Published on March 16, 2015
Falke Women’s Spring Apparel
If you’re already looking forward to warmer running weather – and frankly who isn’t? – then the new Ergonomic Sport System range from Falke might well be on your wish list. With a focus on high-performance and closer-fit the spring 2015 offerings certainly deliver the quality you would expect from Falke; we look at three of the latest pieces of women’s running apparel.
First up and not for those of a nervous disposition are the Falke Active Hot Pants; figure hugging and very close fitting. That said, comfort and stretch is good, the 14% elastane mix allowing for decent freedom of movement, whilst the polymide blend does credible work of wicking sweat on the move. Flatlock seams help enormously (especially in such a close-fitting garment) and the mid-width waistband is well judged. The rear, zipped pocket is generous enough for a gel and some keys and reflective detailing to both front and rear is always a bonus. The only slight niggle here is the rather unforgiving press-stud fastening at the front which has a tendency to make itself know. The Falke Active Hot Pants retail at £55.00.
If it’s a running top you’re looking for Falke has two new offerings. The Activity T-Shirt (RRP £65) has, like the Hot Pants, a high, 85% polymide content to deal with wicking, plus full side mesh, arms and back panels with excellent stretch that really helps to keep things cool – this is very much a summer running T, perfect for the heat but certainly not substantial enough for cooler months. Again there’s reflective detailing for added low-visibility safety, although the fact that Falke choose ‘L’ and ‘R’ raises a smile. If you need help knowing which way round to wear apparel, it’s possible you shouldn’t leave the house unaccompanied.
With a rather more stylish print design the Falke Singlet at £75 features a father more ‘stand-up’ collar and a relatively long zip for regulating temperature. It features a near-identical blend of polyamide and elastane (86 and 14% respectively) as the Activity T-Shirt for balance between responsive movement and sweat control. Again reflective detailing features both front and back, but this time with no ‘L’ and ‘R’ – presumably runners who opt for a singlet know how to dress themselves. Neither of the running tops incorporate pockets, which always feels like a missed opportunity, but then if you pair either with the Falke Hot Pants you’ll at least have somewhere to keep the keys.
Products from Falke are never cheap, there’s no escaping that, but quality and fit always impress and there’s something stylishly minimalist about their designs that we always find particularly pleasing.
For details of the full Falke range see falke.com