It’s always exciting when we stumble into an up and coming apparel or shoe company. While we love the big established brands, there is always something fun about checking out new companies as well. Today, we talk a little bit about a new company we came across – Indyeva. Here’s more about them:
Indyeva, formerly known as Indygena, is a thoughtful Canadian outdoor clothing company for women with sustainability, comfort and style at the core of the brand. Inspired by the ever-changing seasons and women who live for the outdoors and are driven by a sense of adventure, Indyeva’s sustainably made modern designs stand the test of time.
Before getting into the tops we reviewed, we wanted to highlight a little more about Indyeva’s commitment to sustainability. They are a member of the Outdoor Industry Association in North America and the Sustainability Working Group to support actions taken by the outdoor industry in the fight against climate change. They are currently working towards a goal of using 100% recycled synthetic fibers and natural or organic fibers by the year 2025.
Their recently released Spring/Summer 2022 apparel collection features sustainably-made, versatile active outdoor apparel and we reviewed a couple of active tanks from this line – the ORMAN and SPOR.
The ORMAN tank top is a soft blend of spandex and nylon. While not made specifically for running, it absolutely has the capability of not only being a running top in a pinch, but also built for an outdoor active lifestyle. The slightly cropped and racer back design provides security (the elastic waistband addition was a nice touch), but I did not find it restricting. Hello, and yay, to 4-way stretch. It is evident that these will be able to hold up to many casual – medium intensity outdoor activities.
Even with that, I have been able to use this as a standalone when hiking and working out, as well as under a cute light jacket in casual settings. There is UPF 50+ sun protection so I feel better protected than most other similar tops I have and the moisture-wicking qualities are a must in most all tops I own.
The SPOR tank top is perhaps a more visually casual option than the ORMAN. It’s construction differs a little – switching to polyester and Lyocell as the primary players. For those of you who aren’t aware (I wasn’t fully) Lyocell is a fiber made of wood pulp obtained from sustainable forests. Thus, that makes parts of this top eco-friendly and also goes a long way at making sure this is a tank that lasts. We all know those tanks we have that just get beat up and uncomfortable after a few months of use. This top has remained soft during our months of use and it sounds like Indyeva expects us to be able to count on that for a while.
It also has those moisture-wicking, odor-reducing, and fast drying properties that us runners love. The UPF rating is a little lower than the ORMAN at 30+, but that still isn’t something to sleep at. While we have only recently been able to get away from the rain, this tank top is perfect for those warmer days and we expect to be amazing this summer.
Even if you aren’t in the market for new tanks this summer, we recommend checking out Indyeva’s entire SS22 catalog. They have all kinds of apparel from outdoor clothing, to dresses, to swimsuits – made with an eye towards sustainability and earth-friendliness. You can’t go wrong from with what we have seen (and worn)! If you want to try some on in person, there appear to be three current local retailers – Outside In in Bend and Title Nine in Eugene and PDX.
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Thank you to Indyeva for providing us with test items. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.