Posted by: davepidgeon | July 21, 2009

Zip this!

Who would think we at Compass Points could get excited about a zipper?

Actually, zippers play an important role in outdoor gear performance whether its waterproof zips on your parka or the sleeping bag zipper locking in your body heat and blocking the chill of a Rocky Mountain night.

REI announced its Spring 2010 line at the Outdoor Retail Market Show currently going on in Utah, and in their announcement came this little tidbit:

The iconic men’s Sahara convertible pants, shorts, and shirts collection has also been updated. The well-known convertible pants will feature the unique “no-sit zip,” which adds a new vertical zipper that integrates into the horizontal zipper allowing the lower leg to completely open so the lower leg section doesn’t need to be pulled over muddy boots.

Cool. At the very least, that should help minimize a small bit of frustration while you’re out on the trail.


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