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KÜHL Free Rydr - Real Life Review

KÜHL Free Rydr - Real Life Review

Posted by Eli Atkinson on Oct 19th 2020

The past couple of weeks I have been wearing my Kuhl Free Rydr pants almost every day. When picking these pants out, I was drawn to their style and material, but after having worn them for a few weeks, I’ve found these pants have more to them than meets the eye.

Kuhl has three different fit categories for their clothing: Full, Tapered, and “Klassic”. The Free Rydr pants are crafted with a tapered fit, which means the legs narrow below the knee for a modern, smart look. This fit works perfectly for my build, and I love the way they look when I wear them, while still allowing me the freedom to move comfortably. Once I tried them on, I knew I had found my new favorite pants.

The Free Rydr features 5 pockets, with the standard two in front and two in the rear, plus a handy pocket along the leg which can stash change, your phone, or any other smaller items one might want to store. Then there’s the reinforced pockets and bottom cuffs, which give me extra confidence that my pants won’t be damaged, no matter where I wear them. The pants are made up of mostly cotton, and the material is thick, yet soft enough for all-day comfort. And you’ll want to wear them all day.

If I could only say one thing about the Free Rydr, it would be this: These pants are super tough. Over the past weeks I have worn these pants while going on several hikes, many walks, and countless errands. During this time, my Free Rydr pants have encountered scrapes and scratches without any holes or tears. This is the area where all Kuhl products excel, making clothing that has a strong style and even stronger construction. I can hike up a mountain in the evening and wear my pants to work the next day without an issue.

All of this is not to say that these pants will carry no mark of your adventures. Over time, the pants are meant to develop a “lived-in” look. While my pair is still young, they show some small signs of this natural fading process, and so far I’m really enjoying the character it adds to the already rugged design. Just make sure you wash them according to the instructions printed inside.

These are the type of pants that make you want a second pair. Not because you will need them, but simply because it might make it less noticeable when you wear the Free Rydr 24/7.

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