Poler Outdoor Stuff, based in Portland, Oregon, makes a whole range of adventure-ready gear, including classic knapsacks, one- and two-man tents, and the Poler x Stumptown Camp Coffee Kit, which comes with a burr grinder, Aeropress, enamel mugs, and other tent-side brew tools. But style, not functionality, sets Poler apart from other outfitters. The brand recognizes that its “stuff” is more likely to be used in the course of everyday life than during an alpine ascent.
In this spirit, Poler created the Outpost2L jacket, a lightly insulated everyday shell that combines action-ready details (taped seams, waterproof and breathable fabric) with thoughtful design (leather hood tabs, a matte surface, and a modern fit). This topper will do the job in the wild, but in straightforward black or camel, it will also look handsome in more civilized territory.
In fact, the Outpost2L looks especially good accessorized with one of Poler’s nineties-throwback beanies, which are equally suited to Central Park and skate parks. We like the marled Huntsman hat in black and white, but the Tube City beanie – cuffable to your preferred length – is perfect if you’re aiming for a northwestern grunge look. [Huntsman and Tube City beanies, from $15; Outpost jacket, $187.50; polerstuff.com]
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