Dare 2b, one of the U.K.’s hottest young active apparel brands, has developed it’s most technical range yet, with new technologies and fabrics to enhance performance and fit, and new color stories to enhance style.
Steeped in outdoor history, Dare 2b expands their U.S. offering in 2015 with new Fast & Light apparel, for mountain pursuits of all kinds. Pinnacle performance apparel for running up and down, walking when it gets too steep to run, jumping over streams, sprinting from angry wildlife and anything else you might encounter during an adventure in the mountains.
Also new for 2015 is the Body Seamless technology, designed to reduce friction in critical areas during active sports to ensure you have maximum comfort at all times and at all levels of activity, for technical clothing with the versatility users need without compromising on the performance they expect.
“Dare 2b’s Fast & Light collection speaks to the fastest movers, whether competitive with others or just themselves,” says Lindsey Hayes, CEO Dare 2b North America. “Consumers and retailers are rapidly getting behind what made the brand a success across Europe, active adventure and premium features at a high value price point. Our Spring 2015 line offers the highest level of technology yet, at accessible pricing.”
Dare 2b Fast & Light 2015 includes Waterproofs, Mid Layers, Base Layers, Windshells and leg wear with technologies including BODY Next To Skin Technology, ILUS Windshell and ARED waterproofing to provide all day comfort and performance, regardless of your pursuit.
Women’s Spring/Summer 2015 Highlights
W’s Candor Jacket $150
The ultimate fast and light defense from the elements, this 4-way stretch shell is waterproof and breathable with taped seams, grown on hood with technical wired peak to keep rain out. Full front zip and underarm zips for ventilation, five pockets, adjustable cuffs and super light weight will make the Candor a fast favorite. Available in Electric Pink/Fuchsia, Lime Zest/Key Lime and Blue Jewel/Blue Reef in sizes 4 – 14 (US).
W’s Forefend Softshell $90 and Gilet $60
Combining the protection of waterproofing and windproofing with the comfort of a 4-way stretch softshell with detachable hood, zippered pockets adjustable hem and super light weight makes the Forefend indispensible all year long. Available in Fairway Green, Electric Pink and Black in sizes 4 – 14 (US).
W’s Oblige Core Stretch $60
This versatile midlayer combines warm backed knitted stretch fabric with underarm mesh panels to make sure you’re most comfortable. Half zip for style and ventilation and pocket on the sleeve and reflectivity for the perfect storm of comfort and style. Available in Electric Pink, White and Black in sizes 4 – 16 (US).
W’s Alighted Trouser $70, Short $60 and Skort $50
4-way stretch and multiple pockets mean the Alighted Trouser and Short are ready for any summer outdoor adventure. Quick drying nylon/elastane fabric is lightweight and water repellent with and adjustable shockcord waist, belt loops and a zip fly. Skort features built in boy shorts. Trousers available in Black; Shorts available in Fuchsia, Blue Jewel and Black in sizes 4 – 14 (US).
W’s Mollify T $35
Form follows function with the eye catching Mollify T. BODY seamless construction technology with superior wicking and quick drying for a shirt that helps you reach your potential while the anti-microbial treatment helps maintain friendships. Available in Electric Pink, Blue Jewel and Black, in sizes 4 – 14 (US).
W’s Elemental ¾ Tight $45
Perfect Spring-Fall, the Elemental ¾ features 4-way stretch and a rear zippered pocket with an elasticated and drawcord waist. Stretch mesh venting zones flat lock seams and gel gripper tape at hem, plus reflectivity for safety day or night. Available in Black, in sizes 4 – 14 (US).
W’s Shape Up Short $40
A technical running short with mesh venting zones, inner brief, wide elasticated waistband with drawcord waist, reflectivity and a rear zippered pocket, does it get any better? Available in Performance Purple, and Black, in sizes 4 – 14 (US).
W’s Tenuous Windshell $70
Super light weight, the Tenuous is water repellent and wind resistant with a grown on hood, chest pocket, adjustable hem and packable into its own pocket for the ultimate in convenience. Available in bright, stylish colors including Neon Pink, and Fluro Yellow, in sizes 4 – 14 (US).
W’s Carapace Windshell $60
This convertible shell is not only water repellent and wind resistant, but also LED compatible with a rear zippered pocket and 2 in 1 design that allows the rider to remove the sleeves while riding. Available in eye catching colors including Neon Pink, Fairway Green and Performance Purple, in sizes 4 – 14 (US).
Dare 2B is a mountain sports brand offering innovative and fashionable ski and sportswear to those who are all about having fun on the mountain. Manchester-based in the UK, Dare 2b is owned by the Black family who have over 80 years and three generations’ experience in making high quality waterproofs.
The Dare 2b brand was established in 1999 and is today widely sold throughout Europe. The company employs more than 400 people and exports to more than 30 countries with dedicated sales offices in the US, France, Belgium, Germany, Holland and Spain. (http://www.dare2b.com)