Gear Guide: Spring 2012 Lifestyle

Patagonia Farmstand Shirt

We here at Open Air Life believe that everyone needs clothes that both look good and perform. That is why we have found products that you can wear to the office, to the store or out for the night. If all you have are t-shirts and zip off pants/shorts, then you should check out the follow products and find something that will work for you. Some of these products do more then look good but can be used on or off the trail. Here's to looking good.

Patagonia  Farmstand Shirt

The Farmstand shirt is built around subtly curved front and back yokes, evoking an older time when craftsmanship was key to a great button-up. Double chest pockets and low-profile metal buttons complete the old-world charm, while a slim cut designed to fit the V of a guy's back gives it a modern sensibility. The 3.7-oz, 70% organic cotton/30% polyester plain weave fabric blend allows it to wash and wear with ease.

Features:

Lightweight, breathable organic cotton/polyester plain weave

Button-front shirt with yoke details front and back

Fabric cut on the bias for subtle contrast on the chest pockets and yoke

Metal buttons

Shirttail hem

3.7-oz 70% organic cotton/30% polyester plain weave

187 g (6.6 oz)

MSRP: $69.00

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/patagonia-mens-farmstand-organic-cotton-shirt?p=54090-0-256

howlerbros_meshHowler Bros Magic Mesh Shirt

Mesh polo? We know it sounds odd, but you have to trust us on this one. If the Magic Mesh Polo doesn’t become your go-to shirt for any and every hot weather pursuit, then Howler Bros will buy it back from you. From the moment you slip it on, you’ll love it. It’s comfortable and light and its 100% polyester dries quickly. Available in Saint Red with Thundercloud Stripe, Deep Sea Solid, and Deep Sea with Crimson Cricket Stripe.

Features:

100% polyester mesh

Ultra light and cool

Straight hem

3-button placket

Howler monkey icon at left chest

Regular fit

MSRP: $65.00

http://howlerbros.com/products/magic-mesh-polo/

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Dakota Grizzly Axel

The Axel was inspired by a vintage bush-pilot shirt but also puts style into your everyday life. Chambray fabric with an enzyme wash will help you stand out and look good whatever you are doing. Also the antique pewter cat-eye buttons really set this shirt off from your tradition working shirt. You can roll the sleeves up or wear them down, whatever is needed.

MSRP: $59.95

http://www.grizzlyusa.com/

Salence The Chord

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The Chord is your classic "go to" full zip hoodie. The luxurious Italian made fabric sets it apart from your everyday sweatshirt. Throw the Chord on over a T-shirt this spring to stay warm and comfortable. When fall comes around the Chord is perfect under a shell for extra warmth.

Features:

Fabric: Italian virgin wool/cotton/poly/acrylic blend face, fleeced back

Hidden Sleeve Pocket

YKK Metalixe zippers

Drawstring Hood

Deep hand warmers

Leather trim and chest snap

Sizes: S-XXL

MSRP: $275

http://salence.com/product/6/Chord

MK_orginalCargoMountain Khakis Original Cargo Pants

Ever the chameleon, our Original Cargo collection is perfect for all-things utilitarian and adventure, yet dresses the part for more sophisticated functions, like brunch with the in-laws. Our proprietary 2-ply 8oz cotton canvas breathes easy and moves with you so effortlessly, you’ll forget you have them on. Low-profile snap cargo pockets, back snap patch pockets and a cell phone stash pocket make 5 pockets in all. Inseam action gusset. Triple stitched. “Mud flap” reinforced heel cuffs.

Features:

8oz 2-Ply 100% Cotton Canvas

8 Pockets

Cell Phone Stash Pocket

Low Profile Cargo Pockets with Snap Closure

Patch Back Pockets with Snap Closure

Diamond-Shaped Action Gusset

YKK®Zipper

Reinforced Heel Cuffs

Triple-Stitched Seams

Garment-Washed

Mid-Rise, Relaxed Fit

MSRP: $94.95

http://www.mountainkhakis.com/products/men/pants/ms-original-cargo-pant.cfm#

ecco_biomliteECCO Mens Biom Lite Leather 1.1

The Biom Lite Leather 1.1 features ECCO’s Biom technology to provide a more natural foot position. It has an anatomical fit and increased flexibility for improved foot muscle training. The extremely flexible direct-injected PU midsole is comfortable and is very low to the ground.

Features:

Glove-like fit and excellent breathability

Highly flexible and excellent grip on multiple surfaces

Leather lining

Midsole construction is very low to the ground

Natural foot position, almost as if barefoot

Perforated uppers made of yak or camel leather

Simulates barefoot training to strengthen foot and lower leg muscles

Super thing TPU outsole

MSRP: $150.00

http://www.eccousa.com/shoes/biom/mens/lifestyle/mens-biom-lite-leather-1.1/3108/detail.aspx

foxriver_casualFox River X-STATIC Xpanse Socks

Features Wick Dry® technology to manage moisture & X-STATIC® to help eliminate odor. Silver coated nylon helps reduce static & regulates temperature.

Features:

Made in the USA

Memory-knit construction throughout helps sock keep its form, wash after wash

Smooth, flat knit construction provides lightweight comfort

Smooth, flat toe seam adds comfort and durability

Price: $14.99

http://www.foxsox.com/catalog/product.aspx?type=subcategory&sortorder=stylenumber&code=PMEN&selectedstyle=2115

MK-oxbowMountain Khakis Oxbow Long sleeve

As stylish as it is practical, the Oxbow collection is the foundation of our Women’s MountainTops assortment. Our custom-designed patterns and unique yarn dye cotton are airy and light. Princess seams and epaulet detail on chest pocket. Metal-rimmed buttons add subtle sophistication. MK Women’s chain stitch embroidery. Designed for women, by women.

Features:

4.1oz 100% Cotton Yarn Dye with Slub Texture

Left Chest Pocket With Epaulet Detail

Princess Seams

MK Signature Back Yoke

Drop Tail Back Hem

Metal-Rimmed Buttons

Chain Stitch Embroidery

Garment Washed

Casual Fit, Feminine Flair

MSRP: $79.97

http://www.mountainkhakis.com/products/women/shirts-and-tanks/ws-oxbow-long-sleeve.cfm#

kavu_mysticKavu Mystic Zip

The Mystic Zip is made of 53% Soy, 44% cotton and 3% Spandex.  It has an ET style hood.  It is extremely soft and has fun fitted feel with great pockets.  Great lightweight sweatshirt for the Lady’s when the sun goes down this spring and summer.

Features:

Made of 53% Azlon Protein (Soy), 44% Cotton, and 3% Spandex.

Semi-fitted,

High collared full zip with internal zipper facing

Raglan sleeves with elastic at sleeve opening and gathered lower pockets.

MSRP: $85.00

http://www.kavu.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=17099&idcategory=54

redington_CrystalRedington Women's Crystal Waters Skirt

This skirt includes a pair of comfortable shorts underneath so hiking or getting in and out of a drift boat is easy. The creative cut is flattering yet each feature is technical enough to wear for everyday adventures.

Features:

91% Nylon / 9% Spandex

VersiWick™ fabric

UPF 30+ VersiSun™ fabric

Flattering feminine cut and design

Buttons at thigh allow adjustable length of skirt

Regular fit

MSRP: $69.95

http://www.redington.com/Crystal-Waters-Skirt.html

patagonia_kamalaPatagonia Kamala Cross-Back Dress

Open-air markets in mainland Mexico might be hot, humid and chaotic, but we wouldn't want them any other way. Traipse up and down from stall to stall in the Kamala Cross-Back Dress's shrewd cotton/Tencel® lyocell jersey fabric. The ankle length, open back, and a soft, built-in shelf bra provide cross border comfort and grace. Que buena.

Features:

Organic cotton/Tencel® lyocell knit blend feels soft and has a smooth drape

V-neck halter dress with full shelf bra for support

Adjustable straps crossover and tie at back

Ankle length hem, with slits for mobility

4.8-oz 55% organic cotton/45% Tencel® lyocell jersey

274 g (9.7 oz)

MSRP: $79.00

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/patagonia-womens-kamala-cross-back-dress?p=58715-0-198

Ahnu Karma

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This active slip on offers style and comfort without compromising any aspect of yoga-chic. Made from soft, supple, full-grain leathers, these travel-friendly flats are made for all day wear, from running errands to traveling the world. The stretchy back heel provides a secure fit while making them easy to pack. The sculpted EVA footbed is wrapped in micro-fiber suede to offer a soft feel with every step.

Features:

Easy to pack. Easy to wear.

EVA midsole

4mm rubber skin

Microfiber sockliner with antimicrobial treatment

MSRP $90

http://www.ahnu.com/womens-karma-slip-on-flats-travel-shoes-for-women/AF2287,default,pd.html

darntough_bigstripeDarn Tough Vermont Big Stripe Shorty Light

If you lead an active lifestyle, then you probably don't have time to change socks depending on your present activity. Darn Tough Vermont's Women's Lifestyle socks may look pretty, but they are also pretty badass. Not detuned in any way, these socks are up for whatever challenge you throw their way. They will conquer it in style and beg you for more.

Features:

Unconditionally Guaranteed for Life

True-Seamless (TM) toe closure

Highest Density Knitting in the Industry, 1441 stitches per square inch

Fine-gauge Merino wool yarns (21.5 micron)

Reinforced heel and toe pockets

Elastic arch support for snug fit

MSRP: $16.00

http://darntough.com/life-style-1600.html

ellington_annieEllington Annie Tote/Pack

Th Annie Tote/pack is designed with your active life in mind. Whether you're walking the dog, going on a day hike, riding a bicycle or running errands around town, this convertible bag will carry everything you need for your everyday adventures. In durable, lightweight nylon with gunmetal hardware.

Features:

Converts from cross-body or shoulder bag to backpack with a simple strap adjustment

Two exterior elasticized pockets for water bottle, umbrella or snacks

Exterior slip pocket on back of bag

Main compartment covered by a flap with quick-release buckle closure

Zip pocket on underside of flap

Organizer panel underneath flap; includes a zip pocket, two slip pockets and key clip

Interior includes a zip pocket and a slip pocket

MSRP: $54.00

Dimensions: H 11” / W 8.5” / D 5” / Strap drop length 26" (as tote)

http://www.ellingtonhandbags.com/Home_2/Travel-Active-Lifestyle/Annie-Convertible-Tote-Pack-Gray

switch_B7Switch B7

The B7 sunglasses offer the powerful speed of Switch’s magnetic interchange system; the superior optics provided in Switch eyewear, offering thicker temples, large rectangular oversized lens shapes while having a medium to large fit.  They are ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes who need superior optics, unquestionable comfort, and outstanding eye protection, all the while having the versatility to change their lenses in a matter of seconds. No matter what drives you to the great outdoors, Switch Vision has you covered.

Features:

Cutting edge styles

Weighs less than an ounce!

World’s Magnetic Interchange Lens System makes changing lenses INSANELY FAST!

Frame colors and sizes:  see attached spec sheets

All Switch Vision sunglasses include one additional Rose-Amber lens for Low-Light conditions such as snow, fog, rain, dusk and dawn.

Each Switch kit includes: frame, two lenses, Lens Pod™ and Microfiber pouch.

MSRP: $139-$189

http://www.switchvision.com/

lifefactory_FlipTopLifefactory 22 OZ Flip Cap Glass Bottle

The Flip Cap collection offers easy on-the-go drinking from the narrow mouth spout with the convenience of wide mouth access.Our 22 oz reusable glass bottle offers a large capacity to quench a big thirst. The performance of the Flip Top Cap meets the purity of glass.

Features:

Dishwasher safe.

All components made in the U.S. and Europe.

MSRP: $24.95

http://www.lifefactory.com/adults/22-oz-flip-1.html

Earthlust1L_treeEarthLust 1 L Tree Bottle

The stark contrast of a leafless Oak on a silvery steel background makes this 1-liter bottle a work of art—with a pattern that could only be produced by nature! It reminds us that, even when the coldest winter comes, spring cannot be far behind!

Features:

Weight: 0.8 lbs

Color: Silver

Finish: Glossy

Total Height: 10.31 inches

Width (Diameter): 3.00 inches

Bottle: High-Quality #304 (18/8) Food Grade Stainless Steel

Screw Cap: BPA-Free Polypropylene #5

MSRP: $21.00

http://www.earthlust.com/products/1-l-tree-bottle