Adventure in Style
The outdoor clothing market is growing at speed as more and more of us explore the natural world we inhabit. American outdoor brands are leading the way in innovation and style. There’s never been a better time to wrap up and step out into the great outdoors. Are you interested in taking a more stylish approach to your adventures? Below are the best outdoor clothing brands of the year.
YETI is a well-known brand that is primarily known for producing high-quality outdoor products, including coolers, tumblers, and other outdoor accessories. In recent years, the company has also expanded into the outdoor clothing market, creating a line of clothing designed specifically for outdoor enthusiasts.
YETI's outdoor clothing line includes a range of apparel for both men and women, including jackets, shirts, pants, and hats. One of the standout features of YETI's clothing is its durability, which is a hallmark of the brand's products. The company uses high-quality materials, such as ripstop nylon and heavy-duty zippers, to create clothing that can withstand the rigors of the outdoors.
Patagonia leads the way when it comes to outdoor clothing. Founded in 1973 by rock climber Yvon Chouinard, you can guarantee both quality and practicality from this brand.
Yvon Chouinard sets Patagonia apart from the pack. Passionate about being outdoors, Chouinard understands the need to make reliable products in unique climates. Whether wetsuits for the water or fleeces to wrap up warm in icy environments, Patagonia has clothing for all outdoor occasions.
Patagonia is also an industry leader in protecting the environment. A minimum of 1% of total sales are donated to environmental groups every year. On Black Friday 2016, 100% of total sales were donated to causes fighting the climate crisis. The brand even has a shop called Worn Wear, selling pre-loved outdoor apparel.
Arc’teryx stands out from the crowd for those who enjoy hardcore outdoor experiences. While companies like Patagonia cater to weekend strollers, Arc’teryx has the wilder among us in mind.
From climbing to skiing apparel, Arc’teryx apparel encourages you to push your boundaries and reach the next level.
Arc’teryx recently jumped to prominence following a Tik Tok craze in which people showered in their Arc’teryx jackets. There’s even a rap song that accompanies it.
The North Face
The North Face is one of the most famous outdoor clothing brands in the world. If you’ve not heard of it, you’ve not been paying attention.
Climbing is central to The North Face. Even the brand’s logo features the amazing granite rock formation of Half Dome at Yosemite National Park.
While climbing apparel is the brand’s passion, The North Face also caters to modern street style. The North Face sells puffer jackets - a fashion favorite of Millenials and Gen Z.
From waterproof jackets to gilets and hiking boots to trainers, The North Face has it all.
Are you an ethical adventurer? Then look no further than Coalatree. Coalatree is one of the most sustainable outdoor brands, boasting a full range of eco-products.
Coalatree uses recycled packaging for shipping and hangtags and is working towards zero emissions at their factories.
Coalatree’s environmental credentials are encouraging. The brand sees potential in used things, using discarded coffee grounds from cafes and mixing these with discarded plastic bottles to create new fibers. Coalatree uses these fibers to make high-quality hoodies, joggers, and socks.
Coalatree sells a unique product called the Kachula Adventure Blanket. This single item - retailing at less than $100 - can be worn as a poncho, sat on to have a picnic, or converted into a pillow. You’d be lost without it on any camping trip.
Selling jackets and trailhead pants, Coalatree has everything you need for your next outdoor excursion.
Do you love being outdoors but hate the costs involved with buying all the clothes and kit? Consider Decathlon for low-price, high-quality outdoor clothing.
Of all the outdoor apparel brands, Decathlon is mainly unrivaled in its ability to keep prices low for consumers. No one should be shut out from skiing or blocked from playing baseball - and Decathlon’s cheap prices ensure no one is.
Don’t let the low prices fool you. Decathlon sells apparel that is practical, durable, and fashionable.
If your whole family enjoys being outdoors, Decathlon also sells clothing for kids at even cheaper prices. Get the whole family dressed for sport without breaking the bank.
The Decathlon website divides clothing by sport, making finding your next outdoor outfit easier than ever.
Operating in 39 states, REI is unique in the outdoor clothing market.
For starters, REI is a cooperative - meaning that it's owned by consumers and can put customer priorities at the heart of operations.
As well as offering outdoor apparel for all occasions, REI offers outdoor vacations. From backpacking to bike riding, REI has travel opportunities like nowhere else.
See the Great Smoky Mountains by foot, South Carolina by kayak, or the Arizona Desert by bike with REI’s travel packages - wearing your new stylish outdoor gear, of course.
The Bottom Line
Stepping outdoors - whether you’re new to adventure or a seasoned professional - doesn’t mean having to leave your style at the door. With these outdoor clothing brands offering great-quality, low-cost, and environmentally-conscious clothing, there’s never been a better time to reach your goals and explore the wonders of America and beyond.