Monday, September 4, 2017

A Van's Life...Part 2/Apparel

Clothes to take on any city-country-outdoor festival jaunt-have to be travel friendly, weather flexible separates + easy cleaners...if you ever get to that around to it ...


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SMARTWOOL, WALLS OUTDOORS, RYU APPAREL, TOMMY HILFINGER, EDDIE BAUER, ADIDAS SPORT PERFORMANCE, CARHARTT, FREE COUNTRY, 70 Years WRANGLER, WRANGLER X PETER MAX, ALTRA

Top Picks:

Smartwool boasts a bunch of lifestyle functional separates for Fall 2017-love this cocoon shape Urban UpSlope Hoody (black)-layers well-with outer nylon shell-protects against the wind... enough insulation (naturally warm/moisture wicking/anti-odor merino wool blend lining) for those cooling temps at sunset...belt it for more fashion flair--but there's a drawcord at neck+back hem adds to silhouette shape and keeps you warm. Hand pockets and smart of SMARTWOOL -reversible! $250

Walls Outdoor work/hunt wear is wear everywhere-for good reasons-pieces are well cut, made for guys on the move -out of comfy&extremely durable fabrics that could probably survive a zombie apocalypse.Wet weather coated vests are ez layer on/off-including this lightweight Thinsulate insulated nylon vest w/metal snap closures (high neck impedes any storm). PLUS  chest pocket, interior pocket, hand warmer pockets, and knit hem low waist. The Vintage Lined Duck Pant $49.99 has classic buffalo plaid fleece lining-comfort+warmth. Loops for hammer+utility and pockets deep enough for smartphones.



RYU urban athletic apparel shows off four season worthy VAPOR Racerback tank top $47-is a must  basic that flatters-so silky soft comfortable-can eat and sleep in  it. In asphalt heather-imo a perfect top for jeans-leggings-skirts.
Vapor Racerback Tank...flowy fit-plus 4 way stretch, built in Polygiene® anti-stink-is travel friendly, and engineered mesh -sweat zones aids airflow where needed for high output activities.
CUTE!!! Tommy Hilfiger's cool hangout -basics...in silky blends+ knit woven separates-drawstring shorts, molded cup top with stretch woven band. 
Eddie Bauer BC Alpine Lite-men's waterproof breathable 10.6oz shell (WeatherEdge® -eVENT® technology) all-season performance jacket not just for the backcountry. Helpful-outer/interior zipped pockets-and an active fit -like higher side pockets-allows ez access while wearing a backpack, and room for layering. Helmet compatibility.

Adidas-IS the 'hottest' brand for athletic lifestyle pieces-and for Fall delivers on the outdoor sports performance collection-just as well as those snazzy designer collabs (too)! We love this versatile zip-up hoody-that will warm wearers well into winter..a cozy hoody Nuvic Hybrid 2-in grey (or black). Insulated at front /side cold spots with smart two center zip to vent sweat when heartbeats (or temps) or elevated. Really well thought out.








CARHARTT def durable hipster label-with serious workwear heritage. Plenty of good outdoor travel-camping pieces--like this soft Force Extremes zip front sweatshirt hoody. Beefed up with anti-odor and moisture wicking tech fabric,  37.5®-$59.99
Activewear by FREE COUNTRY-accessible $s and very fashion style on-our favs, jacket-wise- -this practical center zip hybrid hoody-with feminine flair, and practical attributes like core insulation and wool knit sleeves...does the city-to trail trips- very well.

Denim has workwear heritage -and one of the original USA brands known for their rugged durable jeans- WRANGLER is celebrating 70 years worth  of their iconic jeans etc at realistic prices with a terrific limited release available now. Tops and jeans are all worthy throwbacks to the early days-including Kabel logo tee $32 and Spencer jeans $99 (light pop rinse pictured)-in regular fit/straight leg +slim fit (regular+low rise-M), W-Rinsewear flare $99 and Rainbow tee $32. 
Our fav Fall 2017 limited release belongs to Wrangler X Peter Max collab-with a plethora of high quality denim in every style+rinse-like dry selvage, stretch dark -straight-tapered plus an off-white cord one, tops-sweatshirts+tees, denim jackets, explosively patterned scarves and l/s shirts. Fun and colorful as to be expected...pictured lower left-western shirt-indigo mix$180 , on lower right-Love Tank $60, Pieced Retro Jean $180, and silky Butterfly Floral scarf $120.
Tech running apparel goes off trail-travels well- when it's done well. Fav sneaker brand ALTRA-for Fall 2017-adds to a fav half zip jacket with this super stretchy poly ripstop DWR durable wind slayer of a zip front super lightweight jacket with attached hood. WITH... zipped pockets. meaningfully reflective pops-  and finer details-like lower hem,  perforation underneath armpits where one sweats the most, shoulder construction (flat seams) make backpack friendly too...plus drawstring waist (drawcord hood0 and high zip neck -keeps the chill out. Fitted-stick with your regular size-but for multi-season wear-take a size up to layer underneath-truly a weather adoptable piece..