GoLite Rebound Legging, Replay 1/2 Zip and ReGreen Windshell Review
Looking for comfy, environmentally friendly activewear that comes from a brand that fosters positive change in the world? Look no further!
Between their global health support and community empowerment, GoLite is making waves as an activewear brand. “Before we sold our first shirt, we gave over 12,000 pieces of clothing to global healthcare workers in Uganda. Yes, we are doing business differently.” This is a company worth supporting. Your dollars don’t just go into the production of more products, it goes into the global community. Their excess fabrics go into the hands of small businesses to enable communities to grow. Their sustainable manufacturing ensures you, as a consumer, are making a difference.
If you aren’t sold already (no pun intended), let’s talk about what they actually produce. They make the most comfortable, functional, minimalist activewear.
Eliza – wearer of many hats, telemarker, fan of powdered donuts
GoLite Rebound Legging
You can wear these leggings around the house, on hikes and runs, rock climbing, on errands, etc. you get the idea. They’re good for everything! Here are a couple of things I find most impressive about these pants:
They stay up. Once they’re on, you’re set. They sit at your natural waist which keeps them from falling below your hips. Say goodbye to the nagging and sagging leggings once and for all!
GoLite Women’s ReBound Legging
They eliminate underwear lines. I don’t know what kind of sorcery this is, but it’s true. Wear whatever underwear you want under these, no one will be able to tell.
POCKETS! Ladies (and maybe some dudes… I’m not judging) you know the struggle. You put on your comfy leggings and run into town but have nowhere to put your wallet or keys. You can kiss this issue goodbye. These leggings have four pockets! Do I need to repeat that? FOUR POCKETS! and they’re all pretty big too. You have one on each side of your thigh, I like to put my phone and wallet in these two. Then you have a pocket in the front of the waistband, it’s about the size of a smartphone. Then one more zippered pocket in the back, also about the size of your smartphone.
They’re not thin and cheap, they don’t stretch out easy, and best of all, they help the planet and the people on it. Fun Fact: They are made of 20 recycled plastic bottles.
Perfect mid-layer. Breathable. Packable. Light. The perfect shirt to accompany you on your excursion. There’s even a hidden pocket on your left hip, pretty nifty.
GoLite Women’s RePlay 1/2 Zip
This mid-layer manages moisture to keep you dry despite warm weather. Even better, it may not need to manage the moisture based on how breathable it is. I took this shirt on a 5-day backpacking trip and was surprised by its versatility. Being above treeline in Colorado in August means two things: 1. the nights are colder than you expect and 2. you are extremely exposed to the sun during the day. I ended up wearing this shirt for a majority of the trip because it managed the cold so well but the UPF 50+ fabric kept the suns harmful rays off me.
This is the perfect jacket for taking the chill off when you’re outside. It’s also a great mosquito barrier and is so thin that it doesn’t add any bulk or weight to your current layers.
GoLite ReGreen Windshell
My only critique is that it isn’t very breathable. If you’re doing any aerobic activity with the jacket on you will start to heat up pretty quickly. With that being said, it’s going to be the perfect layer for the fall when the temperatures cool off. I took the shell skiing with me and it held up super well on the descent keeping the wind chill from getting through my layers.
GoLite ReGreen Windshell
Although this jacket is not designed for the rain, I did wear it on a run in the pouring rain. It didn’t keep me dry but it did keep me at a great temperature. Its a great layer for adding a little warmth and weather protection.
Growing up snowboarding and hiking in the bitter cold winters and humid summers of northern Vermont, Eliza learned how to beat up gear and quickly became infatuated with new technologies. After moving to Colorado in 2015 to pursue a degree in recreation and outdoor education at Western Colorado University, her passion for the outdoors grew exponentially. Soon after, she picked up rock climbing, telemark skiing, backpacking, canyoneering, and is slowly learning to love rafting. Through these learning processes, Eliza began to understand the importance of the right gear and hopes to share her experiences and knowledge with others through Engearment.
Now working for Beacon Guidebooks as the ‘Wearer of Many Hats’ (yes, that is her official title), Eliza has learned the ins and outs of the outdoor industry. She has also worked on marketing teams, as a photographer, media coordinator, outdoor instructor and as a wrangler. She is especially excited to encourage other women in the outdoors and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion.