I’m an outdoor junkie. The fresh air feeds my soul and breaking a sweat by rock climbing, hiking or mountain biking just makes me feel good. The difficult part for me is finding clothing that moves well for all of those activities. Having a balance between warmth, freedom of movement and stay-put fit is really important, and Stonewear Designs has done a pretty nice job of capturing all three.
Stonewear Designs was founded by a female rock climber and athlete who wanted an activewear line that worked well for both sport and outdoor activities. The fabric needed to be super durable, highly breathable and fit her athletic shape. What she created encompasses all of these qualities, making it perfect for outdoor activity enthusiasts like myself.
Their hoodies and long sleeve pullovers have really cool features like a drop tail hemline to keep my backside covered while I climb, a deep front zip opening so I can get a good amount of airflow when I sweat, and a looser fit to allow a more fluid range of motion.
I’m also a fan of their tights and pants because each pair either has a thick waistband that doesn’t ride up when I move and that I can roll down when I get hot, or a V-shape band that keeps the pants in place and prevents sagging. Their capri pants fit a little loosely around the knees allowing for more freedom of movement too.
The best part about their clothing is that it’s durable and made to last for years. Not only will it hold up to all the crazy outdoor activities I partake in, but I know I’m getting my money’s worth with every piece I purchase.