This is the first article in my Project Replace My Favorites Series!
The year is 2010. I am having a jolly scroll through my Twitter feed (which is so odd to me now because I’ve barely been on Twitter the past 6 or 7 years), and I stumble across a new tall activewear brand that makes its items in the U.S. Intrigued, I place my first order (which you can read about in one of my very first blog reviews here). Fast forward a few years, and I have several items from this amazing brand (which then sadly went out of business). Fast forward to today and I’m STILL wearing several of these items because they were so well made.
One of the items I loved was the grey zip-up athleisure jacket pictured below which I’ve worn on SO many occasions – sunrise whale watching in Maui, biking through vineyards in Germany and France and hiking in Alabama just to name a few. Alas, the jacket is starting to show its age so I knew it was time for a replacement.
Behold the fabulous made-in-Canada Rylee zip-up hoodie jacket that I bought from Hye Fashion that is the perfect piece to kick off my Project Replace my Favorites series! Read on for more on why I love it so much.
Before I get into the details of the jacket, here are my stats: I’m 6’2, 185 lbs and wearing a size medium.
I’ve had this jacket for about 3 months now and, after wearing it on two long haul flights recently, can wholeheartedly recommend it! I always like to feel fabulous and confident in what I’m wearing when I’m traveling and, thanks to the superb fit and length of this jacket in addition to the luxe bamboo fabric, that’s exactly how I felt.
Here are some of the things I love about it:
- It’s made from bamboo which is known to be very breathable, moisture-wicking, fast drying and thermal regulating – all good qualities to have in a light jacket…especially for a busy mom now living somewhere with pretty big temperature swings
- The pockets have zippers – I can easily stow some essentials that I need easy access to without worrying that they’ll fall out of my pockets
- The fit and length – I feel absolutely fabulous in this jacket thanks to the extra long sleeves (with thumbholes!) and long body of the jacket (which covers my bum), as well as the superb fit.
- It’s made in Canada – You know I’m all about me some ethically and sustainably made clothing and this fits both of those criteria. For more about Hye Fashion’s commitment to providing made-in-Canada brands, check out this article.
With the zipper pockets, thumbholes and hood, I feel like this jacket is an improvement over my older jacket and I know this piece will last me many years to come. It was definitely worth the investment!