History

 


Since 1977

Blake Annable began designing and manufacturing sports equipment and apparel in Western Canada for specialty retailers and corporate clients. What began as a small business venture eventually grew to become one of the largest privately owned and operated international apparel companies.

 

Sweat the small stuff. No matter the size of your business, it’s important to pay attention to the details.
- Blake Annable, Founder and President, Stormtech

 

1977
Promark is founded by Blake Annable in Western Canada as a distributor of sportswear & accessories to independent Canadian sporting goods retailers. The first warehouse was in the basement of a dry cleaning shop in North Vancouver. The first big break came with the development of a popular gym bag that was sold in department stores across the country.

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1987
A newly minted trademark was registered. Stormtech had been coined for a new all-weather system jacket, but would become the company’s international trademark.

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1998
After 2 decades of growth and success in Canada, Stormtech expands its operations to the US with a distribution center.

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2008
The Stormtech 3-in-1 System Jacket is introduced. A waterproof shell with a removable, ultra-warm insulated inner jacket, to mix and match layers based on the weather forecast or your mood.

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2018
The ultimate wet weather protection and cutting edge style. With its sleek silhouette, the Synthesis Stormshell is a take everywhere piece. Features include H2XTREME® waterproof/breathable technology, a full coverage hood and Stormtech's most advanced articulation and ergonomic fit to date.

 

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