With all the new terms that are popping up all over the internet these days, it can get a little overwhelming trying to keep up with all of them, so we’re here to help. One of the more recent ones gaining a lot of traction is “Gorpcore,” which is an overarching term used to describe “outdoor-inspired fashion.”
The name, which was influenced by the old trail mix acronym, “Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts,” was originally coined by The Cut ( A blog by New York Magazine ) in 2017, but really just started becoming mainstream more recently. During the pandemic, a lot of people found some reprieve by going out and experiencing nature through activities like camping, climbing, hiking, and skiing. This renewed love for the outdoors led to a craving for fashionable apparel that reflected this adventurous lifestyle. Enter Gorpcore.