I've always loved camping/fishing/bushcraft, mostly in the winter/spring/fall but almost never in the summer.
Any good looking clothes/bags for the activity but not lacking at all on practicality? I bet there's some good gems hiding out there, I'm just not able to find any. Not trying to look like a hipster lost in the woods, but just a good looking outdoorsman.
There's already a core for this, /wilderness/core.
It combines Aragorn ranger style with some surplus items, European Medieval influence and Native injun.
Just go full /aragorn/core or if you're in a hotter area go /codylundin/ core
Fjallraven is hipster shit
For /wildernesscore/ you should have DIY'd and worn out and sewn some clothes yourself, ideally have long hair and/or a beard and look like a grizzled hunter from a fantasy book. lots of greens, browns and greys
Important rule: NO SYNTHETICS
Go to a "trendy" town near you and there are stupid fjallraven backpacks everywhere, synthetic clothes for /out/ are shit
>Go to a "trendy" town near you and there are stupid fjallraven backpacks everywhere
top kek 100% true
I'll never see a single person wearing a fjallraven jacket or anything but those backpacks
those fucking backpacks
Then don't get a Kånken. (that's the name of the hipster backpack)
Check out the rest of their stuff rather than repeating the same trite garbage about one single item they've been selling since the 70s.
there's hiking, and there's going for a two mile walk through the woods.
real hiking is utilitarian as fuck.
if you see anyone wearing jeans in their "hiking" pic, there just going for a walk where there happen to be trees nearby.
same goes for the heavy ass layers you see people in. hike for 20 minutes and you'll be down to a t-shirt. now you have to carry all those heavy ass garments in your pack. foh with this "no synthetics" meme. synthetics let you layer up without carrying 10 lbs of clothes.
ok first of all, OP is an actual outdoorsman, not a random guy trying to dress like one. an actual outdoorsman truly cherishes synthetic fabrics in their clothes, it's been a godsend innovation in the outdoors clothing industry. second, you're posting stupid pictures that no one, regular or into fashion, will take seriously.
ACTUAL outdoorsmen wear natural clothing.
Synthetics are bad for the enviroment, smell when you sweat and if you are hunting then animals can smell you from a mile off with synthetic clothing.
It's not a "Godsend", synthetics are shite.
My pictures are superior
step 1: get some shorts
step 2: get some boots
step 3: get some wool socks
step 4: get a baselayer shirt (if it's hot, cotton will stay wet with sweat and keep you cool as it evaporates; if it's cold, merino or synthetic (something that wicks away sweat))
step 5: a second layer. depends on the weather. sweater, flannel, shirt/jacket, maybe unnecessary if a dayhike in heat.
step 6: third layer if it's cold and you're overnighting. down jackets, nano puffs etc start coming into play. layering comes with experience.
step 6: outerlayer. weather protection. ranging from windbreaker/windshirt to poncho to waterproof jacket; again depends on weather.
long pants are almost never needed unless your'e bushwhacking, but trying to be /fa/ while bushwhacking is the height of comedy. if you're hiking in the snow or doing some subzero shit, you're an alpinist, and have shit figured out by now.
but this isn't the information you want. you want to take an outdoorsy pic on insta.
we're talking about hiking, not roleplaying a forest gnome survivalist.
for dayhikes, honestly whatever passes for fashionable gymwear is the go. all i see are girls in yoga pants or running shorts and sports bra or oeversized t. and guys in basketball shorts or joggers and a t. but the hills around l.a. are a glorified gym at this point, so wearing anything else looks anachronistic. i did a 15 mile backbone loop with a pack while conditioning for bigger things and looked like a weirdo for sure.
as for garments, i like some of the stuff bestmade does. outdoorsman aesthetic, but actually practical for outdoor use. meant to grab this guide sweater but it's sold out.
semi-interested in snowpeak. use some of their outdoor products (they have really good industrial design), but all their clothes are unisex or manlet sized for tiny japos, so can't speak for it.
and then there's topo. who're trying to be the next patagonia. make some nice bags/garments, but something about their marketing turns me off and makes me not want to wear them. feels like the brand is tailored to the instagram-hiker, and a lot of their product looks over-designed: one too many colors, one too many accents, etc.
vintage or bust, honestly. closest you're going to get today are these from topo, but they lack actual cargo pockets.
they also have a shorter pair of cotton camp shorts, but again, not cargo.
i would have suggested boy scout uniform shorts, but i think they changed to baggier cargos as well at some point.
lol why hasn't anybody mentioned any of the other good brands
fuck there are so many more and people immediately stop at Topo and TNFPL
i spent a hundred bucks on a pair of topo pants. they disintegrated in the wash after 6 months. their clothing isnt very well made. also, everythng they make is super slim fitting. actual hiking and mountaineering stuff isnt supposed to be restrictive. but i get it, theyre trying to appeal to the pot smoking, colorado hipster guy in his 20's with thiose stupid yakima racks on his subaru
danner is overrated and ovepriced. the majority of their stuff is made in china. ppl ride the dick of those ugly "mountain light" boots. honestly, those are the last boots i would want to hike in. super heavy, uncomfortable, not breathable, theyre like wearing super heavy blocks on your feet.
white mountaineering seems to me to be more of a fashion brand. its super expensive shit , but for no good reason, and they do collabs with j crew and all these other high profile prep brands. its outdoor gear for rich kids who want to look outdoorsy.
kelty is crap. sierra designs is crap.
>expensive for no reason
They use top of the line tech fabrics, precision tailoring, and anatomical detailing in most of their pieces. Probably wouldn't want to go into extreme environments with it, but if you're a moderate hiker or just have an active lifestyle and are exposed to the elements a lot, their shit is fantastic. The upcharge is also for actually have nice looking with conscious design.
> they do collabs with j crew and all these other high profile prep brands
What are you talking about? Have you ever owned or handled one of their pieces? Or are you just drawing all these conclusions after a google search?
White Mountaineering is the Stone Island of outdoor attire; they're willing to put a lot of money on the line just to try something innovative. It's literally one of the most underrated brands in Japanese fashion. I am just glad that they had a kickass year last year and managed to get their designs into the American market with the WMxBarbour and WMxAdidas collabs
Danner has an awesome online store; they stock some obscure brands
And I'm happy to pay a premium on their boots knowing that they maintain an employee-owned company and keep jobs in America.
I've been following WM for a few years and never knew about a J Crew collaboration