The Men’s KUHL Ryzer combines style and performance in an ultra-versatile long sleeve pullover. With a streamlined fit, it’s great on its own or layered, and it’s equally at home on the trail or around town.

The Ryzer Pullover is a super comfortable long sleeve that has been my go-to this season for everything from cool waterfall-chasing mornings to around-town bike rides and hanging out at Asheville’s breweries. The pullover’s soft, stretchy, breathable sweater knit fabric wears well and offers plenty of give for full range of motion when I’m on the move. And the streamlined fit allows for easy layering, and gives the pullover a stylish, casual look, perfect for grabbing food after an adventure.

The KUHL Ryzer is an ultra-comfortable long sleeve pullover that performs well on the trail and is stylish around town

Men’s KUHL Ryzer Pullover: our trail-tested review

It’s become my go-to long sleeve: I love wearing the Ryzer, thanks to its great fit, performance, and versatility. It easily transitions from trail to town and keeps me comfortable no matter the adventure. Its sweater knit fabric is super soft, and offers a little stretch for extra comfort when I’m active on the trail. And the fabric is warm yet breathable and wicking, keeping me dry and comfortable when the terrain gets tough or the temps rise later in the day.

Our favorite men's hiking and layering essentials: the KUHL Ryzer is a great long-sleeve pullover that's breathable yet warm

Scrambling over rocky trails or reaching for that next hand hold is no problem thanks to the Ryzer’s articulated sleeves and stretchy fabric, allowing full range of motion. And the sleeve length is generous, which is great for my long-ish arms when I’m on the move.

The Men's KUHL Ryzer Pullover features a soft, stretchy, breathable sweater knit fabric that's a perfect fit on the hiking trail or around town

With our ever-changing weather and unpredictable seasons, layering is key here in the South. Temperatures and weather patterns can change rapidly throughout the day during all four seasons, especially in the mountains: chilly sunrise-chasing mornings can quickly turn to a swelter by noon, and then a cold drizzle before sunset. The Ryzer’s thin profile makes it ideal for layering, and it comfortably pairs with a puffy or hardshell rain jacket for protection from cold or wet weather. The Ryzer also features a quarter-zip neck for easy, quick ventilation when temperatures or activity levels fluctuate. And thumb loops keep the sleeves in place when I’m donning an outer shell or jacket.

Perfect for hiking, biking, or hanging out around town: the KUHL Ryzer Pullover is a men's sweater-knit long sleeve that performs well and looks great

Detailing like KUHL’s signature stitching and embroidered logos give the Ryzer a polished look that wears well off trail. It’s one great looking long sleeve, and seriously, I wear it just about everywhere.

KUHL Ryzer Pullover review wrap-up

Stylish and functional, the Ryzer Pullover is a versatile long sleeve that’s comfy, breathable, and performs as well on the trail as it looks great around town. It’s perfect on its own, and the streamlined fit works great when it’s layered under a jacket for cool or wet weather adventures.

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Eric Champlin

Eric Champlin is a writer and photographer who loves to hike, run, backpack, kayak and cycle the southeast. He’s the editor and founder of Atlanta Trails, Asheville Trails, and Trailful, digital magazines that highlight the South’s best outdoor adventures and top Southern-worthy outdoor gear. His mission? To inspire others to get fit outdoors and explore the South’s incredible scenic beauty.