Holden Outwear was created in 2002 by Mikey LeBlanc and Scott Zergebel. LeBlanc allegedly chose the name ‘Holden’ after being inspired by the spirit of youthful revolt in Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of JD Salinger’s novel Catcher in the Rye - see, some snowboarders can even read! They continue to produce top end products and their line up for 2011/2012 looks no different.
First up is the rad college-inspired Varsity jacket which is not only a great looking jacket but also boasts a 20k breathability and 20k waterproof super stretchy fabric. All the patches on the jacket are made from leather which means that they don’t fade and crack.
Next is the LNP signature jacket which is a nice simple design with a detachable hood which lets you wear it off the slopes too. Laurent-Nicolas Paquin wanted a stylish insulated jacket without any excessive features and by the looks of it he got just that. There is also a Black Sabbath inspired patch on the arm in homage of LNP’s favourite band.
The Nico from Holden is a super nice women’s jacket with a slick motorcycle jacket style storm flap. Made out of 100% recycled material this could be the perfect jacket to cure your environmental guilt. It also features a super stylish off-set cut at the bottom which, along with the striking topaz colour scheme, will be sure to make you stand out on the hill.
Also on offer for 2011/2012 is the women’s Band jacket which, like the Nico, features 100% recycled fabric. This entry priced product is simple but still comes with loads of style and the button detail on the front looks killer.
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