Similar to metrosexual but one who lives in the mountains or otherwise pursues the outdoors adventure lifestyle. Kind of a cleaned-up granola, a WoodsyGQ kinda guy with a splash of bohemian. Knows that he doesn't have to look or smell like a dirtbag to enjoy climbing, hiking, cycling, skiing (all forms), snowshoeing, etc. Probably reads Men's Journal, Outside, Outside's Go, National Geographic Adventure, even Wallpaper* and Dwell. Brands: Patagonia, Keen, Kuhl, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, Mountain Khakis. Strong environmental ethic. Drives a well-maintained truck, performance SUV, or cross-over when absolutely necessary but walks or rides a bicycle whenever possible. Works out gym but primarily to be in shape for outdoor pursuits. Shuns chain stores and shops in outdoor specialty stores such as The Trailhead in Buena Vista, Colorado.
"For such an outdoorsy guy, that dude sure has great style."
Order given by leader of a group when walking out of a dark area, such as an office building, mall, airport terminal, or theater into bright sunlight. Max style points are achieved when the posse lowers their shades in unison, like a precision drill team. For this reason, the group leader says "Shades" as a preparatory and after a slight pause for each member to reach up with their right hand to grasp their sunglasses at the hinge point, or to say "Wait! I'm fishing for my keys!" emphasizes "DOWN." The leader must also anticipate arriving at the exit and time his order appropriately.
Keith, Dan, and Jeff are easily approaching the exit with their shades propped coolly upon their heads. Seeing the bright sunlight outside through the doors...
a brand of superior outdoors clothing worn by discerning and discriminating outdoors enthusiasts. Great technicaldesign and features, great outdoors lifestyle clothing and equipment without ridiculous prices. Not yet co-opted by poseurs. Identified by a stylized nut often accompanied by the words "Mountain Hardwear" in distinctive script. Primarily carried in outdoor specialty shops such as The Trailhead in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Jess - "That's a great looking jacket. Does it keep you warm and dry? Who makes it?"
Paul - "Yes, it kept me warm and dry in Ouray. It's waterproof, breathes well, and doesn't have a bunch of useless non-functional crap on it. It's from Mountain Hardwear."
a brand of superior outdoors clothing and equipment worn and used by discerning and discriminating outdoors enthusiasts. Known for great technical style, clean and sleek design. Marmot produces technical outdoors and outdoors lifestyle clothing without ridiculous prices. Probably best known for PreCip rainwear, DriClime windshirts, and their sleeping bags but also make beautiful softshells, down jackets, tents and packs. Big break and defining moment came when they did down jackets for the Clint Eastwood classic "The Eiger Sanction", reflected to this day in the clean Euro look of their products. Used by professional guides, carried primarily in outdoor specialty shops such as The Trailhead in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Ian - "That's a great looking jacket. Does it keep you warm and dry? Who makes it?"
Carlos - "Yes, it kept me warm and dry in Chamonix. It's waterproof, breathes well, and doesn't have a bunch of useless non-functional crap on it. It's from Marmot."