After two years of development, Apolis is expanding its popular Transit Issue range with the brand's first ever line of technical outerwear. It makes sense—the two guys at the helm, brothers Raan and Shea Parton, have traveled the world and had adventures in all sorts of extreme climates and environments. Who better to create gear that not only guards you from the elements, but also travels well and is extremely durable?
The range launches with four essential outerwear styles: a field jacket, parka, bomber and shirt jacket. Ideal for almost any kind of weather and specifically tailored for optimal layering potential, the easy-wearing pieces keep you warm and protected from harsh conditions without adding unnecessary bulk. How'd they do it? They partnered with a small company in Switzerland that's known for their technical performance fabrics and developed a breathable, waterproof and weather-resistant nylon. They then spent eight months perfecting the designs and details, from the taped seams and reinforced zippers to a collar's throat latch or the seams of a sleeve's cuff. And then there are the less obvious benefits. "You can stuff one of the jackets into its own waist pocket," says Raan. "It turns it into a pillow for your late-night flight home." Which is exactly why you want a consummate traveler like Parton designing the jacket you can wear in any climate or location.