Posts Tagged ‘Timberland Technology Guide’

7 Cups of Caffeine in Every Coat

You can leave the travel mug at home if you’re wearing our Formentor Race Jacket. It’s made with S.Café yarn, which contains PET from recycled plastic bottles and – wait for it – recycled coffee grounds.

Why coffee grounds?  Turns out they’re excellent at absorbing odor, which is pretty important if you’re working up a sweat … or shipwrecked on a deserted island without a bar of soap (it could happen).

Here’s Dean, our senior director of apparel, to tell us more:

S.Cafe is just one more way we’re thinking about the planet as we design our products.  To learn more about the eco-conscious materials and technologies we use, check out the Timberland Technology Guide.  To get your own Formentor Race Jacket (or one of our other non-caffeinated styles),  shop our outerwear collection.

We Say Deering, You’ll Say Darling

Because they are really just the cutest boat shoes going, don’t you think?

And if cute isn’t enough, our Deering Boat Ballerinas are part of our Earthkeepers collection — Timberland’s most eco-minded product assortment.  Here’s our women’s footwear designer Erin to tell us more about how eco-consciousness plays a role in the design and development of Timberland products:

From 100% recycled PET laces and linings to recycled rubber outsoles to leather sourced from tanneries rated Silver for their energy, waste and water practices, the Deering was made with the environment — and your summertime outdoor adventures — in mind.

And in a bouquet of bright colors, the Deering Boat Ballerina was made with the rest of your wardrobe in mind, too; shop for your favorite flavor now. To learn more about our use of  eco-conscious materials, check out the Timberland Technology Guide.

10-Sec Tech: Ride the Wave of Uneven Terrain

The great outdoors doesn’t come equipped with level surfaces or handrails — and sometimes, navigating a tough trail (or even a seemingly innocuous path) can cause even the most agile among us to slip, trip and fall.  To save face and stay on her feet, what’s an outdoor-loving woman to do?

That’s the very question that inspired our latest 10-Sec Tech:

Trail Wave Technology may not be as fun as pillow feet or as confidence-boosting as having your own wave of fans, but if you’re looking for comfort and stability in a woman’s shoe that lets you rule the trail (as opposed to the trail ruling you), look no further.

Check out the Trail Wave Collection for women on our website.  And to learn more about Trail Wave Technology and the other ingenious ways we’re working to make our products grippier, sticker and just plain better, flip through the Timberland Technology Guide.

10-Sec Tech: Rain is Wet. You Stay Dry.

That’s the problem with rain; it’s just so darn … wet.  Fortunately we’ve found a few ways to make our gear so incredibly waterproof it’s silly.  It’s true that our waterproof technologies are a little loud and probably inappropriate, but if you can get past the constant quacking and disapproving glances, you’ll love it.  I swear.

Those of you more interested in fact than funny stuff can feel free to check out Timberland’s Technology Guide, where we outline the materials and technologies we use to keep our products and our consumers dry – the very idea our company was founded on.  And if you’re not sure a duck-laden parka or “all-hood” jacket is your style, check out our collection of more socially acceptable waterproof apparel and footwear.

Old Man Winter? He’s About to Meet His Match

If you looked up the phrase “Stay Warm” in the dictionary (one of those special dictionaries that includes phrases — and photos), we’re pretty sure you’d find a picture of this jacket.  Legend has it your body temperature will increase a few degrees just from looking at it.

Meet Timberland’s Galehead Rugged Down Parka — the next best thing to a mid-winter trip to the tropics.  The Galehead features 800-fill premium goose down, stitched into a two-layer waterproof nailhead canvas outer that’s crafted from 60% organic cotton and 40% recycled polyester.  And because even tough guys have a soft side, the Galehead also comes with a fluffy, warm faux fur hood.

Fun fact:  Down is nature’s best insulator — but it also tends to “leak” out of fabric over time.  The solution is downproof apparel, designed to keep those feathers in place and keep you warm.  You can learn more about downproof – and windproof, and other ways we work to make our products warm and comfortable – by checking out Timberland’s Technology Guide.

And if you don’t like blue, aren’t a fan of the faux fur?  Not to worry – we’ve got a technical version of the Galehead that’s a bit spicier and sportier – and just as toasty.

Stay Comfortable

No one wants to get rubbed the wrong way – especially by an errant seam or zipper or poorly-placed button.  Here’s Dean, our senior director of apparel, talking about how we design our gear not just for performance, but for comfort as well:

You can learn more about the innovative technologies and materials we use to make our products comfortable (and warm, and dry, and eco-conscious) by checking out the Timberland Technology Guide.

And speaking of comfort, have you put your feet in a pair of SmartWool socks lately?  Click here to shop our entire SmartWool collection.

Stay Warm

Here in New Hampshire, it’s so cold that the forecast calls for SNOW … which makes the idea of staying warm more important than ever. Here’s our senior director of apparel, Dean, back again to explain the natural inspiration (two words: polar bears) for the technology we use to make our gear thinner, lighter and warmer:

If you think that’s cool, check out the Timberland Technology Guide, where you’ll find a boatload of other videos and information about the innovative technologies and eco-conscious materials we use to create durable products that keep you comfortable, dry and warm.

And if flurries are in your local forecast, you’ll want to dress accordingly … shop our winter collections for  men and women now.

Stay Dry

As a brand built on the very idea of “waterproof,” we spend a lot of time thinking about the best way to keep you dry – both from the outside and the inside. Here’s Dean, our senior director of apparel, on why breathability is so important in designing waterproof gear:

Dry = happy is a pretty simple equation, but there’s a lot of innovative technology behind it. To learn more about the ways we’re working waterproof into our products (and your closet), check out the new Timberland Tech Guide.

Techies, Rejoice: The Timberland Tech Guide is Here!

Plenty of people love our products, but they’re not always clear on the technology that makes those products perform as well as they do.  And when you’re buying a Timberland product, either in a store or on our website, wouldn’t it be nice to know what symbols like these really mean?

That’s why we’ve created the Timberland Technology Guide – chock full of videos, illustrations and explanations about the materials and technologies we use to meet specific needs, how they work, and why we love them.  We’ve designed the online tech guide to be as user-friendly as possible: the site groups our technology by product (footwear, apparel, gear) and also by benefit (warm, dry, comfort, traction, tough, eco-conscious) — so no matter what you’re looking for, you’re bound to find technology that supports it.

Better still, once you’re done learning about how we use SmartWool or Bionic Canvas, you can click right through to shop for the products that feature that technology.  It’s like having your own dedicated gear head and personal shopper, rolled into one.

Check out the Timberland tech guide for yourself and then tell us – which product benefit (warm, dry, comfort, traction, tough, eco-conscious) is most important to you?