New performance technologies in Mizuno’s A/W 16 apparel

New performance technologies in Mizuno’s Autumn Winter 2016 (AW16) apparel collection include a new relationship with renowned Swiss waterproof fabric innovator, Schoeller, plus Breath Thermo, a revolutionary yarn that generates sufficient warmth in just one unrestrictive layer.

Schoeller, founded in 1868, has long been held in high regard for its high-performing, stretchable, breathable, waterproof fabrics and Mizuno’s AW16 ¼ Zip and Pro Rain Jackets, along with matching Rain Pants, all benefit from the maximum weather protection the new collaboration with Schoeller has brought to the range.

“Mizuno’s base in apparel has always been within the technical environment,” commented Aki Shirane, Global Head of Apparel. “Mizuno rainwear has always been at the head of the field and that’s something we wanted to get back to in 2016. The collaboration with Schoeller and re-introduction of the revolutionary Breath Thermo puts our golf wear firmly back at the performance end of the market.”

Both new Mizuno AW16 Rain Jackets are tailored from a 3-way stretch fabric, with Schoeller’s input providing an intelligent temperature adaptive c-change membrane that actively adjusts heat retention to allow comfortable use even in warmer conditions, plus a ‘wipe dry’ water-repelling outer fabric. The exceptional waterproofing and breathability this expertise provides is complemented by Mizuno’s Dynamotion Fit, which ensures total freedom of movement as you swing.

The ¼ Zip Rain Jacket will be available in Black/Black, Blue/White and Black/White while the full-zip Pro Rain Jacket will come in White/Blue, Black/Black and Blue/White. The matching Rain Pants will be available in Black only.

When warmth rather than dryness is the main need, Mizuno’s Breath Thermo yarn will generate the heat required to keep you warm in just one free-swinging layer. This revolutionary yarn features in three garments – the Long Sleeve Polo Shirt, Mid Active Jacket and Micro Down Gilet.

The Breath Thermo Long Sleeve shirt features a traditional self-fold collar, hidden front buttons and an embroidered logo on the sleeve. It is available in three colours – Castlerock, Iris and Grenadine. The new BT Mid Active Jacket is almost too light and flexible to be considered a jacket, yet will not only cope perfectly with cold, clear conditions, but also sit comfortably under a waterproof outer layer thanks to its revolutionary Breath Thermo lining. The BT Mid Active Jacket comes in three colours – Navy, Castlerock and Cobalt.

The Breath Thermo Micro Down Gilet is available in Black or Cobalt, the Micro Down Gilet boasts stretch side panels, a funnel neck to keep things snug yet free, and two side zip pockets.

Completing the AW16 collection is the excellent moisture-managing Drylite Base layer in White or Black. The Drylite Base also features Dynamotion Fit, and is contoured to fit against the body rather than being skin-tight. Its feather-soft anti-bacterial layer allows the garment to move freely against the skin for maximum comfort.

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