The term “gorpcore” (Gorp: acronym for “good old raisins and peanuts”, colloquial expression for trail mix that is popular as a snack during outdoor activities) was first used in May 2017 in The Cut magazine, when fleece jackets by Patagonia went viral—thanks to some rap and hip-hop stars who combined their luxury accessories with the iconic outdoor pieces. Opinions differ in the industry as to whether this is just a short-lived trend or the beginning of fashion’s new relationship with the environment. Let’s hope for a collective breakthrough, especially in terms of the associated awareness for sustainability, nature, and the environment.
From apparel to accessories, brands like Patagonia, Timberland, Teva, Van’s, Aigle, Arc’teryx, Supreme or Palace Skateboard x CP Company are leading the trends of Gorpcore. The latest ISPO Award-winning recycled and eco-conscious City Parka Bergga by Halti is also a very good example. Key pieces are ripstop rain jackets, puffer jackets, bucket hats with drawstrings, loose trousers or cargo trousers, fanny packs and outdoor-look sneakers.