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Climbing Holiday Gift Guide: Pladra Peregrine Flannel

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In the post-lumbersexual world (see also: urban lumberjack), we’ve all seen and scoffed at our fair share of flannel-wearing hipsters, yet any climber worth their weight in chalk has at least one of these soft, cozy, warm, and timeless shirts. But not all flannel is created equal. After 10 months of taking the Pladra Peregrine button-up to France, the Middle East, and the U.S. fashion capital—Kentucky—we can definitively say this is the best flannel shirt on the market. “I wore this a minimum of two times a week for five months,” one tester raved, “and it was the perfect travel companion for transitioning between cold airports, hot airplanes, and the unpredictable outdoors.” This medium-weight piece is 100 percent cotton, with a slightly fitted design that “tucks neatly under a harness and breathes really well, perfect for chilly cragging days where you are constantly changing layers.” The best part? The inside of the cuffs and collar in some colors is a printed fabric of friggin’ eagles soaring through the sky. YAY AMERICA!

$119; pladra.com