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Peek Inside NF with Travis the Tailor - Nov. 3, 2020, 8:15 a.m.

Hi, I usually stay outta the comments but Pete emailed me urging me to get some answers. We’ve had a lot of requests for longer inseam length - and have added on a couple inches to stock pants for quite a few local people, and we also send fabric extensions to be sewn on by a local alterations shop to people who can’t make it to the factory. But cutting-to-fit is not an option at this point, as making one offs is almost 10x more time consuming (costly) than bulk cutting and sewing. For spring I think we’ll just make all our pants with a 34” then offer a hemming service if really needed. Stay posted. -Trav

Behind the Brand: NF - March 9, 2020, 8:58 p.m.

FWIW I did say "globally" - regionally it changes.

Behind the Brand: NF - March 9, 2020, 8:35 p.m.

you don't know what you are talking about, that is just my opinion.

Behind the Brand: NF - March 8, 2020, 8:42 p.m.

Sorry for the late reply on this one. Ying told me to stay out of the comments! We’ll be stocked up again later this month or early April.

Behind the Brand: NF - March 6, 2020, 6:44 a.m.

We do, yes. However, we don’t cover the VAT, duties, or any possible brokerage on the European side. That said, we haven’t had any complaints. 👍🏻

Behind the Brand: NF - March 6, 2020, 6:40 a.m.

Ying and I own and have owned the business Syte Industries for 14 years. NF started as my pet side project that grew very quickly needing me to pull Ying in for administrative duties. Those ladies are the best machine operators in the business and gender was not a deciding factor when hiring them. We cater to men mainly because globally men make up 95% of the mountain bikers out there. And for what it’s worth we did develop a women’s range early in the second year but realized we were not ready so we put it on hold. I explained this a couple of times in the comments, may have deleted once or twice due to redundancy. We support women with gear and will continue to grow that side as we grow. Women are definitely allowed and very welcome. PS I ain’t mad - just answering questions and clarifying things.

Behind the Brand: NF - March 5, 2020, 3:38 p.m.

he's got more gear coming by the way. just hoping to drag you guys down to the factory for the tour haha. If not I'll bring it up. I know you Squamptonites hate the traffic!

Behind the Brand: NF - March 5, 2020, 2:36 p.m.

We'll make another attempt at women's gear once we are able to hire more staff to help with marketing, design and customer service. But we do have sponsored women riders/ambassadors now and will surely support more as the brand grows. Not sure what the jab about the F150 is all about but whatever. The brand may be a bit 'sausage-fest' right now but I'd say we are doing okay for being just under two years old. What is it that you do?

NF Berzerker V2 Riding Pants - Nov. 7, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Nope! Story is on the website.

NF Berzerker V2 Riding Pants - Nov. 7, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Although we love the simplicity of the system we have now, our “no-fly zone” for spring is going to be really really good! We have some brilliant minds coming together to work on this. 🤓

NF Berzerker V2 Riding Pants - Nov. 7, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

They don’t come with steel balls. Maybe next season!

NF Berzerker V2 Riding Pants - Nov. 7, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

True waterproof will mean you sweat, they won’t stretch so they will be baggy, and grinding that kind of fabric into a muddy saddle will completely destroy the pants in a short period of time. There are pants that are at the WPB levels you speak of but they are expensive, baggy, and uncomfortable. Just my two cents!

NF Berzerker V2 Riding Pants - Nov. 7, 2019, 10:50 a.m.

Thanks guys! No Jon here (NF), just a Travis ;)

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