The world would be a happier, healthier and more sustainable place if more companies followed the lead of Royal Robbins. Their founder’s climbing ethos was to leave as little trace as possible. He and his wife Liz Robbins put this into practice by using only removable nuts on their first ascent of Yosemite‘s Nutcracker Suite (5.8/5.9) in 1967. The couple went on to instill this belief—that how one gets to the summit is more important than reaching it—into the Royal Robbins business. It guides their commitment to sustainability today. Find out more about their sustainable materials, ethical production, and partnerships.
We checked out two selections from a raft of new Fall/Winter ’21 offerings.
MEN’S CONNECTION GRID JACKET
The Connection Grid Jacket is warm and comfortable like your favorite old fleece, but with clean, updated style that takes it way beyond the campground. Lofty Sherpa fleece lines the inside, and is bonded to a grid fleece face that has the look and feel of canvas. The tall collar is Sherpa lined for added comfort, and storage includes an easy-access zippered Napoleon pocket that secures your smartphone or passport. All this, plus the jacket is made with recycled polyester.
Clean grid fleece and lofty Sherpa fleece combine for warmth, softness and style options.
Sherpa fleece-lined collar is comfortable and warm.
Shirttail hem and twill tape detailing add casual style.
Drop-in hand pockets, zippered Napoleon pocket at chest.
VENTURE CREW SOCK
Mesh ventilation and Achilles cushioning make this performance sock your go-to for long days on your feet. Plus, the hemp blend fabric (56% polyester, 37% hemp, 7% elastane) naturally provides odor resistance and durability. We’ve used them for fall hiking and running and find their moisture-wicking properties very effective. And they make an ideal sock to pack on camping trips where you don’t want anything that will hold water or foul up your pack.
Wide arch and back ankle support add comfort and stability.
Fine mesh ventilation keeps the foot cool.
Pique ¾” cuff and deep pocket “Y” heel increase comfort and keep sock tube from falling down.
Seamless toe eliminates rubbing.