ArenaCatalog_WildernessExperience
ArenaCatalog_WildernessExperience
ArenaCatalog_WildernessExperience

Full Fleece Index:

Photo: Darryl Richardson (Alesund, Norway)

Photo: Darryl Richardson

Photo: Darryl Richardson

Volume: One

Fleece

Wilderness

Experience Full 

Zip Jacket

Collector Note: As just mentioned in the last Patagonia caption- there were no shortage of outdoor brands with legit heritage, mountain tested gear, and bad ass Everest scaling founders from America’s west coast in the 1970’s.

 

Most of those brands were struggling, folded into something larger, or entirely gone by the time Outkast put their first album out. Wilderness Experience is the perfect example, and maybe the best of them all. Co-founder Greg Thomsen would go on to launch Nike's ACG line and you can literally see the finger prints of this early jacket in nearly every other piece on this list. This jacket feels like America in the 70's when you pick it up, and matching pants means matching style points. 

 - Phillip T. Annand

F.20

Article No.

F.20

Courtesy of:

Phillip T. Annand Collection

Production:

Late 1970's

Photo: Darryl Richardson

Photo: Billy Fischer

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