Australian outdoor equipment brand Alton has moved into hiking clothing with their recent ‘Outdoor Apparel’ release.


Outdoor apparel is a new direction for Alton, best known for its ultralight hammocks, tarps, and swags, and its commitment to designing quality gear made for Australian conditions.

The move into an outdoor clothing line is a natural progression. Let’s face it, we all love being out in the elements, but if you can also be comfortable, dry, and match the rest of your kit, it’s a win-win!

Seriously though, with all the R&D Alton is doing, it makes sense to put some of that field testing to use creating clothing as well as kit. As we’ve come to expect from Alton, the outdoor clothing collection is manufactured from premium, responsibly-produced materials, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

It’s worth noting though that Alton have chosen to start with men’s clothing as this represents the majority of their customers at this point, but their Instagram page has indicated that women’s kit is ‘on the cards’.

What gear is in the Alton Outdoor Apparel Collection?

All-Weather Anorak

The All-Weather Anorak rain jacket weighs in at just 360g has groundbreaking new three-layer Nanopore technology, dual-direction zippers, and a spacious front pocket – because we always need easy access snacks. Nanopore is PFC-free has a 20,000mm hydrostatic head rating (waterproofness) and breathability of 20,000 g/m2/24hr.



Multi-Day Shirt

The Multi-Day Shirt has a rugged half-button design with comfort at the forefront due to its quick-dry and sweat-wicking properties – the two-way stretch fabric is even Bluesign Approved. It’s designed to be worn for days at a time and features a UPF 50+ rating, but interestingly only comes in an almost-white colour at this stage.



Switchback Shorts & Pants

The Switchback Shorts and Pants are tailored for comfort with a waistline below the hip belt and four-way stretch Bluesign Approved fabric to give you flexibility. They’re also water-repellent and abrasion-resistant. It’s pretty no-fuss gear and as far as I can tell, none of the pockets have zippers at this point.


Want to complete the look? Alton’s durable Midweight Merino Socks and a soft-brim Trailhead Cap with UPF 50+ protection will have you covered.

Both the socks and cap come in a choice of two colours as Alton slowly steps away from the all-green kit. Look out!


Images thanks to Alton