Living in Southern California, it may be unclear why you would ever need water or weather resistant clothing to brave the seemingly single-weather land of sun and surf. However, for the rest of the state and the world, four seasons are a regular thing, which is why we saw a new member of the Vans family in the UltraRange Hi MTE introduced last month. Showing some love to the folks who deal with wind, snow, rain, and more, Vans has ramped up their MTE collection for the holidays, featuring weather-resistant apparel and footwear for men and women designed to go toe to toe with the elements.
The weatherized Vans line introduces a fresh color palette of earth tones this season, paired with new outerwear pieces that utilize Vans’ innovation tactics and technology upgrades. Designed to keep you warm and dry all winter, the men’s and women’s MTE jackets are coated with durable 1K water repellant coating, and provide improved insulation while retaining functionality and comfort.
New this season, Vans debuts the Authentic Chino MTE, a classic pant with durable water repellent and brushed flannel lining for warmth. Additionally, Vans offers new iterations of the Woodcrest MTE, a packable puffer jacket, and the Westmark MTE, a classic parka, in black and camouflage versions. For the women’s line, Vans updates the Thanks Coach jacket in a pale pink tone, now equipped with a warm quilted body and 1K DWR coating.
Complementing the apparel assortment for a head to toe look, Vans’ MTE Classics footwear returns, featuring new renditions of the Sk8-Hi MTE for both men and women. All styles feature premium weather resistant leather and suede uppers, warm linings and a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole to keep feet warm and dry. Taking advantage of over 20 years of snow boot history, a constructed lug outsole provides improved traction, infusing style and function into footwear that welcomes the cold season.
If you haven't given the MTE silos a test run, do yourself, and your non-weatherized waffles a favor and try them out. We've taken the MTE Sk8 Hi's out to Red Rock and Zion National Park for a full day hike and came back dry, unscathed, and in one piece.
The Vans All Weather MTE collection retails from $75 to $179.50 USD and launches globally on October 1, 2017. To learn more about the Vans MTE collection, visit Vans.com/AllWeather.