TRAVELLING ASIA WITH KUHL CLOTHING
When independent clothing company KUHL (pronounced COOL!) approached me to ask if I’d ‘travel test’ their quality clothing on my recent Grand Asian Adventure – a six-month multi-terrain mega-trip through many Asian countries via flights, buses, trains, boats and taxi tuktuks – I was intrigued enough by their friendly email to check them out.
I decided to accept their partnership offer and to become a KUHL Ambassador on my Grand Asian Adventure, not just because their clothing is of the highest quality, but because I feel the company’s philosophies are a great match with my own.
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT: PASSION FOR TRAVEL AND THE OUTDOORS: SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIROMENTAL AWARENESS.
KUHL “source only the finest materials from environmentally conscious and ethically minded partners. In addition, production facilities must also meet high standards in their practices and procedures.”
KUHL don’t offer ‘sale’ or ‘discounts’ because they will not over-produce. “Over production is a waste of working capital, resources, and is overall, environmentally unsound. We make a great product for a fair price. KÜHL will never settle for second best.”
KUHL do offer FREE SHIPPING on US online orders over $100. See T&C.
KUHL gifted and send out to me my choice of outfit from their bestselling and extensive range of unique and feminine clothing designed for outdoor wear in return for my honest opinion and my evaluation of their product. As I was travelling light on my Grand Asian Adventure – hand luggage only – I chose carefully from KUHL’s women’s range and I chose a pair of Kontour Flex Denim Shorts 6″ and an Adele Shirt in Natural.
These would be my ‘go to’ and ‘travelling clothes’ for the next six months.
I expected my KUHL clothing to not only look STYLISH and to FIT WELL but to be SUPER COMFORTABLE and HARD WEARING. As I was only travelling with hand luggage on this trip, every item I took had to be ‘a right choice’ so to test out style, fit, and comfort factors, I wore my KUHL shorts and Adele shirt outfit several times before I left and soon decided they would be perfect travelling attire.
TRAVELLING ASIA WITH KUHL CLOTHING
MY KUHL REVIEW
My review is honest and unbiased and my recommendation is well and truly tried and tested!
KONTOUR FLEX DENIM SHORTS (I wear UK size 12) were super flexible and stretchy and highly respectable in that they are not too short for a middle-aged woman to wear as casual attire. I realised I could wear them on flights to be cool and comfortable. I could easily wear them while doing walking tours in cities and also while sightseeing. They are so versatile that I could wear them hiking mountains or trekking jungle terrain. They washed really well and I put them in a laundry twice a week. The blue colour never ran and stained my other clothes in the wash. The button on the waist band never came loose. They were lovely and stretchy but never lost their shape and always felt soft and comfortable and well-fitting on my waist.
The only issue I had with these shorts (UK size 12) was that the cut on the legs was a little generous for me. I have skinny thighs! So, as you can see in some of my photos, I turned up the legs at first to show the underside of the denim fabric.
Note: As the sizing is on the generous side (I’m usually a UK size 12/14) and these shorts are stretchy then I recommend you size down – if like me you’re between sizes.
However, in Vietnam, our homestay host was a clothing tailor and so I had her adjust and tailor the legs to fit me. She did this by simply adjusting the outer seams of the shorts a little and afterwards they fitted me perfectly!
The ADELE™ SHIRT is ultra-soft, lightweight, and breathable pure 100% cotton. (I wear KUHL size M) It features a slub pin-stripe texture for a polished yet easy going look. I loved the pin-strip look and the soft feel of the fabric. I could button back the sleeves or wear them long. I could tie the shirt at my waist for a totally different look. And, believe me I did all of those things – and more – as I travelled all around Asia. I also wore it without the shorts as a light jacket or a beach-shirt.
I had no issues with this shirt at all. It washed well. Never needed ironing. Buttons never came loose. I absolutely loved it.
THE RIGHT CLOTHES IN ANY TERRAIN AND ANY CLIMATE!
In colder climes, as you’ll see in some of these photos (e.g. South Korea in January and Japan in early March) that I wore warm leggings or thick black tights under my shorts. I also wore a close-fitting top under my Adele shirt for an extra layer and used my beach sarong as a neck scarf. I never felt that I couldn’t wear my KUHL outfit!
THANK YOU TO KUHL
Thank you to KUHL for supplying me with my travel outfit on my SIX MONTH non-stop Grand Asian Adventure and for reaching out to me to wear their WOMEN’S CLOTHING and be their KUHL AMBASSADOR on this trip. KUHL say they are ‘BORN IN THE MOUNTAINS’ but I feel that I can also endorse their clothing as ‘CHIC IN THE CITY’ too!
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MY GRAND ASIAN ADVENTURE
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