In the past four years alone the number of long-distance permits (500 miles or more) issued for the PCT has more than tripled, with users of lesser lengths estimated at a million plus. While this is great news in theory (yay for anyone and everyone getting outside!) the rise in popularity of the iconic 2,659-mile trail stretching from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington has seriously strained the landscape it traverses. Thankfully organizations like the Pacific Crest Trail Association exist to look after the trail for future users.
To pay homage to the PCT and help support the PCTA, Seattle-based retailer Wayward established a collection of limited-edition products from the likes of Parks Project, Coal Headwear, Mizu, and Bradley Mountain, with 10% of proceeds going to the PCTA’s Trail Maintenance Fund to support the thousands of volunteers who help keep the trail accessible for all to enjoy.
Highlights from the collection include a clever “Bring Your Own Boots” dad hat, an illustrated t-shirt for guys and gals, and a number of “kits” and individual products from Bradley Mountain—the expedition kit with custom silk-screened bandana, wooden carving knife, brass compass, waxed canvas dopp kit and more holds the top spot for us.
Not a bad way to partake in a bit of retail therapy and trail support, aye?