Gang, have you heard of Outdoor Voices? They’re an activewear brand with a decidedly different vibe. First of all, their color-ways are downright inspired, and their styling reads more I Am Fabulous At Lounging Around Nonchalantly than the intense WORK HARD DON’T STOP message of the typical activewear brand.
In fact, the company motto is Doing Things. “We believe,” their website states, “…when you drop the expectations to perform, the magic happens. That the joy of the game outlasts a win. That friends who sweat together, stick together.”
I swear I have this same conversation with my little guys every day. Thanks, Outdoor Voices. Your message makes me want to stand up and cheer.
But make no mistake: these pieces do work hard. They use serious fabrics – like a technical compression material for their leggings that washes and dries beautifully, yet is always opaque. And merino wool! I love that there’s a whole line of merino wool products that drape beautifully, and are thin enough to layer over, under, whatever.
I packed a few pieces from Outdoor Voices on our recent ski trip to Breckenridge, and wore them around the clock. They were just the thing for skiing (the merino wool is a seriously good base-layer), as well as the nutty pre-ski dress-the-kids-in-5-million-layers-while-they-tantrum routine and then the – ah, bliss – of an apres ski hang.