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Kickstarter of the Week: Peak to Plateau – Yak Baselayers

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Peak to Plateau is a new company based in New Zealand making baselayers and outdoor clothing with Yak wool sourced from the Tibetan Plateau. Today they launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their three newest products - the Kailash 1/4 Zip long sleeve, Nomad Crew long sleeve, and Namtso Tee. Reaching their goal of $50000 will enable them to complete a full scale manufacturing run and launch their products around the world.

I love things that make sense. I don’t know much about yaks, but from what I do know about the environment in which they reside, it is reasonable to think that yak fiber would be a great baselayer material. From what I have seen, yak fiber is warmer, softer, and more breathable than merino (though I still think merino is great). Having your body snugly wrapped up in yak seems like a great idea for those winter running days.

Peak to Plateau sources their fiber fairly from herders/partners on the Tibetan Plateau, so you can be sure you are getting a high quality material. This fits in well with Peak to Plateau’s mission to be environmentally and socially responsible, in addition to creating great clothing.

Product: Yak Wool Baselayers
Company: Peak to Plateau
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Pledge Goal: $35,325 (Not Yet Funded) – Expires 12/13/16
Current Pledges: $60-90

About Matt Rasmussen (1517 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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