Best Outdoor Gear Kits - 2002
I worked part-time at Frostline when they moved to Anchorage, Alaska in the middle 70's and loved their gear. Made practically everything they offered from booties and mittens to packs, parks and even the 3 man tent, the Teton I think. Never had a failure with anything and still have some of it nearly forty years later that is in great shape
I'm interested in kits for down mittens. Do you have any kits?
Connie Dierking2407 Showcase Dr.Las Vegas, NV 89134-8407
That is such a shame that Frostline is out of buisness. I too made a frostline jacket back in the 70's in home-ec.I would love to sew another one of their jackets or other stuff. When did they go out of buiness? does anyone know? well,I just hope and pray they make a come back.
I'm presently replacing the zippeer in the down jacket I made my then-teenage daughter in the 70s. I've also made booties, long coat, sleeping bag, vests, other jackets and shirts. Add my vote to have the Frostline kits available again!
When I was in junior high school part of my Home Ec class worked on these kits for the sewing portion of class and it was great. I made several items for myself and family members. I really would like to get bake into this again but do not know how to get in touch with this company.
darn It looks like I'm more than a day late....more like a few years...My husband and I are moving to the mountains and I too am looking for new frostline gear to replace my older handed down stuff. I love this stuff....and have not found anything else of the same quality. dang progress...fixing what wasn't broken
There's a 1980 Frostline kit down jacket for sale on ebay. It's listed under women's outer wear and athletic apparel. It's a great pullover. I made it! Just right for all those who recognize the quality of Frostline kits.
I have had Frostline coats for as long as I can remember (at least since the early 70's) - they were always great warm coats. I too have a comforter that I still use and love. I would love to see them make a comeback. My question is about the store they had in Broomfield I think it was (it was so long ago...) I bought some woolrich mittens (Red Hots) there probably 25-30 yrs ago. I STILL use those mittens and LOVE LOVE LOVE them. They are worn and tired and I have them taped up but still use them. Does anyone 'out there' remember the store, the other items in the store, maybe even various gloves and mittens, and...? I have looked everywhere and can't find them. I'm disabled and my hands get cold so easy and I've tried expensive mittens and nothing works as well as the ones I bought at the Frostline store. Can anyone help? I would so very much appreciate it. And Frostline.....come back!!!
I, too, would love to see Frostline make a comeback. Unfortunately few people know how to sew anymore, where in the 70's lots of people did. (Remember Home Ec sewing class?) My brothers even sewed their own sleeping bags and coats; I have a whole wardrobe of Frostline stuff.Back then ready-made was expensive; now the Chinese or Malaysians do it cheap (and I mean cheap) so why sew? I'm looking for some gaiters for this year's heavy snow, and saw this web page. Looks like I'll have to cobble my own together. Bummer. Thanks for the venue.
You say they went out of business (again)....any chance they'll have yet another comeback? I, too have used their kits since the 70's. I still wear a down vest that was one of the first things I made...and still use the down comforter that I made in 1976.
I'm very sorry, as far as I know (and belive me I wish it weren't true) Frostline Kits went out of business (again). I've used their kits since the early 70's. The line about Tundra jackets being "(a down-filled coat that is unbelievably warm)" is true - I am presently re-building one.