KÜHL sent our team the AIRSPEED shirt to review and I was immediately impressed.
Colorado summers where I live are warm and dry with temperatures fluctuating from early morning to evening. Higher in the mountains, you get a wider range and lower low points in the morning and evening.
I found this shirt to be the perfect outdoor companion for those types of days.
For our test, I took this on an overnight camping and hiking trip.
The AIRSPEED is a long-sleeve shirt, which provides ample, UPF 30+, coverage. It was warm enough for cool mornings hiking through the woods. As the day heated up, the cuffs roll up easily to attach to a button located mid-bicep.
It is constructed using three different fabric types:
- Fabric 1: 72% Nylon, 28% Polyester | 88 GSM
- Fabric 2: 85% Polyester, 15% Cotton | 160 GSM
- Fabric 3: (Mesh): 85% Polyester, 15% Cotton | 160 GSM
This combination of fabrics makes the AIRSPEED a breathable, high-performance shirt. The knit panels provide ventilation and stretch for easy movement. The sleeves are designed with five panels for freedom of motion; making it easy to set up the tent or cast a fishing line.
Throughout the testing period, I found this shirt to be extremely comfortable. While hiking with a backpack on, my back did get sticky. It’s worth noting that the fabric isn’t “moisture wicking,” but as KÜHL describes it: “moisture managing.”
But after my hike, as I rested at the camp site, the shirt dried out quickly.
Additional features on this shirt include:
- Zipper security pocket where I was easily able to stash my driver’s license and credit card
- Hidden, button-down collar
- Two button-down chest pockets for additional storage
- Sunglass cleaner inside bottom left placket
This is an extremely functional and durable shirt. Perfect companion for the outdoors. And it pairs really well with our recently reviewed KÜHL RENEGADE pant.
I am 5’11” and 185 pounds and wear a size large. Found that it fit true to size.
You can purchase this on their website or at your favorite outdoor store.