Penfield is an outdoor clothing company hailing from Hudson, Massachusetts which is best knows for its down-filled jackets and innovative fleeces. With the huge rise in popularity in function, outdoor clothing, Penfield has become a household name among the fashion savvy as well as the adventurous types.
History of Penfield
Established in 1975 by Harvey Gross, a pioneering figure in the American outerwear industry since the early 60s. Gross was fast to recognise the strength of down insulated jackets and coats for their unrivalled warmth, durability and protection. With only a few factories in the world specialising in the production of down, Gross decided to set up his own. A small manufacturing plant based within an old textile mill in Hudson would become the home of Penfield's high quality down garments.
The brand had humble beginnings of producing just 4 key outerwear styles. Each garment expertly designed to withstand the diversity of the New England climate and manufactured by a team of dedicated craftsmen. Over the years, Penfield became a market leader within the outerwear departments of stores and boutiques across America. Eventually catching the attention of the American outdoor specialist industry to also cater for the enthusiasts of the open.
One of the key parts to Penfield's success has been its undeniable commitment to its New England aesthetic. Helping to introduce the American outerwear look to an international market in 1979. Since then, Penfield has released high profile collaborations with the likes of Saucony, whilst constantly innovating fabrics and function-ability.
Products from Penfield
Although Penfield now boasts a large selection of clothes for all occasions, their down and fleece still reign supreme among the outdoor clothing world. The Equinox Jacket has become a crowd favourite due to its versatility. The down filled coat will keep you warm in winter but won't make you overheated on those more temperate days. Check out the Mattawa Fleece if you're looking for something more lightweight, yet still want the functionality that Penfield is renowned for.