Is it me or is outdoor apparel red hot? I was talking to a friend who told me that on a recent trip to Japan, a traditional department store had a whole section that translated to "girl's camping". Amazing. Whether it's a micro-trend, a Japanese trend, or just a fashion trend, I'm so into it.
Topo Designs out of Colorado is one of the outdoor gear and apparel companies that is nailing it right now. Their backpacks have been on point and well-covered, but what I'm really loving are their new unisex fleece jackets ($129). And although the American-made Topo isn't a heritage company that goes back decades, I'm having a visceral reaction to that mid-1990s aesthetic that makes me say, hello again, old friend.