I’ve already reviewed Aventura (eco-clothing for women’s) awesome 2-in-1 dress and bra top, and am now happy to be back with their Arden Organic Cotton Capris. There’s something about organic cotton that’s just so soft and comfortable. The organic cotton Aventura uses for the Arden is made with brushed cotton grown without pesticides or genetic engineering, and it’s supple and breathable, making the capris a great choice for active spring and summer travel.
The first question I always ask abour organic clothing is something along the lines of, ‘they feel good, but do they look good?’ The answer is a resounding yes. All of Aventura’s offerings are stylish, and the Arden’s no exception. The fit is ’relaxed’, but still cut just enough to look tailored to your shape without being restrictive (you won’t have to suck anything in). They look great on. You get decorative stitching for a finished look, and plenty of pockets with some embroidered details. The two front pockets are nice and deep, and the two back pockets are button-closed with cute flaps. The waist is not elastic, and you get belt loops for if you need them.
One of the best features of the Arden is the roll-up button-tabs that allow you to adjust the length. The pant can be pedal-pusher length or capri length. The difference in length is between mid-calf and just below the knee (a matter of inches), so it doesn’t make a huge difference in terms of seasonal adjustments. However, it’s quite nifty to be able to roll up the hems and secure them for wading in water (crossing streams, looking at tide pools) and riding a bike (the hems won’t get caught in the gears).
The nuts and bolts: the Arden inseam is 24″, and it fits true to size. The relaxed fit is defined as relaxed through the hip and thigh with straight legs. You can machine wash it of course (I don’t have much use for dry-clean only while traveling) and it doesn’t wrinkle. The Arden comes in six really gorgeous colors. Shown here is Laurel, but I tried Wren, which is a versatile chococlate brown. If you’re looking for lighter brown, go with Taupe. (For a very spring-like color, try Eggshell Blue.) Pick up the Arden for $72 on the Aventura site or find then at Amazon for $68.