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Stephanie Leikas-Homolya

Showers Pass®

503-203-8000

Stephanie@showerspass.com

 

 

Showers Pass® Supports Katusha Team's Alexander Kristoff in his Monumental Sanremo Victory

 

Portland, OR Mar. 2014 - Showers Pass®, the Portland, Oregon based experts in inclement weather protection are proud to be the official outerwear supplier for the Russian Katusha Pro Cycling Team.

 “We were thrilled to see Alexander Kristoff at the front of a world class field, earning a Milano-Sanremo victory while wearing our signature Elite Pro Jacket.”  says Showers Pass® President Kyle Ranson.  Team Katusha trains in the Showers Pass® Elite 2.1 jacket and races in the ultralight and Elite Pro.

 “Even the best riders in the world need protection from the elements,” says Ranson. “Maintaining a steady core temperature in nasty weather can make or break a race.  We are so happy to be supplying Team Katusha with our high performance outerwear.”   Racers in Sanremo faced especially tough conditions this year, riding through rain, hail and blustery wind.   Showers Pass® is known for designing outerwear to withstand the harshest weather conditions, while keeping breathability and temperature control in mind. 

 

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About Showers Pass® (www.showerspass.com)

Portland, Ore. based Showers Pass® designs and markets technically innovative cycling outerwear and bicycle accessories to top independent bicycle dealers, specialty retailers and a strong, loyal consumer customer base across the United States and abroad. Showers Pass® gear is engineered for bicycle racers, commuters, and everyday cycling enthusiasts. The company is focused day in day out on designing new, high style and ultimate performance products so good that they inspire more people to ride in any and every weather condition.

 

Press Contact:
Steve Gill
Showers Pass®
612-839-9730
steve@ghost-pr.com

Introducing NEW All-Weather Crosspoint Glove Line
from Showers Pass®, OutDry®
First Ever Merino Wool Lining Laminated to OutDry Waterproofing Membrane;
Four Designs for Ultimate All Weather Cycling Protection


SALT LAKE CITY, Outdoor Winter Market, Jan. 2013 – Showers Pass®, the Portland, Ore.
leader in wet and inclement weather protection for cyclists, commuters and bike
enthusiasts everywhere introduces the ultimate in wet weather cycling glove protection
for the 2013 season: the all-new Crosspoint Glove line. The Crosspoint line features the
first cycling glove to combine a merino wool liner for comfort with an OutDry®
waterproof membrane for protection.


Developed using world-renowned OutDry technology, the Crosspoint line includes four
distinct gloves designed for active cycling that combine wind sheer, extreme
waterproof and low temperature protection with form fitting comfort, freedom of
movement in a variety of riding poses and other smart, functional innovations.


Unlike other gloves that use outer shell and inner waterproof membrane combinations,
the Crosspoint Softshell and Hardshell gloves feature OutDry technology in which a
waterproof and breathable membrane is bonded and directly laminated to the external
glove’s shell, creating a unique body. Because of this there is no gap between outer hardshell and inner membrane in which water can become trapped, stagnate and cause unpleasant cold sensations for the wearer. Plus, due to the high water vapor
permeability of the membrane, OutDry technology keeps Crosspoint gloves dry and free
of dew condensation.


"Our Customers have been asking us for years to make gloves that work as well as our
jackets,” says Kyle Ranson, president, Showers Pass®. “We held off until we were
confident, our gloves would be the best in the Industry.  We are thrilled to partner with
OutDry in the development of our New Crosspoint glove line.”

More detail on the Showers Pass® Crosspoint Glove line:
Available in August 2013 for Fall delivery, Crosspoint gloves come in four designs plus
Men’s sizes SM-XXL and Women’s Sizes XS-XL.

Crosspoint Liner Glove $30 MSRP
• Touch Screen Technology
• Reflective logo
• Silicone grip
• Form Fitting – can be worn alone or under the
Crosspoint Hardshell Glove

 


 Crosspoint Wind Glove $45 MSRP
• 3 Layer Windproof, Waterproof, Breathable
Artex material (not seam sealed)
• Strategically placed padding and silicone
grip on fingers and palm
• Reflective Trim
• Glasses wipe on thumb

 

Crosspoint Softshell $80 MSRP
• OutDry Waterproof Breathable Technology  (fully
waterproof)
• Form Fitting with knuckle flex for maximum
dexterity
• Strategically placed padding and silicone grip on
fingers and palm
• Reflective Trim
• OutDry technology meets all appropriate ISO, AST
and JIS guidelines

 

Crosspoint Hardshell $95 MSRP
• OutDry Waterproof Breathable Technology  (fully
waterproof)
• Lined with Merino Wool, also pairs with Crosspoint liner
glove for additional warmth
• Perforated anti-slip palm and fingers, with strategically
placed padding
• Reflective Trim
• OutDry technology meets all appropriate ISO, AST and
JIS guidelines

 

Showers Pass® products are available from all good cycling and sports outerwear retailers nationwide and overseas. For more information on current Showers Pass® products visit www.showerspass.com

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About Showers Pass® (www.showerspass.com)
Portland, Ore. based Showers Pass® designs and markets technically innovative cycling
outerwear and bicycle accessories to top independent bicycle dealers, specialty retailers
and a strong, loyal consumer customer base across the United States and abroad.
Showers Pass® gear is engineered for bicycle racers, commuters, and everyday cycling
enthusiasts. The company is focused day in day out on designing new, high style and
ultimate performance products so good that they inspire more people to ride in any and
every weather condition.


About OutDry® (www.outdry.com)
With a great passion for innovation in membrane lamination technology, OutDry® is
dedicated to making products dryer, lighter and more comfortable for all outdoor
enthusiasts. OutDry® is utilized by many outdoor/sportswear companies such as
Columbia, Lafuma, Montrail, Mountain Hardwear, Musto, Browning, SCARPA and Yoko,
as well as by PPE companies as Daiko, Sixton, Totectors and Ergodyne. The company is a
fully owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company and is based in Italy with an
operations branch in China. For more information on OutDry®, please visit
www.outdry.com .

 

 

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June 28th, 2011


Portland, Oregon


Showers Pass® Headquarters is moving to a new, bigger and better space as of July 1st.  The new space, located in the SE industrial district, will double the company's office and warehouse facility. 
 

The need for a larger facility is due to continued growth of Showers Pass® clothing sales as well as the company's recent introduction of VelEau™, a revolutionary new bicycle mounted hydration system. VelEau™ hits retail shelves July 1st and will be available for purchase at REI stores and bike shops across the country.
 

With help from the Portland Development Commission, Hennebery Eddy Architects, and Roy Miller of ARH Custom Homes, Showers Pass® has completely redesigned their new office/warehouse.  Located blocks from the Eastbank Esplanade, and the new Milwaukie Light Rail and East Side Streetcar, this central eastside location will be more accessible by bike and public transit. 
 

Working closely with the Portland Development Commission (PDC), Showers Pass® used PDC matching grants for feasibility work and facade improvements, and a loan for tenant improvements, to complete its expansion into an 8,000 square foot office/warehouse in the Central Eastside Urban Renewal Area. The company has also partnered with PDC in the agency’s work for both the athletic and outdoor industry cluster and entrepreneurial development.

“I’m very pleased to see Showers Pass® expanding its headquarters office here in Portland. We welcomed the opportunity to provide assistance through PDC’s business programs, and the company is well-positioned to add jobs and talent to our growing athletic and outdoor industry cluster,” said Mayor Sam Adams.
 

Showers Pass® makes and markets high performance waterproof and breathable outerwear for cyclists of all levels. The new office/warehouse space is not a retail location. Showers Pass® products are available at better bike shops, specialty retailers, and showerspass.com.

 

 

Showers Pass®, Inc.
2101 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

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