The 21 Best Outdoor Streetwear Brands (Gorpcore)

The 21 Best Outdoor Streetwear Brands (Gorpcore)

Gorpcore is a subgenre of streetwear that embraces outdoor and hiking-inspired clothing and accessories. It incorporates functional, performance-based garments like waterproof jackets, hiking boots, and utility vests into everyday fashion, emphasizing durability and practicality. Gorpcore blends elements of outdoor adventure with urban street style, making it a unique and fashionable trend that appeals to those seeking both functionality and style in their clothing choices. Here is our list of 21 brands doing it best!

Published:
February 5, 2024
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By: Dante P
A man wearing a White Mountaining Gorpcore Black Jacket in the woods
A man wearing a White Mountaining Gorpcore Black Jacket in the woods
Premium Technical

Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx is based on the principle of obsessive, precise design and production in the Canadian Coast Mountain wilderness. Because if their in-house manufacturing and design centres, Arc'teryx is able to constantly innovate and produce products the proper way. Timeless quality, intelligent design, and simplicity result in optimal performance at critical moments. Discover more brands like Arc'teryx here.

Price
High
Origin
Vancouver, Canada
Made in
Canada
Founded in
1989
Arc'teryx
Functional
Technical

North Face - Apparel

North Face is a renowned and well-loved brand in the world of outdoor and fashion apparel. The brand is known for its exceptional quality and style in its range of jackets, coats, footwear, and accessories. Expect rugged, durable, and stylish clothing that is perfect for any adventure, from a day hike to an expedition to the top of a mountain. Find more brands like The North Face here.

Price
Med
Origin
San Francisco, United States
Made in
China
Founded in
1968
North Face - Apparel
Quality Technical
Ethical

Patagonia

Founded in 1973, Patagonia is an American clothing company that markets and sells outdoor clothing. The first store opened in  Ventura, California selling bespoke mountain climbing gear before expanding its product line to include apparel created for other outdoor sports such as surfing. In addition to sportswear, Patagonia today also offers outdoor products such as camping food, sleeping bags, and backpacks. Discover more brands like Patagonia here.

Price
Med
Origin
Ventura, USA
Made in
China & USA
Founded in
1973
Patagonia
Quality Outdoors

Columbia

Columbia is an American outdoor clothing and footwear company that specializes in creating high-performance gear for a wide range of outdoor activities, from hiking and camping to fishing and skiing. They are known for their wide range of outdoor clothing and footwear, including jackets, pants, shirts, and boots, as well as a variety of accessories.

Price
Med
Origin
Portland, USA
Made in
Vietnam
Founded in
1938
Columbia
Premium Technical

And Wander

Keita Ikeuchi and Mihoko Mori established wander in 2011 as a result of their shared vision of creating “fashion in the nature / mountains just as enjoyable”. They've been striving to provide sophisticated outdoor garments that combine high-fashion styles that appeal to customers' senses with the functionality and practicality of outdoor clothing.

Price
High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
2011
And Wander
Premium Technical

Goldwin

Goldwin has been inspired by the connection between humans and nature in the production of our products for more than 70 years. It is their belief that nature's most important lesson is harmony, and that nature teaches us the greatest lessons. They design all of their products to improve quality of life in order to create a circular economy in which clothing works with the world as much as humans do.

Price
High
Origin
Japan
Made in
Japan & China
Founded in
1950
Goldwin
Premium Technical

Snow Peak

Since 1958, Snow Peak has been making Japanese-designed, lifetime-guaranteed outdoor equipment. Although Snow Peak has changed considerably over the last 60 years, their fundamental mission has stayed the same: to manufacture heirloom-quality outdoor garments and equipment so people can experience nature.

Price
High
Origin
Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
1958
Snow Peak
Technical
Minimalist

Arc’teryx Veilance

Arc’teryx Veilance is a line of precision, performing apparel for a contemporary urban lifestyle. The line offers minimalist form, clean lines, and a city-bound aesthetic while drawing from the advanced engineering and technical ingenuity Arc’teryx is known for. Everything about Veilance leads back to the brand’s Vancouver origins. Discover more brands like Arc'teryx here.

Price
High
Origin
Vancouver, Canada
Made in
Canada
Founded in
2009
Arc’teryx Veilance
Minimalist

Norse Projects

Norse Projects is a contemporary clothing brand based in Copenhagen. Founded in 2004, the brand came together as a blend of streetwear, classic workwear and high-end fashion, all styled with a minimalist Scandinavian touch. Find more brands like Norse Projects here.

Price
Med
Origin
Copenhagen, Denmark
Made in
Europe
Founded in
2004
Norse Projects
Quality Outdoors

Helly Hanson

Helly Hansen is a Norwegian brand that specializes in creating high-performance outdoor clothing and gear for a wide range of activities, from sailing and skiing to hiking and fishing. They are known for their waterproof and insulated clothing, such as jackets, pants, and overalls. They also offer a wide range of footwear, such as boots and shoes, as well as a variety of accessories, including hats, gloves, and backpacks.

Price
Med
Origin
Moss, Norway
Made in
China
Founded in
1877
Helly Hanson
Ethical
Sustainable

Cotopaxi

Price
Med
Origin
Salt Lake City, Utah
Made in
China
Founded in
2014
Cotopaxi
Technical
Minimalist

Mountain Research

Mountain Research is known for high-quality, functional outdoor clothing with a focus on technical materials and construction.

Price
High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
2002
Mountain Research
Performance

Tilak

Tilak is a renowned brand in the outdoor clothing industry, famous for its blend of functionality and style in its designs. Their collection encompasses a variety of clothing and accessories tailored for outdoor pursuits like hiking, camping, and climbing. The brand incorporates cutting-edge materials and technology to deliver products that cater to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers.

Price
Med
Origin
Czech Republic
Made in
Czech Repubkic
Founded in
1986
Tilak
Performance

Vollebak

Vollebak uses science and technology to bring the future of technical and active apparel to the world. They've won countless innovation awards and paired with that is a high bar for quality, comfort and utility.

Price
Very High
Origin
London, UK
Made in
China
Founded in
2008
Vollebak
Avant-garde

Undercover

Undercover is a Japanese clothing brand primarily known for its avant-garde and often dark designs, which blend elements of punk, streetwear, and high fashion. The brand's collections often feature unexpected details and innovative use of materials, as well as an emphasis on storytelling and narrative themes.

Price
High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
1993
Undercover
Technical

Poler

Poler is an American outdoor brand known for its casual, laid-back style and a wide range of outdoor gear and accessories. They are known for their camping gear and accessories, such as tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, and camping chairs, as well as a selection of clothing, including hoodies, tees, and hats.

Price
Med - High
Origin
Portland, USA
Made in
China
Founded in
2011
Poler
Performance

Klattermusen

Klättermusen is a maker of refined mountaineering equipment. Established in 1975 to combine utility and extreme durability in environmentally considerate designs and materials, Klättermusen supports outdoor enthusiasts through unforgiving weather and unpredictable situations.

Price
Med
Origin
Åre, Sweden
Made in
China
Founded in
1975
Klattermusen
Premium Technical
Minimalist

Nanamica

nanamica was established in Tokyo in 2003 with the goal of uniting individuals from around the world and with diverse cultural backgrounds in order to construct products that will have long-lasting significance, rather than being concerned with fads or the latest trends. The clothes are made of high-quality materials and are suited to everyday wear because of their advanced seams, fine finishes, and meticulous cuts. The oceans combine to form 'House of the Seven Seas,' denoting the unification of the world.

Price
High
Origin
Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
2003
Nanamica
Technical
Accessible

Fjallraven

Fjällräven specializes in outdoor clothing and equipment. Based in the small town of Örnsköldsvik in Sweden, where mountains, forests, and waters meet, they're dedicated to making nature more accessible. In true Swedish style, they place an emphasis on simplicity and practicality, all influenced by the nature around us.

Price
Med
Origin
Sweden
Made in
China & Vietnam
Founded in
1960
Fjallraven
Premium Basics
Athleisure

Stone Island

Stone Island is a high-end fashion brand known for its high-quality, functional outerwear and sportswear, as well as its attention to detail and craftsmanship. The brand is particularly well-known for its use of technical fabrics and advanced dyeing techniques, which result in garments that are not only stylish, but also highly practical and durable.

Price
High
Origin
Ravarino, Italy
Made in
Italy
Founded in
1982
Stone Island
Technical
Innovative

White Mountaineering

White Mountaineering is known for unique, fashion-forward outdoor clothing that blends traditional Japanese textile techniques with modern design.

Price
High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
2006
White Mountaineering

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