Holden 2011-2012

02 May, 2011


Founded by Pro snowboarder Mikey LeBlanc and designer Scott Zergebel, Holden has kept their goals set on a fusion of fashion and function with design, tailored fits and high quality technical features in environmentally committed outerwear.  Their desire is to create products that make people happier and healthier.  Holden has grown from the quiet NW brand into well known eco friendly brand in snowboarding.

For 2012, Holden offers three collections:  the limited (a pinnacle series using the most premium fabrics, technologies and design details to last a lifetime), the Holden (the heart and soul, timeless quality, excellence in fabrication, obsessive attention to detail and a continued dedication to eco-friendlier) and the Holden Classics (100 percent pure Holden, it celebrates Holden’s most renowned cuts, colors and silhouettes).  Holden also branches out with year round wear of headwear, fall jackets, fleece and t-shirts.  Everything from Holden comes in the Holden fit, a tailored fit designed to not be tight and not huge but designed for movement.

For collaborations, Holden has joined efforts with Union Bindings and Vans Boots for 2012.  Both of the collaborations are at the bottom of the post.

Please remember this is a sneak peak, the entire Holden line isn’t shown here.

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Holden Evergreen

The Evergreen Jacket is built to take work wear like beatings.  Classic mountaineer styling combines with the pinnacle of “eco-friendlier” technical function and performance details.  Heavy  weight, extra durable oxford weave, Japanese made fabric with 20,000mm/10,000gm waterproof/breathable toray dermizax laminate.  Features riri aquazip zippers, recco avalanche recovery reflectors, DWR, SCafe Recycled Coffee Lining, 3-way adjustable hood, under arm vents, articulated arms, recycled polyester, targeted fleece insulation, DWR treated taffeta.

Colors:  Flint/Black, Thunderstorm Blue/Burnt Henna (seen here), Flint/Burnt Henna, Black/Black Kimono

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Holden Laurent

LNP is one of the stars of the Holden professional snowboard team.  His distinctive style, as well as his crazy video parts and numerous magazine covers, warranted this collaboration.  The Laurent is a quilted military jacket that he can wear every day on and off his snowboard.  Paquin’s favorite band Black Sabbath helped inspired the patch artwork details.    Features 80g polyfill insulation, pit zips, SCAFE recycled coffee lining, targeted fleece insulation, wool like rib at cuff, recycled polyester lining, adjustable hood, DWR treated taffeta lining.

Colors:  Black, Dark Khaki, Sunset, Camo (Seen here)

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Close up at Holden Laurent patchwork

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Holden Tarquin

Featuring traditional work shirt styling adapted for on hill function.  This jacket has all the waterproof/breathable protection you could need in snowy, cold conditions.  Two hood options, fleece and waterproof, deliver the classic construction and look for the purists.  Features fleece hood fabrication, 40 gram polyfill insulation, under arm vents, SCAFE recycled coffee lining, recycled polyester lining, adjustable hood, DWR treated taffeta lining, 10,000mm/10,000gm.

Colors:  Bone Plaid, Flint Plaid (Seen here), Red Plaid, Stone Blue, Black

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Holden McMillan w/screened graphic

Inspired by the classic coach’s jacket, the McMillan is designed for durable yet lightweight warmth.  ”Holden bat” screen print is straight up old school skate.  The McMillan’s tightly woven recycled micro ox fabric features 10,000mm waterproofness and 5,000 gm/2 breathability and many eco-friendlier attributes.  Features Holden bat screen print, 40 gram polyfill insulation, under arm vents, SCAFE recycled coffee lining, targeted fleece insulation, recycled polyester lining, adjustable hood, DWR treated taffeta lining.

Colors:  Black, Ocean (seen here), Thunderstorm Blue, Sunset, Cardinal Red/Thunderstorm Blue, Embossed Clover, Embossed Flint Stripe

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Close up of the Holden McMillan “bat” screened graphic on the back

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Holden Varsity

This classic American style exudes a timeless appeal.  A durable 20K super stretch twill body fabric combines with our exclusive mid-weight 20K/10K waterproof-breathable embossed leather on the sleeves, which emulates the look and feel of real worn-in leather.  An array of artfully hidden functional details guarantee technical prowess without marring the Varsity’s clean collegiate style. Features SCAFE recycled coffee lining, Recycled polyster lining, wool like bottom rib, 3-way adjustable hood, under arm vents, targeted fleece insulation, hidden tech pocket, DWR treated taffeta, authentic leather chamois.

Colors:  Black/Bone (seen here), Burnt Henna/Bone, Black/Flint

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Holden Phillips

Based on the M-65, a true American military original, the Phillips jacket has been updated with stretch function for exceptional movement.  High end waterproof-breathability keeps you warm and dry.  Zip away adjustable hood and Holden leather patch detailing complete the look.  Features three way adjustable hood, SCAFE recycled coffee lining, recycled polyester lining, under arm vents, targeted fleece insulation, Ricochet DWR, DWR treated taffeta lining, authentic leather chamois.  10,000mm, 7,000gm (stretch inside out camo), 5,000 gm (micro ox).

Colors:  Camo, Black, Dark Khaki (Seen here), Stone Blue

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Holden Rydell (Women’s)

The Rydell embodies classic varsity jacket styling with a feminine fit.  It’s constructed with lightweight 60 gram polyfill insulation for warmth, with wool-like rib, a three-way adjustable hood and exceptional waterproof/breathable function deliver versatile performance in any weather.  Features S.CAFE recycled coffee lining, 60g polyfill insulation, recycled polyester lining, wool-like bottom rib, 3-way adjustable hood, under arm vents, targeted fleece insulation, hidden tech pocket, DWR treated taffeta, authentic leather chamois.

Colors:  Burnt Henna/Bone, Bone/Flint (seen here), Flint/Black, Dusty Blue/Black

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Holden Dacosta (Women’s)

A feminine fitting adaptation of the military’s classic M-65, the DaCosta delivers superior technical function to a timeless style.  Its stretchable, 10K waterproof twill weave fabric is durable and moves with you.  Lightweight 40 gram polyfill insulation adds warmth without bulk.  Holden branded snaps and a genuine patch adorn for style.  Features Ideal metal zippers, 40g polyfill insulation, articulated arm and shoulder, internal waist adjustment system, SCAFE recycled coffee lining, recycled polyester lining, wool-like bottom rib, 3-way adjustable hood, under arm vents, targeted fleece insulation, hidden tech pocket, DWR treated taffeta, authentic leather chamois.

Colors:  Burnt Henna (Seen here), Pacific Blue, Flint, Dusty Pink

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Holden Band (Women’s)

The Band Jacket mixes modern rock and roll style with complete function.  40 gram insulation keeps you toasty warm and the exceptionally durable 100 percent recycled micro-oxford weave fabric, which features 10,000 mm waterproofness and 5,000gm/2 breathability, keeps you dry and happy.  Features undearm vents, SCAFE recycled coffee lining, targeted fleece insulation, recycled polyester lining, adjustable hood, DWR treated taffeta lining.

Colors:  Sunset (seen here), Black, Topaz, Burnt Henna, Thunderstorm Blue

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Holden Nico (Women’s)

The Nico combines the femininity women have been searching for in technical outerwear with a rock and roll twist.  It’s two of Holden’s best selling past styles fused into one with 60 gram thermolite active insulation providing superior warmth and comfort without weight.  Features 60 gram primaloft insulation, pleated yoke, rolled seams and metal zips on center, 3-way adjustable hood, SCAFE recycled coffee lining, recycled polyester lining, under arm vents, targeted fleece insulation, hidden tech pocket, DWR treated taffeta, authentic leather chamois.

Colors:  Black, Bone (seen here), Topaz, Flint

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Holden Estelle (Women’s)

Chevron quilt-styling has been a staple in down skiwear for decades – considered details, the finest Riri metal zippers and a scalloped bottom hem make it Holden.  Jacket comes in Schoeller Phantom Weave or Schoeller Phantom Weave/Kimono.  Features 550 fill power feather down, riri metal zippers, SCAFE recycled coffee lining, recycled polyester lining, 3-way adjustable hood, under arm vents, scalloped bottom hem, articulated arms, nanosphere DWR, targeted fleece insulation, hidden tech pocket, DWR treated taffeta, authentic leather chamois.

Colors:  Black (seen here), Black Combo/Black (seen in second image below)

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Holden Estelle (Women’s) in Black Combo/Black colorway

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Holden Vans Collaboration

The Holden snowboard boot and Sk8-hi shoe project began as a interactive product exploration between Vans and Holden, and led to a discovery of the common values and design sensibilities the two brands share.  The Holden boot features premium Holden materialization, pleasure cuff, stainless steel double posted hex hooks, internal wrap harness and OTW lace lock, quadfit X thermal liner with outlast, V4 footbed with outlast, OTW lite outsole.  Flex=3.

Boot Sizes:  7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15

Shoe Sizes:  3.5-12, 13, 14, 15, 16.

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Holden Union Collaboration

Long lasting friendships and mutual business respect led to the collaboration between the Union and Holden brands.  Features stage II baseplate – recycled materials, multizone dupont Zytel ST highback, injected EVA bushings, recycled extruded aluminum heelcups, quick adjust forward lean, direct connect 3D strap system, tool free size adjustment, magnesium buckles and aluminum cage, universal disks, grade 8.8 hardware, real leather toe cup design, real leather tapered ankle straps and riri zipper.

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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