ALL YOUR WEEKEND ESSENTIALS FOR SUMMER 2021
JUNE 27, 2021
Summer is here! With warmer weather, long days, and many places reopening, it’s time to finally break out of lockdown and start having some summer fun. If you’re vaccinated and following CDC guidelines, there are endless opportunities to finally spend some time with friends and loved ones. Your new weekend plans are probably expanding beyond Netflix bingeing to a wide range of summer activities, from outdoor picnics and camping trips to visits to museums and movie theaters.
No matter what you choose to do, Alpha Industries has you covered with all your weekend essentials. Without the right outdoor equipment, or a summer jacket for possible weather changes, your weekend plans could easily go downhill — don’t get caught unprepared!
MA-1 BOMBER JACKET (HERITAGE)
First off, no summer night out is complete without a versatile bomber jacket. The L-2B CTN Bomber Jacket, a more casual take on the classic L-2B bomber, features a garment washed, 100% cotton outer shell, with a nylon lining that makes layering easy. The original L-2B bomber jacket was originally created in the 1950s as a lightweight alternative to the MA-1; designed for moderate temperatures of 42-65 degrees Fahrenheit, the L-2B served as the summer jacket for Air Force pilots for many years.
This summer, we’ve created a diverse collection of L-2B bomber jackets for men and for women, including the CTN bomber. Throw it on with ease once the outdoor temps drop, so you can keep your weekend plans going from day to night. Unlike a regular cotton jacket, the bomber-style knit cuffs and waistband create a silhouette that can be easily dressed up or down. This contemporary gem can be styled with the Alpha basic jogger pants, jeans, or trousers; it can be layered over a tee or over a sweatshirt for particularly chilly temps. If you’re looking to add a black bomber jacket or green bomber jacket to your summer wardrobe, this is the one for you.
If you’re planning a camping or backpacking trip, a quality sleeping bag should be first on your list. The Alpha Industries down-filled Sleeping Bag is made of 100% high quality nylon that’s water resistant to keep you dry in case of spills or bad weather. Filled with an insulating down/feather blend, plus a quilted shell to maintain even distribution, it’s perfect for chilly tent sleeping in the great outdoors. The sleeping bag measures 71” x 32” to accommodate most sizes, but rolls up into a compact Alpha pack bag for easy transportation. This lightweight sleeping bag is like sleeping in your favorite bomber jacket: cozy, warm, and low maintenance.
SAGE FLYER'S HELMET RUCK; REPLICA BLUE BASIC JOGGER SMALL LOGO
Another essential item for any weekend trip is a reliable backpack. The 9L Flyer’s Helmet Ruck, which comes in black and vintage gray, is a modern take on the traditional helmet rucksack designed to carry Air Force pilots’ helmets. Its roomy interior can be accessed via a top zipper, revealing a bright orange lining to keep your items visible, and includes two interior patch pockets to keep small items organized. On the exterior are two large external pockets for even easier access and a convenient key hook.
This versatile helmet ruck can be carried three different ways with the use of hideaway backpack straps, a removable messenger strap, or a grab-and-go top handle. Plus, the entire body is constructed of 100% nylon, making it lightweight and long distance-friendly. Choose this functional, military-style rucksack for a daylong or weekend trip to anywhere you like.
Summer nights are best spent in comfy clothes. Our Basic Jogger pants in any of the four colors (navy blue, olive, black, or heather gray) are an instant wardrobe classic and perfect for weekend lounging. Made of 80% soft cotton, these simple joggers feature a slim, flattering fit that can be worn in any casual look or outdoor setting. Style it with a simple tee during the day, and pair it with a lightweight bomber jacket when temperatures drop. Snug knit ankle cuffs help keep you warm, so you’re always prepared for weather changes while enjoying summer nights.
SAGE, GUNMETAL, BLACK ALPHA NYLON CAPS
Finally, throw on a baseball cap to complete your summer look! The Alpha Nylon Cap is made of 100% flight nylon and comes in black, sage, and gunmetal. Style it with a simple tee and blue jeans for a classic, any-season look, use it as a casual accessory for an otherwise dressy outfit, or throw it on to keep the sun out of your eyes during those bright summer afternoons. Plus, it pairs great with the L-2B CTN bomber and the basic jogger for a look that’s both comfy and put-together. The nylon cap is portable, breathable, and easily adjustable, with a unique reflective paracord closure to provide ultimate comfort.
Hiking, moviegoing, camping, bar hopping — no matter how you choose to spend your time this weekend, it’s essential to be prepared. We’ve got all your weekend gear for every summer adventure, because one thing’s for sure: staying in is so 2020.