Soggy jeans: probably the most uncomfortable feeling imaginable. That itchy, damp sensation can ruin any day of adventuring, no matter how much you try to dry yourself off. Thankfully, the British Cold Water Surf champ, Finisterre, has come up with a pair of jeans that will let you release your inner explorer.
The Anatis jean is a collab between Finisterre and Cookson & Clegg, denim manufacturers who also helped develop the Ovis merino wool blend jean for AW15. With this pair of jeans, the duo continue their efforts to push the boundaries of style and technology.
The Anatis is a slim-fit, mid-rise style that features a water-repellent finish. The Schoeller ecorepel finish is fluorocarbon-free and biodegradable, which means that it’s as eco-friendly as it is durable. It mimics the way water rolls off duck’s feathers by wrapping around individual textile fibres in a thin film. This breaks the surface tension and keeps water from penetrating.
Like the rest of Finisterre’s pieces, the Anatis is made only using the most ethical production methods – the jeans pass the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and are bluesign certified. With the Anatis, you’ll be at one with nature while you’re out there exploring it. And any weather mishaps will be like water off a duck’s back.
Available at finisterreuk.com, priced £95.