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While active clothing such as a tech top and hiking pants have come a long way, it’s nice to have some casual clothes that keep you looking outdoorsy and sporty even when your not conquering the world. We look for the hottest trends in the outdoor industry whether it’s a new style of flannel, a great fitting pair of jeans, or a flattering top that turns heads.

Patagonia Performance Jeans Review

Patagonia Performance Jeans

MSRP: $119 Let’s face it, our casual clothes don’t always follow the rules of casual activity such as walking city streets and going to neighborhood bbq’s. While the Patagonia Performance Jeans will keep you looking good for casual activities and Jean Fridays at work, it’s nice to know you can count on them on your bike commute into work and ...

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Toad & Co – Style and Function for All

Toad and Co Ventilair Shirt

Toad and Co continues to impress with their new spring/summer lineup through incorporating a mixture of sustainable and technical fabrics into styles that look good in any scenario.  I’ve had a chance to test out a couple pieces from Toad & Co over the past couple months, in specific the Ventilair Long Sleeve Shirt and the Kerouac Pant, both lightweight ...

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A National Parks Project T-shirt Review

Parks Project

  A National Parks Project Tees introduction This is a shirt review. Well, sort of?!? The fine folks at Parks Project have a bigger picture and mission in mind. “A few years ago we signed up to volunteer in the parks, figuring a little hard work in one of our favorite places with some like-minded folks would be a good way ...

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Ibex Crosstown Polo Review

Commuting can be a great way to start and end your day.  It’s a great way to get your blood going in the morning and starts your day off with a bang, but coming in with sweaty clothes doesn’t always impress your boss or your co-workers.  The Ibex Crosstown Polo is a merino wool polo focused on commuting with both technical ...

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prAna Cali Dress Review

Performance fabric use doesn’t have to be limited to athletic apparel. prAna knows this and incorporates Veeda performance knit, a 45% recycled polyester/ 45% spun polyester/ 10% Spandex combination into the Cali Dress and many of their other products. The Veeda fabric is soft to the touch, responsive, light, and drys quickly. Utilizing these features in a dress allows the ...

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prAna Halle Pant Review

Versatility is a pre-requisite for just about every pair of pants that I own. I want them to be multi-functional, easy to care for, and flattering. Sometimes that list is difficult to fill with just one pair of pants. prAna has you covered with these requirements, and then some, with the Halle Pant. As the prAna website states, “They are prepared ...

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Toad&Co Jetlite Pant Review

Toad&Co got it right with the Jetlite Pant. The Jetlite Pant is a stretchy, lightweight, breathable, quick drying, wrinkle resistant, and an incredibly comfortable pair of pants. I really could go on and on with adjectives to describe all of the qualities I love about these pants. I recently went on a trip to Italy and the Toad&Co Jetlite Pants ...

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prAna Vaha Pant Review

prAna, well known for its active apparel line is no stranger to blending function and fashion.  While technical features often comes first at prAna, the prAna Vaha Pant focuses on fashion and comfort.  Yup, that’s right, this pant isn’t made for all day hikes or climbs, but it fits into the category of yoga and loungewear. prAna Vaha Pants Offering ...

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Styling with Toad&Co Spring 16

Toad&Co Maneuver Long Sleeve Shirt

As spring gets into full swing, Toad&Co has an offering for men that provides a stylish blend between outdoorsyness and a get up that will help you keep up with the Jones when you’re out to a nice dinner.  Toad&Co, which used to be called Horny Toad, is headquartered in Santa Barbara, which is home to both style and fun. ...

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Swrve Hiding Hoodie Review

The Swrve Hiding Hoodie – for your reviewing pleasure Meet Swrve (yes, I spelled that correctly) – a company that’s as passionate about being comfortable on your bike as you are about, well… I don’t know that you’re actually that passionate about anything. The good folks over at Swrve spend day and night thinking about making clothes that not only fit ...

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