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Your Duffel Is About To Get A Lot Lighter

Why Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt Sportswear combines technical fabrics from the best mills in the world, with USA manufacturing in Portland, Oregon.  Our mission is to create versatile outdoor apparel and accessories you can grab for every outing, every time you walk out the door.

Four Way Stretch

One Pant

Fabric

Our durability and versatility excel in any context, a winter bike commute, a wilderness climbing trip in autumn, a spring tour through the Riviera, bouldering, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, road-trips, camping, fishing, or trekking. You get the idea.

Like Water Off A Duck's Back

The Elements Don't Stand A Chance

NanoSphere

DOUBLE-WEAVE SOFT-SHELL CONSTRUCTION WITH A TOUGH EXTERIOR THAT STANDS UP TO THE ELEMENTS, COUPLED WITHA BRUSHED INTERIOR THAT PROVIDES SOFT, MOISTURE-TRANSPORTING COMFORT. THE ADDED BENEFIT OF SCHOELLER NANOSPHERE® TECHNOLOGY INHERENTLY RESISTS WATER, DIRT, AND STAINS.  RAIN OR RED WINE, SOIL, OR SUNSHINE.

LIMITED EDITION AGILITY HOODIE

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ORIGINAL JEANS - MARK II

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ORIGINAL JEANS - MARK II, BLACKTOP

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ORIGINAL JEANS - MARK II, ALLOY

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News

Men's Bike Commute Essentials by Gearcaster

May 18, 2015

Men’s Bike Commute Essentials

by on May 17, 2015

Thunderbolt Sportswear Mark II originals are Gearcaster's choice for Bike Commuting Essentials

Thunderbolt Jeans ($200): Office attire in San Francisco almost always calls for jeans but commuting longer distances in denim is not always ideal. Made from Schoeller-dryskin softshell fabric and treated with NanoSphere, the Original Jeans from Thunderbolt not only look dressy enough for work but are breathable, quick drying, wind and water resistant, and super stretchy for riding your bike. A hidden zipper on the right rear pocket creates a secure place for stuff you can’t afford to lose and sized just right for a passport on those travel days.

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Planes, Helicopters and a Long Slog Home

May 04, 2015

Planes, Helicopters and a Long Slog Home

When you travel light and fast you are used to making choices but a pair of Thunderbolt Mark II soft-shell jeans takes one of the choices away. One pair of pants is all you need.

The weekend started with a rush to PDX for a quick flight to Phoenix, the base for a weekend adventure into the Four Peaks Wilderness via helicopter for a visit to one of the two places in the world where Siberian Amethyst can be found in its natural state.

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New Thunderbolts take on the Missouri River!

April 14, 2015

Mark IIs work great under fishing waders

Are the new Thunderbolts versatile???  You bet!  We took them on a fishing trip to the Missouri river at Craig Montana and put them to the test under our waders.  

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Thunderbolt Sportswear Releases New Product Line Under New Ownership

March 16, 2015

Portland, OR (March 16, 2015) – Thunderbolt Sportswear is launching new products, a focused brand and a renewed dedication to its customer base starting today. Under a new band of owners, the Portland, Oregon based apparel company will focus on a tight product line and remain dedicated to the highest quality fabrics, technologies and hometown manufacturing.
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