The outdoor clothing market can be very confusing if you’re uncertain of what you want. With every outdoor brand fighting for your attention – trying to show why they are the best option for your upcoming adventures – it is quite easy to become overwhelmed with the options. As a solution to this, we have rounded up the five best outdoor clothing brands for any occasion you might find yourself in whilst in the great outdoors.
Fjallraven – for the explorers who need durability and hardwearing gear
Beginning as a backpack company, Fjallraven is a Swedish brand which is today known for the capability of its products. Popular for their G-1000 fabric, this brand is guaranteed to provide both practicality and resistance. Although perhaps not the best option for beginners, this brand is a great solution if you’re looking for something which will last for years.
The North Face – for the on-trend explorer
In the past few years, The North Face has boosted its already considerable popularity: the 1996 retro Nuptse jacket has become one of the most hyped jackets, and its collaboration with Gucci has projected the brand into a new section of the luxury market. But alongside these exciting developments, the brand remains rooted in a mission to provide the best equipment and clothing on the outdoor clothing market. If you search beneath the brand’s most wanted, The North Face caters for a large proportion of outdoor activities, such as skiing, mountaineering, and trail running. Having worked in the market for more than 50 years, there is a nice element of security when buying from a brand that has shown it can do all.
Marmot – for the mid-budget outdoor explorer
With the slogan ‘if you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong’, Marmot is built on making outdoor exploring exciting and inclusive. Saturated with technical terms, the outdoor clothing market is potentially very overwhelming for a novice who isn’t ready to dedicate their whole life savings to their new passion. However, Marmot’s simple (and somewhat retro) approach to adventuring is refreshing.
Patagonia – for outdoor explorers who are earth conscious
Patagonia is focused on reducing its negative impact on the planet and creating products which use the most environmentally friendly methods and materials. Heavily supportive of grassroots activist groups (fronted by Patagonia Action Works), it is dedicated to working to minimise human impact on the environmental crisis. Alongside outdoor clothing, this company is brilliant for its determination to educate and make change, a focus which should be at the heart of buying outdoor clothing.
Arc’teryx – for the high-performance explorer
Striving to make you feel immersed, Arc’teryx orients itself around creating cutting-edge designs which won’t hold you back. The aim of Arc’teryx is to make you forget that you’re wearing equipment, making its collections a brilliant option for anyone who doesn’t want to feel weighed down by equipment. By consistently updating its technology and searching for versatility, Arc’teryx has an innovative approach to keeping you protected in all outdoor climates.