Mountain Research’s output may be meticulously crafted and unfailingly chic, but designer Setsumasa Kobayashi isn’t necessarily connected to the worlds of traditional fashion or hype driven streetwear. As to be expected from a brand whose biannual collections are conceived of in a literal mountain retreat, practical functionality is always the foremost priority for Kobayashi and Mountain Research.
The body-wrapped nylon ox suspenders vest, which is a development of last year's survival vest, features mesh over pockets. The specification that the back is opened by the triple elastic band is effective when carrying a backpack. The new color way by developing three colors adds pop to items with a strong tactical feeling.