Trust us, a damn good sweatshirt deserves a place in your luggage and on your back when you hit the road or backcountry. After years in the wilderness, pushed out by flannel shirts and hoodies, the simple sweat’ is rightly reclaiming it’s place as the adventure-seeker’s attire of choice. We take a look at some of the sweetest sweats around.
Poler Tent Crew
The Portland, Oregon based Poler are one of the freshest new outdoor brands out there and their Tent Crew is an instant classic and everything a good sweat should be – well-made, warm and wonderful. polerstuff.com
Patagonia Range Station Sweatshirt
Yep, of course there’s a Patagonia sweatshirt in the selection. The Range Station is straight-up Patagonia – understated, organic, just a tad retro and heavily inspired by their mountain heritage. patagonia.com
Rapha Merino Crew Neck Knit
Strictly speaking it’s a jumper, not a sweat but the Rapha knit deserves a spot for it’s undoubted style and functionality. Constructed from 90% merino with features like double cuffs – one muted, one high-vis – a hidden zipped back pocket and perforated back panel for breathability, Rapha hit it out of the park with this one. rapha.cc
Captain Fin Helm Crew Fleece
What started out as a backyard company collaborating with artists to make glassfiber surfboard fins has grown to a respected brand making some fine apparel and caps. The Helm crew is a classic sweat’ adorned with the company’s anchor logo. captainfin.com
Howies Crew Sweat
Howies, based in the Welsh countryside, pride themselves on producing small-batch, organic, quality apparel for the rad-venturers out there. The Crew Sweat is a perfect example – a year-round, 70% organic cotton, companion of stoke. howies.co.uk
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