Man is a tropical animal who has adapted over thousands of years to be comfortable without clothing at 27 °C (80 °F). At this temperature, the body works optimally and maintains a steady internal temperature of 37 °C (98.6 °F). In the Pacific North-West it doesn't hit the 27 °C mark as much as we'd like in the summer, let alone the rest of the year. Woolpower is dedicated to keep man warm using modern technology and research in combination with one of our favourite natural fibres. Developed in collaboration with Swedish military, scientists, doctors and survival experts the textile they came up with is highly wear resistant and consists of fine Merino wool, polyamide/polyester and air. Yes, air. Woolpower considers 80% of the material used in the garment to be air; due to the weave of the fabric that ensures the trapping of air between the skin and base layer - the more air trapped, the more heat your body can retain. Wool can also absorb moisture both between the fibres and inside of them, so it feels dry against the skin even when wet. The wool fibres can absorb up to 30% of their dry weight without feeling damp, while wicking away moisture from the skin at the same time. Wool is also naturally fire-retardant making it perfect to wear by the camp fire. Ideal to protect you from the elements.
No wardrobe is complete without plaid. The Gitman Vintage Hopsack Navy and Red Plaid was designed for the elegant woodsman. Gitman prides in craftsmanship and technology, combining old and new practices; the Vintage Sport-Heritage line is a tribute to their past. Made from 100 percent cotton, with a button-down collar and single chest pocket, this relaxed, yet fitted design allows for all the mobility you could need. Look at home whether chopping wood, by the campfire or out for an evening in the city.
A good t-shirt is an all-season essential. Filippa K offers quality, wearable garments with exceptional functionality made to 'stand the test of time'. The collection is founded on simple fashion with a clean design based on real needs. The Double Neck Tee, made from 100 percent organic cotton, comes in black and navy and will ensure you look put together and feel comfortable, regardless the situation.
Barbour's six pocket Wessex Jacket was designed with utility in mind. This mountaineering-style jacket is made from a pure waxed cotton shell, offering superior construction, form and fit combined with the highest quality materials, an adjustable weathertight fit and a headphone loop for the tech-savvy. The pockets are strategically placed and large enough for any intended use, whether it be fishing, hunting or a beer on a winter day. Cold, damp weather is no match for this jacket.
The Alden Shoe Company, founded in 1884, has been making shoes for over 120 years and have not steered away from the highest standards in traditional shoe making. Their Ralston George Boot is no exception, made from only the finest selected leathers and suedes that are hand stained and polished. The reverse chamois and crepe sole make this boot rugged and durable, ready to handle the wet, sloppy mess of the winter months.