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Sun Mountain Releases Stretch, Woven, Waterproof Torrent Rain Gear


February 21, 2012. New for 2012 Sun Mountain rain gear includes the Torrent collection. Torrent offers guaranteed waterproof protection using an advanced, new four-way stretch woven fabric that shields against wind and rain while remaining breathable and stretching to allow a free golf swing. Torrent is available in a full-zip jacket and pant for men and women. Torrent LT is lighter-weight and comes in three men's styles, including a jacket, half-zip pullover and short-sleeve pullover-plus pant.

Technically speaking, construction of the Torrent consists of a waterproof/breathable membrane laminated to a four-way stretch-woven fabric that is treated with an advanced durable water repellant (DWR) finish. Sewn to the interior of the garment is a liner to protect the waterproof membrane and to offer a slick layer that does not catch and grab on players' clothes.

"We have been working diligently for the past couple of years to find a stretchable, woven fabric to complement our ever-popular knit RainFlex® line of rain gear," explained Sun Mountain Founder Rick Reimers. "The fabric used in the Torrent is the same fabric that performed admirably in the team gear we created for the 2011 USA Presidents Cup Team."

Torrent LT is a lighter-weight version of Torrent thanks to a laminated liner, as opposed to the sewn-in liner on the Torrent. In technical terms, Torrent LT is 2.5-layer construction, a method popular in the outdoor industry, which means the garment is made from the same stretchable-woven fabric and uses the same waterproof/breathable laminate and DWR as the Torrent but has a lighter liner.

Both Torrent and Torrent LT come with a two-year waterproof guarantee.

Additional features on the Torrent Jacket include: expansion pleats on the back for additional range of motion, two-way full-length zippers, adjustable hems and cuffs, internal chest pocket, and hand-warmer pockets. Torrent Pant offers zipper-fly, elastic waist with dual-cinch adjustment, zippered back pocket and pass-through hand-warmer pockets, snap-system at hem that allows easy adjustment of pant length, and lower leg zippers with full gussets.

For 30 years Sun Mountain has been a pioneer in the golf industry, revolutionizing golf bags, golf outerwear and golf carts. Sun Mountain's many innovations, including the first lightweight golf bag and modern stand bag, have made it the top golf bag company in North America. Within golf outerwear, Sun Mountain redefined golf-specific performance first with the windshirt, then fleece, and again with its four-way stretch, waterproof, and breathable rainwear. The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® golf push cart transformed walking carts and created an entirely new category of golf products. Sun Mountain's "Ahead of Time Design" motto drives the company to continually design and refine golf equipment.

For the nearest Sun Mountain retailer, call 800/227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com.