The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 29, 1996 · Page 73
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 73

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, September 29, 1996
Page 73
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"THE-SALINA Joy RNAL SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 1996 Activewear feels, looks good on all types Apparel made specifically for skiing, snowboarding, cross- country skiing and other on- snow activities is designed to do more than keep wearers warm in the winter. Today's ski wear, snowboard wear, and nordic wear keep skiers and riders comfortable in windy conditions and low temperatures as they have fun on the snow-and look good doing it. Staying dry, inside and out, is a key element of staying warm, according to Ski Industries America (SIA), the national, nonprofit, member-owned trade association representing manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of on-snow outdoor products. This winter, fabrics used to make active outerwear will take a giant technological leap. Manufacturers are using "smart" fabrics, recycled fibers and separate wind blockers to protect wearers from wind, snow, sleet, rain and their own perspiration. Performance features are important to skiers and riders, but participants in other outdoor endeavors, like rock and ice climbing and mountain biking, increasingly are looking to ski and snowboard apparel manufacturers for their clothing. Authentic ski wear and genuine snowboard wear address the performance/function demands with waterproofbreath- able fabrics; taped seams; articulated elbows and knees; abrasion-resistant material on the shoulders, butts and knees; strategically placed pockets and zippers; double closure systems; adjustable cuffs; wind flaps; power skirts; and high collars. As the decade unfolds, more and more women are getting outdoors to ski, ride, climb and bike. They are demanding higher performance from their clothes. To meet the demand, some manufacturers have developed highly technical performance lines exclusively for women. TECHNOLOGICAL FABRICS This winter, a few manufacturers will introduce outerwear clothing made of special fabrics side. This means a manufacturer can use one piece of cloth where two were needed in the past. New wind-blocking fabrics for skiers, riders, bikers, in-line skaters and climbers will be more breathable, less bulky and less expensive than many of the waterproof/breathable products currently on the market. LEFT: Sean is wearing a ski jacket provided by Rusty's Outdoor Sports. Sunglasses provided by Dr. LaPierre, O.D.P.A. PHOTO BY VINO WONG believing is not necessarily seeing that adjust to a person's activity level. The fabric allows less heat and moisture to escape during periods of low activity, like sitting on a chairlift, but "opens up" to release heat and moisture when the activity increases and the wearer gets hot and sweaty. Some new things to look for are recycled fleece, as well as a mi- crofiber that is 20 times thinner than a human hair, made of recycled plastic soda bottles, to be used as insulation in a number of products and will continue to be used as fabric for outer layers. Another new development in clothing is a process that develops and treats each side of a fabric differently, giving one piece of cloth different textures and finishing capabilities on either when it comes to bifocals that is! OUR BIG & TALL Department 1 laro t I H) S. Sam a IV • Ihmnloun VARILUX Optical Dispensers Tmd Of The Same OldRestaraunt Choices? RedDJamoiidCafe Downtown Solomon • Grand Ave. .Methodist 304 W. Grand 823-6272 Worship 10:16am Kev. Rick Just, Pastor True Beauty Begins On The Inside Enhance Your Style Enrich Your Life Worship With Us. unset Bible Chapel 760 Hancock Worship 9:30 am George Easter, Secretary 827-0437 F1BST CHURCH OF CHEIST, SCIENTIST 8th&Mulbeny Sunday Service 10:46 am Bel Air Southern Baptist Interim Pastor Albert Smith 1100 W. Cloud 827-97711 Saliiia Church of Christ 1646 N. 9th 827-2957 Jinunie Keas, Minister 1137 N. Santa Fe 623-2251 Lt.PaulA.Woodall,lll Christ The King Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Sunday Worship 11:00 am Vacancy Pastor, Rev. Gary Wolf Sunrise Presbyterian 826 E. Beloit Phone 823-6344 Church Services 8:30 & 11:00 am Rev. Don Schioeder, Pastor REDEEMER LUTHERAN 743 E. Magnolia 827-8195 Sunday Worship 8:00 am & 10:30 ain Sunday School 9:15 am Chans L. Combs-Lay. Pastor IMMANUELLUTHERAN 265 South 7th 82W750 Sunday School 9:46 am Worship 8:30 & 11:00 am LorenD. Mai, Pastor Mlmly Buster, Youth Director ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN 302South7th 82W081 Summer Worship 9:30 am Pastor C4varlaiAiise Kcv, Donald Trued, ViMtaUou Pastor Briiin Johnson, Youth Worker St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Saturday Evening 6:15 Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Father Metro

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