When it comes to purposeful garments, the application of high-end textiles has become commonplace. And while Woolrich’s Outdoor Label collection has sent ripples through the outerwear world due to its tasteful implementation of said materials in the past, its SS20 capsule — a selection of function-forward jackets, sweaters, hats, and hoodies — reaffirms its role as one of menswear’s most notable acts.
The Woolrich Outdoor Label SS20 Capsule arrives as an homage to one of the world’s most formidable, but awe-inspiring pathways, the Appalachian Mountain Trail. Focusing on the range’s first leg, which includes locations like Georgia’s Springer Mountain, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Pennsylvania’s Boiling Springs, the purpose-built collection places durable construction at the forefront, calling upon sustainable materials, quick-drying merino wool, Cordura, Pertex, and Solotex to create a wind and weather-resistant lineup. Each technical garment boasts a packable, ultralight persona, making it a viable choice for everything from a week-long outdoor excursion to an urban grocery run where inclement weather might become a concern. The collection is available now via Woolrich’s website for $110 and up.