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CAYL’s Karuishi Hybrid Jacket Could Be the Perfect Transitional Companion

It’s no secret that gorpcore has had a come-up in the last two years, going from a gate-kept fringe movement to transitioning into the mainstream fashion circles. With this shift we’ve seen an influx of Asian brands making a lot of noise with highly functional and accessible offerings. CAYL (Climb As You Love) is one such brand and this Karuishi Hybrid Jacket is definitely one such offering.

Made in the brand’s homeland 0f South Korea using a 100% nylon 20D Pertex quantum for the outer air shell which will no doubt fend off anything the elements can throw at you, this jacket is the perfect companion for those transitional months where it’s still a bit chilly and drizzly, but it’s all-round milder. You don’t need a down jacket, and a shell isn’t insulting enough – you need something that nestles in between the two and this CAYL piece is more than worthy of the call-up.

The aforementioned 20D Pertex is also used for the lining with the addition of 100% Primaloft gold eco 40g insulation to keep you warm at the same time. The use of Karuishi Toray fabric at the armpits, sides, and pocket-lining is a considered functional feature that ensures ventilation and comfort with the combination of two vertical chest and waist zip pockets adding to that functionality. The double zip front opening and cinch-cord adjustable hem allow you to dial in the fit and finish off this technical delight with aplomb.

Available now in a stealthy Black or laid-back light Khaki from Calculus Victoria for $330.

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