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Dress for the Session You Want

The Off-Grid Uniform that Will Get You There

elsewhere // Oct 17, 2022
Words by Corina Stephens
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Composed of an intricate labyrinth of blood, bones, organs, and stardust, we humans are divinely designed to endure nature’s elements. 

A perfect, squishy machine of elemental protection, every atom of our physical makeup is attuned to keep us alive and comfortable in a state of complex harmony, shielded from harsh externalities like the sun, wind, moisture, and extreme temperature.

However, from time to time, we all need a little help from our friends, and the integumentary system is no exception. Enter Vans Surf’s most recent all-weather offering.

A straightforward summation of its design ethos, the capsule’s call tag – MTE –denotes that it, too, is made for the elements. Bringing aggressive, all-terrain footwear and apparel to the forefront of surf-adventurism, the go-anywhere array robs us of any real excuse to stay indoors from Fall through Spring, and we’re okay with that. 

The newest introductions to the all-weather arsenal take the form of UltraRange™ EXO Hi MTE™-2 and Sk8-Hi MTE™-2 silhouettes, each marrying decades of omni-climate footwear experience with modern material advancements (think HydroGuard®, PrimaLoft, and All-Trac™, among other, comfort-enhancing technologies).

On the coastal side of things, the Colfax MTE™-1 Boot, MTE™-1 Jacket, and a layerable assortment of apparel essentials are specifically designed with the cold-water surfer in mind. Armored with water resistance, warmth, and tread to the gills, wearers can expect a high, dry experience even in the muddiest, most off-grid conditions.

In short, we humans were made to endure and enjoy nature’s elements. Why not dress for the occasion?

Available now at Vans Surf retail locations and Vans.com/surf.


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