As the seasons begin their annual change dialing in the perfect fall fashion takes a little bit of planning. Rocking shorts may just leave you feeling cold while wearing your favorite winter shell might be overkill for fall weather.
We put together a list of some of our favorite fall clothes for men which have been thoroughly tested and abused in the mountains, streets & bars around Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Best Men’s Fall Clothing
Soon to become your favorite pair of go anywhere, do anything pants. The Western Rise Granite Camp 2.0 Pant is perfect for fall hunting, camping, hiking and even yoga thanks to the pants four-way stretch material. But don’t let the incredible stretch fool you, these pants are built tough with re-reinforced cuffs, double-weave nylon that can take a serious beating along with 6 pockets to store just about anything you need. Best of all for climbers, the Western Rise Granite 2.0 pant comes with a chalk bag clip built directly into the waist belt. And an added draw string closure at the waist to hold everything in place when you find yourself scrambling.
Based in Telluride, Colorado ~ Western Rise is an authentic mountain town outerwear brand that should be on your radar. The Western Rise Granite Camp 2.0 pant is available for $109
Are you looking to add a little bit of style (or a lot) to your mountain man wardrobe? In that case let Toad&CO dial you in with the Toad & Co Double Bock Jacket. This is the perfect jacket for someone wanting the Carhartt look without smelling like you just got off a construction site. The Double Bock Jacket’s body is fleece lined, super cozy and comes with 60-gram fill meaning you can even wear this piece comfortably into the winter months. Toss in some organic cotton and it’s a jacket you’ll feel good about wearing.
Since 1991 “Horny Toad” the original name for Toad & CO has been dialing in mountain men and mountain women with gear that has a socially conscious message, in fact 90% of their products are eco-friendly. Based in Santa Barbara, CA the “Live well, do good.” motto shines through with this brand. The Toad & CO Double Bock Jacket is available for $159
Every man needs a good belt, especially mountain men. When it comes to belts made in the United States of America, Thomas Bates the makers of the Richmond Bison Leather Belt, are truly in a class of their own. Each Thomas Bates belt is hand stitched in Massachusetts using leather from bison raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. This belt is available in black or brown genuine bison American leather in sizes ranging from 30-42″.
For the past 25 years, Thomas Bates based in Haverhill, MA has been making products built to last with love and artisan crafting, an art that seems to be a dying as of late. The Thomas Bates Richmond Leather belt is available for $65.95
Possibly the last pair of boots you will ever need to buy. The Vasque Breeze III GTX is equally at home crushing trails, walking through town and navigating slick iced over streets thanks to the use of Vibram’s megagrip rubber. Highly waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex, combined with water resistant leather and mesh material on the upper part of the boot allows the Breeze III as the name implies to move air freely. Traditional laces with 3 bomber eyelets hold everything into place for great confidence in rocky terrain. Out of the box comfort with a lightweight feel 2 lbs. 10 oz (1198 g).
Since 1964 Vasque has been making boots designed for moving through the Alps. If these boots work in some of the most technical high mountain terrain, they will surely work for you too. The Vasque Breeze III GTX is available for $179.95
Temperatures have started to drop so it’s time to start thinking about layering. Whats unique about this Bamboo-Merino Base Layer from Showers Pass is it can be worn as a stand along piece or under your favorite jacket. Then comes the material. Showers Pass utilizes the warmth of Merino wool and the cool feeling of Bamboo blended together into one. What this equals is unparalleled comfort and performance. Thanks to thumb loops on the cuffs and an extra long torso design you won’t have to worry about this shirt riding up your arm.
One of the best features of the Bamboo-Merino base layer is the use of anti-stink, anti-bacterial technology found in the Bamboo and Merino threads. Perfect for someone taking a multi-day backpacking trip or just for someone that doesn’t have the time to wash there base layers after every adventure. The Showers Pass Bamboo-Merino LS Henley Shirt is available for $94.95
Snowboarding has come a long way in the past couple decades. The days of wearing huge snowboard logos on our clothing is long gone, however you can still show your shred friendly style by rocking a Burton Flannel shirt. What’s rad about this piece is it can be rocked in a boardroom, out to dinner or for long walks along the river, without screaming Burton Snowboards and their Big B logo. Instead the Burton name is shown via small tag on the left front chest pocket. This is a down-low tech friendly flannel shirt from one of the most iconic snowboard brands of all time.
Burton’s Brighton flannel uses a cotton PrimaLoft® Performance fabric blend that’s uber breathable especially when combined with snap front closures. You won’t have to fuss with opening and closing buttons on this piece, simply snap shut and you’re good to go. Last but not least you can even wear this flannel snowboarding, especially if you’re hunting for cougars during Après. The Burton Brighton Tech Flannel Shirt is available for $84.95
Is it a hoody, a fleece or a soft shell? The brand new Patagonia Workwear line blends the brands famous outdoor technology with durability that’s needed for everyday workwear. Don’t let the name fool you this Burly Man Hooded soft shell is burly without all the added bulk, instead it’s packed full of tons of pockets, a DWR finish and features that will work just as well for walking your dog as it would for scribing logs at your dream cabin and just about everything in between.
Almost 50% of the Patagonia Burly Man jacket is made from recycled material. The outer shell is 100% nylon (49% recycled), while the lining is made of 100% polyester (45% recycled). Toss in a hidden cell phone pocket, extra long drop down tail, a killer back panel pocket that’s similar to that of a hunting vest, huge hand warming pockets and you most likely won’t ever want to take this hoody off. The Patagonia Men’s Burly Man Hooded Jacket is available for $199.99
At 11.6 oz there’s no excuse not to pack this waterproof, breathable, wind resistant shell from The North Face on your next outdoor outing. When nature calls, as in it’s dumping rain and pounding sideways you will be happy to have the DryVent™ tech on your side. What The North Face DryVent™ does is allows trapped moisture to escape out of the jacket while at the same time the powerful DWR finish helps water to bead down the coat.
This lightweight TNF jacket is designed for people on the go and will work best while wearing layers. Speaking of on the go, the entire jacket can be stuffed into it’s pocket, taking up very little space in your pack, truck or even bug out bag. The North Face Venture II Jacket is available for $99.00
Montane? You say. Montane is a UK based outerwear brand that’s most likely not on your radar, but it should be. Year after year each piece of gear I test from Montane is top notch, the technology they use seems to be light years ahead of their North American competitors. Montane’s Volt Alpiniste Jacket utilizes DRYACTIV Stretch fleece material, its so comfortable and unique that don’t be surprised when strangers are asking to touch your arms. Lined with POLARTEC® Thermal Pro® Honeycomb this fleece will keep you equally warm on a rock face as it will walking around town in the dead of winter. The front of the Alpiniste fleece has two chest pockets that are built to hold maps along with two deep front pockets lined with microfleece mesh. And so on and so on…
Out of all the products on our Fall fashion list the fleece shown above from Montane is the one that gets the most throughout the year. The Montane Volt Alpiniste Jacket available for $200
Everyone you know will be talking about the Eddie Bauer Thindown™ in years to come. Eddie Bauer way back in 1936 was the first person to introduce a down jacket designed for outdoor sports. So it’s fitting that 80 years later the Eddie Bauer brand launches the Evertherm jacket with Thindown™ which will surely be another legendary innovation for EB. What makes the Men’s EverTherm Down Hooded Jacket unique is the non use of quilting, channels or baffles which are known to create dead spaces in down insulation. Instead thin sheets of down feathers are blended together into a solid sheet of down insulation for a consistent warmth throughout the entire jacket.
The EverTherm jacket can be used as a stand alone shell thanks to its DWR finish and temperature range all the way down to -15°F / -26°C. This 12 oz jacket is easy to pack down and should come with you on all your outdoor adventures. The Eddie Bauer Men’s EverTherm Down Hooded Jacket is available for $279.00
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