It’s the latest trend all the cool kids are talking about – GORPCORE.
For the uninitiated, GORP is an acronym for Good ‘Ol Raisins and Peanuts, a favourite snack of stateside hikers. It has taken on another dimension of late, with all manner of Arc’teryx Obsessives hitting the outdoors in a post-pandemic flourish of goretex and brand names.
Some are taking things a little far though. Their entire lives have been taken over by questions like “How do I style this balaclava without looking like a terrorist?”, “Do I really have to walk this far?” and “Is Gore-Tex hyphenated and capitalised when written?”
It really is a minefield.
A minefield of technical outerwear and sustainable water bottles. Tap the button and take the quiz to find out where you stand.