For many outdoor enthusiasts and travellers, buying outdoor gear can be an excitable prospect. Choosing from the range of bright colours, learning about the latest technology invested in the item, and the anticipation of trying it out on the hills (or mountains, oceans, winds, etc) is a source of delight for many. However for every person that shrieks with glee at the sight of a neon purple and green waterproof, there is equally someone wincing in pain as the coat offends their eyesight. For every person that buys the latest season of Five Fingers Barefoot shoes, there is someone loudly complaining about the ugliness of the trainer. And so on and so forth.
So great has the furore of complaints about outdoor clothing been, in fact, that the subject has been broached by The Guardian. And so, in an effort to prove that outdoor clothing can be both functional and stylish, this regular blog post will feature clothing that you will be excited to wear both outdoors and out about town.