What to Look For: A bib liner you can mountain bike in, a supremely packable rain jacket, a canvas apron for bike tuning, and everyday layers made from natural fibers.
We got our start as a ski outerwear company a couple of decades ago, packing boxes in a house basement while designing jackets on the chairlift. That homegrown vibe and make-only-what-you-need ethos has driven our design philosophy ever since. Which is why when we started making summer clothes a few years back, we knew we wanted to apply what we’ve learned from our winter apparel to the warmer seasons, too.
That means durability is at the heart of what we do and creating versatile, long-lasting gear remains our number one goal. Our new spring/summer collection—which is launching this month—is filled with apparel you’ll use on the daily, the essential pieces that’ll go from a mountain bike ride to a lake swim to the brewpub. Your new favorite items? See below.
A Rain Jacket You Can Count On
In the winter, we make jackets built for the harshest of climates and environments. But in the summer, we know you need protection from inclement weather, too. Our new Trailworks Jacket is the rain jacket you’ll stuff in your backpack when the clouds look menacing. It’s designed to be lightweight and packable, so you can stash it away when the sun is out. And when the afternoon showers or summit winds kick in, you’ll appreciate the streamlined design and wind and waterproof fabric, made from 100 percent recycled materials. This is a unisex piece designed for everyone.
A Bib Chammy For Mountain Biking
You wear bibs skiing because it’s nice to not have constriction around the waist. Why not treat yourself to that same comfort and utility on the bike? The new men’s Cru Bib Short and women’s Cru Bib Short have our Italian-made chamois for cushion in the saddle but in a stretchy, over-the-shoulder bib liner that you’ll wear under your MTB shorts. The bib’s racerback upper is made from a breathable mesh so you won’t overheat. In the women’s version, we made an easy-access lower back panel that stretches down so you don’t need to remove your shirt and the suspender straps when nature calls.
A Cotton Chambray Fabric You’ll Love The Feel Of
We know that when you’re doing something active—like, say, mountain biking or trail running—you need technical fabric that’ll release heat, wick moisture, and dry quickly. (Because nobody wants to bike in a sweat-soaked, clammy cotton T-shirt, right?) But after your ride or run, you know what feels really good to put on? Soft natural fibers like cotton. Our new buttery-soft chambray fabric—which we’ve used in a few new useful lifestyle pieces in our spring 2023 collection—is a lightweight, plain-weave 100 percent cotton fabric. You’ll find this fabric in our new men’s Phil A Long Sleeve and our new women’s, Around Town Shirt, and Around Town Romper.
New Shorts You Can Swim In
This year, we wanted to beef up our offerings of apparel designed for the water. Because even on days when you’re on the trail, hopefully there’s a body of water—an alpine lake, a river, a floaty in a pool—awaiting you at the end of the day. So, we introduced the Moonshine Short for men, an all-around utility short that can be worn for whatever you’re doing but can handle water like a champion swimmer. For women, we revamped the Marion Short with all-new material that’s stretchy and quick-drying and we gave it a more adjustable waist cinch system. Look for fun new colors and botanical prints throughout the line, but in these pieces especially.
A Women’s Mountain Bike Shirt You’ll Wear On and Off the Bike
This spring, we added a quintessential piece in the line, a women’s version of our very popular Anderson Shirt. It’s super light and stretchy, made from a breathable, quick-drying fabric, and it has fun pearl snaps up the front. It’s that easy-to-throw-on shirt you’ll wear all summer, whether you’re on your mountain bike, on the water, or kicking around town. Jessica, we made this for you, because you’ve been asking for it. But everyone else, we think you’ll dig it, too.
A Canvas Apron to Tune Your Bike In
When we’re done making our gear, there’s always some fabric left on the cutting room floor. We don’t like that stuff to go to waste, so we’re always thinking: What could we do with what’s leftover? Hopefully you already know about our Remnant Tote (a giant tote bag made from scrap fabric from our outerwear manufacturing). This spring, we’re rolling out another rad and surprisingly useful item made from scraps: the new Trailworks Apron. It’s made from a tough stretch canvas (leftover fabric from other gear) that can handle bike grease or barbecue sauce. It’s got pockets for your tools. Wear this while tuning your bike, pulling tomatoes from the garden, or flipping burgers on the grill.