Toad & Co. is firing on all cylinders. They make insane outdoor adventure gear, ranging from jackets and leggings to a life-changing camp hammock. But then they also make jeans with the style of a Hollywood hipster and the functionality of a NOLs instructor.
To nail every aspect of the outdoor life, from the random to the daily, is a feat plenty of outdoor companies strive for but few achieve. Put simply, T&C is poised for global domination. Mark your calendars.
The Denim Multi-Tool
The Men’s Drover is more than just another pair of jeans; it’s a denim multi-tool. Sure, like any straight-leg dark denim they’re perfect for balling at a concert or you can put on your nicest black skate shoes, that one sportcoat you own and make your way to the business casual apres-ASR soiret to get work done. But then you can go out and recreate in them without the normal restriction and lack of durability of your average jeans.
If you’re a person with a serious fiending for the outdoors, your work life and your play life overlap. You need some gear that does the same. The spandex and burly organic cotton double-stitched together and married to some serious street style denim has got you covered.
Word to the wise, though: go small. I’m a 34 in every other pair of pants, shorts, etc… I own but got these in 32 and they’re perfect.
Active Lifestyle Jeans
To check out that blend of form and active life function, there’s no better test than doing work at your local skate park. Though jumping on a trampoline is a good test too. Maybe do some yoga. Yeah, I got all that in these jeans, and hit up the concert where we somehow ended up in the hallowed Red Rocks tunnel with the DJs, and rocked them on a camping trip, and a trip to the tattoo parlor; hiking with the kid, scrambling in the Big Holes. Pretty much almost every cool thing I did this summer, I did in T&C’s Drovers. Maybe get 2 pairs – when you wear one jean for everything work and play, it’s good to have a rotation.
Seriously, I don’t have a single other pant as stylish, rugged and flexible as these. The Toad&CO Drovers ($89.95) are an essential for the outdoorsman and board addict living life too fast for wardrobe changes, the man who also knows one great adage: Going big only works if you look stylish doing it.