Helmet House Enters Snow Apparel Market

Publish Date: 
Aug 27, 2009

HELMET HOUSE announced today Tour Master and Cortech apparel ranges for the snowmobile market, scheduled to hit dealerships late this year.

Tour Master will have two ranges of jackets, snowbibs and gloves: the Cascade and the Journey (the Cascade jacket is shown). Cortech will have one range: the snowcross-oriented Blitz performance jacket, bib and gloves.

“In designing and producing our new snowmobile apparel line, our objective was to bring the same high level of innovation to the snow market that has made Tour Master and Cortech such phenomenally successful product lines in motorcycling, while offering key features that today’s snowmobile enthusiast is demanding from their gear,” Mark Gandy, Helmet House’s director of products, stated in a news release. “Initial reaction from some of the industry’s most successful snowmobile dealers has been excellent.”

The Cascade lineup will have the following retail prices: $139.99 for the jacket, $124.99 for the snowbib and $49.99 for the gloves. Highlights include:

  • A 600-denier Carbolex outer shell in the jacket and bib
  • 1,680-denier ballistic overlays in the impact areas in the jacket and bib
  • A removable neck gaiter on the jacket to seal out wind and cold
  • The Cascade jacket’s Aqua Barrier fleece under-helmet hood system to protect the rider’s neck from snow or freezing rain at speed
  • The Cascade jacket’s 100 percent waterproof yet breathable Rainguard membrane
  • Phoslite reflective material
  • Climate-control vents, durable two-way zippers and snow cuffs in the sleeves.

 

The price-leading Journey range features both adult- and youth-sized jackets, snowbibs and gloves. Suggested retail prices will be $99.99 for the adult jacket, $89.99 for the youth jacket, $99.99 for the adult snowbib, $89.99 for the youth bib, $29.99 for the adult gloves and $25.99 for the youth gloves. Highlights include:

  • A water-resistant polyurethane-backed 600-denier Carbolex shell
  • Fleece-lined collars and cuffs that are both soft and durable
  • Zippered climate control vents to manage internal garment ventilation
  • Phoslite reflective material
  • Durable two-way zipper closures and an inner-waist drawstring

 

The Cortech Blitz snowcross range offers performance-cut jackets, snow bibs and gloves in five different colorways. The jacket will retail for $149.99, the snowbib for $129.99 and the gloves for $39.99. Highlights:

  • A 600-denier Carbolex outer shell
  • 1,680-denier ballistic overlays in the impact areas
  • Shoulder, back and underarm climate-control vents for increased ventilation during physically demanding rides
  • The Aqua Barrier fleece under-helmet hood system to protect the rider’s neck from snow or freezing rain at speed
  • The Blitz jacket features a 100 percent waterproof yet breathable Rainguard membrane to keep the rider dry
  • Phoslite reflective material
  • Climate-control vents, durable two-way zippers and snow cuffs in the sleeves.