Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Inclement weather isn’t stopping MAAP’s designers this year with its new MTA collection. This lifestyle-leaning drop includes garments made from tech fabrics like Primaloft®, Polartec®, Drirelease®, and runs the gamut from down jackets to baselayers and rain jackets. MAAP’s hope is to offer clothing that is comfortable during the harsh winter months, no matter where you live. Head to MAAP to see the full MTA collection.
Maap’s latest campaign, showcasing its Modular Alternative Apparel Project, displays the brand’s Alt Road collection, built from a series of interchangeable staples and key accessories.
The collection is for men and women and includes cargo bibs, Polartec riding shirts, thermal outerwear, gloves, and more. It’s not often you see a cycling brand take on such an extensive and unique lookbook so if you’ve got a few minutes this morning, head over to Maap and check it out in its entirety.
Currently, the majority of MAAP’s printed fabrics releasing from 2020 on, utilizes Green Soul technology combining the use of 100% sustainable recycled fibers with the most environmentally friendly dyeing and finishing processes with no compromise on the performance of the fabrics.
These fabrics contain a range of fibers, with combinations of 100% post-consumer polyester and up to 65% pre-consumer sustainable premium elastane recycled from industrial waste.
See the whole story at MAAP.
With the warmer Summer months just around the corner, having a pair of lightweight road shoes is crucial to battling the elemetents. Australia’s MAAP has teamed up with high end shoe manufacturer Suplest on a pair of Edge+ Road Pro Shoes. These shoes are lightweight (230 g – 8.11 oz) and are designed specifically for dry, hot, and windy conditions. They come in olive (pictured) or a bright white and retail for $549.00 AUD (approx. $399 USD). See more at MAAP.
Australia’s MAAP and the US’ 100% have teamed up to create two sets of the popular S3 sunglasses, one is predominately pink and the other navy. Both are marked with the 100% and MAAP branding and are in stock now at 100%.
Words and Photos by Jeff Curtes
My first big magazine assignment took me to Italy. Nearly the exact same spot that now, nearly 25 years later, we set off to basically do the same thing. Ride, explore, get lost, drink up the local everything, and have as much damn fun as possible. Back in 1994, it was a Transworld Snowboarding Magazine feature, and having never been to Europe before, I was wide eyed and so amping for just everything that Italy does so incredibly well. We were in Italy, riding, search for snow, and just loving every minute of it.
And when the next season’s Volume of Snowboarding dropped, our trip was front and center, my first TWS cover and a full feature of our debauchery and wanderlust in Italy. Thousand of images and memories which came back the second we set foot in the country again a few weeks ago with the Maap crew to shoot their new Winter 16 collection and mostly, to ride, get lost, and have as much fun as possible. We’d also eat and drink and love everything that makes Italy, well, Italy. Doppio espresso came easily back to the tip of my tongue.
Our buddy Jeff Curtes is an exceptional photographer and part of the Speedvagen family. Living in Sydney means ‘cross season is here and this season he’s racing for MAAP, an Australian apparel company. When Jeff told me about his new team bike, I requested some photos. It sounded like an awesome build with Di2, a race geometry and no bottle bosses. Yeah…
I can’t even begin to paraphrase Jeff’s words, so check them out below, along with more photos!
When a guy like Jeff Curtes shoots photos and writes a bit of copy, you don’t paraphrase his work. Sure, you edit it down a bit but it’s best left untouched. When he contacted me to share a recent photoshoot for Australia’s MAAP, I very much obliged to let him do just that. Read on for the full account and a selection of photos from Jeff’s recent shoot on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia…