Maybe you’ve read the Cut’s story about gorpcore, the normcore-ish trend with a camping slant, and thought you’d like to hop on the trend. Good news: It’s pretty easy! Nothing is too wildly expensive (save for some designer takes), so if you wanted to give it a shot and incorporate some REI-inspired pieces into your wardrobe, now’s your chance. Don’t worry about going whole hog on the camping look — no shame in being a city person who’s trying to make a point.
Often worn with Vans and cut-off Levi’s, the trim North Face down vest can be spotted everywhere from the Bowery to Nassau Avenue.
Warning: For advanced gorpcore adherents only, the Columbia jacket is even nerdier than North Face or Patagonia.
Perhaps more of a status symbol than others on this list, Arc’Teryx clothes tell the world you have taste and sensitivity.
We’re calling it now — you’re going to start seeing these everywhere.
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