Ok, we have not updated the blog in a while but we have lots of new blog stuff coming this fall. Here is some video from earlier this year at the Outdoor Retailer show. Thunderbolt Sportswear and Schoeller Textiles sponsored a “triathlon” at the show where contestants would do circuits on the climbing wall, cross the slackline and do a yoga set. The athletes with the three fastest times won Thunderbolt Softshell Jeans.
Note that the contestants competed in their own pants, since they did not win pants until the end of the contest. We had a great time and people were really competing hard to win some of our jeans. Look for gear reviews from the winners in future posts!
A few weeks ago, I was excited to discover Matt Antis and his Revolution Parkour studio was located right in my own neighborhood. I met up with Matt to find out more about his studio and of course to talk pants. I don’t know too much about Parkour yet but I enjoy the videos you can find on Youtube and I know that there is growing awareness of this dynamic sport. I thought that outdoor Parkour would be a great activity for Thunderbolt Softshell Jeans and I was right. Matt and his crew were very enthusiastic about the pants and we teamed up for a day in the park, as you can see in this 1 minute video:
It was great fun to be a part of this video shoot and we have more videos planned so stay tuned. The fellows in the crew have been giving me great feedback on their jeans, and in the next few weeks I will have some of their comments to post here also.
In January 2011, Thunderbolt Sportswear attended the huge Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City. Our Softshell Jeans caught the attention of the Big Budha, an entertaining reporter for local news channel Fox13. He selected a few innovative products at the show to feature and have some fun with.