The Last is designed to be the only outerwear you need on a northern road trip. Picture not having an agenda for your trip. You might ski, climb, hunt, bike, dine out, sail or lounge around in the sun. And picture that you only have room for one jacket and one pair of pants. The Last is designed to fill this need. Many people can't imagine only having one set of outerwear for every activity, but we are challenging that conception. Own and pack less.

That is the essence of Northern Playground's philosophy.

CO-DEVELOPED

The Last strives to be the last outerwear you ever need to buy. To come as close to our ambition as possible the garments must be tested by many people and over a long period of time. That is why we are co-developing The Last with our customers. Over the last two years the garments have been tested, evaluated and developed by about 150 people. Based on their feedback we have made changes and are designing a new version that will be available this fall. If you want to take part in further development, read more and preorder the jacket here and pants here.

CARE FOR A LIFETIME

A key part of our garments are the systems around them that make them last as long as possible. Amongst other things, we help you with tips, tricks and guidance on caring for and repairing your garment. For this model to work, it is essential that the garments are built to last. Amongst other things it must be easy to switch out or repair worn out parts. Exposed areas like elbows, shoulders, knees and calves have therefore been reinforced with a thicker and more solid type of Ventile that can withstand more water and wear. The reinforcements are mounted so that they are relatively easy to switch out if needed.

LEGENDARY MATERIAL

To reach our goal of creating functional outerwear for any situation, we needed to challenge the misconception that fossil-fuel based fabrics are king. Instead, The Last is made in classic, natural and legendary Ventile cotton. Ventile works well in all kinds of weather, and much of its fame comes from its capability to keep water out. Additionally, the textile is relatively light and has great breathability. Unlike GoreTex, Ventile is also comfortable enough to wear straight on the skin, making it great for warmer days as well. Lastly, Ventile is known for it its patina – it ages well. This kind of timelessness is also a key element in our design philosophy. We have researched pants and jackets from the last 100 years, and have ended up with outerwear that we hope and believe can be called "classics" for the next 100.