Itâ€™s always the same story: Appleâ€™s iPod puts your entire music catalog in your pocket but the problem is, the music doesnâ€™t stay in your pocket. The iPod has to be pulled out whenever you want to change the volume, skip to another song and so onâ€¦
But thanks to a new player in the Wearable Electronic market, Westcomb, we have another, very fashionable choice: the iRebel and iMirage Jackets. Zip in the iRebel or iMirage, select your favorite playlist, and stay dry and warm as you blast through the winter snowstorms.
Westcomb earned a host of honors for its new iPod-ready jacket, the iMirage. After sorting through 231 nominations from 23 countries, the 18 judges of the worldâ€™s largest juried start-up competition tagged Westcomb Outerwear, Inc. as the winner of the 2007 ISPO BrandNew Award in the Sportswear category. The award recognizes Westcombâ€™s progressive design and innovation, and is the second international nod in as many years for the 3-year-old company.
The iRebel Hoody (left) is a technical PolartecÂ® WindProÂ® layer that provides superb wind protection and thermal insulation. Cut in a athletic fit, the iRebel is a progressive gear that offers great mobility without sacrificing performance. The iRebel features two large hand-warmer pockets, two laminated chest pockets, reflective logos, and integrated thumb loops.
The iMirage (bottom) is the ideal all-mountain jacket for any high-octane activity. Engineered for high performance requirements, this hardshell Jacket utilizes only eVent waterproof fabric technology. The trim athletic fit and sophisticated detailing makes this shell an attractive off-mountain addition.
An interior pocket securely holds any size iPod. A small wire plugs into any dockable iPod, connecting the iPod to the sleeve controls. The TRUE CONTROL unit based on Eleksenâ€™s ElekTex technology allows complete control over the iPod including volume, track changes, and even the power switch.
Westcomb was founded in 2004 and is based in Vancouver, B.C. A young company that specializes in the design and build of performance gear that is functional, uncomplicated, and of the highest quality. Westcomb designs products specifically for backcountry performance but with an eye toward style.
The iRebel and the iMirage, available for men and women, sell for $225.- and $439.- respectively on bouldermountaineering.com online store.