You might think hiking gear is a more practical than fashionable style of clothing, and it is certainly true that your first consideration is probably how well it will work in the outdoors. In recent years, however, several high-end menswear labels have been introducing their hiking gear to fashion runways.
The first items of hiking gear that made their way to high fashion were thick fleeces and down jackets, alongside the traditional, sturdy hiking boot. Now more futuristic hiking gear is crossing over, with streamlined jackets replacing the puffed-up parka and Gore-Tex shoes keeping you light on your feet. Some brands are even designed for those who want to wear hiking gear whilst staying safe at home.
Down jackets are classics of hiking wear and for good reason. Lighter and thinner than a full puffer jacket (which might look a little over the top), they …