Printworthy: 8 Adventure-Ready, Summer-Approved Styles

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. And the style? The style is loud, proud and maybe just a little obnoxious. High temps and long days seem to expand the range of socially acceptable prints, and outdoor brands are happy to indulge our out-there tastes.

So whether you’re spending the day in the saddle, hitting a bluegrass concert series or boarding a plane, here are prints that will help you stand out this summer.

Kavu Big Eddy Short

Kavu Big Eddy ShortWith its bevy of hip, hilarious and hard-to-miss prints, Kavu is arguably the king of stop-and-stare style. Case in point: this season’s Fish Fest* print, available in the loose-fitting men’s Big Eddy Short. Quick-dry fabric makes this short perfect for summer fun of all kinds from mountain biking and hiking to canoeing and bass fishing. $60 |

*Don’t confuse this print with the older Fish Fiesta print. Fish Fest features fishes of the Pacific Ocean, whereas Fish Fiesta highlighted species from the Gulf of Mexico.

Title Nine Crusher Skort

Title Nine Crusher SkortEat your leafy greens, but wear your leafy blues. We love how Title Nine’s Crusher Skort offers quick-drying 50+ UPF protection in the perfect, tropics-inspired Deep Navy print. Feminine pointelle detailing along the hem gives this little number fun, flirty flair. $80 |

Teva Kids’ Hurricane XLT 2

Teva Hurricane XLT 2Pint-sized adventurers can show off their personalities too with a slew of different prints in Teva’s Hurricane XLT 2. Our favorites: Strawberry Pink, Fox Green, and Boomerang Apricot Blush. With water-ready webbing, a grippy rubber outsole and EVA foam footbed cushions, these sandals pack big tech into a little package. $35 |

Backcountry Canyonlands Lightweight Wind Jacket

Backcountry Canyonlands Lightweight Wind Jacket

The Medieval Blue Current print on Backcountry’s Canyonlands Lightweight Wind Jacket is dark and broody in all the best ways. But armed with DWR-treated nylon to protect against light rain, while still offering venting power to prevent the dreaded hot-box effect, this windbreaker has more than just style going for it. $100 |

Krimson Klover Lola Fit and Flare Dress

Krimson Klover Lola Fit and Flare DressWith its regal band around the neckline, Krimson Klover’s white Aztec design, available on the Lola Dress, is fit for a print-cess. We love how the classic fit flatters most shapes and sizes. $118 |

GoLite ReBound Hoody

GoLite ReBound HoodyLooking for a print that’s slightly more subtle? The men’s ReBound Hoody from GoLite comes in the snakeskin-esque Goskin print that shows some personality without screaming “look at me.” And in addition to its 30+ UPF protection, Gdry moisture-wicking properties and incredible stretch, the hoody’s ReFlex knit performance fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles. $124 |


Saxx VibeLooking for ballsy style? Check out the Blue Toucan and Treasure Map prints from men’s underwear juggernaut SAXX. One of the brand’s many “under” achievers: The slim-fitting Vibe, a flyless boxer brief complete with the brand’s signature BallPark Pouch.  $32 |

Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Duffels

Eagle Creek Cargo HaulerBlack at baggage claim is so yesterday. Eagle Creek’s Cargo Hauler Duffels feature great new prints (golden bears and hieroglyphics) that offer a nod to your outdoor spirit, while also making it easier to spot on the conveyor belt. Equipped with zip-away backpack straps, a removable mesh divider to keep items organized and end pockets for stinky sneakers—plus backed by the brand’s No Matter What Warranty—this duffle is ready for summer adventures. $99 for the 40L |

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