Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Try On Report: Run:Track and Field Pant + Other Stuff

I tried on the Run:Track and Field Pant today. They are double layered and have a pretty bulky feeling waistband. They are nice pants but if I were to choose, I think I prefer the Run:Ultra Pant because it is more streamlined feeling.

Product Features:
  • Everyday low-rise track pant for warm ups, cool down, and light activity
  • Made of quick drying swift fabric with DWR finish
  • Anti-static & anti-stink Silverescent lining
  • Front pockets for cold hands
  • Zippered ankle to help fit over your running shoes
  • Rib hem keeps your pants from dragging under your shoes
  • Articulated knees
  • Wide elastic waistband with external drawcord for support
  • $108

Run: Ultra Pant Features:
  • Lightweight warm-up pant for track days
  • Wicking & quick dry swift fabric with 4-way stretch for total mobility
  • DWR finish to protect from light rain
  • Back vents for ventilation
  • Soft wicking waistband with drawstring & elastic for support
  • Zipper pocket to secure your cards & keys
  • Hem drawcord can be cinched at ankle or knee to keep the mud off
  • Chafe resistant - flat seams
Other Things I Tried On

Run: Swiftly Tech - My store had a really cool looking Run: Swiftly Tech Tee in Antidote. I'm not a huge Antidote fan but in the silverescent material it is just muted enough that I really liked it.  However, I didn't get it. I have narrow shoulders and a large chest so the Swiftly Tech fits me odd. It is baggy in the armpits and neckline. Also, the Swiftly Tech material is incredibly susceptible to pulls. In fact the one I tried on had a pull in it.

Snap Up Crops in Gray Pique - I really like these but I am leary of gray for workouts because of butt sweat concerns. I liked the style a lot but I'd probably like it better in the Groove crops.\

Ribbed Legging: Really liked these. Comfortable. I'm really liking the organic leggings and tights for lounge wear. One of these days I am going to break down and get some.

  • A legging made to fit over your sneaker
  • Enjoy the pairing of organic cotton and Lycra® - natural softness and athletic performance
  • Certified organically grown cotton was used to make this garment
  • Gusset designed 4 sport
  • Preshrunk
  • Chafe resistant - flat seamed

Try On Report: Freedom Batwing Tee - Like but Not Love

I finally tried on the Freedom Batwing Tee today. I liked it but I didn't love it, especially for $68. On me, it looked more like the top photo - kind of baggy and bunched up. I also didn't care for how the wide sleeves felt. I went down a size and it looked much better but then the V-neck part didn't dip as much and you loose the ability to show off the top you are wearing underneath. I liked the top a lot but not enough to shell out $68. I also would have like to see a verion in white, cream, or pale gray. This top runs pretty big so you can size down safely.

Product Features:
  • Don't you love me? I look great in the yoga studio…and pretty hot around town too!
  • Made of pima, a superior blend of cotton with extra long fibres that provides durability
  • Loose up top and tight on your booty to show off that hard work!
  • Chafe resistant flat seams for comfort
  • Preshrunk so there are no surprises when you wash me!

I Am Great Tote - On the Small Side & Over-Priced

The I Am Great Tote is a cute gym bag but on the small side. I know this bag does not have enough room for what I like to bring to the gym. A pair of spin shoes will take up half the bag.  I also think it is really overpriced for the size and materials - $88.


  • This smaller tote holds all your gym essentials.
  • Keep your sweaty gear in the removable, water resistant, washable pouch!
  • Exterior zipper pocket for your keys.
  • Interior pockets for your reusable shopper, makeup + more!
  • Removable shoulder strap for multiple carrying options.
  • Water resistant liner wipes clean easily.
  • Tested to hold 50 lbs.
  • 16" x 10"x 8"

Try On Report: All Sport Bra - Good Support

The new All Sport Bra is the bra version of the Swift Tank. I tried it on today and liked it.  It offers thick straps and a cross-over back. My quickie bounce test put the hold near max, not quite as much as the Ta Ta Tamer but pretty close. I would rate it more comfortable than the Ta Ta Tamer and it will look a lot smoother under tops since it has no seams, hooks, or buckles.  I thought it smooshed my boobs down a bit but then again I a DD and probably pushing the envelope on the sizing for this bra. However, there is always compromise when buying a sports bra and I think I would trade off a little smooshing for support and comfort.

PS - I tried a Cool Racerback over this and thought it didn't look too bad. A little of the straps showed beneath the racerback but not too bad. The bra also shows in front but the curve of the scoops match and looks nice.

Product Features:
- An x-training bra that works for all sports.
- Quick drying Power Luxtreme provides inherent wicking abilities, keeping you dry and comfortable.
- High Lycra content for max hold and performance.
- Crossover back for max breathability.
- Wide straps are comfortable and don't dig into your shoulders while practicing yoga.
- Chafe resistant flat seams.