11/08/2008 | by Onboard
To emphasize and reinforce their commitment to creating innovative, stylish and highly technical outdoor products, Samsonite OutLab has teamed up with Jeremy Jones, known for his legendary big mountain riding, to develop and test its most technical winter collection – X+Winter.
“Samsonite is well known for its travel and design expertise so working with the brand was a natural decision. I wanted to be part of creating a high quality performance range that I would actually use and know will work in the elements,” Jeremy Jones said of the partnership. Jones knows the dangers and the perils of the extreme mountain conditions and just what the explorer needs, and Samsonite OutLab has the technical knowledge and skills to fulfill that need.
Samsonite OutLab combines the brand’s 98 years of heritage, unrivalled travel expertise and outdoor experience to develop innovative and technical collections. The new lines bring modern outdoor design, contemporary style and unrivalled functionality to life. Combining these principles, Samsonite OutLab offers two new winter ranges for 2008:
X+ Winter Series
Technical and serious, ideal for the explorer who prefers to set off the beaten track and explore the mountain and its limits with ease. A technically innovative collection of bags and packs designed for active adventure-seekers providing them with reliable bags, essential for taking on the outdoors and all its elements. For example, the Backcountry Pack – used and tested by Jeremy Jones on his big riding adventures, the Duffle Backpack – a very versatile duffle bag that can easily be converted to a backpack, some great hybrid wheeled bags with hard bottom shells and soft tops, such as the Upright M (cabin size) and L, and some innovative new ideas such as the unique Sled bag with miniature skis on its back for easy mobility even on snow and ice.
The Duffle Bag isn’t just a bag…
…it’s also a backpack!
Tough and stylish, ideal for outdoor sport enthusiasts and everyday urban jungle explorers. The Median Winter collection takes the modern city dweller to the ski slopes in its new winter styles and colors featuring everything you need on the mountain from backpacks, duffle bags and wheeled duffle bags. Stylish snowboard/ski bags will complete the winter look and bring amazing practicality on any winter excursion.
Also available are the specialized outdoor/active lifestyle collections:
A highly contemporary collection of organic soft shapes, Sloth is a water and slash resistant collection using innovative construction techniques such as Superfabric® and reversibility; designed for the more extreme outdoors traveler.
Traveling is going to be so much easier this winter!