Billabong Apparels – Product Review

Billabong is a complete lifestyle and sports apparels company listed in Australian Stock Exchange after being founded in 1973. Today, the A$1 billion company makes and markets surfwear, watches and surf gear under several brands across four continents except Asia.

Board shorts the summer playwear are a pick off baseball pants. But the popular styles also include khakis with right side flap-pocket, and a bold print on the other. The top selling ones are in suede fabric having fast drying characters. The closure lace of board shorts is always in contrast color.

On the clothing section, check out for apparels like snowboard jackets, snowboard pants and track jackets. The snowboard pants are made of highly water repellant fabric and coating but still not letting the wearer feel the heat inside because of the breathability factor. The fabric is suede nylon. Points you need to check while buying are whether seams are taped, liner is typically wicking after thorough brushing and whether knees are well articulated or not. Counterfeit materials selling cheap by a few dollars may have screen printed logos, smoother lining or no real breathable fabric leaving you sweat wet from inside. Check specification even while buying the lifestyle wardrobe collections.

Casual jackets feature full zip hood, fleece in 80-20 ratio in favor of cotton against polyester, knitted cuffs and cross chest appliqué. Men’s billabong jackets offer the authentic nostalgic looks. The quality of the embroidered logo, like in all cases, tells whether you are purchasing genuine. See whether embroidered lines match as if they are continuous especially where they cross from left chest onto right.

Also check the zinging sound in the zipper. The zipper which is molded polycarbonate and in some cases oxidized copper shows well when contrasted against cheap sells.

Pricing should cause a little worry for the first time buyer. True, Billabong costs a bomb, but it is worth a bomb too.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Sports Enthusiasts

Deciding on what gift to give to a sports fan can be difficult especially if you are not a sports fan. The internet is a good place to look for gifts for sports enthusiasts. There are hundreds of gifts to choose from and choosing the right gift can be difficult and confusing. If you can’t think of anything to give to your sports fanatic friend during the holidays, then this article may be able to help you. Here you will find some holiday gift ideas for sporting fan that will surely make any sport enthusiast very happy.

Sports Apparels

All sports fan love apparel that are related to their favorite sport or sports team. Some of the most popular apparel are wristbands, sweatbands, pajamas, sweaters, socks, jerseys, and t-shirts. Baseball caps and hats also make great gifts for sports fans. You can purchase clothing and accessories from any sporting goods store, online sports shops, and specialty sports memorabilia shops. Before you buy a sports apparel for your friend, find out who his favorite team is. For example, if he loves basketball and his favorite team is the Miami Heat, then a Miami Heat basketball jersey or t-shirt will be a perfect gift for him.

Memorabilia

Sport lovers also love memorabilia. There is a good chance that there is memorabilia store in your area that sells sports memorabilia such as framed photos of sports legends or autographed baseballs. If you can’t find a store in your area that sells the memorabilia that you’re looking for, then visit some online stores and auction sites. Search for the memorabilia you want using the website’s search engine. When purchasing memorabilia online, make sure that the seller has many positive feedback or testimonials and make sure that the item is authentic.

Tickets

All sport lovers also love getting tickets to a local sports event. For example, if he loves watching basketball on TV, buy a couple of tickets (one for you and one for him) to a local basketball game or season tickets. To make the game more memorable, buy him some hotdogs and drinks to enjoy during the game. Your friend will appreciate the tickets more if they are tickets for an important game such as the NBA Finals or the Super Bowl. Tickets to special events such as signings also make great gifts because it is a good opportunity for your sporting fan friend to meet the players of his favorite team.

Anyone who has ever walked into a sports warehouse intending to buy a Ping-Pong ball or a pair of socks has found himself surrounded by a ton of items for goodness-knows-what-sport and for goodness-knows-what-body-part. By then he would have joined the myriad of people who can attest that there are more sports existing today than one could possibly ever imagine. Wife carrying -it’s a sport. Players race while having their wives dangling upside down on their shoulders. Cheese rolling – it’s a sport, too. A ball of cheese is rolled down the hill and people chase after it. Then there’s Ultimate Frisbee. People throw a Frisbee around and get really wild while doing it. And hunting. People shoot at animals and kill them. Okay, maybe the last two were less bizarre than the rest, but ultimate Frisbee fans and hunters need not be distressed. It’s just a fact of life that each sport is bizarre enough to have at least one person going “Huh? I didn’t know that existed!”

Of course with this many sports, there are equally many accessories and apparel that stores offer to aid players who it. Sports shops have a knack for having accessories available for almost every body part you have. A quick trip around the shop will show that the players of each sport have thought of every possible pain or inconvenience a player could experience and found a way to counter it. And enthusiasts of each field flock to the store to complete the set, to purchase the best products in the hopes of improving their game.

One can even go as far as saying that in a sports apparel store, it is possible to dress a person from head to toe without having to step out of the shop. Complete attires of popular sports such as basketball and volleyball are all available inside the sports store. The same is true as well with much less popular sports such as hunting. Being very different from other popular sports, the hunters do not make any physical contact with anyone but themselves. But even with the sport’s unique set-up, there is still a surprising selection of hunting apparel available in the market. They range from the classic bow and arrow, to relatively state-of-the-art ones utilized by the military such as the ghillie suit. The ghillie suit is a suit designed to camouflage the wearer by having a design similar to the foliage in the surroundings. It was invented in Scotland but today military’s all over the world possess it. On the opposite end of the spectrum as well, a sport full of physical contact is Judo. It, too, is a less popular sport but it also has a surprising array of sports apparel. The main article of clothing needed to do judo is a GI, a robe-like garment players wear. Even still, although one only needs the GI on his back to do judo, there are still numerous accessories available such as rash guards and even headgear to protect your ears.

Certainly, the list is endless. Man has just turned too many seemingly strange and dull activities into sports with millions of enthusiasts, professionals and fans. The human race is a race of fun-loving individuals and at the same time, a race of massive consumers. And conveniently, the sports apparel market finds itself on the better side of both these traits.

Hyper Inflatable Wetsuit Concept – The Ultimate in Sports Apparel

The other day, I was at the beach and walked out on the pier. The pier had a couple of those binoculars where you put the quarters in and could look out as far as you’d like. I suppose people like to look at dolphins, whales, and wayward sailboats and thus use those vision systems for that quite often, but one of them was faced towards the beach, and I figured some young man or perhaps a dirty old man was checking out the babes on the beach. I decided I’d like to watch some of the surfers and see how they were doing, as I could see some decent waves out in the distance.

The local surfers seemed to be doing quite well, and fairly skilled from what I could see. I noticed one surfer had wiped out pretty bad, but then he didn’t come up for air for about 25 seconds or more. That’s a long time to be underwater in a daze, although I’m sure he was used to it. For an onlooker, it seemed like quite a while, and I wondered if I’d have to put more quarters in to see if he did come back up. Eventually, he did pop up, and then he got hit with another wave, eventually got back on his board, and paddled back out again.

It seems to me that we could redesign the wetsuits so that they could hyper inflate allowing a surfer to quickly come to the surface in case they got into trouble, got just oriented, or couldn’t figure out which way was up while turning and churning in the wave action like the proverbial lost sock that disappears in your washer or dryer.

How might this work you ask? Well, perhaps there would be some sort of a panic button that would activate and trigger a CO2 cartridges, the same type you use to quickly pump up your bicycle tire, many long-distance bicycle riders used them, I have some myself.

GizMag had an interesting piece on December 6, 2012 titled; “Bulgarian innovation: Bicycle pants and inflatable snowshoes from Any Exit,” by C.C. Weiss.

When I saw that article, not more than a couple days later, I remembered that thought I had watching the surfers, and it seems to me it would be really easy to design such a wetsuit that had bicycle tube-like inner structures in the waistline, around the collar behind the neck, and around the ankles. Perhaps small tubes could run along the seams from under the arms all the way to the ankles. Once the panic button was hit, all of that would instantly fill with air sending the surfer up to the surface immediately.

Installing a pressure release valve could empty the air out, and it would instantly go back to its original shape. A new CO2 cartridge could be installed for its next use, perhaps several might be stored in a zipper pouch pocket on the wetsuit. The CO2 cartridges only cost a $1.50 each. It might even help in shark attacks. If a shark bit into one of these compressed air cavities, it would pop like a bicycle tire, and scare the ever living daylights out of the shark, at least temporarily, and that’s probably all you would need to get away.

If inside those tubes of air were very bad tasting automatic leak fixing goo, I bet that shark would never bite into another wetsuit as long as he lived, problem solved. Indeed I hope you will please consider this if you are into designing and manufacturing the ultimate sports apparel. Maybe we could save some lives, and hopefully you can make some money too. Please consider all this and think on it.

Gear Up For the Game with NFL Sports Apparel & Jerseys

With football fans rallying around the weekend highlights, sharing Fantasy Football news and getting ready for Monday night games, now is the ideal time to take inventory of your gear. Whether you’re looking for cold weather apparel for looking your best at the games, tailgating threads to sport your team in style or you just want to say I’m a fan like no other, NFL apparel has never come in more varieties or styles.

From replica jerseys, throwback jerseys or true authentic NFL Jerseys, to pullover sweatshirts, tank tops, flannel pajamas, hat and beanies you can support your team and celebrate all that football season entails with NFL Sports Apparel. Bring game night chili sessions to a whole new level with an Authentic NFL Jersey of your team of choice or simply arrive in style to the Sunday cookouts with the guys. Football season is in full gear and there’s nothing like celebrating the season, supporting your team or displaying your passion for the game, like NFL jerseys.

Guys can pay tribute to your favorite players of the past with throwback jerseys and kids can even show up at the tailgating event in style with youth sizes in sweatshirts, t-shirts and jerseys. Ladies can show their love for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots outstanding victory over the Dallas Cowboys with the Premier (EQT) Replithentic NFL Jersey made for women and cut to fit the female form. With the women’s apparel, you can show support for your team without looking like your drowning in material.

Whatever your fashion calling is or isn’t, nothing says dedication like NFL football jerseys. Now more than ever, it’s never been easier with the ease of access to the latest and greatest in NFL Football Jerseys to find just the right jersey. NFL Jerseys come in three basic categories, Replica, Premier and Authentic. All are made by Reebok® and officially licensed with the NFL® logo, but the quality and price points will vary. There are many places you can buy NFL jerseys, but there’s one site that I ran across that sealed the deal for me. SidelineApparel.com has all 32 NFL teams and has everything from hats, sweatshirts, jackets and jerseys for men, women and kids. They have a unique “Any Size – Same Price offer that I haven’t seen on any of the other sites or stores. So regardless of whether I buy a small for my teenage son or a 5x for my brother-in-law, I can pay get the whole family in the football season mode for the same price.

So, whether you’re talking about the fumbles, turnovers, tackles or touchdowns, you can ensure one thing, win or loose, you will be there for your team, making a statement with the latest in greatest in NFL Jerseys. Stay warm this season and gear up for the game with NFL Sports Apparel!