11 Pieces You Can Buy to Get on the Gorpcore Trend


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.

The North Face Thermoball Vest

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.

Patagonia Synchilla Snap T

The OG look, approved by everyone from Shia LaBeouf to menswear bros.

Patagonia P6 Logo T-shirt

When you’re too hot to wear anything else this summer — can’t you see skinny dudes in baseball caps drinking Budweiser while wearing this shirt?

Columbia Glennaker Men’s Windbreaker

Warning: For advanced gorpcore adherents only, the Columbia jacket is even nerdier than North Face or Patagonia.

Patagonia Baggies Shorts

A functional city alternative to basketball shorts, complete with pockets!

Arc’Teryx Men’s Beta AR Jacket

Perhaps more of a status symbol than others on this list, Arc’Teryx clothes tell the world you have taste and sensitivity.

Teva Hurricane XLT

Wear ’em with socks, wear ’em barefoot — a classic gorpcore signifier.

Battenwear Anorak

Battenwear designer Shinya Hasegawa is revered in men’s fashion circles — his style is an elevated (but not high-fashion) take on camp clothes.

Patagonia Trucker Hat

We’re calling it now — you’re going to start seeing these everywhere.

Stone Island zipped hooded jacket

Drake is a huge fan, though Stone Island isn’t as well-known Stateside as it is in Europe; a good way to gorp out without doing what everyone else is.

Martine Rose Blue Windcheater Jacket

The fashion bona fides on this are through the roof — Virgil Abloh and Kanye collaborator Tremaine Emory have rocked it — if you care about that sort of thing.

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11 Pieces You Can Buy to Get on the Gorpcore Trend