I will be going on a spiritual pilgrimage in the Peruvian Amazon jungle starting on July 1st for about 3 to 4 months. Without going in to much details, I will be doing an extreme jungle expedition which includes canoeing, hiking through hills, hiking in swamps, dry lands and swimming. I will also be partaking in shamanic rituals and will need to feel at ease. Since I will also be sleeping outside on the jungle ground I will need some (even if not considerable given the context) protection from bugs, roots and rocks while sleeping.
Given the importance of this event in my life, I had the wonderfull idea of acquiring a pair from self edge which I would wear (and "clean" in jungle water as needed) during the entire trip to capture this transition process of the self. Ultimately I would display them as a piece of art and it would serve as a memory of the adventure.
Some areas will be extremely humid and hot but I will also going into areas that will get colder at night (especially with high altitude) and possibly dry. My initial instinct was to get a pair of jeans as it would capture the adventure with it's fades but I have no idea which pair would suit the bill of the above requirements. I also saw the Toyo jungle cloth which may appear like a very good pair to wear for this purpose (even if not jeans).
Is there any recommendations as to what I should get? Are there a few jeans that would be good candidates? What about he Toyo jungle cloth, are these really suited for the jungle? It seems like this would be waterproof, sturdy yet comfortable on the inside which are all good indications this would work out. Do they yield decent fades, as obviously some fading will need to occur for it to capture the adventure.
That's a very cool idea. If i were you and doing what you're doing i would go for a pair of Strike Gold's 14.5oz jeans, they're great for both warm and cold weather, they're made well, fit well, and come in a couple of different fits.
If you're in the Bay Area and want to see some yoyo action...
Saturday is the Bay Area Classic yoyo contest at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, the longest continuously running contest based out of the Bay Area. I used to be an organizer for this contest for three or four years but have since passed the torch to some others.
Both Self Edge and Anti-Yo are sponsors, if you win in any of the five divisions you'll get loads of prizes and Self Edge is giving away hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards.
We've just received the three final shirts from Sunny Sports' summer collection. Two are button down shirts with front pockets for chilling on the corner and the other is a pull-over made of an amazing kasuri fabric.
These three shirts are available now at all Self Edge stores and in our online store, check the product pages for full spec lists, measurements, and more.