FIT, FABRIC & DESIGN
Leto Apparel designed exclusively for the smaller framed athletic women.
Vice President (Krista) of Riflecaddy was challenged finding clothes that fit. All too big in the waist, too long in the legs, too baggy in the behind and just plain uncomfortable for extended days of wear in the mountains.
We learned during our designing process, that the manufacturer of mountaineering clothing were scaling down existing men’s sizing charts to fit women. This is where our challenge began, trying to explain to the manufacturer that the available ladies clothes do not fit smaller athletic women.
We wanted something that fit snug yet comfortable . We proceeded to discuss the sizes that we were aiming to build.
- Large size 6-8
- Medium size 3-6
- Small size 0-3
As an athletic women I needed something that fit snug with enough stretch for adequate movement. Having the warmth, storage and water resistant without the noise.
Leto is built with a low-rise waist, 4 way stretch technology, blended with a ripstop polyester.
This is the perfect blend of water repellency, noise reduction, durability and the right amount of stretch.
This was no easy task and took us over 1.5 years to achieve these properties.
Our fabric has a ripstop polyester stretch face / laminated to a water proof membrane, that is laminated to a 240 gram checked fleece for added warmth.
We engineered our design around a storage system. We believe your jacket and pants should act as your backpack.
This being said, we have 14 pockets on our jacket and 8 on our pants. We added an extended tail to the back of jacket to protect the small of your back. We opted for solid lined pockets rather than typical mess to avoid items from snagging inside the pockets Jackets have a hood with re-enforced brim, draw string, face guard and extended breather under both arms. Jackets have 2 pockets on each arm, 2 waist pockets, 2 chest pockets, 2 inside pocket
Pants have built in gators, breathers on the inside of the thigh rather than on the outside for quicker ventilation, 2 large pockets on each leg, 2 waist pockets and 2 rear pockets, 8 in total.
All pockets are water proof zippers.
Jackets and pants have reinforced pads as well as articulated elbows and knees.