FILA just released a new, limited-edition collection inspired by the mountainside and well-suited for the concrete jungle. FILA Explore is tapping into the brand’s rich heritage of ski, hiking, alpine and trek collections dating back to the 1970s and 80s. The brand has a storied history in mountaineering and outdoor-wear — FILA even outfitted world-renowned mountaineer Reinhold Messner when he climbed Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen in 1978. Pulling inspiration from archival silhouettes, colors and designs, FILA Explore is broken up into four categories of wide-ranging garments, all with their own specific color combination: Canyon, Woods, Mountains and Elements. Here are four standout products from the line — one from each category — we had to get our hands-on.
Elements Terrain Anorak
This is the perfect lightweight jacket to carry with you daily in case the temperature dips. Good thing this prism-tinted pullover packs down into itself and comes with straps, letting you throw it over your shoulder no problem.
Mountain Basecamp Pant
These pants are called Basecamp because the luxurious French terry will make you feel at home anywhere. The zippered pockets add a nice bit of practicality, and the internal belt adds a bit of color. These are what you slip into to hit the ski lodge.
Woods Tri Vest
Somehow FILA was able to create a down vest that doesn’t make you look like John Denver circa 1974 or a banker bro type. The FILA Woods Tri vest is perfectly modern (thanks to micro down) with a bit of retro (see the colorway). We’ve never been more excited for fall.
Canyon Windshear Short
These white wind-shear shorts are perfect for the end of summer as we transition to the coveted short and sweatshirt weather. The FILA logo on the leg looks like the glint of turquoise in a New Mexico desert canyon.