Not sure if you have ever had a good look around Flickr. It is a huge community of people who love to share their photographs and enjoy the work of others.
Flickr also has a lot of “groups” where you can join like minded people and “pool” photographs on different subjects or topics. There are groups for Tasmania with 5000 plus photos, a group for Trangia’s (600 + images), Love of the Outdoors (30,000 + images) and Backpacking (9000+ images). There is even a group for Travelling Toys (21,000 + images)
Image: Calypso Orchid
So we shouldn’t be surprised there is a group that celebrates people who wear Shorts and Gaiters and/or Shorts and Long Johns, after all, it is our standard fashion wear when hitting the bush!
This combination is the perfect bushwalking outfit for your legs!
Practical, quick dry, protect your lower legs from scratches, keeps the mud out of your boots and means you don’t have to hike with wet pants clinging to your legs.
Ok, if you are like us and love the shorts / gaiters / long john look, we’re sure you’d love to to join this group and share some images of your stunning attire.
As the group membership “rules” state:
The one and only and long sought after group dedicated to poor fashion (but fashion which clearly places function over form!!) in the backcountry!
Wear them loud! Wear them proud! Shorts and Gaiters and Long johns!
Frank wears shorts and gaiters summer and winter. If it gets really cold he adds some thermal long johns.
Sue wears shorts and gaiters unless it is cold and then she adds thermals (and waterproof pants over the top)
What do you wear out on the track? Shorts? Gaiters? Long johns? Long pants?
Shoot us a comment and share your “out bush” fashion secrets.