Outdoor Vitals is in the midst of one of its largest Kickstarter product launches. The direct-to-consumer brand has created two key apparel lines for its ever-growing collection of uniquely designed ultralight outdoor gear.
First, the Satu Adventure Pants. These pants live up to the dream: a good-looking pant that you can wear while backpacking, in the office, on road trips, and whenever you travel. Outdoor Vitals achieves this with stretchy fabric that repels water and stink, a tapered fit that foregoes the cargo look, and by including unique zippers and attachment points throughout.
Second, the DragonWool line of baselayers. DragonWool is a specialized mix of merino wool, polyester, and nylon. The merino wool sits directly against the skin for that silky feel and warmth, and the polyester and nylon create a jersey face that breathes well and feels like athletic-wear.
The Dragonwool baselayer collection has a ¼ zip hoodie, zipping thermal pants, and thermal underwear.
While Outdoor Vitals does have apparel in the form of down jackets, the addition of a legitimate multi-use travel pant and wool-based baselayer line rounds out the brand into a one-stop shop for nearly all of your outdoor gear.
The cut of the clothing is precise, the materials are impressive, and the Kickstarter has already been funded 15 times over (at the time of writing). Get any of these products during the Kickstarter launch for a serious discount, and with a lifetime guarantee.
Unique Features of the Satu Travel Pants
The Satu pants were built to bridge the gap between your work life and your outdoor life. The most noticeably unique feature is the slim fit — these pants do not billow around your calves, and “cargo” is nowhere to be found in the way they fit and look on men or women.
Typically outdoor pants are bulkier so you can have a full range of motion. The Satu travel pants are made of polyester by Toray, and the fabric uses mechanical stretch properties to achieve the range of motion without the bulk. There is no spandex in the Satu, yet the stretch is excellent. The fabric is also seriously rip resistant and fairly lightweight.
Satu Zippers and Pockets
Beyond the fabric, Outdoor Vitals took their time in choosing which pockets and zippers to include in these all-purpose travel pants.
There are the four standard back and front pockets, a zippered flat cargo pocket (that remains sleek), and an included adjustable belt. The truly unique feature are the hidden zippers that run along the sides of the Satu pants, which open to reveal a fully mesh breathable section, perfect for long hot days on the trail.
There are hem cinchers and gaiter-esque tie-offs hidden in the pant cuffs, and a gusseted crotch for full movement.
Unique Features of the DragonWool Baselayers
The DragonWool line mixes a thermal baselayer with an active, breathable outer layer. The NuYarn DragonWool material is about half merino, half synthetic, and works to combine the best of both synthetic and natural worlds for warm, lightweight, stink- and water-resistant layers.
The DragonWool Hoodie has a quarter zip, thumb loops, a close-cut hood, and a long drape in the back to keep you warm. The Thermals are three-quarter length leggings sized to reduce bunching at the feet, and they include full-length zippers along the side so you can add and remove them without taking off your shoes.
When moving fast as an outer layer, the DragonWool fabric breathes well and protects from the sun. When layered under puffies and pants, it traps heat and warms efficiently.
Who is Outdoor Vitals?
Outdoor Vitals is a direct-to-consumer brand that was built on the idea that premium innovative gear at affordable and ultralight weight is entirely possible. The company keeps costs lower than competitors by foregoing traditional advertising and retail markup, and sources all of its materials directly and with clear information to consumers.
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