KUHL Brand Information at Adventure Clothing -

About The Brand

The Philosophy

Their focus is on the product and only the product, which opposes the logo-driven norm. At KÜHL®, they are set out to demonstrate how original ideas lead to creating the best outdoor lifestyle clothing.

The History

KÜHL® began as Alfwear in 1983 with the Alf hat, a Peruvian-inspired design that many ski bums equipped themselves with in the mid-80s. Updating it with polar fleece, John “Alf” Engwall designed the pattern for the hat that would become the choice for serious Rocky Mountain powder skiers. Engwall, Conrad Anker (the now legendary mountaineer), and brothers Jay and Kevin Boyle set out to introduce this effective design to the skiing and mountaineering world. The four co-founders consisted of three skiers and a rock climber, all of whom aspired to build a business and lifestyle around their respective beloved sport.

After a tragic car accident resulted in the death of Alf Engwall, the three remaining partners nurtured the Alfwear business for several years until they set out to pursue individual passions in 1989: Conrad Anker received sponsorship for his climbing endeavors; Jay Boyle moved to Phoenix, Arizona to attend graduate school; and Kevin Boyle, with his dream still intact to live in the mountains and work for himself, took over the company, began to pay off his former partners, and conceived the Jacquard Jacket, which would become the first Malden Mills Apex Award for Design Excellence winner. At the time the trio dispersed, Alfwear consisted of eight or nine plastic bags of the Alf hat.

Conrad Anker became a world-class rock climber and mountaineer, traveling the world, ascending the major summits, and famously finding the body of Mallory on Mount Everest. His accomplishments speak well of realizing lofty dreams.

Jay Boyle studied Tai Chi, earned his MBA in Arizona, and moved to Shanghai, China. He speaks Chinese and is involved in overseas production for KÜHL®. His company EXPAT-CFO does consultancy for companies seeking to do business in China.

Kevin Boyle set out to transform Alfwear into something more than a hat company. With a passion for skiing, living in the mountains, and art, Kevin designed garments made from performance fabrics fit for his outdoor lifestyle. He turned Alfwear into today's clothing company known as KÜHL®.

In 1990, KÜHL® introduced the Jacquard jacket, the signature Euro-styled Polartec® fleece top that featured the first – the original – innovative thumb-loop cuff system and lightweight underarm gussets for comfort and optimal climate control. This top gained cult status in the outdoor community and went on to win the Polartec® Apex Award. More awards and devotees would follow as KÜHL® continued to pioneer and produce. KÜHL® is independently owned and financed and its ideas are inspired by the founders’ intrepid lifestyle and those with whom they share it. KÜHL® currently designs and manufactures top-selling pants, shirts, outerwear and more and can be found in the best outdoor retailers nationwide.

The Mountain People

Every contributor to KÜHL® comes to the company with an outdoor lifestyle. KÜHL® people ski, mountain and road bike, backpack, camp, mountaineer, and travel worldwide. Kevin Boyle began skiing hundred-days-a-year during the epic snow year of 1982. Evan Shapiro, the company’s first full-time employee, moved to Utah in 1984 to chase the same champagne powder dreams. After many seasons of deep-powder skiing in one of the world’s greatest ski areas, they now ski the deepest days of the year and apply the experience at KÜHL®; they answer to the needs of those who find freedom living and playing in the great outdoors. KÜHL® aspires to contribute to mountain culture in its efforts to provide these like-minded enthusiasts with the finest quality outdoor clothing available.

At KÜHL®, the passion remains to get outdoors and have fun. KÜHL® is what it means to be comfortable and relaxed in the challenging environment of life and sport. KÜHL® means creating the best environment for you and knowing the importance of following your own beliefs and desires. For KÜHL®, this dedication to original thinking translates into excellence in design and exceptional construction.

KÜHL® not only delivers innovative style and features, such as the thumb-loop cuff, but also uses exclusive fabrics with unique weaves and vintage washes to create authentic character. Our articulated, gusseted, precise designs, combined with the utmost craftsmanship, provide a fit that is pure comfort. Wearing KÜHL® not only represents the freedom of movement but also free will.

 

Sizing Information

Men's Tops Size Guide

SIZE

CHEST

WAIST

HIP

ARM LENGTH

S

36-38"

28-30"

35-37"

33"

M

39-41"

31-33"

38-40"

34"

L

42-44"

34-35"

41-43"

35"

XL

44-47"

36-38"

44-46"

36"

XXL

48-50"

40-42"

47-49"

37"

Men's Tops Size Guide - KUHL

 

Men's Bottoms Size Guide

SIZE

WAIST

30

30"

31

31"

32

32"

33

33"

34

34"

35

35"

36

36"

37

37"

38

38"

39

39"

40

40"

41

41"

INSEAM

LENGTH

30

30"

32

32"

34

34"

36

36"

 

Men's Bottoms Size Guide  

 

Women's Tops Size Guide

 

SIZE

BUST

WAIST

HIP

ARM LENGTH

XS

32-33"

24.5-25.5"

35-36"

31"

S

34-35"

26.5-27.5"

37-38"

32"

M

36-37"

28.5-29.5"

39-40"

33"

L

38-40"

30.5-32.5"

41-42"

34"

XL

41-43"

34.5-36.5"

43-44"

35"

 

Women's Size Guide Tops - KUHL

 Women's Bottoms Size Guide

SIZE

WAIST

HIP

2

24.5-25.5"

35-36"

4

26.5"

37"

6

27.5"

38"

8

28.5"

39-40"

10

29.5"

40-41"

12

30"

42-43"

14

32.5"

43-44"

16

35.5-36.5"

45-47" 


INSEAM

LENGTH

30

30"

32

32"

34

34"

 

Women's Size Guide Bottoms - KUHL

 

 

Special Warranty Policy

KÜHL® proudly guarantees the quality and performance of their products. They guarantee all of their products to be free of defects in both materials and workmanship. They will repair or replace, at KÜHL's discretion, any product that proves to be defective.

Product damage due to wear and tear, misuse or neglect is not covered by their warranty but may be repaired for a reasonable fee.

Items purchased from dealers may either be returned to us at Adventure Clothing and we will facilitate your warranty, or you may work directly with KÜHL®.

 

How do I submit a warranty or repair to KÜHL®?

Via phone - Contact KÜHL® Customer Service at 888-218-3181 to discuss your warranty/repair. We are available Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 5 pm MST.

Via email - Email KÜHL® Customer Service at customerservice@kuhl-usa.com and include the following: where the garment was purchased, approximately how long you have owned it, a photo of the entire garment and a photo highlighting the area of issue. We are available Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 5 pm MST and will try to reply to your email within 2 business days.

If a warranty/repair has been approved, please clean your garment before sending it to KÜHL®. Items requiring cleaning will delay the warranty process and may incur a cleaning charge.

 

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