American Backcountry 2019 Tees: Save a Bottle, Wear This T-Shirt | Misadventures
By Jeannie DeLoach There are few things in life I love more than a comfortable shirt. Whether out on the trail or having a lazy day at home, I revel in snuggling something soft. Over the years, I have accrued a whole shirt drawer that sparks joy and invites cuddles. So I was naturally skeptical of American Backcountry's 2019 shirts when I heard they contain recycled plastic bottles—seven bottles per shirt, in fact. Seven seems like a lot of bottles to wear around. Additionally, "plastic" and "bottles" are not words I have ever associated with "soft." But since sustainability is one of the few things I love (only slightly) more than comfy shirts, I was willing to give this one a try. I am so glad I did because, y'all, this shirt is soft. It is amazingly soft! I have been wearing it constantly. I resent having to take it off to wash it. It's really that soft. The shirt is the American Backcountry "Bearly" tee. It is a heathered rusty red with a design of a black bear.