Month three of quarantine means week nine of cabin fever. While the tried-and-true sweatpants may have carried us through March and April, with temps heating up and the “new normal” not so new anymore, there’s never been a better time to switch up the routine. Cure cabin fever with the masters of cabining.
Here’s all the best indoors loungewear from our favorite outdoors brands, according to your design-obsessed friends at Field Mag.
Sweden’s Houdini is a case study in sustainability. Another thing they are? Loungewear overlords. The brand is famous for its use of Polartec insulators, all of which contain recycled materials. Core silhouettes like the Houdi (Swedish translation: “Outhe hoodie”) are available in a wide range of colors and eco-friendly materials, all of which turn out Scandi chic. Escape into Houdini - the planet will thank you.
Highlights: Activist Tee ($85), Light Shorts ($100)
Boston-based Tracksmith makes stylish, high-quality activewear designed for logging miles. But if you’re not up for the challenge, it also does a fine job just sitting still. Tracksmith’s famous Session Shorts pull double-duty as down-tempo chillers. Their Emil crew? A merino pullover as good for tempo runs as client Zooms.
Highlights: Session Shorts ($64), Emil Crew Sweatshirt ($138)
A new name with an age-old aesthetic, Battenwear (founded 2011) is an outdoors brand hailing from the deep wilderness. Of New York City. An OG of the “urban outdoors” trend, their heritage styles like the belted Camp Shorts make for haute updates. Hard lefts like the Active Lazy Pants add a touch of the outlandish. $200 lounge pants are certainly pricey, but hey, that’s New Yawk Baby.
Highlights: Camp Shorts ($195), Active Lazy Pants ($205)
Japanese brand Suicoke is a cult footwear maker known best for its sandals. Not simple slides, but honest-to-goodness, super strapped sandals. While their styles are designed for the great outdoors, Suicoke’s geometric takes on retro campwear make for perfect house shoes. Go for the Kaw series to hit peak Insta.
Highlights: KISEE-V Sandal ($199), KAWS-VS Sandal ($245)
Patagonia has a long history in workwear. Now that work means #WFH, their heritage has taken on a whole new meaning. The first name in fleece makes some supremely cozy sweaters - but Patagonia’s Baggies shorts are the real breadwinner. Pair their 5” mainstays with a Better Shacket for a business/casual match-up, then swap tops to a Synchilla pullover for proper weekend lounging.
Highlights: 5” Baggies ($55), Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T ($119)
Japan’s campfire clothier makes some of the most functional apparel made especially for straight chilling. Made with technical knowhow, many pieces are temperature-regulating and built to fit boxy, making them ideal for a long day in the easy chair (and maybe a Netflix fireplace). Slip into some Flexible Insulated Pants, pour a titanium-mugged beverage, and… well… do your damn thing. It’s a modern adaptation of the Snow Peak way.
Highlights: Flexible Insulated Pants ($230), Noragi Jacket ($405)
Hailing from the home of nature-as-a-lifestyle, Columbia Sportswear has made indoors-friendly outdoors staples for decades. The brand’s Icons Collection reflects this. Inspired by Columbia’s 80s-era fame, it’s chock full of crossovers. Bold graphic fleeces and swim-friendly nylons look at home on the trail or on the couch. Bucket hats hide that bad self-haircut. Tangent? Nah. That’s that other town in Oregon.
Highlights: Riptide Short ($60), Unisex Wapitoo Fleece ($90)
When you make some of the world’s most advanced mountaineering equipment, there’s a good chance you know how to make people comfortable in uncomfortable situations. The coziest parts of their range include some of their most iconic styles: Thermoball Mules, Sherpa fleeces, and sweats that mimic the colors of the Mountain Light Jacket. Hunkering down sure shapes up nice.
Highlights: Thermoball Eco Traction Mule V ($55), Campshire Pullover Hoodie (
Honorable Mention: Camp High
A special shoutout goes to Camp High, a Santa Monica label helmed by former employees of Burton and Supreme. As the name suggests, the brand is a trip. Prints and materials harken back to ‘70s California outdoors culture—when a woods walk meant “shroom journey” as much as it meant “hike.” Their Deadhead fleeces and far out knitwear are borderline psychotropic. Check it out, man.
Highlights: Sunshine Company Hoody ($160), Sunshine Company Pants ($135)
See more design-driven outdoors apparel and equipment in our GEAR section.