And you can be sure I put the gear to use right away. So here's what I thought:
The sports bra
OK, first, the color was awesome. It's a flashy turquoise that I just love!
The photo doesn't do the color justice. It's just plain fun.
Second, the fit was perfect. I was sent a medium, which worked well to hold me in place while still remaining comfortable. Third, the material felt nice and wicked moisture well. The bra is made from Champion's double-dry material. I have not had any chafing with this bra and it has held up well through the few washes I've done. Total thumbs-up on the bra!
The fleece jacket
Another winner. I loooooooove this fleece jacket! I mean, I LOVE it!
Don't ask me why I am making such a weird face -- I have no idea. And, yes, that is the wallpaper in the bathroom. It was there when we moved in and it is horrible. And yet it remains . . .
OK, back to the jacket. Here's the thing about me and jackets: I have broad(ish) shoulders and long(ish) arms. They combine to make it so many, many jackets (and regular long-sleeved tops) don't fit well. The shoulders are often too narrow and the sleeves too short. It is a real problem. But, with the fleece jacket it hasn't been a problem. I received a medium in the jacket and the arms are plenty long. The jacket also fit well on the bottom (that ol' hip/butt area) when zipped up. Sometimes jackets can be too tight at the bottom but this one isn't.
Check out the zipper cover on the neck. I thought this was a cool feature, making the jacket comfortable to wear when zipped all the way. Also, the fleece is right up there with the softest fleece I've ever worn. Truly.
The long-sleeved running shirt
Yup, another winner. The one I was sent was deep purple, in medium/large.
The top is made from a comfy, stretchy double-dry fabric and it fit well: Neither too tight nor too loose, but definitely fitted. The length was good for me and I liked the dip of the v-neck. The kicker, though, is that the arms were long enough.
Look at that length! That never happens for me! Love it.
Bummer. These are just . . . well, these shorts are not for me. They are short shorts. Short, clingy shorts. Short, clingy, cute-perky-girl shorts. Not running mama shorts. Or, at least, not this running mama shorts! I couldn't even wear them out of the house. They are just made for a different sort of runner. Maybe they are made for you? Maybe. Just not me.
But, hey three out of four items rocked, so that's great!
Thank you so much, Champion, for letting me try your gear!
And . . . thanks for sponsoring this giveaway. Yes, that's right. I have some Champion gear to giveaway.
Champion will send a pink fleece (in size medium, like the one pictured above) and a purple long-sleeved running shirt (size m/l, again, like the one pictured above) to one lucky winner! So, if you win, you'll win the same gear I have, which means we'll be twins. And who wouldn't want to be my twin? Ha :-)
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