You don’t need to burn your PTO to go adventuring. With the right gear, two days should be plenty to find your stoke.
Topo Designs Klettersack ($170)
Styled after the classic alpine climber’s pack for which it’s named, the minimalist Klettersack has a top-loading 22-liter compartment that cinches shut, and a top zippered lid compartment for the small stuff. An internal sleeve holds a laptop and two side pouches can carry water bottles for a day hike. True to form, there’s a bottom tool loop and lash patches for adding additional webbing should it turn into a longer weekend.
Edgevale Cast Iron Pants ($130)
These cotton and nylon duck canvas are bar tacked, triple-needle stitched and reinforced at common wear spots, which all translates into a pair of work pants that might outlast you. But despite the heavy-duty build, a gusseted crotch and curved waistband mean they won’t wear like a suit of armor.
Mizzen + Main Fairview Flannel ($85)
“Performance flannel” sounds like an oxymoron, but the Fairview defines the category with a traditional-looking plaid flannel shirt that looks like cotton, but is actually a proprietary blend of polyester and spandex. This makes the shirt stretch, wick moisture, and defy wrinkles while remaining as soft as your old favorite work shirt.
Danner Mountain 600 Boots ($200)
The Mountain 600 marries the classic alpine hiking boot with a sneaker, for comfort and style that transitions from the trailhead to the pavement. The full-grain upper is lined with Danner’s waterproof/breathable membrane and the unique Vibram mid- and outsole gives a solid grip on most terrains. But at a hair over two pounds, these boots are still light enough for all-day comfort on city sojourns.
Nau Off the Grid Hoodie ($90)
This hybrid hoody combines a quilted synthetic torso with lightweight merino on the sleeves and hood for a sleek profile and maximum shoulder season or layering functionality.