Vela Logo

At Vela Apparel, we create the most comfortable, versatile, activewear available while using high quality sustainable fabrics and materials. Our unique, hand-drawn, designs are rooted in nature and meant to inspire adventure and mindfulness. Our signature hoodies and pants combine the coziness of a fireside sweater with durable, outdoor performance wear. This combination allows you to stay comfy and flexible on or off the trail, mountain or wherever you enjoy the great outdoors.

Conceived in Vail, CO in 2016 by world traveling mountain spirits, Matt and Elise Holmes, Vela is committed to building long-lasting, comfortable, clothing made using sustainable materials and fabrics.

The Vela Constellation

Our name is derived from the constellation Vela, which in Latin means “the sails.” Vela would appear above the Mediterranean Sea in spring and appear to sail across the sky throughout the summer. A constellation in the shape of a sailing ship wandering the night sky encapsulates the adventurous spirit of our designs and our customers.