Testing KUHL’s Temp Regulating Aktivator Softshell in NYC


The softshell material also features enough stretch to make it comfortable and not restrict movement, without looking like it’s meant for sunrise yoga sessions. I’ve yet to take it out on the trail, but hauling groceries across town and up six flights of stairs in my Manhattan tenement building offered a pretty similar experience for testing purposes.

Overheating is a major concern when navigating city streets and trails alike, especially in transition seasons. Without pit zips, the KÜHL Aktivator Hoody addresses this with breathable underarm panels, a practical touch for active city dwellers. Zippered pockets—both hand and chest—add utility and secure storage on the move, while minimal branding helps the piece’s more subtle colorways fly under the radar. (Shout out the brave souls picking snow camo.)

All in, the KÜHL Aktivator Hoody offers a balanced combination of form and function, making it a practical choice as a primary layer for use on the trail, around town, and while traveling in colder climates.

$239 at KÜHL

Source: https://fieldmag.herokuapp.com/articles/kuhl-aktivator-hoody-review