Woolrich’s outerwear equips hikers for the Appalachian Trail
Take a hike! The American label’s retro-hued parkas, jackets and pullovers will ensure you’ll weather any terrain
We’ve spent less time outdoors this year than we’d have liked to, but pleasingly, Woolrich’s intrepid adventures are inspiring us from home. For A/W 2020, the Pennsylvania-based outdoors label journeyed to the Appalachian Trail, a breathtaking territory which spans 14 states and 2,000 miles in North America, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ‘Thru’ hikers who complete the trail in one season do so alongside black bears, bobcats and coyotes, crossing rocky terrain and experiencing both evergreen and sub-alpine conditions.
The Woolrich Outdoor winter offering, designed in Japan in collaboration with outerwear label Griffin, equips its Appalachian Trail enthusiasts with practical, sartorial and high tech clothing, whatever the fluctuating temperature. Think wool blended high-pile fleeces, parkas which repel falling snow and precipitation, and jackets constructed from an innovative fabric called Technow Re-closed, which closes seams and holes automatically, guaranteeing warmth and comfort.
There’s a sustainable mindset behind the collection’s design too. Shirts are made from SeaWool fabric, formed from upcycled oyster shell and recycled PET plastic bottles, crewnecks are crafted from Lyocell, a natural material made from wood cellulose and pulp, to absorb perspiration, and parkas are padded with recycled down. They’ll ensure you’re not just protected from the environment around you, but have respect for it too, whether you’re adventuring across the Appalachian Trail or strolling across your local park. §