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Royal Robbins® Joins Forces with Outlast Technologies, Inc.

Royal Robbins® joins forces with Outlast Technologies, Inc. to launch the new Jonathan Plaid shirt. Part of the men's fall 2006 collection, the Royal Robbins® Jonathan Plaid is powered with Outlast, the original temperature-regulation technology.

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January 17, 2006 – Boulder, CO. – Outlast Technologies, Inc. announces the launch of the new Royal Robbins® Jonathan Plaid shirt powered with Outlast, the original temperature-regulation technology.

Royal Robbins®, a leading manufacturer of travel and outdoor apparel, has entered into a licensing agreement with Outlast Technologies, Inc. to employ Outlast® yarn in the new Jonathan Plaid shirt as part of the men’s fall 2006 collection.

“Royal Robbins has specialized in designing innovative clothing for 30 years,” said Bob Orlando, president of Royal Robbins. “With the Jonathan Plaid, we selected the perfect combination of materials and manufacturing techniques to achieve our signature rugged, yet stylish, look with the added benefit of Outlast® yarn to provide maximum comfort.”

Outlast® technology uses materials known as “Phase-Change Materials” (PCM’s) which interact with the body’s skin temperature to help buffer against temperature changes. “The PCM’s have the ability to absorb and store excess body heat, then release it when you need it most,” explains Sarah Barclay, Outlast Technologies Director of Business Development. “As with all Outlast® products, the Jonathan Plaid is designed to be worn whether you are flying to Kathmandu or sticking it out in the office. The result is all day comfort – not too hot, not too cold.“

– Jonathan Yarn Dyed Plaid
– 4.4 oz., 52% Outlast® Acrylic / 48% cotton
– UPF 40+ – notable UPF ratings for protection against harmful UV rays
– Peached face creates soft texture
– Strider label at hem
– Tonal Strider embroidery at back neck
– Sizes S-XXL
– Colors: flint, deep blue, cypress
– MSRP $70

The Royal Robbins® men’s fall 2006 collection also includes the Pembroke, Diego, and Bryson models, each made of yarn-dyed polyester and nylon featuring moisture wicking properties. The Jonathan Plaid and the entire collection will be available August 15, 2006. For a list of retailers, please visit

Royal Robbins® (booth 816) and Outlast Technologies, Inc. (booth MR150B) will be exhibiting at the Outdoor Retailer Show, January 28-31, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Royal Robbins® was founded in 1968 by internationally acclaimed climber Royal Robbins and his wife Liz, who could not find the right clothing for their adventures and explorations. Liz’s first creation was the Billy Goat® Short, still among the company’s most popular styles. The success of the Billy Goat® Short evolved into a complete line of outdoor and travel clothing, specifically designed for today’s active adventurer. Royal Robbins is committed to creating the best functional outdoor clothing, with the performance fabrics necessary for today’s high adventure lifestyle. Visit for more information.

Outlast Technologies, Inc., a privately held U.S. corporation, is the worldwide pioneer in developing phase-change materials and applications. As an innovative technology company, Outlast has launched temperature-regulating technology in apparel, footwear, bedding and accessories. Originally developed for NASA, Outlast® fibers, fabrics and coatings contain patented microencapsulated phase-change materials called Thermocules®, which store, absorb and release heat, providing increased comfort for consumers. For more information visit

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Heather Listoe – Outlast Technologies, Inc. 303.381.2106