The popularity of gorp and the resulting obsession with technical, cold-resistant clothing has surely touched even the most trendy among us.
We’ve seen styles of climbing and hiking popping up everywhere, with the fashion world fully embracing its practical sensibilities. We see it at Arc’teryx in collaboration with Jil Sander, Gucci in collaboration with The North Face and Salomon in collaboration with COMME des GARÃONS. And that doesn’t even touch the abundance of hiking shoes and climbing styles available from fashion brands outside of collaborations.
That said, we believe fishing and hunting clothing is the latest development in this function-driven field. The sport’s need for multiple pockets, resilient fabrics, and its penchant for using earthy tones and camouflage means this is a gold mine of unorthodox technical styles that are surprisingly easy to integrate. in an everyday wardrobe.
With the exception of South2 West8, the stylistic merits of fishing and hunting clothing have remained largely ignored. To answer that, below is a selection of parts from Filson, an OG in the field.
Shop for the best styling fishing and hunting clothes below.
Mesh Strap Fishing Vest
Half backpack, half technical vest, the storage capacities of this vest, originally created for fly fishing, are vast. Created with a lightweight mesh, a removable sheepskin patch is included to dry the fly at the end of your cane and add a plush contrast of color and texture against the brown vest.
Wear it alone or zipped up in a compatible Filson rain jacket on particularly cold days, this versatile piece fits easily into any wardrobe.
When you are looking for a backpack, going for a backpack designed for hunting and fishing is a sure-fire way to get a high quality product. It is 100% waterproof thanks to a 900 denier polyester tarpaulin fabric coated with thermoplastic polyurethane.
Created in collaboration with outdoor brand Mossy Oak, this hat uses Filson’s toughest oilcloth. Lower the ear cups and the loop that rests on the visor of this hat protects your chin.
Highlands Hunting Vest
Tear and water resistant, the orange accents on this two-tone design are added for visibility and give this design a striking stylistic edge. An expandable rear bag also ensures that you never find yourself without storage options.
Swiftwater rain jacket
Weighing just 13.4 ounces, you can easily carry this jacket with you and deploy it when needed. The 2.5-layer outer fabric manages to be waterproof, lightweight and durable.
Skagit Waterfowl Jacket
With two mossy oak camouflage patterns to choose from, this jacket was designed for use while hunting waterfowl. A term used for birds that frequent the water, this jacket comes with all the waterproof capabilities you could possibly need.
Wading jacket for aquatic birds
Also part of the Filson range for waterfowl hunting, a shorter cut to keep the jacket above the water while wading gives a boxy silhouette.
Fly Fishing Guide Vest
Being a staple when hunting and fishing, it is only fair to end with another vest. Featuring multiple pockets on the front and a huge backpack-like pocket on the back, this one even has a lined pocket for sunglasses.
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