Flannel shirts for fall outdoor adventure
There is no better time to dust off that flannel shirt than October when the mercury starts to dip but the need to be outdoors to embrace it all remains. For those who enjoy a crisp hike in the woods or along the beach come autumn, here are four fall shirts crafted for those not content to sit idle watching the world from the wrong side of double-paned glass. These shirts are made for fun outside complete with fabrics that stretch and breath and cuts that allow for great movement. Check them out.
Royal Robbins Thermotech Ren Plaid, $100 CAN
This attractive shirt in two styles is the latest from Royal Robbins' performance flannel collection. It's a lighter weight garment that feels great against the body but also does a good job of holding that heat in to help stay warm on those brisk fall mornings. The shirt is very soft and moves well thanks to the addition of a touch of LYCRA Spandex to the fabric. It's also got a nice, deep zippered breast pocket that can hold plenty of stuff if need be.
This burly flannel gem (pictured below) from Swedish company Fjallraven is tough, uncompromising and stylish in a lumberjack sort of way. Dubbed the Granit, it has two buttoned breast pockets and serious reinforcements in the shoulder area, in case you happen to be schlepping a canoe through the woods this month. Which would be kinda great. Overall, it is a warm, tough shirt in two colours with a nice cut and top-of-the-line fabric that should last for years.
Columbia Flare Gun, $74.99 CAN
This attractive shirt features big checks on cosy cotton flannel. It's a good weight, not too light, not too heavy with a nice cut that includes a drop tail hem. It has a lot of room, and some stretch, which makes it a great shirt for hiking and other outdoor activities. It has a couple of buttoned breast pockets and comes in three different styles.
Arcteryx Bernal, $130 CAN
This super-soft shirt is extremely comfortable, with a bit of stretch. It also has some tough stitching and seems constructed to last for the long haul. It also has snap closures instead of buttons, which is fantastic. It's a lighter flannel best suited for urban living/ Wear it to work followed by some disc golf in the park and a BBQ. It's flexible that way and comes in four different styles. Collect the entire set!