Individuality, rebelliousness and a need to push things forward have always had a place in the formation of fashion trends. That’s why they’re trends. When a brand or look becomes too mainstream for its early adopters, it naturally loses some of the appeal that led to its prominence, and those opinion-forming trailblazers look for something else. Fear not, GORP is going nowhere any time soon, but as the groundswell of popularity has gathered on the high street as well as in the pioneering independent scenes, those at the forefront of that scene are seeking a more understated iteration of the GORP aesthetic.
It’s even attracted its own name – Quiet Outdoors. Think of it as the antithesis of TNF x Gucci, a more purist form of outdoor gear that does its job without needing a fashionable partner or celebrity co-sign. That means some of the genuine outdoor brands that benefited from people going outside more will continue to enjoy popularity, just as they did before fashion stuck its nose in.
Here’s a few we think are here to stay.
Arc’teryx Beta Jacket
The Beta’s versatility makes it great for everyday wear, whether fighting against the elements above the clouds, or fighting to get a seat on the train. Durably waterproof and windproof, its GORE-TEX fabric with GORE C-KNIT™ backer technology is quiet, soft, and engineered for enhanced breathability.
Finisterre Basset Trouser
Your jokes about not being able to see them are both witty and original. Featuring utility-style details and crafted with a classic tapered cut, these kecks are ready for whatever you want to do in them. Yeah, kecks.
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Finisterre Stormbird Jacket
Engineered to keep you dry in the heavy downpours and wild storms, the Stormbird is robustly built yet lightweight and packable.
adidas Terrex Free Hiker 2.0 Low, GORE-TEX
The shoe’s upper is made with a high performance yarn containing at least 50% Parley Ocean Plastic and 50% recycled polyester.
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Shackleton Haakon Tactical Parka
The ultimate combination of warmth and luxury refinement, utilising best in class soft-touch recycled materials in a tailored silhouette.
Danner Fullbore Low
This 3-inch version of the FullBore has all the advantages of a tactical boot with the versatility of a shoe. It looks almost edible too. Sugary, even. Lovely.
Yeti Rambler with Chug Cap
Keeps water ice cold for a day on the boat or tea hot in the backcountry. Yeti are the best out there, atm, IMHO.
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