Words by Trina Leigh. Images by Ryan Allan.
Aventura Clothing (and it’s brother brand Ecoths) are a family owned company that is, “committed to creating fashionable and comfortable clothing with a low environmental impact.” They are using organically farmed cotton they are able to track from the farm to the factories. According to their website over 75% of their styles use lower impact or sustainable materials. One thing we like on their site is that they give you the option to “Shop Sustainable Styles”.
When Ecoths and Aventura Clothing contacted us recently about reviewing some of their gear we knew just who to pass the Aventura gear too. Our Women’s Gear reviewer Trina Leigh. We gave her the Bienne Leggings and the Tinsley Top, and then took her out hiking which is a pretty good starting point for a gear test.
1st Impression Tinsley Top:
The top is cute and versatile. I could move in it and it didn’t pull in any area. Big bonus there. It is long sleeved with optional 3/4 sleeve button up, loosely fitted, boho style lightweight blouse. And the shoulder design matched my shoes!
The fabric is perfect for what it is. It’s got a slight stretch to it, so it moves with you. The stitch quality and embroidery embellishment on the top is well done, and after several wears and washes I expect it to last. High quality. Knowing that it is a natural, organic fiber is a big benefit too!
The top fit as expected. I went with my largest measurement compared to the size chart on the Aventura website.
Shirt size chart provided for Small:
Bust 25.5-36.5” (actual 34.5”)
Waist 27.5-28.5” (actual 27.5”)
Hip 38.5-39.5” (actual 36”)
When trying things on, I also reach up to see if the shirt stays low enough and doesn’t ride up or show my midriff. Besides, hiking and exploring the outdoors, I move a lot for my job as a pediatric Occupational Therapist. Most days find me crawling around on the floor and doing various exercises and activities with my kiddos.
Most things I buy, I like knowing that I can wear them to work as well as casually. This shirt passed the test with flying colors. Even though it’s pretty fitted in the shoulders, it stretched as needed and didn’t pull anywhere. The slightly pleated back design I’m sure helps support movement too. It also looks nice with the sleeves buttoned up or all the way down. I have a couple shirts and dresses that have that option also, but I really only like how they look in one of the 2 options. This looks nice in both.
It fits me really well, and stretches with me as I move. In an ideal world, it would be a little softer, but not everything we wear can be made of soft, knit jersey material that’s been worn in over 20 years, especially on items I wear to work. So that’s being extremely picky. The material is perfect for the shirt design. It’s functional and cute in all settings. I’ve worn it to work, out to dinner, when hiking, and over to a friend’s house.
Top 3 Pros
- Totally versatile!
Top 3 Cons
I’m not particularly keen on the mid-back pleat look, but this one is relatively minimal.
It’d be nice if the embroidery went around the back part as well, not just the front.
- Who needs 3 cons?
SoCal Sessions: How many Lightning Bolts of Awesomeness do you give these leggings? Would you recommend?
Trina Leigh: 5.5 Time-Traveling-DeLorean-initiating Lightning Bolts of Awesomeness, or something.
Yes. And I have. And I’ll continue to do so.
We forgot to tell Trina Leigh about our “No Half Lightning Bolts” rule so we’re rounding up to six!
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