Fashion & Shopping

Meet The Romper Of Our High School Dreams

July 11, 2022

As children of 1990s Vancouver and card-carrying members of back-in-the-day Mountain Equipment Co-op, we definitely wore head-to-toe fleece looks on the daily. Now, MEC has teamed up with Smash + Tess to make the romper of our high school dreams.

The limited-edition Fresh Air Fleece Jumpsuit ($180, available from July 12) combinies MEC’s outdoor heritage and Smash + Tess’s romper-maker prowess in a one-piece that’s made for warming up after sunrise swims, perfecting your s’mores game and scanning the night sky for shooting stars. The epitome of Canadian cosy, the jumpsuit is made from soft Polartec power stretch fabric to keep up with the wildest campfire dance moves. It features a zip-up mock neck, long sleeves to ward off cold nights and jogger legs cinched with an elastic hem. Side pockets and a cargo patch on the leg hint at the legendary MEC Rad pants and provide plenty of room to store campsite essentials.

“We’re thrilled to partner with such an iconic Canadian outdoor brand on the Fresh Air Fleece Jumpsuit: an everyday style elevated for the great outdoors,” says Ashley Freeborn, co-founder and CEO, Smash + Tess. “This piece is perfect for anyone seeking more time outside, whether camping, road tripping, lounging by the lake or, looking ahead, wintertime aprés ski. We’re proud that the jumpsuit was designed and manufactured entirely in Vancouver, and features inclusive sizing for optimal form and fit. This partnership feels like a true ode to our Canadian roots and I can’t wait to see our Smash + Tess Fam rocking this style throughout all their big adventures!”

“After many requests from the MEC community, we’ve finally created an adult version of the MEC one-piece suits that generations of people in Canada wore as kids to play in backyards and campgrounds,” says J.P. Roy, senior director, MEC Label. “For the first time ever, we’ve combined the fit and style expertise of Canada’s Smash + Tess with the heritage fleece vibes of MEC to make this fun one-piece jumpsuit that you’ll want to wear everywhere—when people put it on, they instantly start smiling.”

Suffice it to say, we’re one-piece feeling this fleece! —Vita Daily

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