Our Logo has been winterized! If you’re wondering, the logo is based on an image of Long’s Peak, elevation 14,259 ft. The peak is prominent along Colorado’s front range. Despite getting plenty of snow, Colorado receives an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.
Vintage The North Face Brown Label Fiberfill II Coat. Virtually the same pattern as their iconic down coats with a Fiberfill insulation. Not nearly as poofy, but equally as warm.
This coat is in nice condition with only a few small snags on the elbows and one on the front pocket. The beauty of Fiberfill over down is there’s no feathers to come spewing out! Jacket has been cleaned and shows little signs of its age elsewhere.
This coat features:
- top and side entry front pockets
- snap closure storm flap
- YKK two-way zipper
- bottom hem draw cord with original cord lock
- optional snap closure at wrist
- reinforced stitching at stress points.
This coat has the smaller non-embossed snaps, which I believe predate the embossed. Estimated mid to late 70s production.
Japan made Hi-Gear Parka. The outer shell, technically 65/35 blend is fully lined with a 100% nylon interior. A Burgundy western-cut yoke extends up in to a three-piece hood, while also forming the top flap for two snap close breast pockets. The Burgundy snap fronts and stitching are continued throughout the piece for a nice contrast. Top and side entry front hip pockets. Arm pit grommets for ventilation Cotton hood and waist draw cords along with snap closure cuffs help keep the weather out.
Currently there is a Hi-Gear outdoor equipment label still in production based in the UK. It’s probable this brand name has been bought and sold multiple times in its existence. http://www.higear.uk
Banana Equipment was a label born in Estes Park Colorado, at the foot of Rocky Mountain National park in the 1970s. Like the other Colorado companies of that era, they created quality goods for the serious outdoors men and were early to incorporate advancements in materials such as Gore-Tex.
This Anorak parka was produced later on in the company’s life time. As suggested by the color combination and logo, this piece was probably produced in the mid 80s. An earlier label would have included ‘Estes Park USA’ under the Gorilla.
Rather simple by design, this parka consists of a single layer poly/nylon fabric lower and double layers around the yoke. A nylon draw cord at the bottom is used rather than the more popular waist placement of that era. The front of the yoke reveals a small kangaroo pocket when unbuttoned.
Production runs of Banana Equipment products were small and these pieces are harder to come by than similar era outdoor equipment manufacturers.
Unique boots in the fact that they zip the length of the shaft on the outside. The lower part of the boot is essentially the same as the Boss engineer boot showing the same construction and ankle strap, above that is a 10.5 inch, heavy gauge gold TALON Zipper. WESCO does make custom boots, It’s very likely this pair was a special order. WESCO West Coast Shoe Co. embossed on the fronts. Stacked leather heels with Vibram soles