Flawless function inspires both Outdoor Research and SCARPA's Spring 16 lines. Broadly defined, this means cross-functionality – the ability to move seamlessly between the different compartments of life without having to think about what you’re wearing. Don't be fooled by the casual look - the fabrics, silhouettes and designs all have a technical understory, because there is beauty in function.
Bryn Dress – When it comes to choosing what clothes to throw into the bag for road trip or overseas travel, the ones that make the cut are always those that combine easy care and functional benefits with great looks. There’s no second-guessing with the Bryn Dress, a wicking, breathable, above-the-knee dress with a scoop neck and playful cap sleeves. Its fabric feels like cotton, but is actually a functional blend of nylon, polyester and spandex. Its subtle striped pattern pairs with superb stretch and fit. $75.
Isabel Tank – This stylish striped layering tank doesn’t just score points for its looks, it also delivers on OR’s performance promise with its polyester/tencel blend fabric. Its low-key, loose fitting silhouette features a minimal racer back, and the fabric incorporates Freshguard Anti-Odor treatment. $45.
Umbra Skirt – The incredibly soft, supple fabric of the Umbra Skirt deceives in the best way possible – you’d never know it’s actually a drirelease tencel that wicks moisture, dries four times faster than cotton, and provides odor control as well as UPF 15 sun protection. Epitomizing what ‘technical sportswear’ means at Outdoor Research, this piece is suited for anything. Detailing includes flat-seam construction and concealed stealth pockets. $60.
Cosmo – Built using relaxed, form-fitting suede and a bi-color, dual-density EVA midsole, the Cosmo projects a casual vibe with cues that tie back to SCARPA’s approach shoe collection. The Cosmo comes with two lace color options for customization and the Voyager sole and rubber toe-randing retain mountain attitude, even as these kicks are built for representing on down days around town. $115.