Extrasport Lauches New Line of Technical Paddling Apparel

Extrasport® today announced the launch of their comprehensive new line of Tech Wear including dry tops, spray tops, base layers and paddling pants for men and women.

Ferndale, Wash. (May 25, 2007) Extrasport®, a brand trusted by outdoor professionals worldwide for more than 30 years, is pleased to introduce their new 2007 collection of paddling outerwear. A comprehensive line of technical, yet stylish paddling apparel, the new Extrasport® Tech Wear includes dry tops, spray tops, base layers and paddling pants for men and women.

Featuring the latest micro-porous, breathable, stretchable fabrics and technology, Extrasport® Tech Wear enhances freedom of movement while keeping paddlers comfortable and dry. Durable and lightweight, Extrasport® tops and pants are waterproof and windproof. And owing to the brands' rescue heritage, the line employs 3M™ reflective strips and logos to provide an extra layer of safety to the paddling experience.

“Innovation is the driving force behind the Extrasport® brand and we do our best to cater to our customers who want real quality and true value in proven designs,” said Chris Heffernan, Marketing Director for Extrasport®. “Our new 2007 Tech Wear collection is the culmination of years of collaboration between top designers, fabric experts, pro paddlers and our in-house specialists.”

Product categories and key pieces within the new Extrasport® Tech Wear line are listed below. For a look at the complete Extrasport® Tech Wear collection log onto http://www.extrasport.com/category/tech_wear.aspx

Dry Tops: X-Pert Flex Plus – Simply the most bomb-proof dry top ever created, the Flex Plus is engineered to work with the body's natural paddling motions and movements. The 4-way Stunner Stretch material across the back, shoulders and sleeves affords incredible comfort and range of motion, while the Entrant Dermizax™ 3-layer waterproof/breathable membrane expels body moisture twice as fast as competitive materials, yet still keeps the user warm and dry. A rubber gasket neck, adjustable double-chimney waist and wrist closures with Velco™ provide a tight seal all around. Colors: Turtle Green, Beacon Red. SRP: $275.

Spray Tops: X-Pel H20 – Available in both short and long sleeve styles, the X-Pel H20 Spray Tops are waterproof, lightweight, easily compressible and highly breathable. Constructed from 2-layer Toray™ stretch fabric with an Entrant™ GII coating the X-Pel H2O garments deliver everything the paddler needs to stay protected on the water. Colors: Turtle Green, Dolphin Grey. SRP: $125.

Pants: X-Treme Pant – Built specifically for the paddler who wants to be comfortable, yet safe, dry and warm on the water X-Treme Pants are available in men and women styles. Combined with Tech Wear tops they ensure top-to-bottom protection from the elements with Entrant™ DT 2.5 layer windproof, waterproof, breathable material. Colors: Navy Blue (men), Dolphin Grey (women). SRP: $150.

Base Layers: Long Sleeve Top – The perfect performance layer under any paddling jacket, or on it's own, Extrasport® base layers utilize moisture wicking, breathable fabrics and a loose fit to keep paddlers comfortable, dry and protected from the elements. Base layers are also available in short sleeve designs. Colors: Turtle Green/Light Grey (men), Periwinkle (women). SRP: $36 (SS) - $50 (LS).

Extrasport® is part of the Johnson Outdoors family of innovative, market-leading brands. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of top-quality products for the global marketplace across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment. Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Ocean Kayak™, Necky® kayaks, Old Town® canoes and kayaks, Extrasport®, Carlisle® Paddle Gear, Lendal™ paddles, Escape® electric boats, Minn Kota® motors, Cannon® downriggers, Humminbird® fish finders, SCUBAPRO® dive equipment, and Eureka!® tents. The company has 23 locations around the world, employs 1,300 people and reported annual sales of $396 million in 2006. Visit Johnson Outdoors online at www.johnsonoutdoors.com.