This Spring/Summer, Timberland has looked to the coastal playgrounds of New England for inspiration and outdoor testing of the latest Outdoor Adventure range. The eco-conscious collection of technical, high-impact, multi-sport performance apparel and footwear is purposeful and ready for action, while remaining true to Timberland’s environmental commitment. Drawing inspiration from the active New England town Kennebec, a hub for outdoor and adrenaline activities, the range is designed to take on all the adventures Kennebec has to offer, from paddle sports to trail running and from scrambling to rafting.
Activities on water and on the water’s edge update this season’s collection with fresh new styles, colours and technologies. As one of the fastest rivers in New England, the white water rapids of the Kennebec River cuts through the countryside before exiting into the Atlantic Ocean. This notion of speed and the joint usage from water to land and from land to water is a key influencer of this season’s collection. Adding to the existing Timberland Mountain Athletics® range of supportive trail running and multi-activity shoes, new amphibious styles that perform in and out of water have been laden with features including water resistance, quick drying technology, drainage and moisture management.
As well as equipping outdoor enthusiasts to take on the outdoors, Timberland’s ethos is also to preserve it. Partnering with Green Rubber Inc, all Timberland Mountain Athletics® footwear features Green Rubber™ outsoles made from 42% recycled rubber. Throughout the apparel range, organic and recycled fabrications have been used across outerwear, tops and pants.
Catering for coastal weather systems, Timberland’s functional apparel offers super lightweight, waterproof protection with breathability and wind resistance. Seam sealed constructions, rubberised trims, waterproof zips and peaked hoods offer further weather protection. Bright colours are saturated and intense whilst darker colours are rich and clean with pops of bright yellow, kiwi and russet orange for a fast, active outdoor look.
Rip Current Tech
Built on a non-marking, siped, Green Rubber™ outsole, the Rip Current Tech provides excellent traction on the smooth surface of a boat deck and uneven terrain of a river bank. Designed for 80% on water use, side and rear drainage panels have been positioned to allow water to escape quickly and efficiently. Highly breathable hydrophobic mesh and synthetic uppers offers all-over foot protection, at the same time allowing air to circulate around the foot for quick drying and comfort. The bungee lace system offers a quick and easy pull tightening grip.
All Mountain Run-Off
Designed for multi-activity, the All Mountain Run-Off will spend 80% of its time on the trail. Equipped with a trail lug outsole that grips in wet and dry conditions; a rubber toe for protection; and a compressed EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning, it’s great for sports such as Adventure Racing. Toe and heel drainage with a highly breathable hydrophobic mesh upper means river crossing will not take a second thought. A lace garage in the tongue keeps laces at bay, while the quick pull lacing system offers quick and easy support. A TPU external stability control frame has been tuned for trail and water use.
The Mountain Athletics® range also features Timberland’s proprietary Independent Suspension Network™ technology, a dynamic midsole delivering superior control, support, stability and agility on uneven and varying trail conditions. Lugs have been engineered to adapt and retract to terrain while maximising forefoot flexibility and propulsion, while the heel is designed to absorb and diffuse shock.
Stonington Shell Jacket
The Stonington Shell Jacket is a versatile, lightweight, all-weather jacket that offers 5,000mm of waterproof protection. The 2.5 layer laminate, sealed seams and waterproof zips keeps you dry in a downpour, while the breathable PU coating allows heat and moisture to pass through the fabric and away from your skin. The fixed hood also features laser ventilation at the front for additional summer comfort.
Oversized utility pockets have been ergonomically set for easy access, while laser cut textured rubber adjusters with hook and eye closure on the sleeves allow fit customisation.
Made from a blend of 65% organic cotton and 35% recycled nylon, this jacket is made for those who want to tread lightly on the planet.
Packable Benton Cagoule
Perfect for stuffing into your backpack for un-expected weather protection, the Benton Cagoule is an ultra-lightweight shell that packs into it own fully waterproof chest pocket. Made from 100% recycled polyester, the rip stop construction provides durability and hardwearing use.
A fixed hood with laser ventilation at the front allows air circulation, and treated with a 3,000mm breathable PU coating, the jacket provides water and wind resistance, with breathable comfort. The hook and eye closure at the sleeves enables personal adjustment.
Stonington Hybrid River Short
The Stonington Hybrid River Short is great for on land and on water use. Made from a blend of 50% recycled nylon and 50% nylon, the water resistant finish repels water and is fast drying. Mesh lined to offer comfort and aid wicking, moisture is transferred away from the skin and through the fabric.
Large cargo pockets offer storage solutions, while a mesh channel provides quick water release. An ergonomic zip pocket provided secure, quick and easy access. The shorts are accompanied with a waterproof pocket bag that keeps the shorts dry while in storage.