When we heard Newline were releasing a new collection called BLACK, we were very keen to try out a new idea and test it out. So we entered into a half marathon which was a rural cross country run along the South Downs. Strong winds, rain, sun and many hills. Perfect conditions to review and bring the urban to the rural.
Newline sent over a full outfit of shorts, a long sleeve top and a jacket, all geared up and ready to go. The first thing I saw and felt was the quality of the movement the garments gave when running. Friction is the last thing you want on a race and getting sore nipples, and the tender red raw chaffing is nothing to be worried about with this collection. The jacket was the most impressive as the thin perforated fabric can hold it’s strength against all weathers. On the seafront where the start line was, the wind was cold and very strong but this did not phase this signature piece. The windbreaker protection does what it states. It’s breathable, lightweight and a unique airflow design on the sleeves and back.
The only thing I found was the weather did turn from a cloudy, dull, wet morning to a Mexican heatwave. Running with a long sleeve and a jacket I was way too hot. Personally I do get over heated easily, but the jacket is very easy to take off and weighs as a light as a feather and easily fits in one hand.
The long sleeve top comes in a very cool off-grey and fits soft to the skin. We choose size medium, 39 chest medium build and wasn’t too tight or too baggy. During the run the morning got hotter and the first thing I was thinking was, I normally run in a t-shirt and worrying about overheating. Well just like the jacket it’s breathable thanks to the airflow system on the sleeves and back, didn’t faze me one bit. Last thing to mention is the movement the long sleeve top gave was perfect. Highly stretchable thanks to functional fabric to give you full mobility during all types of exercise.
When choosing shorts I don’t know what type of man you are, but we like a bit of thigh (hello sailor). Not the ones where you can see the hip, heck no. Mid length is a great choice for a number of reasons; 1. there an all round sport piece 2. holiday shorts/ swimming shorts and 3. tanned legs. Plus we like them to be a better fit to the legs rather then a baggy style. Looks better on the body. Similar to the top and jacket the short match this perforated, punched fabric which give the overall look a set piece but makes it very breathable downstairs. Colour looks great, the fit feels great. So far our favourite pair of shorts.
Massive fan for what Newline have created. The design is based on the Danish Special Forces’ kit with signature burgundy colour and reflecting found on parachutes. These guys have really thought about how to make clothing stand out. Creating not only a training kit but a message within each item the culture, life and perfection sown in each stitch. Quality over quantity. Must have this year.
Every soldier earns his wings by passing the parachute training course. The BLACK wing hallmark reminds you to earn your wings through hard training.
BLACK Airspeed Shorts
BLACK Airspeed Shorts are super breathable shorts made in a lightweight all over punched fabric to give you maximum airflow. Inside is a soft mesh hipster to allow the air to flow through and keep your temperature as low as possible. The shorts have a drawstring waist with string puller in the special forces signature burgundy colour, and a back pocket with zipper. The cut lines on the front and back are reflecting those on a parachute, giving the shorts the unique design of Newline BLACK referring to our heritage from the Danish Special forces.
BLACK Airflow Shirt is a breathable, moisture management shirt made with maximum airflow due to the punched fabric covering back and sleeves. The front is made of highly stretchable functional fabric to give you full mobility during your training. The flat seam construction, with lines reflecting those on a parachute, gives the shirt the unique design of Newline BLACK referring to our heritage from the Danish Special forces. Inside the collar are details in the Danish Special Forces’ signature burgundy colour.
BLACK Windshield Jacket is a breathable jacket, with windbreaker protection on the front. The jacket is made in a lightweight wind protection material, with ventilation punched panels on sleeves and back to give you maximum airflow. The sleeves have elastic cuffs, and a bottom hem drawstring. The jacket has a one front pocket, adding to the function of the jacket. The details on the zip strap and in the neck are made in the Danish Special Forces’ signature burgundy colour. The jacket is made, with lines reflecting those on a parachute, giving the jacket the unique design of newline BLACK referring to our heritage from the Danish Special forces.
It all started in 1981. Hanging in a parachute between sky and earth, the founder of Newline, Helge Petersen, started wondering why his suit was wet and the parachute still dry. Later, he used parachute fabric to make one of the first functional running suits ever.
With a background from the Danish Special Forces, a focus on military precision, and many years as a runner, he created an innovative range of functional products with a focus on details and comfort. This is still the DNA of Newline.