As it’s starting to feel that winter is losing its grip on us, and I can start to get rid of the double downie (for when one down jacket isn’t enough!), I thought it would be a good time to try out some cooler climbing wear.
Optimism was a little premature, but the sun was out on a beautiful evening at Stanage.
The Mountain Equipment women’s Equinox Tee and Vest are designed for summer days at the crag. The Dri-release fabric wicks away any moisture, to leave you feeling cool and the Polygiene odour control promises that I won’t need to wash this after every workout.
Both feel really great to wear, the tee gives unrestricted movement to the shoulders and a flattering cut that skims over the body. The vest comes in a racer back style with pleated detail, definitely something to show off all that winter training that I’ve been doing (N.B training involves sitting in front of the fireplace drinking tea…right?). Great for climbing as well as yoga, I would definitely wear both tees to the gym as well.
The T-shirts were teamed with the Women’s Viper Pant. I found them to be super comfy, definitely relaxed fit as there was a lot of room to move in them.
The stretchy cotton/nylon mix makes them hardwearing too, they felt thicker than the average cotton garment, which is probably a good thing if like me, you sometimes need to top out boulder problems by belly flopping and dragging your legs up behind you.
Other features include a drawcord for the waist and an elasticated cord for the hem which keeps them off any mud and saves rolling it up to collect grass and stones as you’re walking. There is also a gusset for those days when you have to perform some yogic leg moves on the rock.
The range of colours is perfect to mix and match. Looking forward to taking these on holiday especially since the T-shirts are so light. In the meantime best get out there and catch some rays.
Posted by Thu Truong - Outside Web Team
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