ArcticFire Clothing launched when two long-time Alaskans developed a product that would “put heat in your seat” while you enjoy the great outdoors, wherever you live.
It didn’t happen overnight, the ideas for ArcticFire Clothing were built over a lifetime spent running, biking, skiing and drinking up all of the experiences Alaska could offer. We like to say product development started with what we call the “Cinnamon Roll Runs”. Twenty plus runners would show up at our Anchorage home for Sunday morning runs, followed by a feast of hot, homemade, cinnamon rolls. We asked these friends if their rears get cold outdoors and everyone agreed they could use some “heat in their seat”, so we started brainstorming for possible solutions. Next, we sewed a flannel lining in some running shorts, added internal pockets for hand warmers and had the group try them. The product was given a thumbs up, folks were warm and happy.
It’s really about you, not us, runners, cyclists, skiers , outdoor enthusiusts. Now you can stay out longer and be more comfortable with a little more “heat in your seat”.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to many more years of helping you enjoy the outdoors.
How we Roll...get our recipe!
2 teaspoons yeast
3 ¼ cups flour
3/8 cup sugar
¼ cup dry milk
1 ½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
1 1/8 cups (9 fluid oz) water with 1 egg (put egg in measuring cup and then put warm water on top of it)
Now because I’ve never been able to get yeast to rise, I use a bread maker to make the dough. Put all the ingredients into the bread maker in the order listed. Let the bread maker make the dough, then pull it out and roll out the dough into a oval/rectangular shape. Spread a bit of butter all over the dough. Put lots (about ½ cup of brown sugar, and ¼ cup of cinnamon sugar) sprinkled all over the dough. Add raisins and/or chopped pecans if you want. Starting on a long edge, roll the dough up into a tight log. Pinch the edges together. Cut the rolled log into 12 equal pieces. Place on a greased baking pan, spray some water on top, cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until double in a warm place. Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. For the frosting, combine about 2 cups of powdered sugar with a tablespoon of water until you get the consistency of a glaze. Pour over the rolls while still warm. Best enjoyed after a cold winter run with hot coffee!