Issue 2, 2017


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New Zealand is famous for providing the world’s best Merino wool. But, only wool meeting the highest quality standards receives New Zealand’s coveted MAPP® certification (Merino Advanced Performance Program).
So, it's reassuring to know that all of TAIGA’s Merino wool is MAPP® certified.

MAPP® Merino Wool has some truly amazing properties…

  • Ultrasoft & non-itching.
  • Naturally odour-resistant.
  • ‘Sweat-free’ comfort, year-round.
  • Naturally water-repellent & quick drying.
  • Helps to regulate body temperature…
    warm in winter, cool in summer.
  • Static-free – enhances body energy.
  • Machine-washable.

'Sweat-free' Comfort
The Merino wool fibre is hydrophilic inside (attracts water), and hydrophobic outside (repels water). Thus, it absorbs perspiration without feeling clammy
on the skin.

Warm in winter, cool in summer
Merino wool helps to regulate body temperature – keeping you warm in the cold (via an insulating layer of still air trapped in the fibres), and cool in the summer (via evaporation of sweat absorbed by the fabric).

So, HOW to avoid the 'Shakedown'?
Just look at this chart and you'll see…
Considering that TAIGA® uses top-quality, high-priced MAPP® fabric –
and that labour costs in Canada are about 6X higher than in El Salvador
& China, and 12X higher than in Vietnam, it is startling to see that the regular prices of major competitors are so much higher than ours…
You'd almost think that these folks are out to squeeze you to the max.

Amazingly, even their Sale prices – which often only apply to a very limited
selection – are still
significantly higher than most of TAIGA's Regular prices (which remained unchanged since fall 2016).

Merino Sleeveless Shirt NEW!

For maximal ventilation under the armpits.
Ideal for strenuous activities.

140-weight MAPP® Merino wool
Cobalt, Taupe.
Men’s S-XL $29.95

200-weight MAPP® Merino wool
Coal, Cobalt, Denim
Men’s S-XL $39.95

Merino Undershorts NEW!

200-weight MAPP® Merino wool
Double-layered crotch.
Navy, Olive

Women’s 4-12 $29.95

I love your stuff, and I love that it's made right here in Canada. I always try to buy my stuff through you folks, if you have the sizes. Bought some Merino wool this year… Great product, and the sizing was right on.
Thanks for keeping it Built in Canada. That's special.
Take care, Eric
I bought some Merino from you, and I am very happy with the initial quality of the garments. Much softer and more comfortable than the
MEC Merino I have been wearing…
I agree with your quality/cost statements. I wear your Merino long-sleeve top almost every day all year (except for 3 months of summer). This is a brilliant base layer, and much longer lasting than Icebreaker.
Cheers, Russell
See all TAIGA® MAPP® Merino here.


In addition to the hats shown in the December newsletter (Issue #9 2016),
here are a few more exciting styles –
most of them just recently created…

3-Way Neck Tube, REG. NEW!

Functions as Neck Tube, Face Mask or Toque. Comfy, high-stretch,
Polartec® 200 (U.S.-sourced). Drawstring top with cordlock.
Unisize. Black. $17.95

3-Way Neck Tube, PRO NEW!

As design as above, but made with highly water-repellent Polartec®
Power Stretch Pro®.

Unisize. Black. $24.95

Storm Inca Hat NEW!

Wind-resistant, highly water-repellent & snow-shedding Polartec® Wind Pro® stretch material with a cozy Polartec® Microfleece liner.
Easily adjustable chin strap with hook/loop fastener.
Sizes: S/M, M/L. Black.

Storm Sierra Hat NEW!

Wind-resistant, highly water-repellent & snow-shedding Polartec®
Wind Pro® stretch material.

Cozy Polartec® Microfleece liner.
Sizes: S/M, M/L. Black. $29.95

Storm Toque NEW!

Highly water-repellent &
snow-shedding Polartec®

Power Stretch Pro® material.
Black, Denim, Mid-Grey.
Sizes: S/M, M/L. $15.95

Glacier Cap

Wind & waterproof, highly breathable DryShell® outer fabric. All critical seams are sealed. Warm & cozy Polartec® Thermal Pro® 200 liner (warmest
of all the fleeces).
Comfortable, hook/loop-adjustable chin strap. Adjustable rear strap.
Black, Royal, Navy, Red, Khaki
Sizes: S, M, L. $39.95

See all TAIGA® Headwear here.
Polartec® Blankets

Luxuriously plush and cozy
Polartec® 300 Fleece…

Size M: 50˝x 6$39.95

Size L: 80˝x 60˝
was $59.95

Size XL: 92˝x 60˝
was $69.95

PLEASE NOTE: We're closed Monday, 13 Feb. (B.C. holiday), but open
all other days at regular hours.

Orders can be placed on-line 24/7, or by phone during regular hours.
Until next time,
The Taiga Team

"Discount" for U.S. Customers
All TAIGA® prices are in Canadian dollars. With the current exchange rate
an item priced at Cdn.$ 100 would only cost you about US$ 76 - 77.

  • For product information & advice, or assistance with colours & fitting:
    call 1-866-777-8111 (toll-free in Canada & USA).
    Local: 604-875-6644, or 604-875-6647
  • For general feedback and comments, or technical questions regarding
    ®  products: contact
    Allow a few days for a response.



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