Very few garments hide their technical elements quite like Toad&Co’s. Within the California-based company’s line, no t-shirt is just a t-shirt nor is its denim just another pair of jeans. Every piece of clothing is designed to work just as well when you’re out moving as it would hopping off your bike to start your workday or posted-up at your favorite tavern after a hike. Being active is not a requirement, but Toad&Co has put a lot of effort into making all of its clothes suitable for the outdoors: you’ll find fabrics that are water repellent, stretchy and moisture-wicking. Not to mention, a hefty portion of Toad&Co’s line has an OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certification — meaning your skin isn’t coming in contact with any harsh chemicals. To top it off, Toad&Co is pretty hell-bent on making clothes as friendly to the environment as possible — the majority are made using sustainable fibers. In fact, 100% of the cotton used is certified organic or recycled and 94% of all its products are eco-friendly.
Toad&Co’s Epique Crew has all the attraction of your average sweatshirt but it’s built with a few perks. Made of hemp and Repreve recycled polyester (using 23 recycled plastic bottles in each garment), it’s moisture-wicking, odor-inhibiting and environmentally low-impact. And the Octene Stretch fabric on the Benchmark short is similarly wicking as well as durable and stretchy.
You’d never know at first glance that these jeans are not just durable but they also pack-in stretch with an organic cotton and eco-polyester blend that has a C-0 water- and stain-resistant finish. That means the environmental impact is low and the wearability is high. They’re perfect for whatever you’re getting into, whether cycling to work, taking a quick break to boulder or just wearing them around town to grab a coffee.
The Mattock shirt, paired with a Tempo tee, is a perfect pick for days transitioning from spring to summer, the Mattock shirt is ultra-lightweight but super refined thanks to traditional indigo dye, while the Tempo tee, made of Toad&Co’s own Samba fabric, is a blend of eco—friendly fibers (Tencel®, organic cotton and spandex) giving it a soft, slight slub that breathes and comes with moisture wicking as well.