The winter to spring shift is a time for rebirth, especially this year. When it comes to the wardrobe, it’s all about having the right tools in place to adapt to changing weather and conditions. Our Spring Style Toolkit is here to help.
The meeting of the Gorpcore explosion and continued lockdowns has whipped up a demand storm for hiking. Our desire to explore past the four walls of our own homes and reconnect with nature has never been stronger and with spring incoming, the possibility of getting out for a day in the wild is looking even more enticing.
Labels like Nike ACG, Arc’teryx, Snow Peak, and more, have brought new life to what was a once-stagnated world. Form has met function to make some of the most satisfying pieces on the market, from lightweight jackets to hiking sneaker-boot hybrids, and flasks that are actually cool.
To prepare for the onslaught of hike invites that you’re set to receive over the coming months, and to celebrate one of the burgeoning aspects of contemporary style, we rounded up some of the best hiking gear on the net right now.
Step up your hiking outfits with our gear advice below.
adidas Originals Spezial Cap
The sun is only going to get more intense from here on out, so keeping your head appropriately shielded from its rays is of top importance. Keep it light with a cap like this.
Oakley x Highsnobiety Sutro Lite Sunglasses
Oakley bringing back loads of its retro models is making 2021 a little bit more bearable. The Sutro Lite is an update of the visor-like '80s Sutro, using an Unobtainium temple to keep the glasses in place even on the bumpiest of roads — like this year.
Acronym J1A-GTPL Jacket
Every good hiking fit needs a strong jacket at its core. This special one, by Acronym, is made from recycled nylon yarns that are then laminated with Gore-Tex® technology to protect you from the wind and rain. It's also got plenty of pocket space for snacks, a magnetized collar to keep your AirPods in place, and a place to hang your hat. Completely worth the investment.
Nike ACG Long-Sleeve Tee
Right now, the weather is unpredictable, to say the least. And unpredictable demands layers.
Gramicci Big Tee
With your long-sleeve tee in tow, a lighter option is essential for when the mercury rises. Grammicci, expert in outdoor wear, provides a loose fitter for long walks.
Moncler Recycled Trousers
Built from polyamide and nylon, Moncler's trousers are perfect for spring, keeping your legs protected from flora when hiking but still cool when the sun comes out.
adidas Originals Sahalex
The adidas Sahalex has something called Stealth Rubber built-in, which not only sounds cool but keeps you firmly upright by offering a crazy-good grip. Its mesh upper gives you all-day comfort.
Falke Tk2 Cool Socks
You might think that the most important aspect of your hiking gear is the coat. The coat is definitely important, but any true hiker will know that a hiking fit starts from the socks. Falke’s triple-layer cushioned TK2 Cool Socks roll with the best in the market.
A.P.C x Carhartt
You'll need somewhere to put those new summer essentials like a face mask, SPF lip balm, and hand sanitizer, after all.
Snow Peak Titanium Flask
Last but not least, after a long hike, there’s nothing like a sip of your favorite bottle at the end. Allow Snow Peak to take care of that with this lightweight, indestructible titanium flask.
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