Top Men's New Season Picks Summer 16
As the temperature slowly begins to rise and the frosty fields begin to thaw, we can’t help but get excited about the arrival of summer. Here at Cotswold Outdoor HQ, we’re dreaming of sunnier times and new adventures, and our brand new range of summer menswear is helping us to do just that.
Our Menswear Buyer, Sam, has expertly selected nine of our top must-have items for the new season. From classic plaid shirts with hidden technical features to the very latest in waterproof jackets, these are the newest, and most exciting, pieces that our favourite brands have to offer.
Moon Hubble X Slim Fit Jean & Logo Tech Tee
“From climbing experts Moon, this outfit is perfect for a day on the training wall or a night at the pub. Made from a fabric that’s stretchable for movement, and durable enough to withstand the occasional fall, the jeans have a cool slim fit and screen-printed inner that shows when the jeans are turned up. The t-shirt is made from 67% bamboo fibre, which gives a really soft, light and natural feel to it.”
Montane Sabretooth Softshell Jacket
“When you’re out in the mountains, you need a jacket that’s both breathable and water repellent. The Montane Sabretooth ticks both of these boxes, and more. It’s made from Polartec® Powershield fabric, a game-changer in the softshell industry that provides all-weather protection without adding any bulk. The alpine cut looks great on, and the colour is really bright and bold with contrasting zips. This really is an all-round excellent softshell.”
United by Blue South Plaid Shirt & 'And I Must Go' Tee
“United by Blue are a really exciting company that are doing great things for the environment, for every product sold they remove one pound of waste from the world’s oceans. Their 100% cotton graphic print t-shirt and plaid shirt look great together or separately, so you can look good while you’re doing good!”
Osprey Manta AG 28 Rucksack
“The Manta AG 28 is brand new from Osprey, and exclusive to Cotswold Outdoor. It’s the smaller brother of the excellent Atmos AG 65, with the same AntiGravity™ backsystem to make carrying your kit more comfortable than ever before. You really need to try the Manta on to believe just how effective it is.”
Mountain Athletics Graphic Surgent Hoodie
“The North Face’s new range of workout gear, Mountain Athletics, is brand new this season. It’s packed full of bright colours and cool prints, and designed to be at home both in the gym and out in the field. This multi-activity ready hoodie is made from soft stretch performance jersey fabric. A hidden media pocket inside the front kangaroo pouch is perfect for keeping your phone or music player safe while you train.”
Montane Air Jacket
“This is an all-mountain shell that offers full protection in the most extreme conditions. It weighs just 350 grams, with articulated arms for easy movement, a helmet compatible hood and a wired hood peak. The really exciting thing about the Air jacket is its fabric. It’s made from Pertex Shield AP, which is a brand new technology from Pertex. It contains lots of microporous holes, which make it super breathable without compromising on the waterproofing.”
Berghaus Explorer Eco LS Shirt
“The Explorer looks like a classic plaid shirt, but it’s packed full of features to keep you comfortable this summer. It’s made from breathable fabric treated with odour-free technology, plus it has a UPF rating of 50+, making it ideal for exploring this summer. Wear it open with a grey t-shirt like the Icebreaker Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe (pictured) underneath for a super casual look.”
Salomon Agile Short & Agile Short Sleeved Tee
“Salomon know a thing or two about running, and it shows in these simple, carefully designed shorts & tee. Details like 360° reflective detailing, mesh underarm panels, slim fit of the tee and an energy-gel shaped stash pocket are all carefully thought out, so you can guarantee that your kit won’t hold you back on the trails this summer.”
The North Face Glacier Trail 1/2 Zip
“Ideally suited to walking or mountaineering, the North Face Glacier Trail works well on warmer days on its own, or as part of your layering system in the colder months, so you can wear it all year round. It’s a really lightweight classic pullover fleece, made of microfleece with stretch shoulder overlays for better movement.”
For further inspiration flick through our SS16 LookBook and check out the rest of our new spring summer range.
Expertly Picked By
Sam Crouch, Clothing Buyer
Our clothing buyer Sam has worked for Cotswold Outdoor for over 6 years and has amassed over 14 years experience in retail. She enjoys backpacking, running and scuba diving. Travel is also a big part of her life, she recently visited Bali and went scuba diving in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.