You can see what the look like here
Too bad theres no online store. My thoughts on uniqlo is it's a company whose value is beyond price. Last year around this time , I traveled to south east asia for vacation. Upon returning from Vietnam, where it was 80 degrees or so, I arrived to a 12 hour layover in Tokyo, wearing a pair of shorts, t-shirt, and sandals, with all other clothing having been checked-in. Wanting to take advantage of my layover, I took a train into the city. Right when i left the airport, I, along with every local Japanese man, woman and child in sight, realized that I had made a huge mistake. Everyone was out in full blown winter gear. Unbeknownst to me, being north of the equator made a difference :D Tokyo was around 45 degrees at the time. My solution was to go to Uniqlo and get something quick and cheap (translate: sweatpants) For people unfamiliar with the company, its essentially a Japanese version of H&M, but with superior build quality. My friends and girlfriend all have clothing from the store, and in terms of comparing it to regular, fashion oriented clothing companies, its on par with a lot more expensive brands in terms of build quality and looks. I have no idea whether this holds when when comparing their clothing to that of other outdoor gear companies. I'm hedging my bets by the looks of the online catalogue. Looks to be shiny tech fabric that should prove to be very light. I see some of their jackets have minimal features, which some having only elastic, zipperless pockets. I've handled their merino, and its of good quality...itchless. Hoping their down is similar
I also remember their winter gear had horrid gaudy shine to it. (think old Montbell fabric, oiled up for a body building competition). Japanese fashion is....interesting. While I was there, it seemed to be a trend for men to wear shiny tech fabric, fur lined hooded parkas as everyday winter street wear. Sizing was also off, and tailored for the asian market. This might be different for the actual stores here in the states.
Either way, im super excited to check this out...i should be in NYC for thanksgiving