Women's Line Update, Part II

Women's Line Update, Part II

Burgeon is in the process of developing the next generation of women's outdoor apparel -- all made right here in the mountains!  Over the past few weeks we have been revising and refining our designs and are currently working on creating our next series of prototypes. We hope this next round of prototypes meets our standards and permits us to move forward to production!
March 06, 2020
Burgeon Product Series -- The Franconia Mid Layer

Burgeon Product Series -- The Franconia Mid Layer

 Lincoln, New Hampshire, the heart of the White Mountains

Reviews

"I was up in Lincoln and just happened to run across this store . ..  ended up buying this mid layer. I wore it out of the store, and haven’t wanted to take it off since.  It’s super warm and comfortable.” Neil S

“I used the Franconia as a mid/outer layer in 3 activities: hiking, skiing, running.  Performed extremely well every time. Ventilating great at hiking . . . very warm and comfortable as a midlayer for skiing - allowing upper body movement and just tight enough in the hip area to prevent the cold getting in.  Winter runner’s best friend.” Aljosa

"It is an amazing, comfortable, versatile piece that I have been wearing non-stop. Originally I bought it for cross country skiing and it’s great for that. But it is just so comfortable, breathable and warm... that I also wear it for lots of other things. I wore it on a long haul flight, I wore it running. I even wore it over a black cocktail dress... The only problem is finding a time to take it out of the rotation for washing. I need another one.”  Andrea

Why

The weather in the White Mountains changes all the time -- sometimes by the minute depending on where you are.  The woods can be warm, the summits cold and whether you are on the north or south side of the mountain can make a huge difference.  This calls for a mid layer that will keep you warm whether by itself or in combination with other layers. Requirements; warm, breathable, flexible, quick drying and of course, comfortable.

How

Polartec Power Stretch Pro:  53% Polyester, 38% Nylon, 9% Spandex.  Made in the USA! Material is Bluesign certified. YKK Zippers Made in the USA.  Hand stitched in Lincoln, NH and Fall River, MA.

Features and Benefits:

    Polartec 4-way Power Stretech for superior movement and fit
    Merrow Active Seam for increased stretch
    Velour lining for on skin comfort
    Thumb holes for improved hand coverage and layering
    Extended length ensures lower back and wrist coverage while active
    Integrated balaclava/hood for complete coverage in cold and windy conditions
    Two Chest pockets for quick access
    Two interior pockets for close to body storage

 

Activities

Hiking, Backcountry skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snowshoeing, hanging around the house on a cool day -- anytime you need to stay warm.

Story behind the name:  The Franconia Ridge is a famous destination for hiking in the White Mountains.  The above treeline ridge offers spectacular views on a clear day, and it is right up the road from Lincoln, New Hampshire -- home of Burgeon Outdoor.

Retail Price

$179. Blog readers can save 25% by using code “Blog” at checkout.

Shop the Franconia Now

Burgeon Outdoor Mountain Made
Burgeon Outdoor was founded in 2019.  Burgeon’s mission is to help mountain communities flourish.  Burgeon proudly manufactures premium outdoor apparel in Lincoln, NH.  By manufacturing locally, Burgeon creates year round jobs in the White Mountains.  5% of Burgeon’s sales support its community and environment efforts. To learn more, please visit our studio at the Village Shops in Lincoln, our website; burgeonoutdoor.com or call us at 603-745-7123.

 

February 28, 2020
Burgeon Product Series -- The Washington Softshell

Burgeon Product Series -- The Washington Softshell

We wanted a jacket that could handle those extremes and designed it to have features you want for that type of challenge.  Whether you wear it on Mt. Washington, another NH 4000 footer or just around town, our Washington Softshell will keep you warm
February 13, 2020
Meet our Creative Stitching Guru, Cathy Duffy

Meet our Creative Stitching Guru, Cathy Duffy

“I really enjoy working at Burgeon.  I know both my work and ideas are valued and appreciated.  The fabrics we are using are amazing. I love the sustainability of the tencel fabric in the Flume Base Layer as well as the recycled polyester in the Washington Softshell. The flexible hours they offer allow me to pick my son up from school -- which is wonderful.” - Cathy Duffy
February 05, 2020
Burgeon Sponsors Ski for MS at Loon Mountain

Burgeon Sponsors Ski for MS at Loon Mountain

Burgeon is proud to support Ski for MS at Loon Mountain this Saturday, February 1st. Ski for MS is bringing the POW to Loon Mountain with the all new Vertical Challenge: ski 450,000 vertical feet and raise critical funds for families living with MS. 
January 31, 2020
Burgeon Donates $1500 to New England Disabled Sports

Burgeon Donates $1500 to New England Disabled Sports

Burgeon presents New England Disabled Sports (NEDS) with a check for $1500. Burgeon's mission is to help mountain communities flourish. One of the ways we do this is by donating a portion of all sales to local initiatives. If you support NEDS, shop Burgeon!
January 28, 2020

Women's Line Update from Burgeon Outdoor

Burgeon takes major strides in the development of their women's line and introduces fit model and field tester Alexandra Roberts!
January 21, 2020
Passing out the Turkeys

Passing out the Turkeys

Today marks the start of a new 'old' tradition at Burgeon -- the passing out of the Thanksgiving turkeys.  Today each Burgeon employee received a turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner.

Many years ago, employers would provide turkeys to their workers for Thanksgiving.  I remember when I worked at Mingo non-ferrous metals how the employees would literally line up at the back of a truck while the owner of the foundry passed down turkeys to each employee.  It was quite a sight and their were smiles everywhere.

Our mission at Burgeon is to create outdoor apparel in the communities that inspire its use.  One of our values is that we treat our employees well --- by well we mean giving them flexible working arrangements, health care for full time employees, as well as a percentage of each Burgeon sale.

Thanksgiving Turkeys are now a part of our values and a new tradition.

We hope you join us and support us in returning the manufacturing of outdoor apparel to communities such as Lincoln, New Hampshire.

We wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

November 27, 2019

No Failure to Launch

Yesterday and today were/are exciting days at Burgeon.  There are also some nice parallels to mother nature.  First, mother nature.

While the snowstorm was not quite what was forecast just under a week ago, winter arrived in the White Mountains overnight.  The drive to work this morning featured white mountains, some cars with snow on the roof and temps in the 20s.  While not 'full on winter' yet, Mother Nature gave us a taste of things to come.  (To be fair, at the higher elevations there has been snow for some time, and definitely some wintry conditions).

Burgeon is proud to say that we soft launched our website yesterday.  While we did have some glitches and and some things to edit/update (and that will continue) we processed our first orders.  It was an exciting day and a big thanks to everyone who helped make our opening day a success.

We plan to continue editing and improving our website and practices over the next ten days or so.  Target for our full launch is Tuesday, November 19th.  Until then you can help us beta test the website and shop our limited inventory.  If you use coupon code BetaTest20, you'll save 20% on all items (excluding gift cards).  Orders $25+ will receive free shipping during this time.

 

Thank you to all who have helped us reach this point.  We still have a long way to go, but we have now cleared this milestone.  Like the cairns above the treeline, we have passed one, but there are many more to go on our path.  Thanks again and we hope you continue the journey with us.
November 08, 2019

Power Outage

The power is out at our studio in Lincoln, New Hampshire.  The Nor-easter/Bomb Cyclone that passed through New England apparently did a number on the electrical grid.  Reports say approximately 59,999 other customers have also lost power.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost service, especially those who are elderly or live alone.

Despite the loss of electrical wattage, there has been plenty of energy here at the studio this week.  We started production of our Flume Baselayer and the first batch will finish on Monday -- exciting stuff.

Despite setbacks such as power outages we continue to drive ahead, fueled by our desire to make outdoor apparel in the communities that inspire its use.  We hope you will visit our studio in downtown Lincoln while you take advantage of all the wonderful outdoor recreation possibilities the White Mountains of New Hampshire have to offer.

See you soon.

October 17, 2019

September 30th -- Burgeoning family

Lincoln, New Hampshire:  We are proud to announce that a little bundle of joy arrived late in the evening of September 30th.  Emmett Karl Glocker was born a little after 11pm.  Baby and mother are doing great.  We look forward to seeing Emmett on the trails of the White Mountains in the near future and for years to come.  We are thankful to all and truly blessed.
October 01, 2019

Burgeon Outdoor Update, September 15th

Lincoln, New Hamphire

It's another gorgeous day here in the White Mountains.  The sky is clear, the air is crisp and the leaves are starting to turn.  It feels like fall -- a great day for a hike in a Flume Baselayer is what we want, but we are hard at work prepping our skills to produce our Fall Winter 2019 line.  Stay tuned as we plan to starting bringing some of our 'core' products to market in the next four weeks.  Our material has arrived at Merrow Manufacturing in Fall River to be cut and prepped.  Soon we will be getting deliveries here of semi-finished goods.

Our dedicated team of outdoor enthusiast artisans will then get hard to work on finishing these products for your enjoyment.

Stay tuned for more.

Thanks you.

Burgeon

September 24, 2019