- Jul 11, 2017 at 7:23 pm #3478486
Peak to Plateau is a New Zealand company making baselayers with yak wool. These are a 190gsm fabric that is a 65% Yak – 35% Tencel (eucalyptus tree fiber) blend. The benefits of yak wool are mainly that it is warmer, softer and more breathable than merino, and the Tencel is also breathable, strong and anti-bacterial.
Full Discloser: I am the founder of Peak to Plateau, so if you have any questions, suggestions or anything else let me know. We are a very new company (1/2 year old) and so anyone that is interested in giving their opinion will be much appreciated. Thanks, Stefan.Jul 13, 2017 at 3:53 am #3478673
Not many readers will be aware that New Zealand yaks are raised on Vegemite, Monteith’s, and Weetbix, to which the particularly high quality of the wool is sometimes attributed. Highly recommended!
But seriously Stefan, I hope your new company succeeds. It is clear from your website that you have done a great deal of research, and are offering really innovative products. Good luck!
P.S. Just ordered a Namtso short sleeve T on MassDrop. $7 shipping to Korea helps make it great value!Jul 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm #3479288
Thanks Robert. Offering something new and better is basically the entire reason the business exists, and we are always trying to improve the fabric and designs to make it better. There is a bunch of really cool technology in fabric that most companies aren’t using because it is expensive to make, but I am going to try and make it work.
Massdrop seems to have a really good deal with shipping companies which makes it a great way to get the product out to customers all around the world.Jul 17, 2017 at 1:43 pm #3479344
Aaron DoddsBPL Member
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Hey Stefan, good on you for introducing another option into the market! Are you planning on having a retail presence here in NZ at some stage? I guess it’s likely hard to get in with the dominance of the merino brands. Will order from the website in the meantime.</p>
@robert, the New Zealand Yaks prefer the locally made Marmite yeast extract, not that horrid Vegemite stuff made by our neighbours in Australia!Jul 17, 2017 at 4:28 pm #3479360
I stand corrected. Always get confused between the two.Jul 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm #3479377
I definitely plan to get into retail stores around NZ. I have already got into Alpine Sports in Methven with all products. Small Planet Sports, Queenstown and Mt Outdoors, Wanaka also stock the beanies and neckwarmers. It is tougher to get into stores with larger more expensive items, especially at this stage of the year when most stores are full of stock. Hopefully next year we will be in a number of stores around the country.Sep 21, 2017 at 8:59 am #3492264
I see these are back on Massdrop. It might help if the sizing chart used more standard measures. I have never encountered the term “half waist”. A lazy google search says that what you get when you lay your pants flat and measure the waist, but it might be worth mentioning on the page if that is the case.Sep 21, 2017 at 9:49 am #3492284
Ken T.BPL Member
Yep, the sizing is weird.
English, what a language. Half waist?, weird. Four decades of buying my own clothes I have never seen a sizing chart like that.
29″ inseam is longest?
Not a fan of the giant printing on the waistband, a la Calvin Klein.Sep 21, 2017 at 10:54 am #3492309
I don’t think a 29″ inseam is strange. Leggings would usually have a shorter inseam than pants. If I’m wearing a base layer over my legs, I’ve got socks that cover the lower calf.Sep 21, 2017 at 3:08 pm #3492379
The sizing is a little weird, but given in a way so you can measure against other leggings.
The dimensions given are the real dimensions of the garment, and the best way to find the correct size is to measure against an existing pair of leggings (if you have them).
Half waist – lying the garment flat measure the width of the waistband.
Outseam – lying the garment flat measure the outside length of the leg from top of waist to ankle
Inseam – lying the garment flat measure the inside leg length from the crotch to ankle
Half leg – lying the garment flat measure the width of the leg at various points (from crotch, knee area, and ankle)
The reason the sizing is like this is because the leggings are smaller than expected and relying on the XL, L, M, S sizing would mean a lot of people would buy the wrong size.
My recomendation is: If in doubt, go with a larger size. Especially if you are reasonably tall.
Sep 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm #3492442
- This reply was modified 5 months, 4 weeks ago by Stefan W.
Thanks. I’ve never bought anything yak-derived before.Sep 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm #3492452
Having used the T-shirts, I can attest to the qualities of the fabric.
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