After receiving a pair of Outlier‘s Three Way Shorts late last summer they had quickly become my go-to short on hot summer days, especially on those days when I’m biking around town and working up a sweat. Thanks to the magical properties of the Schoeller fabric, the same used in my Climber pants, the shorts breathe extraordinarily well in addition to repelling water should you get caught in a summer storm. That’s not to say the fabric is waterproof but should they get wet enough to absorb water the drying time is very short, especially compared to any chino shorts I’m used to wearing all summer. Dealing with truly brutal summer heat? Try the Ultralight Shorts.
The cut of the short itself is perfect and not overly balloon-y like many shorts feel to me. Designed for movement you’ll never feel constricted while swimming, biking, hiking, and anything else you can throw at it. The shorts also come in a longer cut, the Three Way Longs, as well as an even shorter cut that Outlier calls the Three Way Trunks. The inseams measure 5″, 8.5″, and 11.5″ depending on what you’re most comfortable with wearing.
Ample sized pockets are made from a combination of soft breathable Supplex and a mesh panel to let water to drain if you feel like taking a dip. The hidden drawstring is a really nice feature that lets belt-free wear come with ease, but if you really don’t care for it dangling around you could always just pull it out.
Great job Outlier, can’t wait to see what else you’ll come up with..
Filed under field test, wear
Just a sampling of the lookbook Foster shot for the upcoming Patagonia Legacy collection that celebrates 40 years of Patagonia by updating ten original designs with new materials and some fit changes as well. The collection consists of six outerwear pieces, three bottoms, and one pack. Notable classic favorites will include the Mesclun Retro-X jacket shown in the first photo and a quilted version of the classic Snap-T that has been making a comeback in the past couple of seasons. The collection will be available exclusively from Patagonia beginning September 1st. Check out the rest of the Foster’s trip/lookbook here and make sure to follow along with his never ending (?) journey over at Out of Reception.
Suggested reading: Synchilla
Filed under buds, gear, outside
I don’t know who at Golden State Cyclery will be riding a cross bike with this gorgeous fork (ENVE?) mounted on it but I sure wish it were me. Vietnam tiger stripe camo painted by the wizards over at Death Spray Custom, guaranteed to make any bike just a bit faster.
It’s Nice That visits the studio of Geoff McFetridge for the Spring Summer 2013 issue of Printed Pages. More snaps at hypebeast and available for sale through Company of Parrots.
Suggested reading: GM, Around Us & Between Us
Cancellara models some looks (as well as his Trek Domane) for web retailer Mr. Porter. Beautiful and serene photographs by Cedric Bihr shot in his homeland of Switzerland.
Filed under bicycles, wear
Garrett of Strawfoot Handmade sent over one of his musettes all from the way from Santa Cruz along with some other waxed cotton goods that I’ll get to on other posts. It’s a really simple bag based on the traditional cycling musette but made out of a medium weight waxed cotton and sturdy cotton webbing strap. Since it’s also meant for more than just feeding a hungry cyclist on a long race stage the bag also features two good sized pockets inside to keep smaller items organized. With the bag turned inside out you can get a better view of their size:
One inner pocket fits a u-lock just about perfectly, I use the other one to carry my phone, wallet, and then some. The orange waxed cotton is a nice touch and makes it a bit easier to see when you’re grabbing something. At 13″ x 11″ the bag isn’t huge but I’ve found it to be perfect for carrying a bunch of small items or one larger item like a camera. Combined with my Poler Wunder Bundler it’s a pretty great way to carry my camera from place to place.
The simple unstructured construction makes it super simple to just fold or roll the bag up to save space when not in use. I like to throw it in a saddle bag and keep it on hand in case I need to carry some extra stuff home. Grab one here!
Two buds, two tees. Jeff from Cold Splinters got together with Topo Designs to make this fun tee in two colorways. Printed in Colorado, Topo’s home state, on 60% hemp and 40% organic cotton Jungmaven tee’s. Good and crunchy.
Gitman Vintage didn’t used to have a blog, but now it does.