Billabong Apparels – Product Review

Alevoor Rajagopal

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Billabong is a complete lifestyle and sports apparels company listed in Australian Stock Exchange after being founded in 1973. Today, the A$1 billion company makes and markets surfwear, watches and surf gear under several brands across four continents except Asia.

Board shorts the summer playwear are a pick off baseball pants. But the popular styles also include khakis with right side flap-pocket, and a bold print on the other. The top selling ones are in suede fabric having fast drying characters. The closure lace of board shorts is always in contrast color.

On the clothing section, check out for apparels like snowboard jackets, snowboard pants and track jackets. The snowboard pants are made of highly water repellant fabric and coating but still not letting the wearer feel the heat inside because of the breathability factor. The fabric is suede nylon. Points you need to check while buying are whether seams are taped, liner is typically wicking after thorough brushing and whether knees are well articulated or not. Counterfeit materials selling cheap by a few dollars may have screen printed logos, smoother lining or no real breathable fabric leaving you sweat wet from inside. Check specification even while buying the lifestyle wardrobe collections.

Casual jackets feature full zip hood, fleece in 80-20 ratio in favor of cotton against polyester, knitted cuffs and cross chest appliqué. Men's billabong jackets offer the authentic nostalgic looks. The quality of the embroidered logo, like in all cases, tells whether you are purchasing genuine. See whether embroidered lines match as if they are continuous especially where they cross from left chest onto right.

Also check the zinging sound in the zipper. The zipper which is molded polycarbonate and in some cases oxidized copper shows well when contrasted against cheap sells.

Pricing should cause a little worry for the first time buyer. True, Billabong costs a bomb, but it is worth a bomb too.

Alevoor Rajagopal is an MBA. He can be contacted at My Site

He is also writing on Career Matters


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