Will we ever say goodbye to gorpcore?

Gorpcore — functional outdoor clothing worn for everyday rather than to stay warm and dry in the elements — turns out to have an alpinist’s endurance. It was first noticed in the wild six or seven years ago, its ascent roughly coinciding with camping-chic runway shows from Prada and others. Puffer coats, Patagonia fleeces and technical-looking shoes have been seen in New York bars ever since.