Golf News for Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Products

Otter Company debuts new collection at 2013 PGA Merchandise Show

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. -- American apparel maker The Otter Company will exhibit at the 60th PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 24-26, 2013, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla., in Booth 3549 and will debut the latest items in its 2013 outerwear line at a News Conference on Friday, January 25 at 10 a.m.

"We're pleased to again join the industry to debut our all-new 2013 outerwear collection to golf's most influential retailers from around the world," said Martin Stebbins, the company's President. "The PGA Merchandise Show is a well-known for innovative product introductions and we're taking this opportunity to showcase our new 2013 outerwear line, including our all-new women's collection, and our expanded sweater collection."

Designed to extend playing sessions and seasons shortened by poor weather, the new 2013 collection includes six groups; the women's collection, the sweater collection, the Storm Fleece line, the Francestown series, the Otter-Tech line and the Play-Through series; each of which features a series of styles and a variety of eco-sensitive fabrics - including cottons, wools and eco-sensitive man-made fabrics.

Action-Aimed Performance Design™ is the unique characteristic of every garment from The Otter Company. It incorporates construction details allowing for the un-encumbered motion demanded by weekend and full-time athletes alike.

The Otter Company Eco-Aimed Performance Fabrics™ include materials that are renewable, sourced from recycled materials, or manufactured according to a series of standards that consider human and environmental safety.

The Otter Company 2013 line will be on display from Thursday, Jan. 24 through Saturday, Jan. 26, in Booth 3549. The full line for 2013 features the return of popular styles and all-new products for 2013 including:

The Otter Rain Sweater
The heartiest of Otter's Performance Knits is made for the heartiest of conditions. To produce weatherproof comfort, the Otter Rain Sweater combines tradition and technology. It is constructed of blended Merino wool; features waterproof capped shoulders and a windproof/waterproof stretch liner.
Outer Shell: 50% Merino Wool/50% acrylic. Liner and Overlay Fabrics: 100% polyester. Sizes: S-XXXL. Color: black. $149.00 MSRP.

New! Otter Wind Sweater
Nearly as light as a wind-shirt; the Otter Wind Sweater combines the weather resistant properties of Merino Wool with the protection of a performance laminate liner. This combination makes it the perfect choice for cool, blustery or moist days. The liner features four-way stretch with windproof/waterproof, breathable performance.
Outer Shell: 50% Merino Wool/50% acrylic. Liner and Overlay Fabrics: 100% polyester. Sizes: S-XXXL. Color: black. $109.00 MSRP.

New! Otter Quarter Zip Wind Sweater
With a quarter zip placket and self-standing collar, this lightweight sweater offers the same comfort and protection as the Otter Wind Sweater, with a little extra protection for the neck. Like the Otter Wind Sweater, the liner features four-way stretch with windproof/waterproof, breathable performance.
Outer Shell: 50% Merino Wool/50% acrylic. Liner and Overlay Fabrics: 100% polyester. Sizes: S-XXXL. Color: black. $119.00 MSRP.

Storm Fleece Jacket
The Storm Fleece line features the comfort of cotton and offers the technical performance and weather-resistance of synthetic materials. Available in men's half-zip, V-neck and full-zip jackets, Storm Fleece incorporates bulk-reducing features such as shortened cuffs and motion-enhancing features such as modified saddle sleeves, pleats and stretch panels.
Material: 70% cotton/30% polyester. Sizes: S-XXXL. Colors: classic navy, maroon, cobalt, white. $99.00 MSRP.

Women's Storm Fleece Jacket
With its smart tailoring, the comfort of cotton and the protection of a durable water repellent finish, it's clear why the Women's Storm Fleece Jacket has quickly become the choice of active women who demand style and non-binding athletic motion.
Material: 70% cotton/30% polyester. Sizes: S-XL. Colors: white with golf green accents, black with fuchsia purple. $79.00 MSRP.

Play-Through Series
Available as a suit, or as separates, the Play-Through Series offers comfort, protection and sustainability in a single package. Constructed of environmentally friendly and PTFE-free materials the Play-Through is waterproof, windproof and breathable. Lined, fully seam sealed, waterproof zippers and self-closing four-way stretch cuff, collars and waistbands keep the weather out. Articulated accordion-style back gussets and pleated sleeves allow for constraint-free athletic motion.
Material: 100% polyester. Sizes: M-XXL; Men's colors: black with yellow accents, mars red with black accents; $159.00 to $219.00 MSRP.

Otter-Tech Wind Shirts
Style, weather protection and conservation are combined in the Otter-Tech Wind Shirt. Featuring environmentally sound fabrics, the garment protects from blowing winds and squally weather. The garments four-way stretch fabric provides for a light-weight and non-restrictive playing companion.
Material: 100% polyester. Sizes: S-XXXL; Men's colors: black, Mars red, skydiver blue; $129.00 MSRP.

Francestown Vests and Half Sleeves
Designed for athletes who prefer layered protection, the Francestown series is available in vested and half-sleeve styles. Constructed of a peach-finished microfiber, this lined piece provides a light-weight wind/water resistant final layer.
Material: 100% polyester. Sizes: S-XXXL: Men's colors; black, cobalt, wine; $79.00 MSRP.

New! Women's Golf Jacket
The all-new Women's Golf Jacket is plush and cottony soft. It offers style, warmth and playability. With its pleated back vent and unique ruffled front yoke, mobility is ensured. A self-standing collar with storm flap and garage closure keeps the cold and wind away, and its two roomy pockets and rib knit cuffs and waistband finish the new product with flair.
Material: 70% cotton/30% polyester. Sizes: S-XL. Colors: black and white, navy and turquoise, sangria and tangerine. $59.00 MSRP.

New! Women's Golf Vest
The all-new Women's Golf Vest is a perfect second or third layer. It enhances the silhouette with vibrant side contrast panels and features the same chill-preventing self-standing collar with storm flap and garage closure as the new Women's Golf Jacket. Material: 70% cotton/30% polyester. Sizes: S-XL. Colors: black and white, navy and turquoise, sangria and tangerine. $49.00 MSRP.

News Conference Will Debut New Products
The Otter Company also will hold a News Conference at the 2013 PGA Show to debut the company's all-new women's collection, the expanded sweater collection and the complete 2013 line, on Friday, January 25 at 10 a.m.

About The Otter Company
The Otter Company, headquartered in Birmingham, Mich., designs, manufactures and markets comfortable, technical and ecologically sensitive outerwear for sports people. We maximize playtime and extend sessions and seasons with garments that allow play earlier in the spring, later in the fall and in any inclement weather.

Inspired by the otter, whose fur is the thickest in the animal kingdom and is constructed in layers to trap air, generate warmth, and keep the skin dry - the otter is comfortable at play in any climate. Otter garments emulate this brilliant natural design and the spirit of the otter - its playfulness, its freedom, and its willingness to continue to enjoy itself when the weather is less than ideal. We say, "Whatever the weather. Keep playing. Stay comfortable." It's the otter's way, and The Otter Company's pledge. www.theottercompany.com
Contact Information:

The Otter Company Sales and Business Development
Martin Stebbins, President
mstebbins@theottercompany.com

The Otter Company Media
Daniel Saad, DJS Communications
daniel.saad@djscomm.com
248-225-8831



 
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