Looking through the athletic clothing and women’s workout clothes at Title Nine, I found a variety of clothes for the active and outdoor woman. Title Nine creates and curates some of the world’s best athletic clothing and women’s workout clothes. They run 19 retail stores and of course are available for shopping online which is where I looked.
The first thing I noticed when shopping online was the colorful activewear: swim suits, running shorts, hiking pants, versatile skorts all worn by women activity engaged in training and the outdoors. Just looking at their gear made me want to be outside hiking on rocks, swimming in the ocean, or jogging on a trail.
As a woman who wishes she had more opportunities for such activities, shopping for beautiful outdoor clothing makes me want to put on outdoor clothing which makes me actually go outside. And that is exactly what I did once my order for a couple of pairs of pants arrived. I headed for the trails of the Sonoran desert of Arizona.
I tried two pairs of Title Nine pants: the V alkyrie Pants and the Clamber Pants. I wanted to compare the weight, warmth, and breathability of both pants as well as the general comfort. Both worked well for this time of year in Arizona. Days were in the mid 60s to lower 70s and evenings got down to the 40s and 50s.
What I like about the Valkyrie Pants: I ordered a size 8 in black. The fit worked for my body. I made sure to order the higher end of my size (I can go with a 6 or an 8), but as a middle-aged woman I am looking for comfort over sleekness. I was happy with the sizing. These pants were lightweight with a brushed interior that made me feel warm, but never too hot. On the rainy, overcast day, the deep shadows on the mountains, and during the evenings, these were the perfect pants to wear. They are touted as winter running pants, and they certainly would do well there. I found them versatile, with the right heft, for hiking in the cooler and unpredictable early spring.
What I like about the Clamber Pants: I also ordered these in a size 8, this time in gray. The elastic waist with snap closures was absolutely the most comfortable waistband I’ve worn. The width, softness, and elasticity of the waistband made these the perfect pants to travel in, let alone to hike in. I loved the pockets: two in front, two zippered in the back, but most conveniently the two side pockets which kept my phone incredibly handy. The fabric was noticeably lighter than the Valkyrie pants by design, and was perfect for hiking during the midday. The Clamber pants incorportate an adjustable leg length cord with hidden, interior stowaway tabs. I preferred the pants all the way down, but could certainly see adjusting the length during warmer times or when walking in water.
Both pants were comfortable to hike in and travel in. Both had a 32 inch inseam, though Title Nine offers a short with a 30 inch inseam and a long with a 34 inch inseam. Pockets on the Valkyrie pants and the Clamber pants were conveniently located and deep.
I spent the entire weekend in these pants: inflight to Arizona, walking around the city, and hiking in the desert. They did not disappoint.