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Origin Story: TAKIBI Apparel

Written by: Susannah Stewart

March 31st , 2024

Origin Story: TAKIBI Apparel

At Snow Peak we love Takibi Time and it has been a central part of our outdoor experiences since the creation of the Takibi Fire and Grill in 1996. Gathering together by the fire creates moments of connection and offers a welcome break from the busyness of modern life.

When Snow Peak apparel launched in 2015, it was designed to blur the boundaries between urban and rural environments. The garments allow the wearers to seamlessly transition from the city to the campfield by combining high-performance materials with stylish silhouettes. In 2016, Snow Peak designers wanted to create a specialty collection for time by the fire. They decided to use flame-retardant material, so anyone wearing the clothing could stand near to the flames and not need to worry about flying sparks.



Following extensive research and testing in Niigata, the designers soon realised that options for flame-retardant materials were limited. While fire-resistant fabrics were used in military, firefighter, and first-responder uniforms, few were comfortable enough for casual, everyday wear. Snow Peak partnered with material-maker Teijin to create a specialty fabric. Each garment in the series has reliable fire-resistance properties that are maintained over time. The pieces are inspired by classic workwear styles and each one prioritises functionality - featuring utilitarian loops, pouches, and large pockets - all giving the wearer means of easily carrying the equipment needed for managing a fire.



The aim was to allow wearers to fully embrace Takibi Time, free of worry about flying sparks. The line’s durability makes it a reliable staple for years of outdoor gatherings and memorable moments by the fire. The TAKIBI series is a central part of each apparel season; with TAKIBI Down and TAKIBI Canvas in the winter season enabling wearers to be outside in the cold, and the lighter-weight TAKIBI Weather Cloth and TAKIBI Ripstop for the summer months when late evenings in front of fire can still get chilly. All fully exemplify Snow Peak’s approach to outdoor-wear by maintaining high-performance without sacrificing style.


Original Story and research by Savannah Frimouth