Prepare to Embark on a Journey of ‘Hike and Seek’
As cold weather looms closer and closer, Woolrich is ready to battle it head-on, as they take us on a journey of ‘Hike and Seek’ with their FW20 Outdoor Label collection. Designed in Japan, this remarkable collection embraces readiness and adaptability through any terrain. After checking it out for ourselves, we at Vanish cannot seem to figure out how to pick our jaws up off the floor…
A Meticulously Designed Collection Rooted in Heritage, Sustainability & Innovation
Our friends at Woolrich have been rocking the game for almost 200 years now and introduce us to a stunning new collection that’s built to fend off the weather brought about in Fall and Winter. As they elaborate, the collection is made up of three main pillars: “heritage as a source of inspiration, sustainability as an approach towards the future, and innovation as a tool to better enhance the technologies used in production and design.“
Thanks to Woolrich’s one-of-a-kind layering philosophy and their vigor in assuring that each garment serves multiple purposes, every piece is made to cover critical periods of the cold season.
Technology Infused & Appalachian Trail Inspired
We love the innovative utilitarianism that’s applied in the thinking behind this collection, as well as the fact that one of our favorite mountain ranges, the Appalachians, provides much of the inspiration behind it all. As the team at Woolrich explain:
“The FW20 journey demonstrates three crucial passages explorers will face along the [Applachian] trail. From Bear Mountain to Mount Washington and Mount Katahdin, fluctuating climates must be met with careful preparation.”
“With temperatures in Bear Mountain flowing on average between 55°F and 77°F within fall/autumn, an assortment of lightweight, wool blended high-pile fleeces is offered, as well as shirts constructed from SeaWool fabric made of upcycled oyster shell and recycled PET plastic bottles. Mid-season jackets featuring Cebonner nylon provide an extremely water-repellent finish and cotton-like feel that is also substantially resistant to abrasion.”
“Mount Washington is known for the adverse and variable weather conditions discovered along its trail, so heavier garments provide the next level of seasonal protection. Recycled down-filled parkas and vests constructed from GORE-TEX® Infinium offers unmatched breathability and wind shield defense. Mid-layer pullovers capture elemental versatility, and the inclusion of Lyocell, a natural material made from wood cellulose and pulp, is featured on crewnecks to arrest and absorb perspiration.”
“With impending temperatures that break below 32°F, adaptability and functionality become fundamental drivers when passing along Mount Katahdin. The dependable protection discovered within the Wintertide Down Parka SD is the result of using GORE-TEX® Shakedry, which immediately repels falling snow and precipitation, and is padded with ‘Green is Good’ recycled down, developed directly by Goldwin. The Go to Zero GORE-TEX® series aims to reduce 90% of wastes coming from the pattern-making process, and gives noticeable character to the Trail Parka, which features a highly breathable shell that is intended to keep users dry in heavy snow thanks to its laser mesh lining. Lightweight protective hybrids like the Tundra Down Jacket combine Pertex Diamond Fuse nylon to avoid scrapes with Technow Re-closed, an innovative epoch-making fabric that closes seams and holes on its own, guaranteeing considerable warmth and water permeability, all while using 20% less down fill.”
Progressive Technology x Impressive Earth-Inspired Colors
The beauty of Woolrich’s 2020 Fall & Winter Collection continues to shine throughout, touting impressive natural color palettes that derive their inspiration from earthy tones of beige and blue. These tones are then combined with pale colorways and bolder color-block inspirations from the 80s and 90s (take us back!) to truly bring it to life.
Infused with progressive technology to allow one to thrive both in the city and on the trails, The Woolrich Outdoor Label offers durable, time-honored designs with dynamic function and adventure in mind.
Winter is Coming – Be Ready
With these technologies, a variety of appealing colors, and the collection’s unique inspiration in mind – not to mention Woolrich’s longstanding and impressive roots that date back to 1830 – Woolrich provides an omnipresent array of offerings in this collection that is surely worth checking out.
Freshly on the market as of October 19th, you can check out more from this awe-inspiring collection HERE.