Special Blend Outerwear 2010-2011

07 Jun, 2010

First chair and last call is the quintessential logo of Special Blend outerwear and since 1992 they’ve brought out their signature styles in colors, stripes and technical features on their snowboard jackets and pants.

Each of the Special Blend group collections focus on a different fit, inspiration and details.  For the men the Fader group gives snowboarders premium waterproofing and designs for a dedication to riding, the principal group blends mountain function with street fashion, cirrus group is the fashion forward mentality with a heavy dose of style, the revolver group features a tailored fit, muted colors and an emphasis on subtle details.  For the women, prime group is a balance of fashion and on-snow function and the substance group gives women a tailored fit and relaxed fit to help with progression.

Special Blend Circa Jacket

Features:  Shell jacket for those of us who think closing day is a myth with micro ripstop 10,000mm/10,000gm waterproofing, chest pockets, cargo pockets, raglan sleeves, strategic brushed tricot, closed cell mesh lining, critically taped seams.  Sizing:  S-XL.

Colors:  Big stripe stout (seen on left), big stripe kermit (seen on right), big stripe red army, south beach lockdown, blackout, kermit, red army.

Special Blend Trigger Jacket

Features:  Just because you haven’t showered doesn’t mean your jacket can’t be fresh, mini herringbone 15,000mm/10,000gm, exposed metal zippers, strategic brushed tricot, closed cell mesh lining, removable hood, removable powderskirt, fully taped seams.  Sizing:  S-XL

Colors:  Early lineup blue label (seen here), blackout, early lineup green piece, kermit, red army

Special Blend Venom Jacket

Features:  Snake bits and cheap beer, oxford weave 10,000mm/10,ooogm, asymmetrical paneling and colorblocking, exposed metal zipper chest and left sleeve pocket, unique webbing details, closed cell mesh lining, removable powderskirt, critically taped seams.  Sizes:  S-XL

Colors:  Cement ledge, burnt greens, south beach, stout

Special Blend Rifle Jacket

Features:  Revolver slim fit for shotgunning beers not animals.  Linear gradient weave 15,000mm/10,000gm, exposed metal zipper pocket, unique webbing details, 80gm insulation in body and sleeves, removable powderskirt, fully taped seams.  Sizing:  S-XL

Colors:  Kermit/oxycotton, blackout, blue label.cement ledge, blackout/standard issue (seen here)

Special Blend Ninety Five Jacket

Features:  You’ll be riding no matter what the temp, you might as well be warm.  Twill 10,000mm/10,000gm, classic colorblocking, cargo pockets, 550 fill power 80/20 duck down, critically taped seams.  Sizes:  S-XL

Colors:  Red army (seen here), blackout, pilsner, stout.

Special Blend Unit Jacket

Features: A technical shell that’s more street than the concrete itself with dobby weave 5,000mm/5,000gm, SB contast fabric applique, two color rib knit bottom hem, left sleeve stash pocket, closed cell mesh lining, critically taped seams. Sizing: S-XL

Colors: Green piece, burnt greens (seen here), blackout, oxycotton, pink taco, south beach

Special Blend Night Shift Flannel

Features:  Polyester brushed twill flannel with wicking and quick drying, heavyweight jersey hood.  Sizing:  S-XL

Colors:  Goggle tan/stout (seen here), red army/blackout, burnt greens/kermit

Special Blend Milli Jacket

Features:  Full zip military style jacket with 100% brushed twill, 100% cotton poplin lining.  Sizing:  S-XXL

Colors:  stout, burnt greens

Special Blend DB Pant

Features:  You can stop wearing women’s snowboard pants now.  Mini herringbone 15,000mm/10,000gm, exposed metal zipper handwarmer pockets, cargo pockets, unique webbing details, strategic brushed tricot, closed cell mesh lining, fully taped seams.  Sizing:  S-XL

Colors:  Burnt greens (seen here), blackout, blue label, green piece, standard issue.

Snowboard Pant Colors

Special Blend Crash Jacket (Women’s)

Features: A fresh look for hailing a taxi or spinning cab with unique front pocket, 10,000mm/10,000gm fabric covered snaps, brushed tricot lining, removable powderskirt, critically taped seams. Electra slim fit. Sizes: XS-L.

Colors: 100 proof blackout, 100 proof oxycotton, apres blue, goggle tan, red army

Special Blend Eames Pant (Women’s)

Features: Slim fit? Insulated? Ask and you shall receive. 15,000mm/10,000gm waterproofing, exposed metal handwarmer pocket zippers, cargo pockets, fabric covered snaps, 60gm insulation, fully taped seams, electra slim fit. Sizes: S-XL

Colors: South beach, blackout, deep purple, stout

Special Blend Joy Jacket (Women’s)

Features:  Joy is a warm insulated jacket on a cold day with tonal mini plaid weave 10,000mm/10,000gm, clean feminine silhouette, tick-stitching detail on stormflap, 60gm insulation on body and sleeves, critically taped seams.  Sizing:  XS-L.

Colors:  Big stripe creme de mint (seen on right), big strip south beach (seen on left), deep purple, stout.

Special Blend Affair Jacket (Women’s)

Features:  A bomber style jacket set for aerial maneuevers, insulated jacket with thick basket weave 15,000mm/10,000gm, rib knit bottom hem, fabric covered snaps, 80gm insulation in body and 60gm insulation in sleeves, removable hood, removable powderskirt, fully taped seams.  Sizing:  XS-L

Colors:   Between the bars southbeach (seen here), between the bars oxycotton, deep purple, stout

Special Blend Affair Jacket in between the bars oxycotton color

Up close Detail of Affair Jacket

Special Blend Rapid Jacket (Women’s)

Features:  Shell jacket that won’t let you get lost in the crowd with dobby weave 10,000mm/10,000gm, contrast stitching detail on pocket flaps and stormflap, SB screenprint logo, strategic brushed tricot, closed cell mesh lining, fully taped seams.  Sizing:  XS-L

Colors:  Spun out red army (seen on left), blackout, south beach, spun out party pink (seen on right)

Special Blend Cambridge (Women’s)

Features: 85% cotton 12% polyester 3% spandex, 280 gm.  Hidden media pocket

Colors:  Big stripe south beach (seen here), big stripe creme de mint

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  1. Pete
    June 07, 2010

    I ve the 09/10 Annex Pant and Brigade Jacket and just love it!!!! Will def check out the stuff for next season even if I don’t see anythin which looks interesting to me on the pics…but thx for these impressions 😉

  2. Brek Leines
    June 07, 2010

    Do you know if the red army color way on the trigger jacket is a solid color is is it like a camo?

  3. Samule Hopes
    August 21, 2010

    i love that balmain jacket! wish there was a cute cheaper version! xoxo, F lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  4. karen
    November 22, 2010



    oh yeah….. burton owns SPECIAL BLEND now…

    so expect it to look just like their cheaply made over-priced crap!

  5. david
    November 22, 2010


    i noticed the pants look feminine this year….

    if i wanted to dress feminine, i would buy burton…..


  6. karen
    November 22, 2010



    cheaply made over-priced garb!

    oh yeah… burton owns them now!