We’re right in the middle of winter here in Chicago, and I feel very lucky to say that it’s been a pretty mild winter thus far – and it’s nearly March. It was just 60º last weekend… what?! Instead of talking about “how to layer-up” and stay warm in these bleak home-stretch months of winter, I’m going to show you how to easily remove layers with Tavik’s integrated technology line IN+ERFACE. A jacket system that takes a minimal approach to adding and removing layers.
IN+ERFACE has some pretty great compatible jackets, technical fleece pieces, and shirts that are equipped with their signature zipper system. The system allows for effortless mixing & matching of garments to layer for added warmth, comfort and customization. Instead of layering-up, with our unusually warm winterIN+ERFACE apparel integration technology allows your apparel to seamlessly adapt to your environment through the use of high performance and premium materials.The Ruger Parka is the jacket shell for the whole Interface system. I’ve been wearing it on Chicago’s older days and even while skiing over New Years up in Colorado. It can be worn as a stand-alone, or you can easily zip in either jacket, depending on the conditions and activities of your day. All the zippers are sleek and each IN+ERFACE piece features integrated pockets, offering accessible storage compartments that are compatible with multiple devices and tech accessories.One of the layers that you can zip into – or out of – the Ruger Parka is the Thermite Jacket. It’s a bonded fleece bomber and it’s one of my favorite layers. It’s unique and I’ve been stopped and asked who makes the pieces multiple times. The sleek black detailing on the zipper and sleeves creates a great look and it’s different than your typical black or forest green bomber. It’s an ideal layer for the transitional weather we’re experiencing (early!) or for any city commuter as the fabric is quite flexible. I’ve been pairing this with black jeans as I love how contrasting and minimal this look is.
The second layer is the Nomad Jacket and it’s the heaviest insulator. This puffer bomber is perfect for adding while snowboarding or skiing. In the city I like to rock it unzipped as it still retains so much warmth. I haven’t seen a quilted bomber like this on the market, and love the subtleness that makes it stand out from your standard black bomber. As I’ve grown to love each of these pieces separately, the innovative system functions great as a whole – or separately! I’m glad I’m taking off layers in February instead of piling them on!
Photography and videography by Tyler Adams