Black Diamond Hot Forge Hoody ($350)
Brooks-Range Mountaineering Hybrid Down Sweater ($270)
Lithic Comp Jacket ($450)
Power Dry Crew Top, ($85-$90)
Outdoor Research Trailbreaker Pants ($195)

Junk In The Trunk: The Rise of the Hybrids

Apparel that mixes and matches materials for versatile results

There’s a new trend that’s popping up in apparel. Companies are mixing and matching materials to make jackets, pants, puffies, and baselayers that are multi functional. They’ll use durable, warmer materials in places that need it, like the core and shoulders. And lighter, breathable materials in the places you sweat, like the pits. The composition feels a bit like Frankenstein, but it works. Hybrid apparel is especially practical for the backcountry. These pieces will keep you cool when your hiking up and warm while your skiing or analyzing avalanche pits. Here are five hybrid pieces available now or coming out this Fall.