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Kid Approved Products

Kid Approved Products

by Dallas Moore April 04, 2018 0 Comments

High performance materials can look good on paper, but you never really know how they will perform until you put them to the test in the conditions they are intended for. The following photo essay gives you a behind the scenes view into one of our product testing trips to Squaw Valley.

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What Makes Good Waterproof / Breathable Youth Gear for Snow

What Makes Good Waterproof / Breathable Youth Gear for Snow

by Marc Dietz March 14, 2018 0 Comments

Waterproofness and breathability of kid's winter jackets, ski pants, and snowboard pants is often confusing. With this post, we hope to decipher some of the lingo, cut through the confusion, and help parents make informed purchase decisions.

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What is Seam Tape and Why is it Important for Kids Winter Gear?

What is Seam Tape and Why is it Important for Kids Winter Gear?

by Marc Dietz March 05, 2018 0 Comments

Seam taping (also called seam sealing) is the application of a strip of waterproof tape over the seams created where different panels of fabric are sewn together. Each stitch in a seam creates a small puncture that is a point of weakness for moisture to enter...

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Deciphering Waterproof and Breathability Ratings

Deciphering Waterproof and Breathability Ratings

by Dallas Moore February 28, 2018 0 Comments

Waterproofness and Breathability ratings are separate measurements but are presented together because it is the single waterproof/breathable membrane that accomplishes both. In this post, we decipher what the ratings mean and what to look for. 

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Why a DWR is Necessary But Not Sufficient for Waterproof Youth Gear

Why a DWR is Necessary But Not Sufficient for Waterproof Youth Gear

by Marc Dietz February 19, 2018 0 Comments

A DWR is a coating that is applied to the outer (face) fabric of a jacket or pant. It permeates the fabric and creates a thin layer of protection against moisture. 

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7 Tips for Teaching Kids to Ski or Snowboard

7 Tips for Teaching Kids to Ski or Snowboard

by Marc Dietz February 16, 2018 0 Comments

7 tips to teach young kids to ski or snowboard and links to other great resources from a few bloggers helping families get outdoors, learn to ski, and more.

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Product Development Update - Feb 2018

Product Development Update - Feb 2018

by Dallas Moore February 16, 2018 0 Comments

A behind the scenes look at our product development process, the testing we have done and the results, and the little details we are refining.

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SHRED DOG Final Designs | REVEALED!

SHRED DOG Final Designs | REVEALED!

by Dallas Moore January 04, 2018 0 Comments

After months of development, two Co-Design Projects with over one hundred families like yours voting on styles, features, colors, and patterns, we are ready to reveal the designs for our first winter gear collection shipping fall of 2018.

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6 Great Ideas for Kids Ski & Snowboard Gifts

6 Great Ideas for Kids Ski & Snowboard Gifts

by SHRED DOG Editor December 04, 2017 0 Comments

With ski season kicking off and the holiday season in full swing, here are some gift ideas for the kids that are hitting the snow this winter.

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Update on Color Designs and Our Timeline

Update on Color Designs and Our Timeline

by Marc Dietz December 01, 2017 0 Comments

A quick recap on the most recent Co-Design project, 2 New SHRED DOG  print patterns, and an update on our timeline.

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Co-Design Stage 2: Colors and Patterns

Co-Design Stage 2: Colors and Patterns

by Dallas Moore November 10, 2017 0 Comments

What you need to know about the Stage 2 Co-Design Project & a recap of Stage 1 results.  A) online project this weekend  B) 3 days to provide input, C) we'll make what is most  popular.

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Layering System

Layering System

by Dallas Moore October 25, 2017 0 Comments

Insulated hardshell, separate layers, or "3-in-1?" This latest blog post breaks down the differences and will help you understand the SHRED DOG approach.

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Designing Together: What You Need to Know

Designing Together: What You Need to Know

by Marc Dietz October 19, 2017 0 Comments

What you need to know about helping to design our first line of premium outdoor apparel for kids.  A) online survey next week, B) 3-5 days to provide input, C) we'll make what is most popular.

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How We Deliver Radically-Priced Performance

How We Deliver Radically-Priced Performance

by Marc Dietz October 04, 2017 0 Comments

When we say SHRED DOG will offer “Radically-Priced Performance,” we aren’t just throwing words around. We mean a combination of quality and price point that is very unique in our industry.

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Winter Gear: A Buyers Guide for Parents

Winter Gear: A Buyers Guide for Parents

by Dallas Moore September 23, 2017 0 Comments

With kids growing so fast, it’s almost time for new kids winter jackets and snow pants for many of us. To help you get the biggest bang for your buck this year, we put together this brief guide to the quality and price tradeoffs most relevant for winter jackets and snow pants.

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