Ferndale, Wash. (May 25, 2007) Extrasport®, a brand trusted by outdoor professionals worldwide for more than 30 years, is pleased to introduce their new 2007 collection of paddling outerwear. A comprehensive line of technical, yet stylish paddling apparel, the new Extrasport® Tech Wear includes dry tops, spray tops, base layers and paddling pants for men and women.
the latest micro-porous, breathable, stretchable fabrics and
technology, Extrasport® Tech Wear enhances freedom of movement while
keeping paddlers comfortable and dry. Durable and lightweight,
Extrasport® tops and pants are waterproof and windproof. And owing to
the brands' rescue heritage, the line employs 3M reflective strips and
logos to provide an extra layer of safety to the paddling experience.
is the driving force behind the Extrasport® brand and we do our best to
cater to our customers who want real quality and true value in proven
designs," said Chris Heffernan, Marketing Director for Extrasport®.
"Our new 2007 Tech Wear collection is the culmination of years of
collaboration between top designers, fabric experts, pro paddlers and
our in-house specialists."
Product categories and key pieces
within the new Extrasport® Tech Wear line are listed below. For a look
at the complete Extrasport® Tech Wear collection log onto
X-Pert Flex Plus - Simply the most bomb-proof dry top ever created, the
Flex Plus is engineered to work with the body's natural paddling
motions and movements. The 4-way Stunner Stretch material across the
back, shoulders and sleeves affords incredible comfort and range of
motion, while the Entrant DermizaxTM 3-layer waterproof/breathable
membrane expels body moisture twice as fast as competitive materials,
yet still keeps the user warm and dry. A rubber gasket neck, adjustable
double-chimney waist and wrist closures with VelcoTM provide a tight
seal all around. Colors: Turtle Green, Beacon Red. SRP: $275.
Tops: X-Pel H20 - Available in both short and long sleeve styles, the
X-Pel H20 Spray Tops are waterproof, lightweight, easily compressible
and highly breathable. Constructed from 2-layer TorayTM stretch fabric
with an EntrantTM GII coating the X-Pel H2O garments deliver everything
the paddler needs to stay protected on the water. Colors: Turtle Green,
Dolphin Grey. SRP: $125.
Pants: X-Treme Pant - Built
specifically for the paddler who wants to be comfortable, yet safe, dry
and warm on the water X-Treme Pants are available in men and women
styles. Combined with Tech Wear tops they ensure top-to-bottom
protection from the elements with EntrantTM DT 2.5 layer windproof,
waterproof, breathable material. Colors: Navy Blue (men), Dolphin Grey
(women). SRP: $150.
Base Layers: Long Sleeve Top - The perfect
performance layer under any paddling jacket, or on it's own,
Extrasport® base layers utilize moisture wicking, breathable fabrics
and a loose fit to keep paddlers comfortable, dry and protected from
the elements. Base layers are also available in short sleeve designs.
Colors: Turtle Green/Light Grey (men), Periwinkle (women). SRP: $36
(SS) - $50 (LS).
Extrasport® is part of the Johnson Outdoors
family of innovative, market-leading brands. The company designs,
manufactures and markets a portfolio of top-quality products for the
global marketplace across four categories: Watercraft, Marine
Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment. Johnson Outdoors' familiar
brands include, among others: Ocean KayakTM, Necky® kayaks, Old Town®
canoes and kayaks, Extrasport®, Carlisle® Paddle Gear, LendalTM paddles,
Escape® electric boats, Minn Kota® motors, Cannon® downriggers,
Humminbird® fish finders, SCUBAPRO® dive equipment, and Eureka!® tents.
The company has 23 locations around the world, employs 1,300 people and
reported annual sales of $396 million in 2006. Visit Johnson Outdoors
online at www.johnsonoutdoors.com .
Extrasport Lauches New Line of Technical Paddling ApparelSaturday, 26 May 2007
Extrasport®, a brand trusted by outdoor professionals worldwide for more than 30 years, is pleased to introduce their new 2007 collection of paddling outerwear. A comprehensive line of technical, yet stylish paddling apparel, the new Extrasport® Tech Wear includes dry tops, spray tops, base layers and paddling pants for men and women.
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.