Black Diamond Serenity Flannel Shirt

Black Diamond Serenity Flannel Shirt

Black Diamond Serenity Flannel Shirt

Kate Agathon

All plaid flannel shirts are not alike.

 

Some flannel shirts are too thick. Some pill too easily. Some have too boxy a shape.

 

My favorite flannel shirt of the season is  Black Diamond’s Serenity Flannel Shirt (MSRP $69). Constructed from 100% organic cotton, the Serenity is heavier than most flannel shirts and retains its shape and color after multiple washes.


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These days, I’m all about multi-functional clothing because I don’t have much storage space and I want to make smarter purchases. Thankfully, I can check all the boxes with Serenity. 

 

Does it scream technical wear? No. I can wear it in a variety of settings, including the office.

Black Diamond Serenity Flannel Shirt

Black Diamond Serenity Flannel Shirt

 

 

How’s the fit? Described as a relaxed fit, it was a little more tailored than I expected, but it was flattering. 

 

Details like the chest pocket, stylish back pleat, and longer back drop tail make it ideal for both indoor and outdoor pursuits. I especially like wearing this when bike commuting because of the flexibility (doesn’t get awkwardly bunched up or caught up in back pack straps) and coverage (keeps my butt covered on the saddle) it provides. 

 

Available in three colors (window pane plaid design is also a refreshing change) including Black-Alloy Plaid, Bordeaux/Vermilion Plaid, and Sea Pine/ Blue Ash Plaid.

Black Diamond Serenity Flannel Shirt

Black Diamond Serenity Flannel Shirt

 

 

During this time of year, my email inbox is inundated with flannel shirt advertisements from different outfitters. Often, they’re more fast fashion than function. Or, they’re so cheaply made that they last for one or two years. 

 

Admittedly, online it is difficult to distinguish one plaid flannel shirt from another. In person, the difference in quality is noticeable, both in appearance and touch. I will almost always go with an outfitter whose apparel is designed for outdoor recreation. Built for a variety of conditions, casual wear designed for outdoor recreation enthusiasts is just made better. 

 

Black Diamond’s Serenity Flannel stands out from the rest for its weight, durability, and design. Absolutely worth the $69 MSRP, this will be a staple in your wardrobe for years.


Kate Agathon

Kate Agathon - Dr. of Stoke

Kate Agathon – Dr. of Stoke

Dr. Of Stoke

Freelance writer, bicyclist, outdoor recreation enthusiast, social justice advocate, and mom to her furbaby, Utah the Adventure Dog.

Kate Agathon

Kate Agathon

 

A Colorado native, Kate considers the outdoors her mother ship. She brings her passion for bicycling, the environment, and issues of diversity to her writing. Her primary outdoor recreation activities are mountain biking, fat biking, snowshoeing, camping, peak bagging Colorado’s 14ers, road cycling, and Nordic skiing. After suffering two major knee injuries within four years, Kate hopes to return to alpine skiing next season.

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Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Colorado State University and later an MSEd and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Purdue University. In addition to her education, Kate’s background serving on the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and experience working for non-profits and bicycle sales well position her to bring depth and understanding to the complex changes currently taking place in the outdoor recreation industry.

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We also heard she has a (slight) obsession for blue heelers.

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