Last year we stumbled into a new company – Foehn – that was looking at entering the running game. We checked out a few items last year – both in their running sphere and winter wear. Now that Spring is upon us, we have been trying out a few lighter options in their arsenal. Read on for our review of the Keats Merino Tee and Anderson Windbreaker.
More about Foehn:
The name, originating in the Alps, is a mountain airflow that brings sudden warming. Foehn creates its own wind of change in performance sportswear, merging meticulous design and materials engineering with of-the-moment citified style. “We started Foehn, because we were always sacrificing either performance or aesthetics with the options available,” says co-Founder Ingrid Sirois. “We decided that we could fill that void ourselves with the skills that we possess and share our creations with the world.”
This tee is definitely a high-quality and comfortable shirt that is perfect for outdoor activities. Made from a 89% merino wool / 11% nylon blend, it is naturally moisture-wicking and odor-resistant, making it an ideal choice for long days on the trails. It is also naturally breathable and regulates body temperature, making it a great option for use in a wide range of conditions.
The shirt has a little bit of a slim fit, but not as much as many out there. Basically, there should still be a good amount of room and stretch even if the profile is a tiny bit more streamlined. It’s not the lightest shirt in the world – so it may not be a go-to race shirt (not that it pretends to be that) – but it is a well constructed option that should last for years.
The tee comes in three muted colors – lavender grey (reviewed), black, and taupe. This provides a look that that is both stylish and classic – allowing this to be an option that can be equally worn in casual settings as in more active ones. with a range of colors to choose from.
The Anderson Windbreaker is a super lightweight and versatile piece of outerwear that is perfect for the PNW. Constructed from 100% nylon, it is wind-resistant and water-repellent, making it ideal for use in variable weather conditions.
The full-zip jacket has a slimmer fit with a tailored look that is both stylish and functional. The color options are subdued and versatile – forest (reviewed), black, ash blue, and taupe. There is one zipped chest pocket for storage, but sadly does not have any hand pockets.
It is hard to explain how light this jacket is. Even though its not a running-specific jacket by trade, it is the kind of jacket that can be folded down small and carried for when it becomes necessary. I also love this as an option for casual or hiking during the PNW Springs and Falls – when the weather can change at a moment’s notice.