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Mohair #2 Collection by Datura
After eight years of working in the fashion industry—including a brand under her own name—Majorca-raised Stefania Borras uses her collected experiences to hit all the right marks with her line, Datura. Launched last year, Datura is designed in New...
STYLE
Wintervacht Revives Decades-Old Blankets as Wool Coats
Upon a first look at Wintervacht's brightly hued wool coats—from plum purple and canary yellow to curious patterns that evoke lava lamps or colorful chess boards—it's almost impossible to believe that in their past life, these coats were old blankets...
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Owner Operator, Snowboard Outerwear Made in the USA
At its inception, snowboarding was beyond a fringe sport—it was forbidden. While corporate sponsors, TV deals and tail grabs on Wheaties boxes are now a part of the sport, the early days were marked by rebellion and inventive pioneers who went against...
DESIGN
Makers Mondays: The Great Outdoors
As part of Detroit-based manufacturer Shinola's Makers Monday initiative—which encourages purchasing American-made products to help create and keep jobs in the United States—Cool Hunting is highlighting and looking back on our favorite brands that...
STYLE
Outerwear Inspired by Architecture: The Arrivals
Finding the right jacket is often a game of compromises. Forgo quality to save on the price. Opt for fashion, but desperately miss out on function. Most vexing though, in the search for the optimal outerwear, is nailing the perfect fit. A trendy...
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Archival Clothing + Crescent Down Works Vest
Crescent Down Works is no stranger to collaborations, having worked with both the Ace Hotel and NYC's DQM in recent years. However it's their latest collab with Oregon's Archival Clothing that's caught our attention this time around. The Waxed Down...
STYLE
Black Weirdos Meets Twin Peaks for A/W 14
For their A/W 2014 collection, Japanese label Black Weirdos has gone deep into Ghostwood Forest. The delightfully odd menswear brand has created a line that is inspired by all things Twin Peaks—no doubt scaring and thrilling fans of the show. There...
DESIGN
Alpinestars Women's Renee Motorcycle Jacket
Finding a women's protective motorcycle jacket is not an easy task—and finding one that is both stylish and complementing to a woman's shape is near impossible. But the latest effort from Italian motorsports gear brand, Alpinestars, offers an answer...
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Gear
Advertorial content: As these sun-soaked days of May continue to breathe life into the drained bodies and minds sapped by the East Coast's prolonged winter, our itch to take back the asphalt grows stronger. That's why CH teamed up with the avid riders...
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Epaulet's Kamigata Farmer Jacket
A running joke in menswear for some time now is that Japan does Americana better than the Yanks. And oftentimes it's true. Now flip the concept on its head, add in esteemed boutique Epaulet New York, and the result is the new EPLA Kamigata Jacket...
CULTURE
Struktur Conference
The first ever Struktur conference recently took place over two sunny days in early May. Located in the beautiful Ecotrust building in downtown Portland, Oregon, the conference was billed as “the first creative conference for the active outdoor industry...
STYLE
CH Edition: ECOALF Anorak
Every now and then we at CH find ourselves overly intrigued by a certain brand or product—usually one that shares our obsession with aesthetics, pursuit for quality and dedication to innovation. And when the stars align, a collaboration is born...
STYLE
Iron & Resin + Vanson Leathers Mojave Jacket
As spring finally graces the Northern Hemisphere with its presence, activity season is on. With the arrival of the new Iron & Resin collaboration with Vanson Leathers, this season means it's time to bring your bike out of storage. The three-season...
DESIGN
polychromeLAB
Born out of a partnership between a designer with a passion for the outdoors and a research team at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, polychromeLAB is a groundbreaking new material designed to increase the wearer's body heat and, when reversed...
STYLE
Petrichor Water-Repellent Shirt
When the coastal gales kick up a few raindrops, you want to be prepared—but not look like you're summiting Everest. Cornwall, England-based cold-water surf brand Finisterre hit the sweet spot between form and function with their Petrichor water...
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Vivien Ramsay
Seven years of development—from inception to execution—contribute to Melissa Ramsay's namesake label. With her first-ever New York Fashion Week show, her Vivien Ramsay A/W 2014 line came to life in stunning form. Not only has Ramsay created her own...
STYLE
Trout Rainwear
While visiting the Westcomb factory in Vancouver, BC earlier last month we happened upon a stack of classic-looking raincoats being sewn by hand. After further inspection, it was revealed that the brand was in fact Trout; a Toronto-based women...
STYLE
Missoula Pants by Causwell
There's nothing quite like hitting the mountain in state-of-the-art Gore-Tex technical outerwear, but when it comes to rough and tumble durability, these moisture-wicking wonders often fall short. The Missoula Pants from Salt Lake City-based Causwell...
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Four Light Packable Down Jackets
Big, bulky down jackets are reassuringly hefty in the harshest winter weather. But they all have one critical design flaw: It's less less likely that you would bring such a jacket along on a camping or climbing expedition if it doesn't fit in your...
DESIGN
Off Piste: Westcomb
Commonplace in innovative markets like the tech industry, the term "early adopter" is generally used to describe influential individuals doing just as it sounds; taking a leap of faith with a new product or technology. While often attributed to...
STYLE
Pierrepont Hicks Unisex Parkas
When newlyweds Mac and Katherine McMillan started Pierrepont Hicks in 2009, their mission was to make the perfect tie. Now that they've achieved that goal—evidenced by the loyal following they've garnered—the duo has expanded their line bit by bit...
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Ace Hotel + Alpha Industries
After ending 2012 on a high note with their Crescent Down Works puffy coat collab, the Ace Hotel starts the new year with another partnership, this time with heritage military garment maker Alpha Industries. The minimalist styling of the Fishtail...
STYLE
2013 Snowboard Gear
While it may not entirely feel like it in certain cities, winter is in full swing, dumping snow in many regions and offering temps low enough to fire up the snow guns in others. After introducing the Nitro T1.5 and ThirtyTwo + Crab Grab collaboration...
STYLE
Winter Hats
Just because winter bitterness is descending doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your style to stay warm. In fact, it's best to embrace the weather and let your wardrobe do its job. Layering up is only half the solution as you can lose over 50% of...
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