June 2021 saw New York City's Hikerkind release their first-ever garment, the meticulously designed meadow-green pullover Midlayer 01. Six months later, the young outdoor brand focused on making fashionable hiking apparel for women is set to release a follow up fleece pant and balaclava to complete a full look.
In keeping with Hikerkind's principles of slow-fashion, Fleece Pants 01 and Balaclava 01 are hand sewn of Bluesign certified Polartec Power Air jersey material leftover from the brand's initial Midlayer 01 drop. As such, the complementary pieces are only available in super limited quantities—just 10 apiece.
The two pieces seamlessly blend with the pullover midlayer to create an outfit that is equal parts nostalgic loungewear and futuristic hiking gear, all at a respectable price. In short, rev up your mouse folks, these will go fast.
For maximum insulation, Fleece Pants 01 are recommended worn over a base layer. With an elastic high-waisted fit and ankle cuffs, the pants keep chilly air out. Two front pockets act as excellent hand warmers. Minimal and clean-looking, the fleece pants are perfect for any cold weather adventure, even if it's just lounging on the couch.
Designed to be worn over the head, neck, and ears, Balaclava 01 adds an extra bit of warmth to any outfit, although it's particularly chic paired with its counterparts. Gone are the days of itchy, plain-black balaclavas your parents made you wear, and for that, we give thanks.
Founded on an ethos of feeling and looking your best outdoors, Hikerkind strives to design consciously-made apparel and accessories for female bodies of all types. Community-driven, the brand collaborates with local outdoorists and designers on multiple creative projects and also plays host to a Hike Club, leading local hikes throughout New York on summer weekends.
For this latest collection, Hikerkind collaborated with Avery Gray, a Brooklyn-based designer, rock climber, and quilter. Gray's capacity as a one-woman show operating out of her home-studio also informed the limited run of new items. As a part of the Hikerkind Features series, the brand also continued its work with model, actress, and hiker Kristen Misthopoulos to capture images of the capsule collection, pictured on Munsee Lenape and Canarsie land.
Fleece Pants 01 and Balaclava 01 are now available direct from Hikerkind.