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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 Ducks Back

The Elements Don't Stand A Chance

NanoSphere

DOUBLE-WEAVE 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

ORIGINAL JEANS - MARK II

ORIGINAL JEANS - MARK II, BLACKTOP

ORIGINAL JEANS - MARK II, ALLOY

News

Thunderbolt Sportswear Softshell Jeans, 4 Years Later

February 19, 2015

For me, too, the material was the main point of interest back in 2011 when I got my pair. And while I still love my Veilance Spec Pant, I have gone through two different other models from Veilance while the Thunderbolts are still going strong…

Thunderbolt Sportswear Softshell Jeans Review

 

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The Snarky Nomad takes a look at Thunderbolts!

December 23, 2014

These have actually been around for several years, long before other people started realizing how to make non-ridiculous clothing. Seriously, it’s so easy.

They’ve got the added bonus of including a hidden zippered pocket in one of the back pockets, making them extra travel-friendly. Or handstand-friendly. Either way. They’ve also got a non-stretch waistband, meaning they won’t gradually expand throughout the day and fit differently by the end, and you can skip the belt.

They come in black or blue, though each color uses a different fabric; the black uses a version of Schoeller Dryskin (which is the 4-way stretch soft shell fabric pretty much everyone loves), while the blue uses a slightly lighter (and more affordable) fabric.

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Elevation Outdoors Reviews The Originals!

December 10, 2014

First, these are not “dad jeans.” But they do have a nice, comfy fit that silly hipster skinny jeans can’t offer. Made from stretchy Schoeller soft shell, they can deal with a little bouldering session or a hike with the pooch followed directly by a night out. Read More

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