We use a lot of different sorts of technology to create our technical performance pieces but everything is not always as it seems. You may find it useful to know, for example, that 'leg-opening' is not a measure of yoga flexibility. Check out the section below for information on some of the features we're most excited about.
Usually found on long jackets, double zippers allow you to open your jacket from both the top and bottom to make sitting more comfortable. We also use double zippers on our bags so that you can open them from either side. On our bags - the first thing you're looking for is always at the other end of your bag. Don't flash the cash, with two zipper heads, only unzip as much as you need to.
We all know how aggravating it is when we're in the zone on a run and our headphones get tangled. This guide strategically clips our cord into place on specific points on our body to keep things from getting out of hand. Best of all, it also means that weight is evenly distributed so that your iPod doesn't act like a runaway dog on a leash.
Receiving a new pair of pants and realizing the sleek straight legs you thought you ordered are in fact hippie bell bottoms (or vice versa) is a real buzz kill. We measure the circumference of our hems so you can have an exact idea of the silhouette of our pants. Note: hem sweep measurements are based on a size 8; there may be slight variations in sewing tolerance between sizes.
Up here in Canada, we use the term 'hockey butt' to describe a guy with powerful glutes built by hours training at the rink. If you see this term used, it means we've cut the pants to allow for an athletic fit through the rear. And yes, in case anyone ever tells you that you have a hockey butt: it's a pretty big compliment, eh!
Remember when your younger brother stole your bra before his junior high dance to practice his friend Jimmy's "spring it free" technique? On some of our full support bras, we use these same hook and eye closures at the back of the bra for maximum support on your run or in yoga class.
Remember on "Friends" when Chandler informed Joey that his tailor was unusually, ahem, "liberal" in his fittings? We'd like to avoid awkward moments like this by telling you how we measure our inseams. Our measurement is taken on the inner leg from your lady business/family jewels down to the bottom of the inner ankle. Make sure to measure both legs to average out your leg length as no one is perfectly symmetrical.
We know a thing or two about surviving winter in The Great White North. The three keys to success (and warmth) are layer, layer, layer. We can often be spotted running with more layers than a royal wedding cake. We designed our technical gear with enough layering options to ensure we are ready for anything. See base layer, mid-layer, outer layer.
Smooth, chafe-resistant Nakedseams™ use bonded seams technology instead of stitching so you don't get rubbed the wrong way. This is the kind of pre-training bonding that lets you win the race without the chafe.
If you've got long hair, you'll know the situation: a massive Princess Leia-like bulge ambiguously hiding under your hood. To let your hair out into the elements, we've created the set-my-ponytail-free™ window to guide your mane through the back of your hood.
Some things aren't meant to meet, like sweaty work-out gear and your clean post-shower clothes - or your boyfriend and your high school prom date who is still poking you on Facebook. The sweaty laundry bag keeps your clothes separate - as for your social media conundrum, we're afraid you're on your own.
We've all been there: running away on a chilly morning, our noses start flowing and we've got nowhere to blow. Instead of using and abusing our sleeves, we've created the sniffle catcher for those moments when our nose runs faster than our feet.