Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thriv Sportswear



About a week or so ago I got an email from Jonathan from Thriv sportswear. http://www.thrivnp.com/women He said he saw my blog and wanted to know if I'd try out a shirt. I said I'd be delighted! Not even a week later the shirt has arrived....

Here's the cool thing...UPS had just delivered my New Balance "Susan G. Komen" running shoes...HOT pink!!! I was in my running clothes and new sneaks when a package arrived. I ripped it open and pulled out a white t-back top. It's the shirt shown above, only in white....It is sooooo soft! I was surprised at how cottony it felt, I was expecting that nylon wicking material. It's made from bamboo, organic cotton and elastane. It is the softest material...some of you may know I do machine embroidery/sewing...I know a nice fabric when I feel it. I really like this material.

I need batteries for my camera and then I'll post a pic.....

BUT...my question was this...would something so soft, so lightweight be good for running? A lot of the tops I wear feel heavy. Or they're nylon/polyester and they don't fit me well. Most t-backs do not fit me properly, add the t-back sportsbra and I hate them. Most tops are clingy around my waist and I hate that too.

This top is white and t-back. I put it on and it actually fit! I checked the size and it's a medium...(I usually buy large) Very lightweight and soo soft. It fits me in a flattering, feminine way. I headed out for a 4 miler. As I was walking out, hubby was walking in...he pointed out a chocolate smudge on my shirt. HOW??? I had it on for 15 minutes! I got a cloth with cold water and gently rubbed the spot. It came right out.

Ok, nice material, fits me flatteringly and chocolate washed right out of it. So far so good....

Off I went...I did not feel constricted. Not one seam irritation. It was like a second skin. I could feel a breeze through this shirt. I did not need to re-adjust once. No pulling down, up, or even a strap irritation! It moves with me...I L-O-V-E it!!!

My husband walked the dog while I ran, so I wound up walking about a mile back to the house with him. By the time I was in my driveway, my shirt was DRY. No kidding! I don't think I've ever come out of a run with a dry shirt.

I'm going to wash it and try it out again Thurs morning. The weather here in south Florida has been cooler this week. By tomorrow it'll heat back up and I'll give this shirt a SWEATY run!! I have a feeling it'll be FABULOUS!!!!


Here are the Susan G. Komen running shoes from New Balance. I usually wear Asics but these had a style I couldn't turn down. They fit great and feel wonderful! I'm happy to find two brands that work so well with me! The laces are weird...they're shaped so they don't come untied (I'm assuming)...

10 comments:

Regina said...

I'm not sure if I am more impressed by the shirt or the fact that you ate chocolate before your run. shirt sounds good, does it have a built in bra?

Would also love to see pics of those pink sneakers. As a designer, I find the color choices in womens' sneakers so uninspired.

KimsRunning said...

Reg...I didn't eat chocolate...that's why I was surprised...lol...the kids made mint chocolate covered crackers...(they taste like girl scout cookies!) I must've gotten too close!

There is a built in bra...I forgot about it...it's THAT comfy!

Lisa said...

hmm, it was dry by the time you got back home. I may have to look for this brand here in CA. I wear the wicking fabric running tops but they don't dry quickly and that bugs me.

I have New Balance running shoes and actually hate them because they gave me tendinitis but I do love the laces... they DON'T come untied.

KimsRunning said...

Lisa...It's like that here in Florida too...always soaked!

I was showing my daughter Kerri the shirt this morning and at the risk of sounding gross, I'll tell you this: I realized the shirt smelled clean. That's crazy after a 4 mile run!

Sports Athority should be carrying this stuff this week. I'll be ordering a 3/4 zippered top. Hopefully it comes in PINK!

Believe said...

How cool that you were contacted just through having your blog? I am new to this universe...but does this happen often or are you affiliated with them? So cool!!

I may have to pick one up. I am not a fan of how wicking shirts stick to the waist and mid section!!
Great pics, can't wait to see more! :)

joyRuN said...

I'm LOVING that the chocolate came right out.

No stink factor? My tech tees cling onto that nasty sweaty smell if I don't wash them with a little bleach.

Steven Cohen said...

Great for you that you got a free shirt! But what I want to know is when Florida gets cool, what does that mean? Did you see the snow at the Pats game last week? Blizzard! I know you don't miss it, but real weather involves 4 seasons... :)

Danielle said...

Now the real question. White? Were you giving a peep show by the end at all?

Mel-2nd Chances said...

lucky girl getting all kinds of freebies :) Awesome review!

AtlantaT said...

I have always been a "dri fit" girl and steered away from the traditional cotton shirt while working out. I tried the Thriv Tank earlier this year, and it is one of my favorites in the running drawer. I have a orange, and your favorite...dark PINK!
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