Via Hypebeast: Premium outerwear brand COLDSMOKE returns with a seasonal addition to its 2015 fall/winter collection. Dubbed the Tech Bomber, the jacket is constructed with a Japanese soft-shell waterproof fabric that allows for optimal breathability and protection against harsh winter conditions, available in either a Charcoal or Deep Green colorway. The technical textile is bonded to a deluxe fleece lining that provides both warmth and comfort. Detailing on the piece also includes American-made waterproof zippers, heavy-duty custom knit ribbing, nylon gold-colored binding, and an inner media pocket. Combining both functionality and a rugged design, the piece is a standout wardrobe must-have for the colder months ahead. You can shop the Tech Bomber now at the COLDSMOKE webstore.
If you can’t get outdoors, you can bring the outdoors inside (sort of). This interactive light by designer Richard Clarkson is shaped like a cumulous cloud, fitted with a powerful speaker system and movement sensors to create unique lightning and thunder shows dictated by the specific environment it is hung in.
Founded by Randy Breitenbach, the Southern California outwear label, Coldsmoke makes its way into Feature with a number of their spring silhouettes. Combining cutting edge technology and high performance materials, each piece illustrates functionality to the max. Details are found throughout the collection from quality interior lining to secure pockets in and out of the jackets. From the Aurora Down Jacket to the Qannik Ripstop Jacket, Coldsmoke provides timeless pieces that acts as a casual and technical garment. Check out the collection in the gallery below! Phone Orders 702-463-3322 or firstname.lastname@example.org. International Shipping available.
Photography By: @FreakinFrancis
We’ve been itching to field test our eVent waterproof gear here in SoCal, but we’re experiencing- with a mixture of pleasure and dread- the driest and warmest winter on record. Since the water won’t come to us, we took our gear to the water, albeit last year’s stagnant, cloudy green leftovers hiding in a shaded ravine up in the Santa Monica mountains. Will, our brave (i.e. foolhardy) merchandiser, dawned the Aniu Raincoat for a full submersion test of its waterproof capabilities.
The results- other than Will developing a new kind of itch from the funky water- were stellar! The eVent fabric repelled water so quickly that it was difficult to photograph the Aniu while wet. All photos below were taken within one minute.
The Aniu Raincoat is available here for your next weather susceptible journey.
One of our go-to tastemaker sites, Inside Hook, took our Tantalus Guide Jacket for a little product test in Park City, UT (battling 9,000 ft altitude in 23 degree weather with 45 MPH wind gusts). Among the company of Patagonia and Aether products, the Tantalus Guide Jacket was dubbed BEST ALL-AROUND above the rest.
“…This rugged jacket keeps you warmer than your girlfriend’s heart at the end of The Notebook. Thin insulation keeps you toasty on the lifts; the underarm zippers and eVent fabric (i.e., breathable) ventilate on the downhill.”
“Lightweight Warmth! Check out the new release from Coldsmoke. The Aurora down Jacket. Waterproof zippers, snug elastic-bound openings at both the cuffs and waist, reinforced visor and zippered internal gear pockets. And, it’s totally stylin’ and warm (650 Down Fill). Say goodbye to the wind, water, and cold….”
“By combining the style of chevron quilting with the durability of mini ripstop nylon and lightweight warmth of 650 down fill, Coldsmoke has constructed one of our favorite jackets of the season…”
“Boasting the stylistic cues of chevron quilting, durability of mini ripstop nylon, and the lightweight warmth of 650 Down fill, the design is perfect for protection from the wind, water, and cold and can even be stored for safe keeping just about anywhere thanks to the inclusion of a self-packing pouch…”