Just a headsup that BPL will release its new "Thorofare" Collection of trekking apparel to Members only on 8/22 and to the public on 9/3. Members will receive an early-bird additional discount of 5% in addition to the normal member discount for these products (note: pricing not finalized quite yet).
The Thorofare Collection is designed to offer the lightest stretchwoven apparel available in a traditional "trekking shirt and pant" design. They have been exceptional pieces for hot weather, desert hiking, buggy hiking, and as wind wear.
A long-sleeve collared shirt with a snap-up front and roll-up sleeve tabs, chest zippered pocket = 4.6 oz Size M.
A long pant with drawstring closure, front pockets, and zippered gusset side pocket = 4.0 oz Size M.
Stay tuned for the product release on 8/22 -- we'll be submitting a special newsletter to members then and release the product for sale to members.
About the Thorofare Collection:
Named after the remotest region in the Continental U.S., the Thorofare Collection reflects the absolute need to trim as much weight as possible in order to trek to the remotest regions on the planet. Traditional styling (collared, snap-up shirt and long pants) reflects the style of the first 19th century explorers to the Thorofare region, but modern fabrics reflect high-tech performance.
The Thorofare region, SE of Yellowstone Lake, is perhaps most famous for its extreme heat for a mountain region (daytime temperatures commonly exceed 90 degrees at 8,000 feet) and its ability to produce more mosquitoes than any temperate climate in the world. Consequently, the Thorofare Collection has been optimized for hiking in hot weather, and in buggy conditions, without the need for chemical, pesticide-based fiber treatments. Notable features: a tight weave, superb breathability, classic styling, and ultralight fabrics.
True to their roots, the pre-production samples of the Thorofare Collection went through their final stages of field testing during an expedition led by Ryan Jordan from Yellowstone Lake to Jackson Hole via the Thorofare Region in July, 2008.