It feels like spring is in the air. The mornings are becoming brighter and warmer and this represents a light at the end of the long, dark tunnel of winter. We’ve been in different degrees of hibernation over the past couple of months, trying to shelter from the weather, save money and resolve some of our vices – now’s when all the hard work pays off. Springtime means discovering your world again, venturing out and having some adventures. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top 5 items to take on an adventure this week. Keep reading for lightweight sports clothing from YMR Track Club, premium men’s sneakers from ETQ Amsterdam, a hiking backpack by Utility Archive and, most importantly, a pair of luxury men’s socks from Escuyer.
Crafted from recycled polyester, YMR Track Club’s Norr Mälarstrand Long Sleeve top is our favourite piece of sustainable sportswear of the moment. The material, made from recycled plastic bottles, is lightweight and breathable. Areas that need more durability have been masterfully structured – take the shoulders, for example, which feature a reinforced fabric. Little details like reinforced areas or the thumb loop to each arm show that this piece is made by runners for runners.
Part of ETQ Amsterdam’s new collection entitled '36 Shades', this LT 01 is crafted from Steel Grey premium suede. In celebration of the label’s 10-year anniversary, ETQ has honoured its first ever order – 36 pairs of LT 01 models – by creating a collection of LT 01s in 36 new colours. While this smart trainer for men is made with premium materials, its memory foam insoles and reinforced TPU cupsoles ensure that it’s ready for an adventure, too.
When it comes to holidays, it’s time to start planning for the year ahead if you haven’t already. Taschen’s NYT Explorer: Beaches, Islands & Coasts Book offers you 25 dream trips with first-person narratives, postcard-perfect photography and all the information you need to find your way through the magical destinations. From the bays of the Maldives to the tiny islands of Italy’s Lago d’Orta, this book is an adventure waiting to happen.
No explorer would ever set out on an expedition without a proper hiking backpack. For our adventure, we’re opting for Utility Archive’s Range Travel Backpack which holds a solid 55L in a lightweight, technical package. The whole Utility Archive collection is characterised by functional detailing like the backpack carry system and compression straps that help you optimise your load while staying organised and comfortable.
Whether you’re heading on an adventure or going about your daily life, it’s always essential to invest in high-quality socks. Escuyer’s Colour Block Socks are manufactured at a family-owned factory in Portugal from an ultra-soft cotton blend. Not only is this pair of cotton socks for men a stylish departure from the same old monochrome styles, it’s exceptionally comfortable.