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What does the Radavist mean?
Rad + Atavist = RADAVIST
Why does a porpoise surf a wave, or a sea otter slide down a rock? Atavism is a primal trait in humans and animals that drives us to do what we do – what ought to come naturally – it’s the inherent nature of living things to play. Atavism is why we ride the way we ride; From mashing the city on a track bike, riding singletrack on a ‘cross bike and shredding trails on a mountain bike. Take the time to get rad and tell the tale.
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I love the idea of a merino tie-dye tee and if I have faith that anyone can do it, it’s Outlier:
“It’s no secret that we think our pure 17.5 micron merino is a gem on its own and makes for the best damn t-shirt we’ve ever worn. So we took a little trip at the studio and hand tie-dyed a small batch of them using natural indigo to make the best damn tie-dyed shirt we’ve ever worn. Made in the Bay Area with New Zealand Fabric and hand-dyed at the Outlier Studio in Brooklyn. We hand-dyed a small batch of 30, and due to the nature of the process, each piece is unique.
A note about the dyeing process:
We took our Near White Ultrafine Merino T-Shirts, wrapped them up and immersed them in natural indigo dye. When the shirts are removed, the indigo oxidizes creating a permanent bond with the merino fibers. The shirts are then treated with a dye fixative, then washed with a special detergent to remove any extraneous particles and finally hung to dry in a sunny corner of our studio. Since they’re hand dyed, there will be variation in each of the patterns.”
It’s camping season and whether you’re a backpacker, a cyclist, or of the moto variety, keeping things lightweight and organized is key. These new Outlier Grid Linen Towels look to be ideal for a pannier, randonneur bag, jersey pocket or even your saddle rails! Be sure to read up below before you make a judgement on linen being used as a towel:
“All we really wanted was a damn good towel. On one side we found fat, fluffy cotton towels that were way too big to travel with and filled with sand at the beach. On the flip we found microfiber sport towels that were remarkably compact, but managed to hold odors in a way unbecoming of an object of any size. As is often the case we thought: there has got to be a better way.
As much as we love high tech fabrics, here at Outlier we start our searches in the history books. We found a surprising answer in the form of linen. Linen has the remarkable ability to absorb moisture while remaining dry to the touch. It is also one of nature’s strongest fibers; it gets softer and softer over time and when treated properly can be handed down through generations. We zeroed in on a box weave structure that maximizes the surface area of all the beautiful linen fibers while providing a subtle massaging handfeel. All this results in a towel that is bigger yet lighter, while absorbing moisture better and drying faster than cotton.
One of our favorite aspects of linen is how well it performs at the beach. It tosses off sand so you stay clean, and because it’s lighter and more compact it unfolds into a bigger beach blanket than you’d expect. Truth is, it makes for a better towel in a whole lot of places. It’s lightweight and quick drying enough to hike with (especially the medium size), and it feels so good on the skin that you’ll probably want to use it after your shower just about every day. Available in Medium, Large and X-Large sizes.”
Scoop up one now at Outlier because they won’t be in stock much longer.
For over 8 months now, Lauren has been loving her Outlier women’s shorts and I wish I had taken more photos of them while shooting her Icarus because they fit her like a glove! Here’s the scoop on the full Outlier women’s line:
“Why should better clothing just be made for the boys? It’s taken far too long, but we’ve been working extensively on our women’s clothing and we’ve finally got some more good stuff for you. We started by taking some of our favorite garments and rebuilt them from the ground up for women’s bodies using the same great fabrics found in our menswear, of course. So here’s four for the ladies; four new garments that we hope you’ll consider future classics.”
Complete your Outlier wardrobe with the new Megafine Merino socks:
“Built with 15.5 micron merino, the Outlier Megafine Merino Sock is likely the finest sock you’ll ever step into. Beautifully soft, breathable and temperature regulating, this high grade of merino is the best natural performance material we’ve sourced. It’s the equivalent of Super 160s wool, virtually unheard of outside of the world’s most luxurious suiting.
Ever since I picked up a pair of Outlier pants for Lauren, she’s been in love with them. They fit her perfectly and now, there are more fit options from the Outlier team. Introducing the Ladies Slim Dungaree. As the name implies, these are tailored and slim, but will accompany many body types. Here’s more from Outlier:
“Don’t call them jeans. There’s no denim in here. No cotton to blowout after a month or two of cycling. No cotton to suck up sweat and rain and clam up your life for hours as it sort of dries. If Levi Strauss set out today, do you think he’d pick a fabric centuries old, or would he do what he did 160 years ago and find the toughest, most durable and most comfortable cloth around?
We set out to make a true five pocket pant for casual work and wear; a women’s version of our Slim Dungarees. It needed to be ready for our lifestyle. One pant we could wear everyday, all day. One that could handle the stress of daily cycling and would still look good even when covered in grime and paint.
Pants that stay dry in light rain, yet dry fast if they do get wet. Pants that shrug off coffee and beer. Pants that look and smell good even if you never wash them but can also get tossed in the washer without compromising their core style. Pants we can hike and sail in and then still walk into a restaurant looking sharp.
Five pocket design with brushed stainless steel rivets and a gusseted crotch. ”
Abe and Tyler from Outlier are two of the most talented and motivated individuals I know. I love their products and their story is inspirational. This video, as part of Hypebeast‘s OTHERS series outlines the brand’s beginnings.
I could be posting about the new Outlier Supermarine® Anorak but people will just complain about the cost of the thing (even if this cotton is one of the priciest materials known to outdoor companies – so much so that even Arc’teryx can only afford to use it for a panel on the arm, much less an entire garment). Although I can tell you that I am in love with my last year’s model. It’s the nicest rain jacket I have ever owned and it makes me miss inclement weather. But know this, when I travel to cities with piss weather, it’s always on my back. This year’s model is newer and improveder. So head to Outlier and see more.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, this isn’t necessarily a product plug, as much as a photography plug. I think this is the best photo Emiliano has taken for Outlier. It’s like an illustration come to life. Amazing man.