Activewear isn't always hip, and thrift-store duds often fail to hold up when tested by the elements. Outdoorsy, fashion-conscious hipsters—rafting the river by day and sipping whiskey by night—need a more practical way to cover their chests.
The Whiskey River Hybrid, designed by Idaho-based Core Concepts, offers modern dudes the opportunity to look good, while letting loose the mountain man within.
Core Concepts blends the style of a Western pearl snap, plaid button-up with the functionality of breathable fabrics. This dapper shirt was featured in Outside Magazine's 2011 Winter Buyer's Guide as the staff's new favorite shirt.
A "wind, water and beer resistant" DWR-coated nylon face features two chest pockets, while an inner lining of lightweight, bonded polyester makes the shirt breathable and moisture-wicking for indoor and outdoor activities. You can wear the Whiskey River Hybrid alone during warmer days, or as a layer in colder weather.
The shirts are available in three different plaid colors, including the bright blue Ocean, the lime green Leaf and the red, blue and brown blend called Vivid. Sizes range from men's extra small to XXL, and are available online for $89 at corelayers.com.