Kickstarter Roundup: Jackets, boots, pants, and more pants!

KickstartersLloyd Vogel

Its all apparel this week! Puffy, boots, pants and more pants. This week's roundup features projects from Outdoor Vitals, Norra, MYMAYU, and Brise!


We've had the pleasure of testing this jacket out for the last couple of months and it's wonderfully designed. While we'll post a full review next week, the LoftTek Adventure Jacket by Outdoor Vitals is worth checking out. Warm, packable, and well fitting, the LoftTek is an exceptionally "downlike." With 100K in funding in the first 24 hours, there are big aspirations for this little jacket!

LoftTek™ is the world's most advanced synthetic down imitation. The loose fill nature of the fibers mimics down’s extreme weight to warmth ratios and packability, while the it’s synthetic nature allows it to stay warm in wet conditions!

Unlike down, LoftTek uses siliconized fibers that dry quickly and always stay lofted for optimal warmth - even when wet. You get the ultralight warmth and packability of down and the versatility and moisture advantages of synthetic. 

Check out the LoftTek Adventure Jacket on Kickstarter!



Ljung pants are designed to work in as many weather conditions as possible. The pants are warm enough to handle cooler temperatures and thanks to the extended side ventilation, that can be adjusted both from the top and bottom, you can easily adjust the temperature if you are getting too warm. 

Our dream was to create a pair of pants that can be extremely multi-functional and that are made to last. Pants that balance durability, comfort and functionality in a way that would make them perfect in the outdoors. From our point of view, the Ljung pants are just that!

Checkout the Ljung Pants on Kickstarter



MYMAYU is out with 2 new flavors of boots. The Rogue and the Storm. Waterproof, seam-sealed, lightweight, and design for use all year round, these mid-calf boots are up for your in town and outdoor wanderings.

ROGUE BOOTS: These boots are truly the most versatile boots you will EVER own. Designed with real feet and real people in mind, we have paid attention to every detail. The expand-able gussets allow ample space for all shapes and sizes of calves. The sole has ample room for real feet so that ROUGE boots will have you exploring the urban jungle in comfort and style!

STORM BOOTS: Crafted with custom made materials, MYMAYU boots will help you discover just how much you love to Just Be Outside. STORM boots also have a gusset that will expand to fit everyone - Men and Women included! Our unique sole design was made to fit real feet so that you can wear these from the street to the trail. Lightweight, packable and comfortable. The minimalist movement is here to stay with MYMAYU.

Check out MYMAYU Boots on Kickstarter



Stretchy active pants designed specifically for women! Made in Canada, they were created to be comfortable in both urban and outdoorsy environments. They've got a DWR finish, a gusseted crotch, a secure pocket, Cordura durability, and a seamless waistband. With all the men's stretchy pants on Kickstarter, its nice to see a pair made specifically for women. 

By blending a dynamic 4-way stretch fabric to give unrestricted movement, Cordura yarn for unbeatable durability, a DWR stain and water resistant finish, seamless waistband and a modern look, the Women’s Brise Pant can be worn anywhere.

From the city to the mountains, it’s the ultimate hybrid of aesthetic and performance.

Check out the Brise Pants on Kickstarter 



Lloyd - Garage Grown Gear

Lloyd - Garage Grown Gear

I’ve been pretty impressed by Loft Tek so far. While I’m not a big fan of synthetic insulation in general, Loft Tek certainly mimics down more closely than other products I’ve encountered. It is pretty much as advertised: Packable, 3.5 season wearable, and not bad on the eyes. As far as quality/price point/actual usability, its really solid. It also doesn’t have the deceptive bulk of most synthetic jackets either.



How does the Loft Tek compare to other down-like products from Primaloft and other manufacturers?

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