Trailblazer New Haven’s 2011 Holiday Staff Picks

I visited our New Haven store this past week and we got together and picked out some of our favorite’s for this holiday season.

Let us know what you think!

Smartwool Midweight Pattern Crew – $85

Abigail’s pick!

The Smartwool Midweight Pattern Crew for Women is made from 100% super soft Merino Wool with a body skimming fit and flatlock seam construction. This combination makes this one of the coziest and most comfortable tops available.


  • 100% Merino Wool
  • Form Fit
  • Jacquard knit
  • UPF 50+
  • Flatlock seam construction eliminates chafing
  • Shoulder panels eliminate top shoulder seams
  • Back body seam wraps to front for body enhancing fit
  • Heat transfer logo at left cuff

Ibex Nomad 1/2 Snap – $149.99

Derek’s pick!
The Ibex Nomad 1/2 Snap for Men is a mid-layer wool fleece in an athletic cut that’s sporty and well designed. 21 micron, 320 g/m2 fleece keeps you warmer and drier than you thought possible from fleece. The Nomad is a traditional fleece with a snap collar and the natural fiber benefits of wool. Smooth and soft on the inside with a durable outer finish.
  • 21 micron Zque New Zealand Merino wool fleece; 320 g/m2
  • Semi-fitted
  • Ibex logo snaps on 12 inch center placket and chest pocket
  • 3 inch wide flatlock sleeve cuffs
  • Color contrast on sleeve and interior collar
  • Flatlock seams

Merrell Eagle Origins Boot Navy – $110

Tony’s pick (hey, that’s me)! -“I love this boot. In fact, I’m wearing it right now. The women’s version is great, too.”

The Merrell Eagle Origins Boot in Navy for Men features a lightweight suede and recycled mesh upper with eco-friendly details. The EVA dual-density footbed and EVA insole consist of partially recycled materials, while the sticky rubber outsole is 20% recycled. Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability in the Merrell Eagle Origins outdoor boot.


  • 15% recycled EVA dual-density footbed
  • 15% recycled EVA insole
  • 20% recycled sticky rubber outsole
  • Aegis Antimicrobial Treatment
  • Air Cushion Heel
  • Mesh lining
  • Suede and recycled mesh upper
Patrick’s pick!
A heavyweight organic cotton go-to for after-surf campfires and hanging out in headlamps. Made of beefy but soft, long-staple 6.5-oz 100% organic cotton, it provides indispensable warmth as a heavy shirt or light jacket. With a couple of patch chest pockets with mitered flaps, 2-button adjustable cuffs, and a straight hem. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.

  • Soft organic cotton flannel
  • Two chest patch pockets with mitered flaps and single button closures
  • Deep cuffs secure with two buttons along the length of the cuff, and another button on circumference for adjustment
  • 1 in added to length
  • Two single pleats on back
  • Straight hem
  • 6.5-oz 100% organic cotton flannel. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program
  • 453 g (1 lb)

Marmot Shadow Jacket – $289.99

Hank’s pick!
The Marmot Shadow Jacket for Men will get through everything from long lift rides to extreme temps at ridge tops. The Shadow Jacket brings the heat with high-caliber 650 fill goose down.

  • Marmot MemBrain Waterproof/Breathable Fabric
  • 650 Goose Down Fill Power
  • Reinforced Shoulders and Sleeves
  • Zip-off Storm Hood with Bonded Brim
  • PitZips
  • Zippered Handwarmer Pockets
  • Chest Pocket with Water-Resistant Zipper
  • Waist Pass Pocket
  • Zip-off Powder Skirt
  • Zippered Sunglass Pocket
  • Mesh Goggle Pocket
  • Interior Media Pocket
  • HD Brushed Tricot Collar and Shoulder Lining
  • Elastic Draw Cord Hem
  • Adjustable Velcro Cuff
  • Angel-Wing Movement – Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn’t Ride Up
  • 29 5/8 in. Center Back Length for Size Medium
  • Weight: 2 lbs 9.8 oz / 1185 g
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