Regatta’s AW09 collection preview

Footwear

The A/W09 footwear range has been strengthened to offer more consistency across walking boots, trail shoes, lifestyle travel shoes and wellington boots.

Isotex, due to its highly waterproof and breathable qualities, will also now be used on standard waterproof products. Branding has been adapted on higher end products such as the new Cross Stones X-Lt and Lady Cross Stone X-LT to give a much more premium look.

Women’s shoes will look much more feminine not only in the way the shoe is built such as specific women’s last, but also design details including colourways and stitch details.

The Polar Grip sole is back after its successful debut in A/W08 and is found on the Yukon and the Lady Yukon. The Yukon also features Acumen lining. Wool like in appearance, this is warm, has good wicking properties, quick drying and uses an anti-bacterial treatment.

Apparel

The new ranges for Autumn/Winter 2009 help define why Regatta is Europe’s leading family outdoor brand. The clothing range is separated into seven unique sections: X-ert Performance, Adventure Tech, Outdoor Classics, Heritage, Boys, Girls and Accessories, each taking what was best from the last season and advancing with even stronger ranges.

X-ert Performance remains Regatta’s most technical range showcasing the highest performing fabric and technical features whilst still working to an unbeatable price point. Extol, Regatta’s pinnacle stretch fabric has been introduced to leg wear on the Geo Extol Trouser.  Romer introduces another new fabric story. With the appearance of traditional wool, this attractive Thermal Balance Proloft fleece has high warmth to weight ratio and is quick drying allowing perspiration to escape. Adventure Tech has the look and feel of the X-ert range but with less technical details and therefore at a more affordable price point.

Outdoor Classics is a popular Regatta range and continues to offer classic designs at competitive prices. Length on the men’s jackets has been standardised to 32″. Heritage has always been well received in winter, therefore this season it has been consolidated with Wildshores into one larger Heritage range. Firebolt is a brand new knit effect interest fleece for men.

For kids, joining the Puddle all-in-one suit, the new Splosh has been released which includes Thermo Guard insulation and fleece lining to keep them extra warm.

Accessories look bold with strong prints, socks and rucksacks remain the same from SS09 with the introduction of the Adventure Tech 65L, an ideal option for travelling.