Skip to main content

Go Westerlind, Young Man

Talk about the ultimate site to shop some well curated indie brands. Think of it as the intersection where technical outdoor gear and apparel meet a style-minded store. The brands showcased are known for their forward-thinking design, functionality and style including: Jungmaven, Makr, Scout, Stutterhheim and Aigle. The sites approach is to inspire through a thoughtful offering and a left-of-center attitude.

This place harkens back to a general store, where you could find just about anything: unique teas, tents, liquid and bar soap, cabin spray, wool blankets, headlamps, hip flasks, and of course, hatchets and axes. From outerwear, to shirts and sweaters for layering in the upcoming colder weather, to great pants to all-utilitarian bags, you can find almost everything here.  Their point of view is definitely laid-back cool combined with function.

Related Videos

One interesting addition to the usual site is that you can opt to shop by your favorite activities: Camp, Hike, Travel, Sail and City.

The urban nomad and uber-outdoor enthusiast might tap into Westerland equally. The Manual thinks that no matter you’re hunting for, this is one solid place to start.

Click here to explore everything that is Westerlind

Editors' Recommendations

Meet the Brand Making Stylish and Tactical Gear for Those Who Need It
511 tactical gear francisco morales interview jacket

Named for the highest difficulty level in rock climbing, 5.11 Tactical was originally founded as an extension of athletic apparel brand Royal Robbins. Today, 5.11 has been making a name for itself as the clothier of choice for law enforcement and government agencies around the world.

5.11 co-founder and CEO Francisco Morales grew up in Venezuela as the son of a tailor. From the age of 6, he worked alongside his father and brother in the family’s factory in Venezuela, learning every aspect of running a manufacturing business, from fabrics and stitch patterns to management and maintenance.

Read more
What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul
What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight

Sometimes the red-eye flight is the best option, sometimes it’s the only option, and when you live on the West Coast and need to get to the East Coast, it’s what you do. There really isn’t anything comfortable about travel these days, and aside from paying a premium for better seating, your only option comes down to how you handle yourself when you do travel. You should look put together for any number of reasons, and shouldn’t be wearing the same outfit you wear every Sunday during football season, all season, without a wash. Lucky for you, there are clothing and accessories out there suited for red-eye travel, providing comfort and style.

When it comes to long flights you have to dress the part, which means dressing comfortably without looking like a slob. The Buck Mason Brushed Loopback Hooded Sweatshirt has all the style points to turn an eye and a comfort level no basic economy middle seat could impede upon. The French terry construction is durable and warm, and promotes ventilation to keep your core at the perfect temperature. And like a fine bottle of wine, the Buck Mason Sweatshirt’s comfort and appearance gets better with every passing day and wash.

Read more
Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion
slow fashion

Does it seem like the work of the 21st century has so far been largely occupied by unraveling some of the “progress” of the 20th? From industrial practices to the food system and so much more, the developed world is finding that many of the time-saving, convenience-making innovations that delighted our parents and grandparents might have been better left alone.

The problem isn’t speed or convenience, per se. It’s the way speed and convenience fuel the rate of consumption. Take fast food as an example: While there’s nothing wrong with you and I enjoying a burger and fries, fast food makes it all too easy for us to compromise our health by eating them more often than we know we should. And as neuroscience shows us, the more we gratify a given desire, the greater our desire for it grows.

Read more