24 thoughts on “Is Gorpcore cringe now?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Always wanted to like it but I just couldn’t, something about it just didn’t speak to me. Is it because I don’t like hiking? I’m a physically active person but I just have flat feet so extensive walking kills my knees and ankles.

    • Anonymous says:

      https://i.imgur.com/TfJTNOl.jpg

      came to the realization that my style is technically gorpcore. Told a few friends and they roast me over how stupid it sounds
      I also feel like a massive poser because I don’t actually do anything outdoors related besides riding my bicycle every weekend on some paved trails in the nearby mountains

      who cares? it’s not like functional gear only works in the wilderness. I barely hike too, but I wear that shit to concerts and clubs all the time. shoes to take spills and beatings, cargo pants to cary stuff, packable jacket to skip coat check, good base layer to keep sweat off me. it’s literally fine compared to the chinkshit ‘tech’wear people tend to go for.

      >gorp – core
      >gorp

      meaning and origin?

      gorp = trail mix

        • Anonymous says:

          walking on concrete actually hecks the outsole faster than intended on most trail shoes, they tend to be softer rubber than street shoes for wet grip on rocks.

          • Anonymous says:

            true, that sucks

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            This. It’s not as stylish as techwear, and also not as subtle and simple as streetwear. It’s the ugly middle ground that should’ve never been born.

            braindead take, techwear as a style wouldn’t even exist without gorpcore (which is literally just a dumb online term for outdoor performance gear)
            >streetwear
            >subtle and simple

          • Anonymous says:

            That doesn’t make gorpcore any better. And yes, streetwear is subtle and simple, basically almost all npc fits fall into this category.

          • Anonymous says:

            Gorpcore isn’t just functional outdoor gear, the dorky labels and childlike coloring are a major part of it. It’s normie-techwear.

  2. Anonymous says:

    came to the realization that my style is technically gorpcore. Told a few friends and they roast me over how stupid it sounds
    I also feel like a massive poser because I don’t actually do anything outdoors related besides riding my bicycle every weekend on some paved trails in the nearby mountains

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s always been hecking cringe.

      >now

      This. It’s not as stylish as techwear, and also not as subtle and simple as streetwear. It’s the ugly middle ground that should’ve never been born.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What are the best brands for this? I know the basic b***h ones like

    patagonia
    cotopaxi
    nike acg
    arc’teryx

    but what are some more niche ones?

  4. Anonymous says:

    only cringe if you don’t hike or live in the pnw/canada.
    its one of the only ways to dress better than north face over street clothes normies in the winter in high rainfall areas without sacrificing comfort.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Gorpcore is cool but a lil overplayed, I’m kinda hoping for a designer putting there own spin on it, even like just making a rain jacket with designs on it would be a breath of fresh air

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