Anyone who’s seen the Family Guy episode where Peter tries to turn back the invading “leafers” knows how cliché getting out to see nature in the fall can be. But cliché or not, heading out into the great oudoors for a fall hike is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday or Sunday. You get to see nature; you get a little exercise; you snap some like-worthy pics for the ‘Gram. And at the end of it all, you go back to your 250 square foot apartment in the city and have Thai food delivered to your door via Postmates. What’s not to like?
To get you equipped with the right apparel and gear for the perfect fall hike, we pulled together some items for our latest Lookbook. These pieces look great on the trail, but you can also incorporate them easily into your everyday wardrobe.
1. ELEMENT BOONDOCKS FLANNEL
Fall is flannel season, so prepare to get cozy. Not only does this flannel look great with deep blues and reds, it’s also incorporates a little stretch into the fabric so that the shirt moves with you easily as you run away from bears.
2. POLER RANGER ANORAK
There’s just something about the popover style of the anorak that makes it the perfect style for the outdoors. Portland-based Poler constructs its anorak out of a 2.5-layer fabric that is both waterproof and breathable. The ample pockets are strategically placed so that your backpack straps don’t lay over them.
3. FJALLRAVEN BARENTS PRO JEANS
It’s tough to find hiking pants that meet all your technical needs without looking dorky. These jeans from Fjallraven pull it off. Made from a rugged cloth that is reinforced on the thighs and knees, you can hack through anything and feel confident your pants won’t rip. They also have a pocket designed to hold a multi-tool and a loop on the waist that’s great for attaching a knife.
4. TOPO DESIGNS KLETTERSACK
This bag is all about doing double duty. The interior sleeve can hold a hydration bladder on the trail or a laptop for your morning commute. The side pockets are ideal for holding a water bottle or a fly fishing rod. And the whole package is built from rugged Cordura canvas and has natural leather lash tabs to clip additional gear to.
5. SHWOOD x PENDLETON CANBY SUNGLASSES
Shwood Eyewear teamed up with fellow Oregon company Pendleton to create these wayfarer shades that are sure to turn the heads of fellow hikers. Pendleton is known for the beautiful patterns on its blankets and other products, and Shwood figured out a way to incorporate those patterns into the acetate of the sunglasses. The pattern is only on the inside of the glasses, which keeps them from being too loud.
6. NEW BALANCE 710 VAZEE OUTDOOR
With the style and colors of a traditional hiking boot on the upper and the comfort of a running shoe on the outsole, this is a great shoe for days outdoors when the technical level isn’t ratcheted too high. They are incredibly comfortable and look so good, you’ll probably find yourself wearing these a lot more places than just the great outdoors.
7. FAIR ENDS x WOOLRICH WOOL HAT
More than anyone, Woolrich made the buffalo plaid print famous. The brand, which has been around for more than 180 years, collaborated with Fair Ends, which has been around since 2011, on this awesome cap made from deadstock Woolrich wool. The one-size-fits-all cap provides the perfect amount of warmth for those crisp fall days.