In stark contrast to the ongoing search for lightness in sports, firmer, deliberately heavier materials are starting to gain notice. Increased weights lend a feeling of substance to a protective feel. Strong densities, bonded structures, the firm handles of textiles and straps and elastics, sturdy fasteners and buttons are all borrowed from technical workwear. Lent a new refinement through the use of elegant colors and velvety handles, these fabrics and components suggest neo-authentic, sustainable outdoor wear, right for exploring the city or roaming the countryside.
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