National Geographic Adventure honors Westcomb Crest windshirt with 2013 Gear of the Year award


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)— Extending a tradition of excellence and innovation, Westcomb Outerwear has been honored with a 2013 National Geographic Adventure “Gear of the Year” award for the ultralight Crest Hoodie windshirt.

The Crest Hoodie is one of the signature pieces from Westcomb’s 2013 spring/summer collection – the brand’s debut collection for warmer weather outdoor adventures.

The Crest Hoodie ($140) is an ultralight wind shell made with a single layer of Pertex® Equilibrium®. Providing a boost of weather protection at the remarkably light mark of 5 ounces, the soft-facing technical material also delivers a touch of stretch for added comfort and versatility.

“Westcomb’s Crest hoodie channels the same soft feel of the windshirt but with a fabric that’s as modern as it gets. The Pertex Equilibrium fabric is highly breathable, sheds water up to downpour level, offers two-way stretch so it’s supercomfy, and is nearly silent as it moves with you,” reads the award article in National Geographic Adventure.

As with all Westcomb apparel, the Crest is 100% made in Vancouver, British Columbia.

For Westcomb, the National Geographic Adventure award is the latest in a growing list of peer honors for their ongoing innovations in fit, material and construction. It is also the first award for a Westcomb spring/summer design.

“The National Geographic Adventure award is a great honor for our design team, as well as for our talented and dedicated cutters and seamstresses in our Vancouver factory,” said Alan Yiu, president and lead designer of Westcomb.

ABOUT WESTCOMB: Westcomb ( creates innovative, stylish, performance-driven outerwear for men and women that is 100 percent made in North America and 100% committed to performance. Made to be worn in the most demanding conditions, Westcomb gear achieves a standard of excellence that is attainable only through the constant access and oversight provided by their industry leading commitment to local manufacturing. Conveying a true passion for the outdoor experience, Westcomb’s 2012-13 collection features strategically minimalist designs, blending essential features for active athletes with an international, athletic fit. Westcomb builds their unique performance apparel with a remarkable roster of industry leading supplier brands including Polartec NeoShell, eVent, Schoeller, Primaloft, Pertex, YKK, Mapp, Riri, and the world’s finest Hutterite goose down. For more information on Westcomb, please visit


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