The Armada Gypsum Jacket makes fashion meet function in our Athlete Favorite Jacket that started it all. The Armada Gypsum Jacket has been one of our best sellers for years and it’s easy to see why. Fashion meets function in this Moderate Tailored, Long Fit jacket with 10K Waterproofing and Breathability. A Mesh Lined Shell keeps out the elements and allows you to rock the Gypsum from opening day groomers to summer slush laps. Wear it your way with multiple adjustment points on Cuffs, Powder skirt, Hood and Hem. The Gypsum; look good, feel good.
Fabric: Solids – 100% Nylon; Prints – 100% Polyester
Technology: Waterproof 10K, Breathable 10K + DWR
Fit: Moderate Tailored Long
100% Seam Sealed
Helmet Compatible Hinged Hood
External-Access Music Pocket
RF Pocket on Sleeve
Lycra Wrist Gaiters
Internal Mesh Pocket
In the early 2000’s how people skied was changing, but legacy ski companies continued to anchor their identities in alpine racing. What came to be known as freeskiing was a departure from anything that had come before – it shared more in common with the freedom of snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing than it did with anything seen in skiing at the time. This new movement left more to the imagination, and there was a shared sentiment among a new generation of skiers that the style and progression they were pursuing should be celebrated. The time had come for a company that did exactly that.
The handful of people at the epicenter of skiing’s evolution came together: five skiers and a photographer from across the US, Canada and Europe consisting of JP Auclair, Tanner Hall, JF Cusson, Julien Regnier and Boyd Easley, along with snow sports photographer Chris O’Connell, or “OC.” This crew was poised to adapt the team-based model of snowboarding and skateboarding to a ski brand.
In November 2002 the operation moved from a basement home office in Truckee, California to its own building in Costa Mesa, the beach city home to so many of the world’s biggest skate and surf brands. Athletes drove the company, with Eric Iberg on board as the first team manager. Co-founder Hans Smith joined to run the business and Tyson Hall, Tanner’s brother, jumped on as the company’s sales guy.
In June 2015 Armada moved the headquarters to Park City, Utah…