Live Out There, a recently launched outdoor apparel company from Canada, is exactly the kind of brand we like to get behind. The use a direct-to-consumer philosophy, cutting out the middle-man and delivering the packages directly to you, and produce all their own products with ethical practices in BSCI-approved facilities. And this is driven by an even greater philosophy – getting people outside. Their CEO, Jaime Clark, has summited Everest twice, as well as each of the Seven Summits, among other adventurous exploits. So this is something they are familiar with.
On top of that, their outerwear is actually really great. Live Out There makes just about every kind of outdoor jacket you could need, whether it’s an insulated mid-layer hoodie or a waterproof outer shell. The Denali Down Hooded Jacket is an attractive sleek puffer with 800-fill goose down – traceable and ethically sourced – and with a water-resistant shell. It’s generously sized and warm, perfect for hiking, camping, climbing; it does it all, and at a decent price that belies its supreme quality.
They’ve also got a totally baller Storm Down Parka, which packs everything you could ever want in a high quality parka, including the ultra-cheap price tag. It’s a 100% poly shell. Herringbone laminated, with 8000mm Water Proofness, and packed with 550 Fill goose down. It’s warm enough for extreme winter weather but looks just as good on the way to work, and at half the price of most heavy winter parkas.
So we’re excited to check out some of Live Out There’s apparel and put it to the test. The real draw here is their transparency, which they tout as an important part of their philosophy; they want to give you the best outdoor gear possible at the lowest price. And we think they’re on the right path.