Editor's Picks

The Rock Climbing Apparel That Moonlights as Everyday Wear


November 29, 2018 Sponsored By

Canadian-based Foehn constructs garments that stand up to the rigors of technical rock climbing. But the emphasis on function isn’t without a sleek, modern aesthetic to stylistically outshine other technical apparel on the market.

By solving specific problems like movement, storage and comfort for all its clothing, Foehn pieces naturally surpass expectations as everyday wears. Built with modern fits that conceal the technical features, Foehn offers garments which are versatile by design and blur the lines between adventure and daily life. The following pieces all accomplish being subtly technical while being ideal for daily wearing for just as much comfort and purpose.

Brise Pant

Many have professed their love for Foehn’s Brise Pant, and for good reason. Built to the high-quality standards needed for technical rock climbing, the Brise also proves that specialized doesn’t have to be singular. They provide unrestricted movement for all environments by using a stretch fabric, gusseted crotch and knee articulation. The trim fit and features like a stretch waistband and ankle cuff are what make the Brise more than just climbing pants.

Robson Down Hoody

Foehn’s Robson Down Hoody proves a down hoody can look and function equally well no matter where you’re sporting it. It uses a matte face Japanese-made stretch woven fabric for a better feel, look and stretch. Foehn employed an 800 fill power down to ensure top quality insulation with a high warmth-to-weight ratio. And clever features like a side entry zip, laser cut armpit ventilation, elastic wrist cuffs and packing into its pocket make the Robson one of the best insulators for the city to the crag.

Collins Flannel Shirt

Can you ever have enough flannel shirts? And, there’s none quite like the Collins Flannel Shirt from Foehn. It’s made from a two-way mechanical stretch fabric that features Coolmax yarns to help regulate body temperature and wool yarns to manage odor — meaning it can handle any situation. The trim fit is tailored to look clean and refined. Put it all in this black colorway with contrasting white buttons and logo hit on the chest pocket and you’ve got an exceptional take on the flannel not typically seen.

Nelson Pant

When it comes to heavy-duty climbing pants, the Nelson Pant utilizes three elements to create a pant that moves better and is more durable than any denim you’ll find. First, the four-way stretch fabric moves with you — which is perfect for climbing or running to catch a train. Second, Cordura yarns are more hardwearing than denim fibers. And third, the triple re-enforced seams ensure blowouts are a thing of the past. Add in the trim fit and the Nelson Pant can go anywhere you do.