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What is Your Favorite Outdoor Clothing/Gear Brand?

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I am curious, there are so many brands, styles, and philosophies that make brands unique.

Which are you favorites and why?
Here is my list:

5.11: great foot wear and innovative CCW clothing.

Blackhawk: pants have wider legs and strong gussets.

Carhart: tough and comfortable

Columbia: good design but too tight, great moisture wicking capabilities, a bit over priced though

Fjällräven: fit, finish, quality and thought that goes into a product, I love their 'napoleon & rabbit pocket' incorporation.

UFPro: excellent products, innovative and well executed design. Fit, finish and function is superb. Not to mention free 3 day shipping from Slovenia.
 
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I have some Fjällräven gear. I really like their Vidda Pro pants, but their Abisko pants don't work for me.

Fjällrävens' sizing is a bit weird and hard to figure out.
I got lucky and found the brand while in Europe where they are sold like levis here. I think the jackets are great. I suppose my 'European size' also has something to do with the fit.
 

SMSgtRod

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Having done a tour of duty at my Dad's service station the winner was always Carhart.

Now days it has to another company..... just for their super duper commercials:

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Duluth Trading that is!!
 

djthumper

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I have some 5.11 that I like to wear around but a couple of the latest pairs that I have bought the cut seems to have changed. I bought some tru-specs that were comfortable and they have a nice magazine pocket that will also fit my phone in it and it is a slot pocket without a flap.
 

ScottJ

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I prefer moisture-wicking, quick-dry clothing in the warmer months, and the shirt brands are mainly UA (Under Armour), and the BCG and Magellan "house" brands from Academy Sports. Pants are normally Columbia (quick-dry capabilities also). I've looked at 5.11 and Duluth, I just don't care for their [higher] prices.

Shoes for water activities, yard work, general outdoor wear, are a well-worn pair from Keen that have been discontinued, so I'm on the lookout for something (from Keen hopefully) to replace them.
 

TSiWRX

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I've had pretty good luck with Salomon and Merrell footwear in terms of both wear and weatherproofing.

Marmot outerwear have kept me dry and warm, both three-seasons as well as for the winter months.

In terms of jeans, I've really liked the Duluth Ballroom Flex: a childhood and early-adulthood spent in martial arts means that even though I'm now rather portly, I still am decently flexible (think Kung-Fu Panda). As a result, I used to routinely split my jeans straight up the crotch while in various firearms training classes. Since I switched to the Duluth Ballroom Flex, I have yet to have that problem. That said, I've always wanted to try a pair of Chuck Norris Kicking Jeans.......

I have a bit of a glove fetish, even though I rarely wear them in my daily life (with the exception of the latex/nitrile exam gloves that I have to wear as a part of my job). I literally have a pair of gloves for every occasion: I know, weird, right? 😅 Overall for shooting, I really like the SKD Tactical PIG FDT line - between myself and my daughter, we own and shoot with every model that they offer aside from the High Altitude Glove. I have yet to try to shoot handgun with the Cold Weather Glove, but my daughter liked them a lot, shooting for about 3 hours during a 20-deg. day a few weeks ago. For everyday use, I've really liked Outdoor Research - their various shooting-oriented gloves are also very nice. I've also found Magpul's gloves to be excellent as well.

For warmer weather, I find UnderArmor's Heat Gear line to have worked really well for me. Their Cold Gear line continues to be my go-to for base-layers in the winter.
 

ScottJ

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I've had pretty good luck with Salomon and Merrell footwear in terms of both wear and weatherproofing.

Marmot outerwear have kept me dry and warm, both three-seasons as well as for the winter months.

In terms of jeans, I've really liked the Duluth Ballroom Flex: a childhood and early-adulthood spent in martial arts means that even though I'm now rather portly, I still am decently flexible (think Kung-Fu Panda). As a result, I used to routinely split my jeans straight up the crotch while in various firearms training classes. Since I switched to the Duluth Ballroom Flex, I have yet to have that problem. That said, I've always wanted to try a pair of Chuck Norris Kicking Jeans.......

I have a bit of a glove fetish, even though I rarely wear them in my daily life (with the exception of the latex/nitrile exam gloves that I have to wear as a part of my job). I literally have a pair of gloves for every occasion: I know, weird, right? 😅 Overall for shooting, I really like the SKD Tactical PIG FDT line - between myself and my daughter, we own and shoot with every model that they offer aside from the High Altitude Glove. I have yet to try to shoot handgun with the Cold Weather Glove, but my daughter liked them a lot, shooting for about 3 hours during a 20-deg. day a few weeks ago. For everyday use, I've really liked Outdoor Research - their various shooting-oriented gloves are also very nice. I've also found Magpul's gloves to be excellent as well.

For warmer weather, I find UnderArmor's Heat Gear line to have worked really well for me. Their Cold Gear line continues to be my go-to for base-layers in the winter.
"For warmer weather, I find UnderArmor's Heat Gear line to have worked really well for me. Their Cold Gear line continues to be my go-to for base-layers in the winter."

Ditto 👍
 

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I have some 5.11 that I like to wear around but a couple of the latest pairs that I have bought the cut seems to have changed. I bought some tru-specs that were comfortable and they have a nice magazine pocket that will also fit my phone in it and it is a slot pocket without a flap.
I like the look of 5.11s, they just seem to be to tight in all the wrong places.
 

RandomHero

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I like the look of 5.11s, they just seem to be to tight in all the wrong places.
Consider getting some LAPG pants. They are just like 5.11 and 1/2 the price. LAPG has many variations and options in their tactical pants. Here is a link for one style.

 
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