The DSPTCH X Descente Collection is Packable Clothing Done Right

first_img $75 from Descente Editors’ Recommendations The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials And, while we’re on the subject of packable clothing and road trips, learn exactly what you need to pack to stay stylish and practical when crossing the country on America’s highways. $83 from Descente $215 from Descente Descente X DSPTCH Packable Long Sleeve T-Shirt $85 from Descente Descente X DSPTCH Packable Vest Packable clothing is some of the most utilitarian pieces of clothing or gear that you’ll ever own — at least, from our do-everything outdoor-adventuring opinion. From down jackets that pack into their own pockets to T-shirts, pants, and vests that do the same (or better), packable clothing is integral to ultralight backpacking, for auto-related weather emergencies or strandings, or even just so you’re always ready for the next big adventure.When it comes to packable clothing, we prefer the kind that also doubles as activewear. This means we’re looking for performance fabrics that wick moisture, regulate temperature, and dry quickly. It also doesn’t hurt if the clothing can pack down into a size that is much smaller than it would be if folded in the regular way. Luckily, luxury Japanese performance brand Descente has teamed up with San Francisco design studio DSPTCH for the Descente X DSPTCH Packable Clothing Collection. Including five pieces — a jacket, a vest, t-shirt, long sleeve T-shirt, and shorts — the packable collection does just that: packs down into tightly compressed pouches to make storing and carrying easier.Along with the packability, the pieces are also fairly wrinkle resistant and come in three colors: gray, black, and navy. Made from 100% polyester, the pieces are, as desired, moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and offer a traditional (read: looser) fit. The top pieces are great for throwing over whatever you’re already wearing and the shorts offer a quick change option if things get too hot on the trail. We personally keep our sample of this collection in our car trunk with our safety equipment, extra blankets, and trail gear because you never know when you’ll need a light jacket, vest, or T-shirt when you’re on the road.The Descente X DSPTCH Collection Descente X DSPTCH Packable Short Sleeve T-Shirt Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites Descente X DSPTCH Packable Jacket The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather $85 from Descente Descente X DSPTCH Packable Shorts You Definitely Need a Shirt Jacket for Falllast_img read more

Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley

first_img A Quick and Easy Guide to Popular German Wine Varietals An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist Editors’ Recommendations You know it, we know it, heck even Grandma Jean who hasn’t left her house in years and subsists on Hello Fresh and her stories knows it – the Willamette Valley in Oregon is known for its Pinot Noirs. The red wine is made in abundance in the area, thanks to a climate, soil conditions, and winemakers who know how to work with the notoriously fickle grape.The thing is, pinot isn’t the only thing being produced in the area. With hundreds of wineries, there are tons of options for those looking for something a little different. With the harvest season here, we decided to put together a brief guide of wineries in the Willamette Valley that are producing great non-pinot wines.Below, you’ll find four of our favorites. While some of the wineries only have one or two releases, they’re damn good releases and, while you’re there, you may as well try some pinots, too. It’d be rude if you didn’t.Sokol BlosserSokol BlosserOne of the most prominent wineries in Oregon, Sokol Blosser helped craft the Oregon wine scene that we get to enjoy today. Starting in 1971 and producing its first wines in the late 1970s, the winery slowly grew to become the sixth-largest producer in the state. If you’re looking for white wines, this is a great place to start. Whether you’re looking for a Chardonnay, a Pinot Blanc or a Pinot Gris, they have all of those and more. In addition, those looking for something a little sweeter can indulge in Sokol Blosser’s dessert Riesling.Alloro VineyardAn estate winery located in Sherwood, Oregon, Alloro Vineyard has 34 acres of vineyards where the winery grows Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Muscat. From these, Alloro currently produces two white wines – a Chardonnay and Vinno Nettare Dessert Wine. The Chardonnay is barrel-fermented for 11 months in 20% new French Oak, giving the wine a full-bodied and smooth flavor. Rich buttery notes pervade for a well-rounded glass of wine. The dessert wine is made of 65% Muscat and 35% Riesling made in the ice wine style. The floral notes and a good amount of acidity help balance the syrupy sweetness.Vidon VineyardStarted by former NASA particle physicist Don Hagge (he was chief of the physics branch for the Apollo Space Program for missions 6-13), Vidon Vineyard started as Hagge’s retirement project that would combine his childhood growing up on a farm and the time he spent doing post-graduate physics research in France. Vidon produces a number of Pinot Noir clones (which are delicious), but we recommend going for its Chardonnay. The wine, a 2016 vintage, is full of apple and pear notes on the nose, with more pear on the palate. It is full-bodied without being overwhelming.Bells Up WineryBells Up WineryLocated just north of Newberg, Oregon, Bells Up Winery was established by Dave Specter – a former corporate tax attorney – and his wife Sara Pearson Specter in 2012. Named both after the location of the winery (Bell Road) and Dave’s two decades of experience as a French Horn player, the boutique winery has been producing wines since the mid 2010s. Its flagship release, Titan, is of course a pinot noir, but Bells Up also produces two white wines – a Seyval Blanc (“Helios”) which is sadly sold out currently, and Rhapsody, a Pinot Blanc produced in 2018 that expresses rich grapefruit notes and a good amount of minerality. More tropical fruit notes on the palate lead to a rich drinking experience from beginning to end. Gamay Noir Wine Is a Cult Classic That’s Here to Stay Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Region Everything You Need to Know About White Pinot Noirlast_img read more