All too often, technical apparel is made more complicated than it needs to be because of a finicky proprietary fabric or some supposedly cutting-edge construction. And it’s a shame, since it often comes at the expense of your overall comfort. But no matter how many advanced materials a garment uses or what kind of performance benefits it claims to offer, if it doesn’t wear well, you’re going to be in for a bad time.
With this in mind, Free Fly has sought to create a range of activewear that puts functional simplicity first. Just take this hoodie, for instance. It’s made from the brand’s Bamboo Breathe textile, a combination of 70% bamboo viscose and 30% polyester that’s lightweight, quick-drying, and ridiculously soft. And because it comes with built-in UPF20+ sun protection as well as a unique crossover hood design, it’s also an ideal garment to have when you know that you’ll be catching some rays. Add to that details like a front chest pocket for convenient storage and a set of elasticated thumbholes for a secure fit, and the result is a hoodie that makes for a staple part of any summer adventure. Pick it up for $60 at the link below.