UK streetwear brand Bench is launching a new line of sporty, functional designs for men and women for the F/W 2009-10 season called Benchsports.

The brand extension will comprise jackets, pants, fleece, knits and soft shells. Jackets have a water column of 3,000-10,000 mm and all items are made with fully taped seams and zippers. Muted colors including black, gray and olive are the main colors, while bright colors such as red, blue and turquoise or houndstooth checks are being used for highlights. All styles are for snowboarding and skiing. Retail prices vary from €130-1,990 depending on material and water density of the garments.

The first Benchsports collection will include 28 items and be initially sold in the UK, Germany, Canada and the US. Plans include a subsequent summer collection of surf and beach-driven designs with double the numbers of items.

Benchsports will be shown at Ispo Winter 2009 taking place Feb. 1-4 in Munich.