Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Activewear-Seasonal Apparel -Cooler Temps Part 2

Fjällräven, L.L.Bean, Trew, RYU Apparel

Traditional outdoor brands expand into fitness, urban athlete apparel's appeal.

 james curran

Fjällräven new women's tights-capri and full length-fit like comfy leggings but really  built for the outdoors-of high performance stretch fabric-durable +moisture wicking-plus clever pockets including zipped waist-actually fit something really in, stretchy cargo style ones on the legs, engineered fitness panels allowing for freedom of movement, chafe free seam location. LOVE THESE.
Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights-built for the outdoors-of high performance stretch fabric-durable +moisture wicking, reinforcements at rear+knees for extra protection in rough terrain, waistband and upper front in woven stretch fabric, belt loops and zipper give it a trousers look. Map pocket right leg (or smartphone), zipped one on left.
L.L.Bean's Active-Fitness wear is well made  as those iconic Duck Boots...made from premium-name brand performance fabrics, backed by the company's legendary customer service-and delivering at prices below its competitors...

L.L.Bean-Boundless Performance Capri Fit-$59.95-12% LYCRA® keeps these functional multi-taskers in shape
L/S Essential Performance Top-Breathable, moisture wicking, stretchy +soft...and fitted-fminine+flattering with non-chafing seams--comfy piece to layer under a jacket-pairr wear with jeans-or a skirt. Travel worthy too. UPF50+ sun protection, thumbholes keeps sleeves in place
Brooks Podium S/S Tee-high vis color-reflective courtesy of 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective material-made of moisture wicking 100% DriLayer Polyester-slightly fitted -and made for high output activities $24

back -constructed to quickly wick away swear

TREW (direct to consumer brand) basic pocket tee- -made from a durable, comfy -naturally anti-odor-warm when wet- performance NuYarn® merino wool ... stylish enough to wear with jeans/skirt...we reviewed prior-with Trew's cool look matching jogger pants-3 colors including city worthy gray/black...and btw-packaging is outstanding too. 
new to the USA...another direct to consumer brand-the VERY well designed-M/Ws apparel from active wear -athlete focused  RYU Apparel-hails from Vancouver. What we noticed straight off-the tech fabrics that perform...deliver in an urban silhouettes that are worthy of any gym-to work, summit to street pieces that cater to multi-discipline athletes as well as non-athletes who jut like the way the garments feel-and look. Above-small design details of this CORE ZIP hoodie (available December) stand out- the wider waistband (flattering), the thumbholes keep the sleeve in place, the way shoulder seams are placed-don't interfere with a daypack. Bra top has a wide interior bottom band elastic for a smooth finish, anti-bacterial built in cups, fast wicking lining-and cropped top length...cooler ones prevail as well as the pictured-ombre ($53)