Before reviewing a selection of their spring and summer offerings, I had never heard of Mountain Khakis. I can see now that I’ve been missing out. This clothing company has tough, durable, no-nonsense outdoor and travel wear for men and women, and I love that they specialize in organic wear, often made with recycled materials. This past spring, I reviewed their Americana jacket and now I’m back with two organic tee options for summer travel.
The Meadowlark Organic Tee is fitted without being tight, and made of 100% certified organic cotton jersey. It’s soft and lightweight while still feeling substantial (in other words, it does not feel like a ‘cheap’ t-shirt), and to date, has survived many washings without losing shape or color. It’s enzyme washed and made with water-based inks, and has very nice, earthy look to it. The meadowlark design on the front is hand-drawn by artist Cheryle Humphries, and makes a statement without being ‘loud’. This is a great tee to pair with a light jacket (like the Americana) or over an underlayer. It stands alone just fine for summer wear as well. The color is a rich charcoal, but the same tee is also available in an ‘acorn’ design in ‘wasabi’ (a nice light green).
The Carabiner Organic Tee is made of similar materials (it’s also 100% certified organic cotton and enzyme washed), and is similiarly fitted, but with a slightly longer length. The design is fun: a flower drawn with carabiners for pedals. It has strong double-needle cover-stitched construction (as does the Meadowlark) and comes in wasabi, charcoal, or white. The same style tee is also available with a pinion tree design or a mountain design.