Over at Interbike, while chillaxing with Mission Workshop and checking the sights, Mission Workshop pulled from one of their sweet Arkiv System bags two garments they’d been trucking around and have yet to announce. Judging by the pictures, I got a bit shaky-handed when they showed me because, well, the new gear looks pretty darn nice and I’m a geek when it comes to winter wear. They titled the shell jacket “the Trigger” and the zip merino wool hoodie “the Torre”.
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The Torre is Mission Workshop’s take on the classic form fitting wool hoodie. Made with a merino wool designed specifically for Mission Workshop, they promise in addition to being soft, it’s also super durable for daily use unlike many merino pieces. On the rear there’s a stow pocket that MW carried over from the Faroe. A front media pocket on the left holds all the electronic goods.
Colors will be black and dark gray. It’ll MSRP at $235 and expected shipping is quoted early early November. Made in San Francisco.
The Trigger’s a jacket based on MW’s Orion waterproof jacket, except more cycling specific, with a cut slightly longer on the rear with JRC reflective glass bead accents around the bottom hem and sleeves. It’s not sealed waterproof like the Orion, but it’ll stop the rain just fine. Fabric is a windproof, water resistant Schoeller WP-400 bonded softshell fabric with a 4-way stretch.
It gets two inconspicuous chest pockets with a media port that fits iPhones and wallets. A large cargo pocket is on the rear. It unzips from the left and has a decent capacity. Pricing is $285. Colors will be black and a limited edition light blue. Expect to see them mid-October. Made in Vancouver.