Maybe you spend your Saturdays hiking in Mount Airy Forest or strolling through Hyde Park after brunch. Perhaps you venture outside of Cincy for a camping trip in Red River Gorge or Hocking Hills. Surprisingly, each of these call for one common thing: great athleisure wear, which is exactly why Cincinnati local, Patrick Williams, started his own company of outdoor clothing. It's called Wicklow Wear.
It's an outdoor lifestyle brand. We're talking hats, tees, sweatshirts, performance gear, and outerwear at affordable prices.
Back in 2013, Patrick embarked on a camping trip with his brother and has been addicted to the outdoors ever since. After spending too many pretty pennies on outdoor brands, he found himself amazed at the pricing of the products. Before long, Patrick left his corporate job to start Wicklow Wear.
Fun fact: the Wicklow Mountains are the largest continuous mountain range in all of Ireland, so they offered the perfect inspiration and namesake for the brand.
Another fun fact: Patrick recently proposed to his fiancé, Maggie (who oversees all social media for the brand), at the Wicklow Mountains. Doesn't get any cuter than that.
Wicklow Wear's wide variety of hats continue to be best sellers, along with their tri-blend tees. What's a tri-blend tee? It's a comfy material combo resulting in an ultra-soft shirt. Their new outerwear line has also been quickly taking off, with everything from rain jackets to fleeces.
There's nothing more fickle than the weather here in Cincinnati, so a clothing line that covers all forecasts gets an A+ in my book. Take a trek through the photo gallery to get a good look at the adventures these clothes can inspire.
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Wicklow Wear is based out of Cincinnati and products are available for purchase via its website.