The Vertical Series

The Vertical Line
This line came before Tonar, Mountain guides, and even the Steep Tech line. The model pictured is an early 1990s model made in China. However, the series started about 1984/1985 being made in Berkly Cal. USA, with light/technical ski jackets that featured early gore tex fabric. Many models came with the rare Ultrex fabric, an gore tex alternative that was/is made by Burlington. Ultrex fabric does the exact same thing as the more common gore tex, however at particular competitive times cost less to acquire.  The pictured China model from 1994 is a pullover shell and features waist belt, stow away hood, powder skirt (front/back) and the rare Ultrex fabric. These are fairly common on the online auction scene, and one should never pay over $100 for virtually any model or color way, though sellers will try to con buyers into buy now prices; even though the Vertical Line was virtually the first prominent waterproof breathable purpose built gear.
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Retail New $250
Expect to pay $20 to $70 for all models, colors, and condition. Very common line on the net.

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