Columbia Sportswear Reinvents Raincoat Technology

Their proprietary OutDry Extreme technology offers protection and breathability by way of all new surface membranes

Most people are familiar with Columbia Sportswear‘s range of durable, stylish outdoor apparel. Many, however, might not be familiar with the fact that the brand holds more than 220 patents for technologies they’ve developed in just the last six years. Today, they announce their latest development, OutDry Extreme for raincoats, and CH had the opportunity to get hands on with the products during a visit …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The art of the Black Panther Party, a lonely galaxy, weatherproof hijabs and more in our weekly look at the web

1. The Black Panther Party’s Artist When the Black Panther Party decided to start a weekly newspaper in the late 1960s, they selected Emory Douglas as their revolutionary graphic artist. Douglas was tasked with creating bold prints depicting the injustices affecting the black community in order to spread awareness. As the newspaper expanded, so did his artwork’s influence and the paper became the go-to source …

Alpinestars’ Wearable Airbag for Motorcyclists

The new Tech-Air Street System detects crashes and deploys in milliseconds to protect the wearer's vital organs

Motorsports outfitter Alpinestars has reached another milestone in its illustrious 50-year history. After giving professional motorcycle racers and track riders the Tech-Air Race electronic airbag suit—which in essence inflates at the very moment of collision to protect the wearer like a body-surrounding-airbag—the company has fulfilled its promise to bring the Tech-Air technology to street riders with the recent launch of the Tech-Air street airbag system. …