Thunderbolt Softshell Jeans are featured in the March 2012 issue of Climbing Magazine. It is very exciting for us because this is the biggest industry coverage we have yet received. (We consider them straight leg rather than skinny jeans, but that is ok!)

View the full size magazine article here

Review text:

“Skinny jeans with full four-way stretch, these crag-ready pants are made from Schoeller Dryskin that looks just like denim. It’s super abrasion-resistant, but also weather repellent. On a blustery climb of New Hampshire’s Moby Grape (5.8), when the weather at Cannon Cliff turned from cold and damp to warm and dry in the afternoon, with a few sprinkles thrown in, our tester was comfortable the whole time. The Dryskin fabric is wicking, wind-resistant, and treated with Nanosphere, a DWR (durable water repellent)  treatment. Whether it’s raindrops or a spilled beer, liquid runs right off them. Nanosphere also repels grease, dirst, stains, making these the ultimate all-around road-tripping pants. As the price suggests, Thunderbolt jeans are made from fancy fabrics, but they look just like jeans: double needle stitching, brass zipper and waist button, bar-tacked belt loops, and a coin pocket are all standard.

$188 / thunderboltsportswear.com / Full range of men’s inseam and waist sizes / Nylon, polyester, spandex for maximum stretch.




Thunderbolt Sportswear “Triathlon” contest and interview

Ok, we have not updated the blog in a while but we have lots of new blog stuff coming this fall. Here is some video from earlier this year at the Outdoor Retailer show. Thunderbolt Sportswear and Schoeller Textiles sponsored a “triathlon” at the show where contestants would do circuits on the climbing wall, cross the slackline and do a yoga set. The athletes with the three fastest times won Thunderbolt Softshell Jeans.

Note that the contestants competed in their own pants, since they did not win pants until the end of the contest. We had a great time and people were really competing hard to win some of our jeans. Look for gear reviews from the winners in future posts!




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