Camping style: how to achieve chic at the highest peak

With brands including Bally, Stone Island, Herno and Snow Peak bringing utilitarian elegance to outerwear, getting into the great outdoors has never looked so good

Model wears outerwear by Byborre and Stone Island
Left, jacket, €1,298; trousers, €598, both by Byborre. Right, jacket, £600; gilet (worn underneath), £600, both by Stone Island. Photography: Umit Savaci. Fashion: Jason Hughes
(Image credit: Umit Savaci)

Over the past 12 months, we’ve swaddled ourselves indoors in soft folds of fabric, but now, as we start to re-emerge into the outside world, many of us are still seeking clothing that provides ample protection. Luckily, a host of men’s performance brands are ticking all our technical boxes, and carving out looks for peak camping style, with outerwear in innovative fabrications that will shield against the elements.

For a stylish take on safeguarding, we recommend layering up your protective pieces, from global collective Affix’s jackets and Japanese label Snow Peak’s vests to Italian brand Herno’s parkas and Dutch label Byborre’s tracksuit trousers. These designs are constructed from a variety of boundary-pushing fabrications, including Herno’s ultra-light nylon and Snow Peak’s Kanecaron, a fire-resistant fabrication. Byborre even blends materials of varying weights, which are mapped for ample comfort across the body, including its signature breathable knitted panels.

Bally has also launched its own take on the in-plein-air-look, nodding to its esteemed mountaineering heritage with the launch of Bally Hike, an offering of ourdoors essentials, featuring retro alpine wear including hiking boots, colourful hoodies and technical camping bags.

Camping style: the smartest bits of kit

Hiking boots by Bally Hike

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Rapha and Snow Peak spork

Top, Hiking boots, by Bally Hike. Spork by Rapha and Snow Peak

(Image credit: Photography: Umit Savaci)

For those that geek out on garment dyeing, Stone Island’s triple layer, hooded jacket emphasises the label’s innovations in colour. Elsewhere, for those that look for pieces that are more smarts than sports, US brand Woolrich has developed a technical cotton car coat for spring. Designed to cocoon you on the commute, its wind- and water-resistant qualities will protect you well, should you wander off route. 

Peak camping style wouldn't be complete without some gizmos and gadgets to get other tent pitchers jealous. We recommend adding Rapha and Snow Peak's collaborative bikepacking accessories to your itinerary, which include a lightweight titanium spork and single walled mug, with a foldable handle. Serve your campfire fodder atop Maison Kitsuné x Helinox's baby blue foldable camping table, finished with Kitsuné’s cute fox logo. Getting into the great outdoors has never looked so good. 

Models wears outerwear by Affix and And Wander

Jacket, £550; vest, £190, both by Affix. Hat, £130, by And Wander. Photography: Umit Savaci

(Image credit: Photography: Umit Savaci)

Male model wearing jacket, vest and trousers

Jacket, £415, by Woolrich. Vest, £380; trousers, £419, both by Snow Peak. Photography: Umit Savaci

(Image credit: Photography: Umit Savaci)

Maison Kitsuné x Helinox baby blue camping table

‘Table One Hard Top’, by Maison Kitsuné x Helinox

(Image credit: Photography: Umit Savaci)

Models wears outerwear by Arnar Mar Jonsson

Shirt, £420; gilet, £495; trousers, £350, all by Arnar Mar Jonsson. Gloves, £35, by The North Face. Photography: Umit Savaci

(Image credit: Photography: Umit Savaci)

Model wears outerwear by Herno, Snow Peak and Klättermusen

Jacket, £550, by Herno. Shorts, £120, by Klättermusen. Trousers (worn underneath), £199, by Snow Peak. Necklace, €2,750, by Saskia Diez. Photography: Umit Savaci

(Image credit: Photography: Umit Savaci)