The Best Shoes, Pants, Shirts, Bags, and Jackets for Post-Work Adventuring
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We love the long days of summer because there's still plenty of time to hike, ride, or climb after you clock out. To help you nail those pursuits, here are seven pieces of gear that work at your desk and on the trail.
AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane Watch ($180)
This timepiece has a clean, aviator-inspired design that looks good in the morning meeting but also works well on the river thanks to its waterproof build.
Forsake Banks Shoes ($110)
An aggressive lug pattern helps the Banks stick to the trail, while a mesh liner vents heat. The design isn't made for the Manhattan office, but will blend in just fine at your San Francisco start-up.
Backcountry Denim ($100)
Upstart Backcountry Denim built these jeans with tons of stretch and added Dyneema fibers to up the durability. They're great for bouldering after work, but also look sharp with a button down. Oh, and they’re sourced and made here in the U.S.
Timbuk2 Especial Medio ($180)
If you commute, check out the waterproof Medio. It has reflective accents to keep you safe, a U-lock holder so your whip doesn't get stolen, and a helmet-specific pocket to keep that essential piece of gear safe and organized. Thanks to the murdered-out design, it doesn't shout “bike geek” sitting next to your desk.
Topo Designs Breaker Shirt Jacket ($150)
The nicely tailored Breaker, which fights off the chill of a too-aggressive air condition, is also great for adventures that run past dark. The four-way-stretch nylon works on the trail, bike, or rock, and a DWR coating fights off light rain.
Arc'teryx Captive Polo ($70)
Leave it to Arc’teryx to redefine the polo. Their version gives this simple office staple a technical overhaul by using a stretchy, quick-drying, poly/cotton fabric that always stays cool, whether that's in the boardroom or out on a run.
Arcade Belt Company Guide Belt ($30)
A belt should look good and be so comfortable you forget it's on. Enter the Guide, which does both thanks to simple one-color webbing that has built-in stretch for the perfect fit.