Outdoor Vitals, the Utah-based performance outdoor brand, announced today the release of their lightweight apparel collection designed specifically for backpackers. The centerpiece of the capsule is the Skyline Trail Shorts, the shorts built by backpackers for backpackers. The brand is also releasing the Altitude Performance Tee, an incredibly lightweight shirt that offers unparalleled breathability.
“The whole team at Outdoor Vitals is obsessed with the trail,” said Tayson Whittaker, founder of Outdoor Vitals. “We hike on them, we run on them, and occasionally we nap on them. But through all of our adventures, we’ve been left, well, chafed about something. We needed better shorts, specifically for our high mileage and multi-day adventures. So, our team worked tirelessly to develop a model that can keep up with the demands of extended trips in the backcountry. The result is the Skyline Trail Shorts, a pair of shorts that gives runners and hikers the protection and support needed for arduous expeditions.”
Designed with extensive input from thru-hikers and runners, the Skyline Trail Shorts offer unmatched comfort, durability, and versatility for outdoor enthusiasts seeking the perfect balance between protection and mobility. These shorts boast a range of features that set them apart from traditional running or athletic shorts. They outperform other models by providing enhanced coverage, durability, and versatility for various environments.
The shorts are available in two versions: one without a liner and another with a supportive jersey mesh brief liner. Both models feature two carefully designed hip pockets with an internal key/card pocket. The full crotch gusset and side panels are made with highly breathable knit mesh, providing optimal ventilation and preventing discomfort and chafing during long, active days on the trail. With an 8-inch inseam and a slightly lower back, these shorts provide excellent sun protection and safeguard against trail hazards while ensuring unrestricted movement above the knee. The lined version is available for $76.97, while the unlined version is priced at $64.97.
The Altitude Performance Tee is built for backpackers who push the boundaries of what is possible. Paper-thin and quick drying, this featherweight top is made from a highly breathable synthetic fabric that wicks sweat away from the skin during high-octane activities. Available in long sleeve and short sleeve versions, the Altitude is incredibly comfortable, making it an excellent choice for high-intensity activities or simply relaxing at camp after a long day on the trail. The short sleeve model has a listed price of $39.97.
To learn more, visit www.outdoorvitals.com
About Outdoor Vitals
Unencumbered by price points or corporate strategies, Outdoor Vitals is passionate about helping others to live ultralight, and its sole mission is to provide gear that makes backcountry travel easier. Outdoor Vitals is committed to designing innovative products that make the outdoors more comfortable, cutting out everything that is unnecessary without impeding function or durability. The result is a line of carefully constructed products that are ideal for backcountry travel. Today, Outdoor Vitals offers a wide array of unique products, including backpacks, jackets, tents, pants, baselayers, sleep systems, and more.