistic designs packed with plenty of technical ability create a winning combination.
Crystal Crest Softshell Classic and sophisticated, Columbia’s Crystal Crest softshell is constructed of nylon and elastane Omni-Bloc with polyester Microtemp insulation in the body and sleeves. The active garment with stretch properties also features multi-functional pockets.
E-Z Snap Zipper and Snap Lubricant Keeps Zippers Free Flowing
Spending a lot of time outdoors means that zippers and snaps will inevitably become difficult to work with. E-Z Snap zipper and snap lubricant from Iosso Products reduces wear, friction and binding caused by water, tree sap, insects and more.
E-Z Snap protects snaps, zippers, hinges and hardware from the corrosion, dust and grime that makes these devices stick. Its non-hazardous formula does not contain any solvents, silicone or Teflon. It will not stain or damage surrounding fabric or surfaces. And it won't evaporate or run in hot weather. The lubricant from Iosso Products is also easy to use. RV owners simply clean the surface removing any sand, dirt or debris and put a small amount of E-Z Snap directly to the head of a snap, along a zipper or on the barrel of a hinge. It is easily distributed as the zipper or snap is used. To prolong the life and usability of zippers and snaps, RV enthusiasts should reapply E-Z Snap periodically and prior to storage periods.
Iosso Products has been supplying innovative and environmentally friendly products to the outdoor and RV markets for over 25 years. A 1.5 ounce tube of E-Z Snap sells for $5.46 retail.
For more information, contact Iosso Products, 1485 Lively Blvd. Elk Grove, IL 60007; 847-437-8400; or check web ite www.iosso.com.
Columbia’s Erial boot is constructed of waterproof softshell fabric with MTR fleece lined insulation for ultimate protection. The sleek slip-on also features a multidirectional lug outsole for maximum traction in slippery situations. Women’s Style: BL2184 Suggested retail: $120
Dior - Limited Edition Boot
Retail Price: $455.52 USD
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Sorel Winter Lifestyle Footwear
For those who can't wait for the first snowflake to fall, Sorel has created a line of warm, functional and fun winter boots. First introduced in Fall 2006, the Snow Meadow series has been a resounding success. Fantastic new styles for both men and women have been added, with the unique styling inspired by traditional inuit footwear. However, they're more than pretty! They are backed by the Sorel promise of warm, dry footwear, and the boots offer a waterproof/breathable bootie construction. Thinsulate insulation for warmth and lightweight comfort for a variety f everyday cold weather activities.
New for women:
Sakari - Cozy with supple suede upper fully lined with wool blend fleec, this boot is easy to wear with slip-on styling that can be worn striafght up or folded over at the cuff. It's like a huge warm hug for your legs and feet.
The woman's style NL1462 has a suggested retail price of $160.
Tootega - Available in six colors this boot has super soft faux fur lining and trim. A cushy polyurethane footbed with fleece lining provide all day comfort. The topstiching is excellent.
The woman's style NL 1460 has a suggested retail price of $130.
Sedna - The Sedna is fun and comfortable with easy, pull-on lacing. This line is made for comfort, warmth and style. The faux fur trim and strappy laces complete the look.
The woman's style NL1461 has a suggested retail price of $150.
Joan of Artctic - This boot has style with attitude to spare. The fact that your toes will be toasty when the temperature dips is just a bonus. it's fully waterproof, temperature rated to -40F, and has a removable liner with faux fur trim.
The woman's style NL1452 has a suggested retail price of $120.
New for men:
Road Soda - Laid back styling and super comfy fit will make the Road Soda a winter favorite. Fully waterproof and featuring Thinsulate insulation, this versatile boot handles winter weather with style.
The men's style NM1442 has a suggested retail price of $140.
Bota Bag - The hang out boot of the season, the Bota Bag has easy slip-on styling, warm fleece lining, and a super comfy fit. And the waterproof, breathable construction ensures your feet will stay dry on the slushy trek to the mailbox - or anywhere else.
The men's style NM1443 has a suggested retail price of $120.
For more information and photos of these styles, contact Sorel, 14375 NW Science Park Drive, Portland, OR 97229; 503-985-4001, toll free 1-877-508-6050
Summer Soles Combat Hot, Smelly feet
If your feet get hot, sweaty, and smelly during the summer, even when you're wearing sandals, a new product called Summer Soles will help combat these problems. Invented by a foot care innovator, the special fabric insoles for sandals and other open shoes will also relieve the usual slippery sensation experienced with leather or synthetic footwear. The removable fabric strips have been designed for women and men who want stay-dry comfort and liners that won't show because they come in a full range of colors, and for nearly any style open shoe. To use, just strip the heel to ize, peel and place. Easily removed without leaving any residue, the soles can be replaced.
Summer Soles are available in women's sizes 5-11 and in men's sizes 7-12. For pricing and more information, or to order, consult web site www.summersoles.com.
Standing on your feet in the cold can be rough and ruin your time outdoors. Now, there's help so you can be outdoors for hours with warm, comfortable heated insoles by ThermaCELL offering advanced heat technology providing remote-controlled foot warming comfort as you need it. The insoles are lightweight, durable foot warmers and will definitely make a difference whether you're outdoors for work or play.
Made for men and women, the Heated Insoles are fully rechargeable, allowing you to add just the right amount of heat to your feet as needed. Insert them into virtually any boot or shoe you own and always feel comfortable when heading ooutdoors. The soft cushion design provides additional shock absorption for your feet, while the water-resistant construction keeps the Heated Insoles working in damp environments and are perfect for all types of cold weather outdoor activities. And, I have to admit that because I work indoors on a cold, concrete slab, I put them into my slippers or shoes and feel toasty and can work without feeling cold!
The remote control allows the temperature setting to be changed without removing boots or shoes. With the touch of a button, adjust the temperature setting to Medium (100 degrees F), or No Heat. Use the No Heat setting to conserve battery life when indoors or active. Each remote features a uniquely coded highly reliable, radio transmitter paired to a set of insoles with a range of 7 feet. The remote can be attached to zipprs, bels or used inside a pocket.
The Insoles are made of a durable soft cushion design for years of shock abso9rbing all-day comfort; they are water-resistant protected by water-resistant fabric liner, and customizable - for they can be trimmed to fit most footwear. And, the heat sensors regulate the warmth according to both your body and outdoor temperatures. The battery charge duration is good for 5 hours depending on temperature setting, and the battery life is for 500 cycles.
The insoles are available for men and women in Small, Medium, Large, XLarge and XXLarge at sporting goods stores, amazon.com, and department stores for under $130. For more information, contact ThermalCELL.com or call 781-541-6900.
Outlast Wigwam brand Hunter Socks and outlast Upland Socks for warmth
This frigid winter I wore socks, gloves, and a hat made with OUTLAST® Temperature Regulation, a new fabric treatment that absorbs, stores, distributes and releases body heat in response to temperature changes next to the skin. My conclusion: Products made with this fabric kept me warm and perfectly dry! The fabric is great for anyone exposed to quick temperature shifts while hunting, skiing, or ice fishing, is reasonably priced, and seems to last forever through repeated washings. It’s available in everything from ski boots, helmets, socks, and gloves and absorbs and stores heat when you’re actively walking or skiing, and then releases it when needed, including times you’re simply sitting and waiting for the geese to fly by. You’ll find the fabric in he products I tried, namely Wigwam brand Hunter Socks, a combination of 45% wool, 25% OUTLAST®, 20% acrylic, and 10% stretch nylon; OUTLAST® Upland Socks, a fully cushioned heavyweight boot sock with polypropylene reinforced foot bottom and full terry cushioning throughout the sock in a 12” length made of a combination of 90% OUTLAST®, 5% Polypropylene, and 5% stretch nylon; the OUTLAST® Hiker Sock, consisting of 30% Merino wool, 25% OUTLAST®, 25% Polypropylene and 20% stretch nylon in an 11” height; and the new OUTLAST® Face mask, made with a liner featuring OUTLAST® temperature regulating fibers with an expandable opening and a 100% acrylic outer shell..
RED ANT PANTS
I've been searching for good quality, strong, comfortable fitting pants for ages. Thankfully, I finally found the perfect pair made by Red Ants that is specifically designed for women. Sarah Calhoun is the brain behind these pants - that work in the garden, woods, or other outdoor terrain. I've even used them for hunting because the pants don't allow the brush to injure my skin OR damage the pants!
Calhoun desgined the pants herself in 2006. They are a deep chocolate brown that feel heavy and substantial to the touch, and are truly durable. Reinforced in areas, such as the knees, seat and upper thighs, they stand up - probably for years. Not only that, but them have feminine forms and the company offers 70 different combinations of sizes by waist and inseam so women can get what fits them best. They sit slightly lower on the waist, but are still high enough in the back to offer full coverage. Furthermore, the pants are made for Calhoun at a Seattle company, and the cotton canvas she buys is from an eco-friendly manufacturing company.
The name, Red Ants Pants, popped into Calhoun's head while she was doing wildland fire recovery work in California and learned from a colleague that in ant colonies, all the worker ants are female.! She liked the name and it stuck on her excellent product. Each pair of pants has a lone red ant embroidered somewhere on it and, if pants buyers find that they each have ants in the same place, they win free T-shirts.
Red Ants Pants sell for $119 and are available in either a Straight or Curvy figure size from web site www.redantspants.com
The Sportsman’s Guide®, a premier sporting goods brand in the portfolio of Redcats USA, has announced the mailing of its new 2011 68-page WorkWearSavings.com Catalog, showcasing hundreds of brand-new, brand-name deals on men’s and women’s work related apparel and footwear, all at prices that are very easy on the wallet.
Customers will find a vast selection of work wear at some of the best prices around, including brand new styles and old favorites of work clothing and footwear for all seasons. WorkWearSavings.com is a who’s who of the top brands in the industry with many products from Carhartt®, Dickies®, Wolverine®, Rocky®, Walls®, Justin®, Under Armour®, Wrangler®, Rockport Works®, Red Kap®, and Chippewa®, just to name a few. All backed by their “Lowest Prices, Best Quality,” money back guarantee.
WorkWearSavings.com offers everything hard working men and women need to keep themselves warm, dry, and comfortable in any outdoor and indoor work environment. The brand offers hundreds of styles in the catalog, and thousands of additional styles exclusively on their website www.workwearsavings.com . From jackets and jeans, to boots and bibs, WorkWearSavings.com has you covered!
In addition, the catalog and website always have a great selection of close-outs, factory over-runs, and big quantity buys that are priced well below the competition, with new offers appearing on a weekly basis. There are also “Free with Purchase” giveaways that are featured with each new catalog issue.
The Sportsman’s Guide Buyer’s Club 10% off discount applies to all WorkWearSavings.com purchases, and quantity discounts are also available for small business owners and contractors. WorkWearSavings.com also offers custom embroidery and monogramming on many of the items in the catalog.
To request a free copy, simply go to www.workwearsavings.com, or call toll free, 1-866-223-2764, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Located in Minnesota, the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," The Sportsman's Guide® has been outfitting the nation's outdoorsmen and women with big name, discount-priced outdoor gear and clothing since mailing its first catalog in 1977. The Guide® has long been noted for discount prices, a huge selection, fast shipping, courteous hassle-free service and the strongest satisfaction guarantee in the business.
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