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SOS "Sportswear Of Sweden"

post #1 of 11
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Anyone remember the stuff? While I am on my retro kick...looks like they still make it, they just don't offer it in the U.S.

http://www.sos-sportswear.com/
post #2 of 11
So that's what SOS stands for. It's very common in Australia and sold in many shops. Reasonably pricey, but it looks good too.
post #3 of 11
I have two SOS pieces, I got them when I worked in a shop in the mid to late 80s and they are still in good shape. I have a heavy wool sweater, green, lined in nylon. I also have a white waxed-cotton pullover shell, also lined in nylon. Great stuff for the day and mild and understated in color and design compared most of what was on the market. Very functional.

I am holding out for a retro day when I can wear the above two pieces with my royal blue patagonia shell pants as I cruise on my Rossi 7GK 205s... The only thing missing would be my long-gone Lange yellow banshees (forgot the model designation).
post #4 of 11
SOS was started by Stefan Engstrom (Peak Performance) back in 1984- they were a copy of Club A skiwear but had a unique partnership with Patrick Vallencant the great big mountain skier. SOS went bust a few times and is nothing like it used to be but remain in business with new owners. It was popular among freestylers.
post #5 of 11
by the way remember Club a? they were what everyone wore in the 80's and early 90's, Glen Plake, Mike Hattrup- it was the gear in the Blizzard of Aahs and License to Thrill and the US FS team uniforms in 1987-88. They seemed to create the whole freeride clothimg genre. I have to look into it....see where they are.
post #6 of 11
Yeah, SOS is still around in Europe - high priced, but reasonably good.
post #7 of 11
I looked once at that "new" stuff.

But why bother?

My White Stag is holding up just fine.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Yuki
I looked once at that "new" stuff.

But why bother?

My White Stag is holding up just fine.
How abut that CB Raider and those Roffe stretch pants with the boot gaiters built in? Still have them?
post #9 of 11
Tossed the CB SL pants with the nice cushy pads a few years ago.

The wool/lycra stretch .... anyhoo the moths seemed to enjoy them till the end.
post #10 of 11
I Have two SOS pants and one Jacket. I bought the jacket in Tokyo. I bought my first pair of ski pants when SOS was still in the USA. They are well made and well designed and still in use. I use another Swedish jacket, Häglofs, more often in the winter because it is made of three layer Goretex XCR which comes in handy in the PNW. Häglofs is not available in the USA but is in Japan and Europe.
The Swedes make some great stuff when it comes to winter clothing.
post #11 of 11
I think SOS is still sold in the US. You have to look in shops that carry the very high end clothing lines like Bogner, Post card and Killy and a few others that I can't afford
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