Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New!!! Pique Stride, Wunder Under Organic Print, Dip Dye Modern Racer

Wunder Under Organic Print

Some one posted this photo on facebook so I'm not sure what store it came from. 

Modern Racer in Sunny Lime Ombre Dip Dye

This came from an Australian Product Alert so it's not in North America yet.

I just realized I haven't posted any model photos of the new Run: Ambition Crop. There are also Ambition Tights.
  • Made of 4-way stretch Brushed power luxtreme™ for 'no bounce' muscle support, quick drying wicking capabilities & brushed back for added warmth!
  • In the dead of winter, this calf-length, mid-rise run crop is one you can truly feel ambitious in
  • Drawstring & elastic for comfortable support
  • Hidden front waist pockets for quick-access to Gels
  • Back zipper pocket for secure storage
  • Chafe resistant - flat seamed
  • Black, Coal 

    I got this from some US store product alerts. I know people have been waiting for the pique stride to re-appear. I remember trying this on last year and loving it. The pique is perfect for the relaxed fit of the Stride.

    What Are You Hoping To See in Tomorrow's Upload?

    I wouldn't mind seeing some of the new sailor stripe tanks - the Scoop Neck and the Power Y -  in tomorrow's upload but other than that I am pretty content to not buy anymore this week.

    What are you hoping for?

    Try On Report - Lift Your Spirits Jacket, Rejuventate Jacket, Challenge Jacket

    I went to the store today with the intention of picking up the new Coal/Black Roses Push UR Limits but unfortunately the 12 had one back strap that was almost completely white which negates the whole purpose of getting this tank. I had the educator get me another 12 but it was the same thing so I had to take a pass. I did try on the 10 which had the print all over the straps but it's too small for my chest.

    While I was there I tried the Challenge Tank again since it's been repriced down to $58. I ended up getting it. I think this tank is very supportive and a flattering fit for women with larger busts. I also like the fact that the thicker material means I won't have to wear the cups for more coverage. I am curious to try this material and am hoping the mesh panel in the back will keep me cool during spin class. I am planning on wearing it to my Friday class and will let you know how it feels then. However, I won't take the tags off until I see what is uploaded tomorrow morning.  ;-)

    I tried on the Challege jacket, too, since I forgot to try that when it first came out. The jacket was surprisingly roomy in the upper arms and shoulders.  I really don't like the short length, though, and could feel a breeze at the small of my back. This is a jacket that you have to wear zipped most of the way up because it doesn't have a symmetrical opening and the heavy snaps pull it open and flop on your chest. I prefer to wear my jackets partially unzipped to the breast level, like you see people do with the Define, so you can see my tank peeping out. However, I do like the feel of the material and hope there are more jacket designs coming in this material.

    Back view of Unzipped Lift Your Spirits

    I tried on the Lift Your Spirits Jacket and it looked awful on me. The upper back portion sagged down over the lower ribbed portion. Even if it didn't sag, I just really didn't care for the look of the jacket. If  The material is very thin but I can't really see reaching for this on colder winter days. This is a material more meant for warmer months.

    I also tried on the Rejuvenate Jacket in the light gray (same as above photo) and I felt like I looked like a sheep in the front. The back wasn't that bad. The zipper is the big metal zipper with the sharp teeth that I dislike. I thought the upper arms fit a little snug. Also, the closure is asymmetrical so this is a jacket you can't leave hanging open. It doesn't look good at all open, unlike the Principle Jacket which probably looked better hanging open than closed. The jacket is made of french terry and is $128. Here is the info from the hang tag:

    - A warm insulated jacket great for chilly days to and from your activities
    - Our own blend of breathable cotton french terry with stretch so it won't bag out
    - Lined with a soft cotton jersey for extra comfort
    - High insulated collar to help protect your neck from the elements
    - Thumbholes for keeping hands warm and sleeves in place
    - Cold Water Wash and hang /lay flat to dry

    I also saw the new Run: Hustle Crops ($86), Run: Ambition Tights, and run: Ambition Crops but they didn't have my size so I didn't try them on. It seems that the latest batch of luxtreme bottoms feel a bit thicker to me than the ones I have bought before. The material on the Hustle Crops felt as thick as the Inspire crops. I know the Ambition Tights and Crops are brushed luxtreme but when I felt them with my fingers they didn't feel any thicker than the Hustle crops. You can see they are brushed on the inside but as for feel I couldn't tell a difference.

    Price On Challenge / Silver Luon Items Dropped - Yay!

    The price on the Challenge Tank has been dropped to $58 from $78 (the price has also been dropped for the Foundation Tank). Hmmm. I don't know if I will get one, though. I did find the design very comfortable and supportive but it's in black which isn't one of my favorite colors for tanks. I also thought the fabric felt very thick so I am worried I would feel too hot in this tank but I am curious to try the new fabric. This is also a style that looks good on women with larger busts.

    The price of the Challenge Jacket has also been dropped to a more reasonable $128 from $158. I find the idea of the non-stink Silver Luon a more appealing idea in a jacket than a tank since I wear the same jacket more often between washings. I only use my jackets as a to and fro but I often put my jacket on after a sweaty workout so it tends to absorb a lot of sweat. However, I want to prolong my jacket's life so I tend to not wash them as often as the tanks/bottoms (I know, eww). For me a silver luon jacket makes a lot of sense. It's too bad the first offering is a style I don't care for. I think I would be very interested in a Silver Luon version of a Define Jacket.