Confluence Outdoor ORSM14 Press Kit

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Confluence Outdoor ORSM14 Press Kit
Media Contact: Verde Brand Communications Tessa Byars [email protected] 970.259.3555 x136 Bomber Gear Partners with Polartec to Create Premium Apparel Line, Establishing New Standard for Performance in Watersports Revolutionary Polartec NeoShell Technology is introduced to paddlesports for the first time , keeping paddlers immersed in activity, not sweat GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 2014) – Bomber Gear®, manufacturer of premium, technical paddlesports apparel and sprayskirts, introduces its all-­‐new line of 2015 watersports apparel designed to meet the demands of paddlers, keeping them warm, dry, comfortable—and most importantly—on the water all year round. Offering the highest levels of ergonomics, performance and breathability, Bomber Gear’s Palguin®, Tahoe® and Baja® series use Polartec® Neoshell®, Polartec Power Dry® and Polartec Power Grid™ fabrics to establish a new standard for performance in watersports, allowing paddlers to push the limits in the toughest environments like never before. Palguin Tahoe Baja Linked by a distinct vision of quality, performance, design and innovation, Bomber Gear has partnered with Polartec® to bring a superior level of breathability, dryness and comfort to whitewater boaters, recreational enthusiasts, sea kayakers and stand up paddlers. Bomber Gear’s 2015 premium collections featuring Polartec® work in concert to provide an enhanced, technical layering system that keeps water out in the wettest conditions, while at the same time keeping paddlers dry from the inside out. “Polartec is a fabric innovation company and our mission is to further the science of fabric. When a company like Bomber Gear comes to the table and challenges us to develop fabric for water sports, we get excited because we know real change is about to happen,” said Allon Cohne, global marketing director for Polartec. “Bomber Gear and Polartec are both interested in creating pinnacle performance pieces, so this is a natural partnership that allows both companies to innovate and grow.” Bomber Gear is introducing Polartec NeoShell to the paddlesports world for the first time ever in 2015, elevating watersports-­‐specific apparel to meet the needs of the true adventure athlete. Polartec NeoShell is an award winning, revolutionary material that has shifted the paradigm in the waterproof/breathable category and has been used by snowsports and outdoor manufacturers since its inception. It is the first fabric to combine the superior breathability, ventilation, and stretch of a soft shell with the waterproof performance and durability of a hard shell, delivering the best of both worlds. Polartec NeoShell features a third dimension of air permeability, so that moisture created against the body inside the shell can immediately move out into the atmosphere. By using Polartec NeoShell along with Polartec Power Dry and Polartec Power Grid fabrics, Bomber Gear has created a fully dry system that looks to answer the age-­‐old question of paddling dry suits: What good is waterproof if you are always soaked with sweat? “Bomber Gear was created because there was a need for the product to be different. What is currently on the market, just doesn’t work,” said Martin Davis-­‐Skjöth, lead designer for Bomber Gear. “Everyone accepts the status quo until someone comes in and changes the game. Polartec NeoShell is truly a different fabric than anything else being used in paddle sports. Being waterproof is easy, being waterproof and breathable, that’s the tough part and Polartec has found the solution.” Tested in the most punishing conditions by the Bomber Gear pro paddling team, the Palguin, Tahoe and Baja dry system holds up to daily abuse while still meeting the highest standards of waterproofness, durability, and comfort. Combined with Bomber Gear’s industry-­‐leading production standards and Bombproof Guarantee, paddlers are sure to be dry all day, every day for years to come. For 2015, Bomber Gear is proud to release the Palguin Series, Tahoe Series and Baja Series: PALGUIN SERIES (Outerwear) Bomber Gear’s Palguin Technical Outwear Series includes a dry suit, dry top and dry pants made with Polartec NeoShell fabric, and it serves to protect paddlers from the most punishing conditions from crashing ocean waves to full-­‐submersion in a frigid river. Designed for paddlers seeking the highest levels of ergonomics, performance and breathability available, the Palguin Series provides protection from whatever the moment throws at you, in whatever form fits you and the elements at hand. Palguin Dry Top Palguin Dry Suit Palguin Dry Pants Polartec NeoShell is lightweight yet amazingly durable, tear and scratch resistant, and is the most waterproof, breathable 3-­‐ply fabric ever made. The Palguin Series features 4-­‐way stretch glideskin neoprene on the neck for added comfort, the highest quality waterproof zippers and latex gaskets for superior durability, and reinforced panels in high wear areas. The Palguin Drysuit uses a unique leg entry system that makes it easy for a paddler to get in and out of the suit without aid. The Palguin Dry Pants feature a double tunnel for added dryness when rolled into your dry top’s double tunnel. For maximum performance and comfort, combine the Palguin Series with Bomber Gear Tahoe and Baja insulation and base layers. Palguin Series MSRP (USA) Available Colorways Palguin Dry Suit $999.99 Red/Cave, Shallow River Palguin Dry Top $399.99 Cave, Red, Shallow River Palguin Dry Pants $249.99 Cave, Shallow River TAHOE SERIES (Insulation and Base-­‐Layer) Designed as a cold-­‐weather thermal mid-­‐layer for paddlers of all types, the Tahoe Series is the key to staying warm and comfortable even when the weather and water are not. Made with Polartec Power Dry, the Tahoe Series includes the men’s Thermal Top, Thermal Pants and one-­‐piece Thermal Union Suit, as well as the women’s Thermal Top and Pants, which are ergonomically cut to fit a woman’s figure. Men’s Thermal Top & Men’s Union Suit Women’s Thermal Top & Pants Pants Polartec Power Dry wicks away moisture to keep the body warm, skin dry, and offers 15+ UPF sun protection and odor resistant technology in a mid-­‐weight fabric. The Tahoe Series features a special Performance Cut that allows for full range of motion, breathable Power Grid Underarm panels, and fabric that helps you retain heat, wet or dry. These pieces can be used as a single thermal layer underneath dry apparel (like the Palguin series), or as a secondary thermal layer with the Baja Series for more warmth. Tahoe Series M’s Thermal Top (Long Sleeve) M’s Thermal Top (Short Sleeve) MSRP (USA) Available Colorways $69.99 Cave/Shallow River, Shallow River 59.99 Cave, Shallow River/Cave M’s Thermal Pants $64.99 Cave M’s Thermal Union Suit 109.99 Cave W’s Thermal Top (Long Sleeve) $69.99 Orchid/Maroon Rock, Maroon Rock/Orchid W’s Thermal Top (Short Sleeve) W’s Thermal Pants 59.99 Maroon Rock $64.99 Maroon Rock BAJA SERIES (Lightweight Base-­‐Layer) The Baja Series pieces work as stand-­‐alone UV protection layers or as moisture managing base layers. Staying comfortable and protected from the elements is essential; looking good isn’t so bad either, and the Baja helps achieve both. The Baja UV Protection top, made with Polartec Power Grid, has a flattering cut and comes in men’s and women’s versions. Men’s UV Protection Top Men’s UV Protection Top Women’s UV Protection Top Women’s UV Protection Top Lightweight Polartec Power Grid is designed to keep your skin dry and offers UPF 50 sun protection and odor resistant technology in a silkweight fabric. The Baja Series features a Performance Cut specifically optimized for kayaking and improved range of motion, and a drop tail in the back adds improved coverage while paddling. Baja Series MSRP (USA) Available Colorways M’s UV Protection Top (Long Sleeve) $44.99 Red/Cave, Tree Bark/Cave, Shallow River/Cave, Evenglow/Cave M’s UV Protection Top (Short Sleeve) $39.99 Tree Bark/Cave, red/Cave, Evenglow/Cave W’s UV Protection Top (Long Sleeve) $44.99 W’s UV Protection Top (Short Sleeve) $39.99 Red/Maroon, Maroon Rock/Orchid, Aqua Shade/Cave Maroon Rock/Orchid, Evenglow/Cave, Orchid/Maroon Rock The Palguin, Tahoe and Baja series, like all Bomber Gear products, are put through rigorous testing for waterproofness, breathability and overall performance before leaving the factory. Bomber Gear’s Bombproof Lifetime Guarantee and in-­‐house design, testing, and repair center ensures that paddlers will be using only the highest quality products in the field. The Palguin, Tahoe and Baja Series will be available January 15, 2015. About Bomber Gear® Whitewater. Sea Kayaking. Rafting. Touring. SUP. Bomber Gear’s premium line of paddlesports wear and performance sprayskirts is designed to meet the demands of all paddlers, keeping them warm, dry, comfortable – and most importantly – paddling all year-­‐round. Founded in 1992 in Durango, CO, Bomber Gear is committed to keeping all paddlers ready to push the limits when the elements call for more. Visit Bomber Gear online at www.bombergear.com. Wilderness Systems · Wave Sport · Perception · Dagger · Mad River Canoe · Harmony · Adventure Technology · Bomber Gear Media Contact: Verde Brand Communications Tessa Byars [email protected] 970.259.3555
Bomber Gear’s All-­‐New 2015 Technical Apparel Collections Offer Protection for Every Type of Paddler Gauley, Oneida, and Edisto Series provide versatile performance, breathability, and ergonomics for SUP, kayaking, rafting, and angling GREENVILLE, S.C. (AUGUST 2014) – Bomber Gear’s® all-­‐new 2015 technical apparel collection offers protection for every type of paddler, whether their water sport of choice is whitewater kayaking, kayak angling, rafting, stand up paddling, touring or recreational kayaking. Bomber Gear is committed to making dry outerwear and layering systems that will keep paddlers dry and comfortable in the wettest conditions, regardless of the weather or water temperatures. When the elements call for more, the last thing that should hold you back is your gear. Using high quality materials and fashion-­‐forward designs, Bomber Gear’s Gauley®, Oneida®, and Edisto® Series provide versatile performance, protection, breathability and an ergonomic fit for paddlers seeking water-­‐based adventure. Edisto Splash Top Gauley Dry Suit Oneida S emi-­‐Dry Top GAULEY SERES (Dry) The Gauley Series, which includes the Dry Suit, Dry Top (Long and Short Sleeve styles), Dry and Pants in both men’s and women’s versions, uses Bomber Gear’s Bombtec® material, a 2.5 layer, durable, waterproof, and breathable fabric with abrasion-­‐resistant reinforced panels in high-­‐wear areas such as the elbows and knees. The Dry Suit features Bomber Gear’s unique leg entry system that allows a paddler to easily get in and out of the suit without any assistance. Four-­‐way stretch glideskin neoprene provides added comfort at the neck and wrists of the Dry Top and Dry Suit and protects the quality latex gaskets, while the Dry Pants feature a double tunnel for added dryness when rolled into the Dry top's double tunnel. Women’s Gauley Dry Gauley Dry Suit Men’s Gauley Dry Top & Top & Bottom Bottom Offering superior comfort and fit, Bomber Gear’s Gauley Series is ergonomically designed for maximum range of motion without any extra bulk. Fashionable and movement-­‐
oriented, Gauley Series products have a stylish and comfortable look and feel with the protection and performance paddlers require on the water. The Gauley Series is ideal for paddlers of all types looking for unique performance-­‐driven construction at a great value. Available in men’s and women’s styles and colors, as well as a men’s neutral color options that are ideal for kayak angling. Gauley Series M’s Gauley Dry Suit MSRP (USA) Colorways $749.99 Red/Cave, Evenglow/Cave M’s Gauley Dry Top (Long Sleeve) $249.99 Shallow River, Tree Bark, Evenglow, Cave M’s Gauley Dry Top (Short Sleeve) M’s Gauley Dry Pants W’s Gauley Dry Suit W’s Gauley Dry Top $239.99 $199.99 $749.99 $249.99 W’s Gauley Dry Pants $189.99 Maroon Rock Red Cave, Tree Bark Aqua Shade/Maroon Rock Maroon Rock/Aqua Shade ONEIDA SERIES (Semi-­‐Dry) Ideal for kayak fishing, rafting, and SUP, the Oneida Series, which includes the Paddle Suit and men’s and women’s Semi-­‐Dry Tops, offers versatile, bombproof performance for a variety of conditions in a stylish package. Women’s Oneida Semi-­‐
Oneida P addle S uit Men’s Oneida Semi-­‐Dry Dry Top Top Featuring Bomber Gear’s Bombtech 2.5 ply durable, waterproof and breathable fabric, with reinforced panels in high wear areas such as the elbows, the Oneida Series is the perfect solution to keep you warm and comfortable out on the water. The Paddle Suit features Bomber Gear’s unique leg entry system and comfortable waterproof booties to protect the feet. Quality latex gaskets in the wrists and adjustable latex-­‐free neck closures on all three pieces keep the splash out and make the Oneida Semi-­‐Dry Tops and Paddle Suit versatile, comfortable and easy to use for all types of water sports. Available in men’s and women’s versions, as well as neutral color options for kayak angling. Oneida Series MSRP (USA) Colorways Oneida Paddle Suit $599.99 Shallow River, Tree Bark M’s Oneida Semi-­‐Dry Top $199.99 Red/Cave, Cave/Evenglow W’s Oneida Semi-­‐Dry Top $199.99 Maroon Rock/Orchid EDISTO SERIES (Splash) The Edisto series is designed for paddlers who just want to keep the splash off. The men’s and women’s splash tops and pants offer the perfect protection for warm weather and cool water. Made with Bomber Gear’s lightweight, waterproof and breathable Bombtech 2.0 fabric, the Edisto is comfortable, durable and ergonomically designed for kayak angling, stand up paddling, rafting and kayak touring. Men’s Edisto Splash Top Men’s Edisto Splash Pants Women’s Edisto Splash Top Women’s Edisto Splash Pants The Edisto Splash Top features an adjustable neck closure system for added comfort an interior neoprene cone cuff system for added performance. On the wrists and ankles, the exterior hook-­‐and-­‐loop closure cuff system is stylish on and off the water. Available in men’s and women’s versions, as well as neutral color options for kayak angling. Edisto Series M’s Edisto Splash Top (Long Sleeve) $119.99 Colorways Red/Cave, Tree Bark/Cave, Evenglow/Cave, Shallow River/Cave, M’s Edisto Splash Top (Short Sleeve) 109.99 Tree Bark/Cave, Evenglow/Cave M’s Edisto Splash Pants $99.99 Cave, Tree Bark W’s Edisto Splash Top W’s Edisto Splash Pants MSRP (USA) $119.99 Orchid/Maroon Rock, Aqua Shade/Maroon Rock, Evenglow/Cave $99.99 Maroon Rock The Gauley, Oneida and Edisto Series will be available January 15, 2015. About Bomber Gear® Whitewater. Sea Kayaking. Touring. SUP. Bomber Gear’s premium line of paddlesports wear and performance sprayskirts is designed to meet the demands of all paddlers, keeping them warm, dry, comfortable – and most importantly – paddling all year-­‐round. Founded in 1992 in Durango, CO, Bomber Gear is committed to keeping all paddlers ready to push the limits when the elements call for more. Visit Bomber Gear online at www.bombergear.com. Wilderness Systems · Wave Sport · Perception · Dagger · Mad River Canoe · Harmony · Adventure Technology · Bomber Gear Media Contact: Verde Brand Communications Tessa Byars [email protected] 970.259.3555 Bomber Gear and Polartec Partner to Deliver Performance-­‐Driven Apparel for Stand Up Paddle Boarders New Monterey Collection featuring Polartec Power Grid offers technical shorts, shirts and jackets specifically designed for SUP GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 2014) – Bomber Gear®, manufacturer of premium, technical paddlesports apparel and sprayskirts, has partnered with Polartec® to expand its product offerings to include a full SUP-­‐inspired line: the Monterey® Series. Featuring Polartec Power Grid™, a silkweight, comfortable, quick drying material that regulates body temperature during aerobic activity and provides 50+ UPF protection against damaging sun exposure, the Monterey line offers high performance tees, sweatshirts and board shorts for both male and female paddlers. Men’s SUP Performance Short Sleeve Tee Men’s SUP Performance Board Shorts Women’s SUP Performance Long Sleeve Tee Women’s SUP Performance Board Shorts Women’s SUP Performance Jacket Men’s SUP Performance Jacket Stand up paddling athletes have unique gear requirements such as sun protection, lightweight materials, and maximum range of motion, and the Monterey Series seeks to offer solutions to those needs. Like all Bomber Gear products, the Monterey Series employs the highest quality quick drying materials combined with industry-­‐leading ergonomics, performance, comfort and style, along with convenient design features for stand up paddlers. Available in men’s and women’s versions, the Monterey Series includes the SUP Performance Tee (long and short sleeve styles), SUP Performance Jacket, and SUP Performance Board Shorts. The long and short sleeve Monterey Tee features an advantageous, three-­‐tiered pocket sleeve on the back to easily store a phone, keys, sunscreen and a water bottle. The SUP Performance Jacket will keep paddlers warm on cooler days with a hood and hand warmer pockets that can stave off the chill when temperatures drop. A zippered pocket at the chest is a great place to store keys, cash or chapstick. The SUP Performance Board Shorts are quick drying and comfortable, with a tie closure system at the waist and a zippered pocket on the right thigh for stashing on-­‐the-­‐
water essentials. Monterey Series MSRP (USA) Available Colorways M’s SUP Performance Long Sleeve Tee $49.99 Blue Sky, Aqua Shade, White Water M’s SUP Performance Short Sleeve Tee $44.99 Blue Sky, Aqua Shade, White Water M’s SUP Performance Jacket $79.99 Aqua Shade, White Water M’s SUP Performance Board Shorts $49.99 Blue Sky, Aqua Shade W’s SUP Performance Long Sleeve Tee $49.99 Orchid/Maroon Rock, Aqua/Cave Maroon Rock/Orchid, $44.99 Evenglow/Cave W’s SUP Performance Short Sleeve Tee W’s SUP Performance Jacket $79.99 BG Red W’s SUP Performance Board Shorts $49.99 BG Red, Orchid About Bomber Gear® Whitewater. Sea Kayaking. Touring. Rafting. SUP. Bomber Gear’s premium line of paddlesports wear and performance sprayskirts is designed to meet the demands of all paddlers, keeping them warm, dry, comfortable – and most importantly – paddling all year-­‐round. Founded in 1992 in Durango, CO, Bomber Gear is committed to keeping all paddlers ready to push the limits when the elements call for more. Visit Bomber Gear online at www.bombergear.com. Wilderness Systems · Wave Sport · Perception · Dagger · Mad River Canoe · Harmony · Adventure Technology · Bomber Gear Media Contact:
Verde PR
Tessa Byars
[email protected]
970.259.3555
Bomber Gear Pushes Industry Limits with Major Growth and Innovation
Brand adds to team, invests in design studio, elevates product line
GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 2014) – Bomber Gear, manufacturer of premium,
technical paddlesports apparel and sprayskirts, continues to push the limits on the
watersports industry by taking the brand and its products to the next level with major
company investments and commitments. Heading into 2014, Bomber Gear will continue
to raise the bar with a growing and talented design team, a new state-of-the-art in-house
design studio, and a highly innovative and elevated product line.
Last summer, Martin Davis-Skjøth took the helm as Head of Design for the brand,
bringing twenty years of apparel design experience with sixteen years of experience in
the fitness and outdoor apparel industry, in both the U.S. and abroad. His past work
includes positions with big-time names like Under Armor, Reebok and Nike. New to the
team is Design Assistant and Patternmaker Emily Laclau, who also has significant global
fashion experience, working most recently in luxury swimwear and high-end theater
costuming.
“I am continually guided by the mantra that true innovation happens when preparation
meets opportunity,” said Davis-Skjøth. “We are on a mission to re-invent the category by
questioning the status quo and redefining the uncharted possibilities in paddlesports. We
believe there is a better way to balance performance, modern aesthetics, and
ergonomics, and we are excited to demonstrate that with our new product line slated for
the upcoming 2014 OR Summer Market.”
In order for the new design team to effectively create market-leading product, Bomber
Gear has invested in a world-class workspace – the Bomber Gear Design Studio
(BGDS) – that is now fully operational and in use. The BGDS is abundantly equipped to
handle the design process from conception up to production with professional grade,
industrial patternmaking software, a digitizer and plotter and top-notch sewing machines,
and a hot air seam tape machine. On the way is additional testing equipment to
duplicate what is currently in use at the Bomber Gear factory, including a hydro-static
machine to check sealed seams and a specialized dunk tank to analyze overall
waterproofness.
From the minds of this experienced team and out of the game-changing BGDS, the
industry will soon see a new Bomber Gear product line that is authentic for paddlers of
any experience level, highly innovative in concept and execution, and truly bomber on all
fronts. The new collection will debut at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market later this year.
While Bomber Gear products have always been at the forefront of the industry, the
resources and capabilities behind the brand moving forward will allow for an unparalleled
level of excellence in style and performance.
“Bomber Gear is a highly dynamic and progressive brand, and one that has seen such
success and yet still shows so much potential for even more growth and achievement,”
said Chris Pageau, general manager of accessories at Confluence Watersports. “It’s
been a great addition to our brand portfolio and we are excited to see the results of the
investments we have put behind the brand moving forward. Martin is such a talented and
fearless leader, and with his growing team behind him, the extensive design studio
capabilities, and the momentum of what promises to be our best-ever product line, I
have no doubt that Bomber Gear is positioned to rock the industry in the coming
seasons.”
For more information on Bomber Gear’s growth and expansion, visit our corporate blog
at www.confluencewatersports.com to read Part One and Two of our in-depth interview
with the team. For more information on Bomber Gear products, visit
www.bombergear.com.
About Bomber Gear
Bomber Gear was founded in Durango, Colo., in 1992 by expert kayakers and adventure
seekers who wanted better gear. They began making high quality gear that would let
them push the limits and perform at their best while staying warm, dry and comfortable.
The goal was to design and manufacture task-specific paddling gear that worked for
everyone, from elite athletes to recreational paddlers. Today, Bomber Gear is committed
to making the most innovative and technically advanced kayaking equipment in the
world. Bomber Gear is a premium, authentic paddlesports brand that continues to
specialize in designing performance sprayskirts and technical paddlesports apparel. Visit
Bomber Gear online at www.bombergear.com.
Wilderness Systems · Wave Sport · Perception · Dagger · Mad River Canoe · Harmony ·
Adventure Technology · Bomber Gear
Media Contact: Verde PR Tessa Byars [email protected] 970.259.3555 New Dagger Roam SOT Blurs Lines Between Flat-­‐Water and Moving Water Performance The Roam delivers a versatile kayak for outdoor enthusiasts at all paddling skill levels GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 2014) – Dagger®, the premier designer and manufacturer of high-­‐performance whitewater and adventure recreation kayaks, launches the Roam, a cross performance sit-­‐on-­‐top kayak for today’s outdoor enthusiast. The Roam delivers an innovative package of unprecedented maneuverability, solid tracking and predictable stability, combined with thoughtfully-­‐designed, ergonomic outfitting and ample storage space. “Dagger recognizes that today’s outdoor enthusiasts need a boat that broadens the on-­‐the-­‐
water possibilities without compromising performance,” says Jessica Prescott, Dagger’s marketing manager. “The Roam not only satisfies this demand, but offers a boat with rounded utility for multi-­‐sport athletes.” The Roam, which features new Contour Surround seat system, reengineered outfitting and multiple storage options, is designed to be comfortable, maneuverable and versatile. The Contour Surround seat system cradles the body with fore and aft seat back adjustment, complemented by side bolsters that are comfort-­‐inspired from whitewater hip pads. The outfitting features ergonomic thigh straps, which, when combined with the boat’s leg lifter, allow more connection with the kayak for quick responsiveness. Ample storage options include two deck hatches, multiple lashing points and a mesh tank well storage bag with a zippered sealed enclosure. The thigh strap can also be attached to the mesh bag, converting it to a courier-­‐style daypack for hiking. A confidence-­‐inspiring hull design is powered by a forgiving yet aggressive mold similar to Dagger’s popular Axis crossover boat. The boat’s spring-­‐loaded adjustable skeg allows for steady tracking in flat water, and a water-­‐shedding trim boosts buoyancy in whitewater. Roam Model Roam 9.5 Roam 11.5 Length 9' 7" / 294 cm 11' 6" / 350 cm Width 31" / 79 cm 30" / 76 cm Deck Height 17.5" / 46 cm 15" / 38 cm Weight 52 lb. / 24 kg 59 lb. / 26 kg Capacity 250 lb. / 113 kg 300 lb. / 136 kg MSRP $855 $955 Available January 5, 2015. About Dagger® Dagger doesn’t believe in going half-­‐way, or giving “just enough.” In the world of paddling, Dagger is all in, and has been since 1988. From recreational moving water kayaks to whitewater boats bound for class V creeking and all water in between, Dagger designs and manufactures premier kayaks for all paddling styles in Greenville, S.C. From the mountains to the sea, Dagger represents the relentless pursuit of adventure. If your soul is also one with the water, join the Dagger Community and check out the kayaks at www.dagger.com. Dagger · Adventure Technology · Wave Sport · Perception · Harmony · Wilderness Systems · Mad River Canoe· Bomber Gear Media Contact: Tessa Byars – Account Manager Verde Brand Communications 970.259.3555 x136 [email protected] Adventure Technology Introduces Fully Featured, Length-­‐Adjustable Kayak Fishing Paddles GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 2014) – Adventure Technology® (AT), leader in ergonomic paddle design, introduces new highly adjustable, fully featured paddles for kayak anglers for the 2015 season. These new angling paddles offer a comfortable, customized fit for anyone who wants to paddle out to catch the big one, with a range of offerings from the premium Advanced Series ideal for committed anglers to the more accessible Sport Series for aspiring enthusiasts. The new angling series will be available for purchase in November 2014. Both new AT angler series are raising the bar on fishing paddles with a new ferrule system that offers more customization and functionality than any other angling paddles on the market. With 10cm of length adjustment, the Advanced and Sport series paddles allow anglers to get the perfect fit and ultimate versatility to handle a variety of boat widths and seat heights. Additionally, the paddles bring even more usability to the table with a line hook on the left blade for extra reach and leverage when freeing snagged lines, a 36” measuring tape on the shaft to record your catch on the fly, and AT’s signature straight shaft construction for easy all day paddling. All paddles are available in 220, 230, 240, 250, and 260cm lengths. The Advanced Series includes the Odyssey and Oracle Angler, which are both ideal for the dedicated angler looking for the highest quality product. The blades of both paddles are crafted from lightweight fiberglass reinforced at the tip with AT’s buzzed-­‐about Duraweave™ with Innegra™ material for ultimate durability and abrasion resistance. These paddles feature a fishing-­‐specific aesthetic in a high-­‐visibility blue and green digital camo pattern, unique to each model. Adventure Technology Odyssey Angler: The Odyssey Angler’s large blade surface lends itself to a faster catch and more purchase with each stroke, allowing for quick acceleration and excellent control for a heavy, fully-­‐loaded boat. Ideal for anglers on a shorter trip who prefer a more relaxed stroke style and posture, but want the ability to paddle aggressively without any flutter. Precisely balanced blades allow it to be used for both low and high angle paddling, while its soft dihedral and forgiving power face ensure each stroke is smooth and efficient. MSRP $275.00 USD. -­‐ MORE -­‐ Adventure Technology Oracle Angler: The Oracle is our most powerful touring blade for anglers ready for a long day on the water. Its blade design has less dihedral than the Odyssey Angler, providing a more powerful stroke and better stability when bracing in choppy conditions. Ideal for anglers with a more aggressive stoke style, the Oracle’s high angle blade improves boat control and maximizes stroke efficiency. MSRP $275.00 USD. The Sport Series includes the Pursuit and Search Angler models, which offer accessible technology and price point in a durable, lightweight package. These paddles use a fiberglass-­‐reinforced injection molded nylon blade and carbon blended shaft to create versatile paddles for the fishing enthusiast. Both paddles are offered in high-­‐visibility shades, with the Pursuit Angler in bright orange and the Search Angler in bright yellow. Adventure Technology Pursuit Angler: Ideal for low angle paddling, the Pursuit Angler features AT’s signature soft dihedral blade that provides the perfect combination of performance and versatility for a smooth ride and ease of maneuvering in a variety of conditions. MSRP $145.00 USD. Adventure Technology Search Angler: The Search Angler offers a high-­‐angle style blade for more aggressive strokes. It is designed with less dihedral for added efficiency, which is ideal for tight-­‐terrain fishing, allowing for ease of access into even the most difficult to reach honey-­‐holes. MSRP $145.00 USD. -­‐ MORE -­‐ For more information on Adventure Technology, visit ATPaddles.com or join the conversation on the Facebook page. To check out the new products, swing by the Confluence Outdoor booth at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (Booth #32081) tradeshow. Specifications Lengths (CM) Weight MSRP Sport Series Pursuit Search 220 220 230 230 240 240 250 250 260 260 36.5 oz 37.0 oz $145.00 $145.00 Advanced Series Odyssey Oracle 210 220 220 230 230 240 240 250 260 260 31.0 oz 29.0 oz $275.00 $275.00 About Adventure Technology®: In 1993, an idea for the first, whitewater-­‐specific, ergonomic paddle was born. That idea grew into Adventure Technology (AT), a paddle maker who doesn’t seek to “balance” adventure with technology, but rather seeks to push both concepts to the outer limits. AT now delivers premium whitewater and touring paddles known for excellence in ergonomic design, craftsmanship and engineering innovation. Located in Greenville, S.C. as part of the Confluence Outdoor family of brands, Adventure Technology continues its legacy of dedicated research and development, all in the name of a good adventure. Visit us at www.atpaddles.com. Adventure Technology · Wave Sport · Perception · Dagger · Wilderness Systems · Mad River Canoe · Harmony · Bomber Gear -­‐ XXX -­‐ MEDIA CONTACT: Tessa Byars – Account Manager Verde Brand Communications [email protected] 970.259.3555 Wilderness Systems Unveils the All-­‐New Thresher Open Water Fishing Kayak The next generation of high performance offshore sit-­‐on-­‐top kayak designs defies the bounds of open water kayak angling GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 2014) – Wilderness Systems®, the industry leader in innovative, high performance angling kayaks, unveils the Thresher, an all-­‐new open water fishing kayak for 2015 that offers everything an offshore angler might need and more. Built with both the aspiring and advanced angler in mind, the performance-­‐driven Thresher features a fast, efficient hull with rudder configurations, making it easy to cover long distances to find the best fishing spots. Pronounced, voluminous rails and flared sidewalls provide the stability and predictability needed for breaching ocean waves, paddling through choppy whitecaps, and enduring tumultuous swells. With no sacrifices made to maneuverability, the contoured keel and rockered bow and stern allow the Thresher to gracefully surf its way back to shore after a long day on the water. The Thresher, available in two sizes, is designed with a thoughtful layout for maximum gear storage, capacity, and accessibility that sets it apart. The sleek and modern sit-­‐on-­‐top deck offers ample usable space to easily customize it with SlideTrax™ and accessories such as rod holders and live wells. Unique features include the cutting-­‐edge FlexPod OS (oversized), which is designed for integrating fish/depth finding electronics and simultaneously provides a convenient, removable, dry storage space. Additionally, a spacious center-­‐mounted storage compartment provides easy access to the hull, allowing the paddler to quickly stow rods and tackle when entering and exiting the surf zone. The new water-­‐shedding bow hatch cover not only covers a large and convenient bow storage area, but also has an integrated paddle park making your paddle easily accessible when you need to go after the next big one. -­‐ MORE -­‐ Add in Phase 3® AirPro SOT seating, Wilderness Systems’ renowned, comfortable outfitting, as well as new injection molded carry handles that are easy to use, yet rugged and ridged, and you have the perfect open water fishing kayak. Thresher Model 140 155 Length 14’3” / 434 cm 15’6”’ / 472 cm Width Deck Height Estimated Capacity Estimated Weight *MSRP without Rudder *MSRP with Rudder 28.75” / 73 cm 14.24” / 36 cm 400 lbs / 181 kg 75 lbs / 34 kg $1405 $1625 30” / 76 cm 14.75” / 37 cm 450 lbs / 205 kg 80 lbs / 36 kg $1505 $1725 *The Thresher 140 will be available in both rudder and non-­‐rudder versions on September 1, 2014 and the Thresher 155 will be also be available in both versions beginning October 1, 2014. About Wilderness Systems® Innovative designs, premium outfitting, and an uncompromising attention to detail have made Wilderness Systems an industry leader since 1986. Today the brand continues to push the limits of technology, performance, comfort, responsiveness and aesthetics. Taking that same drive into the angling market with high quality fishing kayaks, Wilderness Systems now offers the ultimate on-­‐
the-­‐water experience for everyone from passionate anglers to recreational boaters and expedition paddlers. Explore Wilderness Systems, part of the Confluence Outdoor family of Made in the USA brands, at www.wildernesssystems.com and join the Wildy Community. Wilderness Systems · Wave Sport · Perception · Dagger · Mad River Canoe · Harmony · Adventure Technology · Bomber Gear -­‐ XXX -­‐ Media Contact: Verde Brand Communications Tessa Byars – Account Manager [email protected] 970.259.3555 Wilderness Systems Introduces the Ride MAX Angling Kayaks Phase 3® AirPro MAX High/Low Seat elevates the Ride 115, 115X and 135 to new heights Greenville, S.C. (August 2014) – Wilderness Systems®, the leader in innovative, high quality fishing kayaks, unveils the Ride MAX model family, sure to provide an unparalleled angling experience for 2015 featuring the new Phase 3® AirPro MAX high/low seating system. The Phase 3 AirPro MAX is poised to give kayak anglers the competitive advantage they need to sight fish from the seat of their Ride, which features the same customization, stability, maneuverability and capacity anglers have come to know and love in the Ride series fishing kayaks. The AirPro MAX preserves the popular innovations found in most Phase 3 seats – adjustability, comfort features and high-­‐quality materials – yet it is a true advancement in design. Sold in all new Ride angling kayaks, and fully functional in existing Ride model years 2012 and beyond, the AirPro MAX high/low seat is easy to install. Adjustable on the fly, the patent-­‐pending Phase 3 AirPro MAX moves between the three seat heights without requiring any clipping or loosening of straps. Accessible grab handles allow the seat to move quickly to low, high or recline by simply unweighting the seat and shifting, while backrest straps allow for adjustments of the seatback angle. The forward/aft seat positioning in existing Ride models is preserved with a unique injection molded rail, allowing for the boat to be properly trimmed during paddling or slid back to provide more standing area while fishing. Standing room remains ample and the seat back can be folded and sat upon for even more height on the water. Water-­‐resistant, breathable, durable and UV-­‐resistant, the AirPro MAX is ready for whatever weather comes its way. Reliable and time-­‐tested premium materials reduce weight and increase the longevity of the AirPro MAX in harsh environments. The aluminum tube frame construction is highly durable with an all-­‐weather, breathable open weave -­‐ MORE -­‐ fabric with 3D mesh filler that affords both comfort and functionality, as well as opportunities for side pocket and tackle box storage. The injection molded slide rails also serve as a platform for mounting accessories to the seat, thus providing the ultimate in gear accessibility as they move along with the paddler. Made in the USA, with years of design innovation and extensive testing, the Ride 115 MAX, Ride 115X MAX and Ride 135 MAX all featuring the Phase 3 AirPro MAX Seat are game changing for anglers of all skill levels. Wilderness Systems’ Pro Staff anglers were an integral part of the Phase 3 AirPro MAX design process, as they spent many months testing the Ride MAX boats in all types of fishing and weather conditions. The contributions and feedback from the Pro Staff are reflected in every aspect of the seat, from the easy adjustability and installation to the premium durable materials used to build it. Specifications Length Width Deck Height Capacity Weight MSRP* Ride 115 MAX 11’6” 33"
16.5” 500 lbs. 79 lbs. $1205 Ride 115X MAX 11'6" 33" 16.5” 500 lbs. 82 lbs. $1355 Ride 135 MAX 13' 6" 31.50" 16.25" 550 lbs. 85 lbs. $1305 * Prices are for standard MAX models. MAX Angler models will also be available within the 2014-­‐2015 Wilderness Systems lineup, will feature the Angler Package, and will have differences in pricing. Visit wildernesssystems.com after August 1, 2014 for more information and updated 2015 pricing on all models. About Wilderness Systems® Innovative designs, premium outfitting, and an uncompromising attention to detail have made Wilderness Systems an industry leader since 1986. Today the brand continues to push the limits of technology, performance, comfort, responsiveness and aesthetics. Taking that same drive into the angling market with high quality fishing kayaks, Wilderness Systems now offers the ultimate on-­‐
the-­‐water experience for everyone from passionate anglers to recreational boaters and expedition paddlers. Explore Wilderness Systems, part of the Confluence Outdoor family of Made in the USA brands, at wildernesssystems.com and join the Wildy Community. Wilderness Systems · Wave Sport · Perception · Dagger · Mad River Canoe · Harmony · Adventure Technology · Bomber Gear -­‐ XXX -­‐ 

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