Spring is finally starting to set in, which means it’s time to put away the heavy pants and coats and find yourself some new outdoor gear. Kavu is a Seattle-based company that places comfort and durability at the forefront without forgetting that you want to look good too.
Here are some of our favorite items from the brand:
The Charlestown button-up takes the classic two-pocket design and prepares it for battle with the elements. The shirt is 100% cotton so it’s breathable, and has thick threads so you don’t have to worry about it getting too beaten up when you’re pushing through the forest. It’s available in an attractive selection of colors, faded enough that you won’t feel too fancy on a raft, but bright enough for grabbing a beer afterward.
If it’s a bit warmer where you live, you should also check out the Coastal, a short-sleeved button-up built with the same high quality cotton and thick threading you’ll need while climbing a mountain or racing down it. Whether you button up or let it flow, you’ll be comfortable and stylish without your clothes weighing you down.
Kavu’s Big Eddy shorts are perfect for doing pretty much everything. You can get them in a myriad of colors, and they don’t skimp on functionality. Built from 100% Vagabond Nylon, these shorts stay light when wet, and dry fast so they won’t hold you up from moving to the next activity. The shorts have a built-in herringbone webbing belt to keep them up, and half-moon pockets to store whatever you don’t want to dig through your pack for.
If you need something a little more sturdy and don’t plan on getting as wet, the Base Camp pant is exactly what you’re looking for. They’re constructed from durable and warm Moleskin cotton, so they’re great for sitting around the campfire after a long day of hiking. These pants have pockets everywhere, both with and without zippers, so you won’t lose anything important when you have to run. The colors aren’t exciting, but they don’t need to be; classic khaki, olive, and navy options are all appropriate for the office or the pub, but won’t show the dirt and wear of nature after a long weekend out in the woods.
You can check out the full line of outdoor gear on the Kavu website.