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Need to know: Edgevale USA

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Classic lines. Rugged good looks. Carefully sourced, innovative materials combined with old-school craftsmanship. Made in America. All of these things describe the products of this soon to be local favorite, that’s why you need to know Edgevale.

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Edgevale USA is, for the time being, at least, the labor of love of Tony Vontz. After a few years working behind the scenes for a handful of sportswear companies, Mr Vontz has stepped out on his own and introduced a line of clothing perfectly suited for Bay Area living. From San Francisco, the Sierra Mountains are just a couple hours away. The beautiful and rugged coast of Point Reyes National Seashore is even closer. Heck, you just need to cross the Golden Gate Bridge in order to have both at Mount Tamalpais. No matter what adventure awaits, whether heading out for an evening, or a weekend getaway, Edgevale has you covered.

This is the beauty of Edgevale. Edgevale has tapped into what makes a specific item of clothing an immediate favorite, while avoiding pretty much everything else. By utilizing soft shell technology used in some rather high-tech clothing, Edgevale has come up with a garment that has the lines and handsome good looks of a weekend warrior work shirt with the warmth, wind, and water protection of a hard-shell jacket. The result is the North Coast Shirt Jacket.

What makes this shirt so special, beyond its good looks and somewhat trim and tidy styling, is what cannot be seen. This is where the soft shell technology comes into play. In general terms, “soft shell” fabric is like three fabrics in one. On the skin side of the North Coast Shirt Jacket, is a layer of super soft micro-fleece. On the outside, is a heathered knit material reminiscent of an old-school wool shirt. In between these two layers is a layer of stretchy, breathable, wind- and water-resistant TPU to which the outer layers are permanently bonded. This material ensures that the cold, wind, and wet stay out, while perspiration is allowed to escape. Pretty cool.

For more information about Edgevale, and what promises to be some amazing clothing, click here. Edgevale can also be followed via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Be sure to check back for the full review of the North Coast Shirt Jacket.

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