Sportswear Vest

Bringing elevated design to fishing gear, Columbia Sportswear and BAIT have collaborated on the Sportswear Vest. The khaki mesh garment is accented by pale yellow pockets and dusty pink zippers, making it functional for fishing but stylish enough for beyond the dock.

Sawtooth Parka

Beneath the eye-catching pink, mint and navy gradient print of its Omni-Shield shell, the Sawtooth Parka offers much to appreciate. A product from the latest collaboration between Columbia (who drew the style from their archive) and Opening Ceremony, the light zip-up jacket features a mesh cape vent, zippered chest and side pockets and an adjustable hood. There’s a lot of visible and colorful ’80s inspiration, …

Notes: Outfitting a First-Time Hiker

Understanding the value of technical clothing and embracing its style

I heard the rip before I knew what it meant exactly. I felt a sensation as well. We all know that strange, infrequent out-of-body experience: a tear taking place in our clothes, with seam tearing from seam. The incident occurred mid-hike, while I was wearing houndstooth shorts I had custom-made in Shanghai almost a decade earlier. The rip extended one inch just below the fly …