Outdoor clothing can be expensive. When a brand of clothing is that is inexpensive, functional and durable it is rare and wonderful find. And for me, the brand of clothing that fits that criteria is the Champion C9 brand found at Target.
Outdoor clothing is often expensive. A synthetic t-shirt from well known outdoor manufacturers can cost $50. A long sleeve? Even more. Running shorts, socks and so on can break the budget for what is supposed to be the simple act of going outdoors.
If you just want to get outside and play, do you always have to play top dollar?
Sometimes you get what you pay for. Other times? Not so much.
But the one brand I always seem to use is the Champion C9 brand carried at Target.
Their shorts and running socks are a staple for much of my hiking and backpacking.
My “uniform” : Thrift store shirt, running shoes and socks, Target shorts, boonie hat and a box o’ wine. 🙂
The long sleeve shirts are often used for shoulder season hikes and spring skis.
And for day hikes and ( now climbs)? My favorite shirt is 5 seasons old and is only now starting to show its wear and tear after hard use.
Ski and bike Mt Toll! 🙂
The shirts, socks, shorts and underwear are all well under $15. There are also soft shell pants, jackets and vests I have not tried personally but also have received good reviews.
Bottom Line: Functional, inexpensive and long lasting. Not just a good bang-for-the-buck but just plain GOOD. On the money you save on by purchasing the Champion Brand C9 clothing, you can put towards more important things…like beer! 🙂