The Rail: When Adventure Calls

It’s now easier than ever to go on an adventure, be it at home or abroad. The allure of putting oneself in new environments; to learn something new or to be tested by mother nature is stronger than ever.

The benefits of escaping city life are thoroughly rewarding. Staying comfortable and wearing quality garments can make those experiences much more enjoyable; keeping you warm and dry.

We’ve selected a variety of items that will benefit you on your travels and we hope, become treasured items that remain long beyond those memorable moments. Combine them as you will.



Made with Patagonia’s lightweight Capilene® polyester jersey and Polygiene® permanent odour control, this stylish long sleeve t-shirt has superior stretch and is smooth and comfortable against the skin- ideal for travel.

Men’s Capilene® Daily Long-Sleeved T-Shirt, £37 at PATAGONIA



A classic checked Western shirt but with a traditional Italian aesthetic in navy and blue. It’s finished with burnished amber snap fastenings, is made from exceptionally soft cotton-flannel and cut in a regular shape that’s both neat and comfortable.

Checked Cotton-Flannel Shirt by Boglioli, £270 at MR PORTER



This athletic sweatshirt from Sunspel has a plush feel and luxurious style. A refined sweatshirt which bears all of the hallmarks of a classic style including the iconic V-stitch insert, rib cuffs and neat fit.

Cotton Loopback Sweatshirt in Navy Melange, £95 by SUNSPEL

Gilet or Vest


Adding a practical layer to your outfit without feeling too compromised can be tricky. However, with Moncler’s impressive lightweight vest you’ll be pleasantly surprised with it’s effortless quality and ability to keep you warm without compromising on style. It’s crafted from quilted nylon to a slim silhouette that’s filled with goose down and feathers for insulation, and accented with a contrasting flannel-wool shoulder and chest panel. The high neck conceals an attached hood for rainy days.

Moncler Cesar Quilted Down Gilet, £600 at MATCHES FASHION



Filson’s iconic Cruiser, patented in 1914 is made of 100% virgin wool for comfort, natural rain repellency and insulating warmth. This variant features two layers of wool over the arms and yoke, for protection against snow, rain and cold. It has adjustable cuffs to keep body warmth in and military-grade melamine buttons for added durability. It has nine pockets for storing tools, accessories and gear.

Double Mackinaw Cruiser, £485 by FILSON

Parka Coat


If you’re venturing off to cooler climbs then Canada Goose know how to put a seriously warm jacket together. Their Expedition Parka is warm, durable and iconic, and originally designed for scientists in Antarctica.

Expedition Parka, £950 at CANADA GOOSE

Chino Trousers


Norse Projects’ classic chino trousers are cut from heavyweight broken twill cotton fabric, making them tough, yet easily broken in. Raised belt loops offer extra durability while turned and stitched hems add an aesthetic quality.

Aros Heavy Chino Pant, £115 by NORSE PROJECTS



Handmade in Italy, Fracap produce one of the finest hiking boots around with its uncompromising quality and locally sourced materials including leather from fine Italian tanneries. The M120 is renowned for being an essential everyday explorer. The leather uppers feature hiking inspired D-eyelet lacing, full leather lining and a natural Vibram sole for flexibility and grip.

Fracap M120 Scarponcino Boot, £219 at END CLOTHING



There are moments when you need to cut something, open something, saw or file. Even more so when you’re on your chosen adventure. You can always rely on Leatherman to have the right tool for you at the right moment. This Rebar model has 17 different tools including a serrated knife, needlenose and regular pliers, saw, can opener and bottle opener.

Rebar, £84.95 by LEATHERMAN

Chris Chasseaud

Chris is the Style & Features Editor at Ape to Gentleman, and one of the UK's leading style commentators. Having worked in the fashion and design world for his entire career he's well placed to deliver sartorial advice.