The Hikerdelic Buxton Full Zip Jacket in Olive takes the popular Conway Smock and remodels it into something completely different. Sure, it boasts a hood, a similar fit, shape etc, but the full zip and two front pockets make it altogether more utilitarian.
The 60/40 fabric is a well-established cloth in outdoor clothing which boasts the necessary technical ability to see you through the wind and rain. The garment is finished nicely with the brands patch branding on the left arm.
The jacket takes its name from a native of the small corner of the world in which Hikerdelic's HQ is rooted.
Richard Buxton taught himself to read at 16 and worked as an apprentice shoemaker on Port Street, Manchester. Most of his life was lived in relative poverty in the Ancoats area of the city. He found pleasure in studying and documenting nature, in particular the plants in the region.
He was also author of a book called '𝘈 𝘉𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘍𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴, 𝘔𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘭𝘨æ, 𝘍𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘪𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳'.
Which really, is quite fantastic, isn't it?
An honest, hard-working self-starter who had a thirst for knowledge, a love of nature and a yearning for new experiences.
In a season where Hikerdelic's message is to connect with nature and Get Out More, Richard Buxton embodied that ethos, but nearly 200 years ago.