The basics of adventure travel should do it all. They should exist on the threshold of athletic performance, but support an everyday sense of style and sensitivity. This is true for weekend trips to America's best destinations or European cities.
You need clothes, shoes and accessories with an infallible crossover. A pair of trousers must have stretchability and durability in order to withstand an impromptu dawn climbing to the top, but looking sharp enough to wear it in a cafe. You need boots that are stable enough to walk on slippery streets and dirty paths with enough style points to place them in the brewery. And a backpack with technical specifications to withstand airplanes and parks, but the smoothness of an everyday haulier.
In short: you need smart, reliable layers that complement each other and are indispensable. To help you distinguish Maybes from compulsory items, here is a list of travel adventures that stand the test of time. With the exception of alpine jackets for mountaineering and rain shells for rough trips, these are the basics that you can refer to in all upcoming autumn and winter trips.