Oakland, CA based Edgevale understands the outdoorsy male that just happens to live in an urban setting. What’s a guy to wear for an action packed day that involves both indoor and outdoor activities? The company believes versatile apparel is the key–tailored to look sharp but engineered for outdoor utility and comfort. All Edgevale products are designed in Oakland, adventure-tested in northern California, and made in California.
One of the most popular pieces in the collection is the wind- and water-resistant North Coast Shirt Jacket ($199), pictured top. Sandwiched between the wooly outer and the soft fleece lining is a breathable polyurethane soft shell membrane to keep you cool and dry. A bit of stretch improves mobility and comfort whether you are hiking, riding your bike around town, or simply lifting a pint.
Good looking and highly functional, the limited edition Cast Iron Pants ($149) are constructed from a blend of cotton duck (a heavy, plain woven cotton fabric) and Cordura nylon for bomber abrasion resistance. Classic Edgevale features include triple needle stitching throughout, bar tacks at key stress points and a crotch gusset for freedom of movement. Double fronts provide an extra layer of protection against abrasions and the elements while Cordura pocket reinforcement ensures that frayed pockets from your knife clip are a thing of the past.
Technically designed for men but unisex in utility, women might want to have a look at the Campfire Pants ($99) as well. Imagine yourself throwing on these microfleece joggers in the hut after a full day skiing or ice climbing and sipping on some spiked hot chocolate. Yes, these are going on my wish list this winter.
If you are at a loss as to what to get that outdoor loving guy in your life this holiday, perhaps you want to have a look at Edgevale.