The Armada Irvine Hoodie is an essential piece of every skier’s quiver, and the Irvine Hoodie fits the bill. Made from a flexible blend of polyester and rayon spacer yarn with a PFC-Free DWR coating, The Irvine Hoodie stretches for uninhibited range of motion while providing necessary protection from the elements. Best yet, it’s cut like your standard hoodie, meaning it transitions to your post-ski activities without skipping a beat.
ARMADA IRVINE HOODIE FEATURES & TECHNOLOGY
Fabric: 65% Polyester, 28% Viscose, and 7% Elastane Fabric: (PFOA and PFOS Free) Fabric: Standard 100 OEKO-TEX Certified Fit: Standard Fit YKK® Zippers Ribbed Hem, Cuffs Underarm Eyelets
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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.
OC’s business plan began simply:
“Armada. What skiing will become.”
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…