Utility wear continues to appear in the outputs of some of the world’s biggest fashion houses. Functionality is an in-demand quality that brands continue to answer, with names like 1017 ALYX 9SM, Prada, and A-COLD-WALL* dropping chest rigs, utility bags, and tech-heavy belts. But items from these brands come at a price, which means they’re not accessible to all. Fortunately, retailers are fulfilling the utility desire in affordable ways, and this includes Urban Outfitters.
Technical vests are a utilitarian favorite, and are a perfect way to layer up while also providing practicality through oversized pockets and adjustability. Three vests available at Urban Outfitters make the selection below, including an exclusive option from FILA. The sportswear brand’s heavyweight polyester iteration features drawcords to fine-tune the fit, as well as reflective logo detailing.
Pants designed for climbing mountains, and ones geared up to face the elements, have now made the full foray into casual wardrobe rotations. This pair of “climb pants” features an adjustable belt buckle similar to those seen on trekking trousers by brands like Gramicci.
Of course, no utilitarian look is complete without a strong accessory. A particular highlight is the chest rig bag, made from durable material with plenty of storage space for essentials.
Shop affordable utility wear at Urban Outfitters.
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