O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.
Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious adventures. As a family, we appreciate clothing that is worth our hard-earned money. It’s what we wear and trust!
This spring we had the opportunity to try out a few pieces from Adidas’ outdoor line. To be honest, I hadn’t given the company much thought as far as their outdoor-based clothing, but the pieces we tried worked out incredibly well. I will be seeking them out more for the entire family. As all Adidas apparel are, they are well-built, fit comfortably and perform exceptionally.
Wandertag Infinate Series Jacket $120
The Wandertag has been the perfect spring/shoulder season jacket. I wore it spring skiing, hiking, biking, and in the rain and wind. It has enough room in the sizing to allow for some layering, but is light enough to work on warmer days. It also packs up very small in it’s included mesh pouch. Finally, I like that it FEELS light, but doesn’t stick to my skin (thanks to the inner mesh) and is truly made for extreme conditions. The hood is also generously sized and adjustable for good rain coverage (something I really value in a jacket). I tend to bounce through jackets, looking for one I can use for as many conditions as possible. This is definitely one that will stick around, and has quickly become an all-time favorite.
Hiking Pack-It Pants $80
While I always wish pants like these came in lengths, these are SOOOOOO comfortable and worth the effort to do a little hemming. They are a bit stretchy, but dry quickly, repel moisture and brush, and have a UPF rating of 50+. They also have pockets (which I think are a must for a trail-pant) and are perfect for fast-paced hiking. Finally, they pack up super small so are great to just stuff in a pack for hiking in case the weather turns (along with the Wandertag, of course). They come in a variety of really bright colors (I guess I am boring and went for the black!)
Terrex Mid GTX K Hiking shoe for kids $100
We were looking for a shoe this spring that had support enough for hiking on uneven terrain, but still was light and comfortable enough to wear running and playing. The Terrex Mid GTX has a little ankle support, full traction for rugged hiking and a Gore-Tex outer to make it waterproof. J wore it on some very muddy and very wet hikes and it performed amazingly. While the speed lacing is a bit long and we really have to watch it while biking (just a quick tuck-in works great), it does make it easy for him to get his boots on and laced up quickly. As a mom, I like that the colors are bright so they’re easy to spot in our pile of shoes (I’ll save you that photo!)
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