Tuesday, August 30, 2011

YMX by Yellowman Running Shirt Review & Giveaway

So many running apparel items look the same. The designs start to run together. YMX by Yellowman deviates from the norm and brings us some colorful, playful patterns that are lightweight and performance material.

I already own a couple of Yellowman things, like the one pictured here (purchased through the Athleta site – they sell several Yellowman items):

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Jersey with arm warmers

YMX by Yellowman sent me a running shirt with arm warmers to review. It is the Tribal Sea Running Tee.

Without warmers:

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With arm warmers:

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I wore this shirt on a very early morning that started out cool (58 degrees) and climbed up in temps by the end. I wore the arm warmers for about half of the workout, then just tucked them into the pocket in the back of the shirt when it got hot.

Material/Performance: Very lightweight, comfortable and silky fabric. 88% Polyester 12% Spandex. The fabric is Madkool – a patented product that is supposed to help regulate your body temperature and provides 30+ SPF.  Lighter than typical running shirts, the fabric is thin, in a good way. It wicks the sweat just like a typical performance shirt, but I’ve never had a shirt with such thin and silky fabric.

The arm warmers are the same material as the shirt. While they provide some protection from the wind, they would not give you much protection from cold temps.

Design: Funky, unique, attention-getting. Arrow of paradise.

Price: $69.99 for shirt and an additional $32 for the arm warmers. Ouch. Great quality shirt, but this is steep for a running shirt and I don’t know many people who spend over $50 on a running shirt (but I could be wrong). As for the arm warmers, such a fun addition to the shirt, but with how thin they are, I personally do not think they are worth the price.

Overall: Very comfortable performance running shirt with a splash of style! While the thinness of the fabric is perfect for the summer months, it will likely not provide much warmth as it gets cooler. Would be a great layering piece, however.

Want one? YMX by Yellowman has one of these running shirts with arm warmers to give away.

To enter:

  • Check out the YMX by Yellowman site and tell me what you like +1 entry
  • Tell me what the top priority is for you when shopping for running apparel. Design? Performance? Price? Style? Brand name? +1 entry
  • FB, twat, blog about this giveaway + 1 entry

Giveaway ends Friday. Open to US only.

SUAR

Fine Print
**YMX by Yellowman provided me with a running shirt as well as the one for the giveaway. I paid nothing for them.

**Winner will be chosen by Random.org on Friday September 5.

252 comments:

  1. Personally I find performance to be my top prioroity. I hate buying a running top only to find that it rides up while running or makes me sweat more than I need to and feel uncomfortable.

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  2. I really like the blossoms and butterflies long sleeve top. I don't like the price tag, though :(

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  3. I like the Tree of Life tank but...ouch...the price....

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  4. And I really need performance. No matter how pretty a running shirt is, I won't wear it if it rides up, binds at my arms or misbehaves.

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  5. I really like the shirt you have, pink or blue. I like the removable arms, seriously, what an awesome idea. The price IS a bit high, but I would pay it if it fit well.

    I go for breathability. I really hate it when my clothes think it's funny to lock me in a sauna while I'm working out. And if there is a "made in the USA" option, I will save up and buy that (it's always really expensive that way, but it is nice to feel patriotic).

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  6. I think these shirts might be too mad cool for me, but I do like the Tree of Life tank in ivory.

    Fit is the top priority for me. I hate loose, baggy running tops but I don't want super tight spandex either. "Semi-fitted" = happy medium.

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  7. I look for items that fit well, and are flattering to the athletic build. I sometimes have trouble with running tops because as a former gymnast turned triathlete, I have these huge shoulders and no waist or hips, so a lot of shirts are tight in the shoulders and then baggy through the waist. I like my clothes to be slightly snug, so it doesn't move around, but not so tight that it chaffs. I love summer b/c I can just wear a tank or sports bra and not have to deal with sleeves or shoulders being too small.

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  8. I like the Henna flower tank. I keep trying to win something from them. love the look but not the price :D

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  9. For me it's fit. I can't have anything to tight in my big areas. No sleeves. Racerback. Ok maybe I'm picky

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  10. Wow, in addendum, it looks like that Tribal Sea running tee is $69 for the shirt, and another $32 for the arms. Wow.

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  11. I like the wild designs and bright colors, hate the price. It is hard for me to justify spending top dollar to 'pit' out an expensive piece of running gear or end up with make-up smeared on the shoulders!(I sweat horribly and I tend to wipe my face on my sleeves.)

    Performance is a priority, I tend to chafe in weird places.

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  12. my top priority is price, then performance, then design. I know you get what you pay for, so I always look out for deals on quality running clothes!

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  13. Looking at the site I really love the koi hoodie since I'm obsessed with those fish!

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  14. The most important factor for me is probably price, but I'm not going to buy it simply because it's on sale. With two "kits" I have to wear I normally don't have to think about my running tops. When I do buy something it just has to scream "Julie".

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  15. Green Tree of life one is nice. Body art without the pain and price kinda cool.

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  16. Definitely love the unique designs! Fit is critical -- it has to be just the right length and cut. I might be overly picky on this, but it leads me to buy only about 2 brands of apparel. As for the Yellowman designs, I also love the Tribal Sea!

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  17. Sent it out on FB, which will also drop into my Twitter

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  18. Most important to me is the fit- Not short, not too tight and it has to cool me down. This momma is a sweater. Even in the winter. So it needs to breathe. I hate the super unforgiving suck in your breath tops and I also hate the ones that only come to my belly button.Lame.

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  19. Love your site. Performance is key for me...then price. $50 is quite over my budget unfortunately...I would have to find it on sale.

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  20. I really like the colors of the Henna Flower tank, green is a fav color of mine!

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  21. I can't stand running in a top that rides up. It has to stay put or I go crazy on it!

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  22. I like the Icy Persian Henna Quarter Zip Top! :)

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  23. The most important thing about running apparel is performance but who doesn't look to look and feel good about what they are wearing. I love the YMX line, loved the Chakra hoodie.

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  24. Price and performance are my top... I always am looking for a deal! :-D

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  25. The thing I care most about is fit. If it doesn't fit me well nothing else is going to really matter to me at that point. I have to be comfortable in what I'm wearing.

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  26. I absolutely love the Henna Blossom turtleneck, but honestly, I wouldn't spend $100 on a shirt for work, I am definitely not going to get one to stank up with my pit juice. But, lovely.

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  27. There colors are amazing! I'll be super visible on the road!

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  28. For me - it's all about performance - no bunching, chafing or lack of wicking please!

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  29. I wish I could say that I looked at performance or style first, but really, price is my biggest considerations. I wish that inexpensive running gear for women was more colorful. I have just started to see some real color and pattern find its way into the Target Champion line, which I like OK. Up until recently, it has been all black bottoms and some solid shirts, maybe in pink if folks are feeling wild.

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  30. Maori-Pink Flambe I like this one...I need moisture wicking!!

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  31. I LOVE all those designs, but can't enter GGGGRRRRRRR
    Now if they could ship to the UK I'd be happy :-)

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  32. I like the Pink Flambe shirt!

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  33. Love the unique designs. Not likely that anyone will have the same shirt as you during a race (which happened to me at my first tri this weekend!).

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  34. Price and fit are the two most important things for me - it has to fit right but I don't want to pay a fortune! Clearance racks are usually my best friends!

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  35. I like the Maori Spiral Sleeveless Cycling Jersey on the YMX site. I just got a similar one on a super sale - $47 and love it.

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  36. There is too many great things to pick just one!

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  37. Featured on blog and will talk about it more in weekly blog entry. btw I care about price and comfort

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  38. My priorities are price, fabric, and fit.

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  39. I would have to say style and performance matter to me.

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  40. I love the designs. I have paid $60+ for tri shirts so the bike shirt does not seem that crazy.

    Would love to have one -but won't need arm warmers for long down here in Louisiana

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  41. I like the peony swirl long-sleeved top!

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  42. Style and comfort are most important -- I choose by what makes me feel good and will make me want to put it on and run!

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  43. I love the bright colors! As a grad student, price is definitely my first priority! I have a few select favorites, and I will search Ebay like crazy to find them at a good price.

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  44. Wow, I've seen their stuff on the Athleta site, but never checked out their site before... BEAUTIFUL stuff!
    I'll pay a smidge more for something that is truly functional and well-performing, and it definitely helps if it looks good, too!
    I'm digging the long-sleeved Henna Spiral Sun and Maori Pink Flambe.. FIERCE! .. and the short sleeves w/ optional arm sleeves. Man, that's a lot to choose from!

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  45. I am in love with the Maori II Long Sleeve Turtleneck. Perfect for fall cycling.

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  46. I love the Peony Swirl Long-sleeve shirt! Very cool! It looks like it would fit well, too. When I shop for running clothes I need the shirt to 1) fit comfortably, can't perform if you can't move! 2) WICKING! WICKING! WICKING! I'm a sweater...I hate that "wet" feeling! LOVE when a performance shirt does what it's supposed to do! and 3) Price matters! I can't spend $80 on a performance shirt! Most runs don't even cost that!lol If it's a good quality shirt for a good price, I could own a few of them but anything over $40-$50...I can only own one of them! Sharing this blog on my fb wall now!

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  47. i look for performance and price in running clothes...i wish i could buy whatever i want, but my budget doesn't allow that so i have to be more flexible than i'd like. but i do look for quality and performance because if it's inexpensive but not worthwhile, it's not worth it!

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  48. Being a poor, broke recent college graduate, price is my priority when looking at running clothes.

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  49. I really like the Henna Bloom and Blossoms and Butterflies. I think the Tribal Sea looks like an arrow pointing to your lady business. Since mine usually gets all sweaty while I run, it's definitely not the kind of attention I want to draw!

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  50. When buying, I think about what I need and then try to find the best version of that on sale. I'm cheap, but I like quality (and see the importance in it), so I usually end up shopping around. I would never spend as much as YMX is charging for a shirt!

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  51. I LOVE the Maori Flambe long-sleeved tee...makes me think I could put all those runners who pass me in a trance!

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  52. I love the Tribal Sea running top, and love the Tribal Sea tank too! The Henna Flowers tank runs a close second. Great designs!

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  53. Oh--and it has to fit well AND get the sweat OFF me! I love to sweat, I just don't want to feel it for miles and miles!

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  54. Honestly, I'm a cheapie so price is the first thing I notice. Performance matters most to me, so I am willing to pay more for a good fit, breathability, etc, but there is a limit for me. In a perfect world design/performance would be the only thing that mattered!

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  55. I looked at their website and like the Sea of Life ivory tank.
    When choosing running apparel, my top priority is performance, next I look for a cool or different design, something that you don't see on every other woman at an event.

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  56. Price is the most important for me when buying a running shirt...

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  57. I love the YMX Maori Dragon Sleeveless Cycling Jersey. Beautiful!

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  58. ohhh yay for giveaways:
    1. love the Tribal Sea Running shirt in teal.
    2. top priority for me and running - tops-do they hide my nips? cause i nip really hard all the time. shorts-they better be short and comfy.

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  59. I like the Maori Pink Flambe shirt. I have seen Yellowman stuff before and it's super gorgeous...I would love to own some but the price is just a bit too steep!

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  60. And while I'd like to say that performance is my top priority, sometimes it does come down to price. My favorite running clothes offer both...performance AND a price that doesn't make me need to cut back on race entries!!

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  61. is it fair to say i want it all? reasonable price, great design & fit, great performance...!

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  62. and i like the tribal sea running t's!

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  63. I like any of the shirts in pink! The designs and colors are great! So striking. As much as I hate to admit this, I shop based on price first. I wish I had an unlimited running clothes budget, but with seven kids, I am lucky to get anything for myself at all. The prices of the YMX clothes really give me pause, I can't imagine being able to afford something like that. I'd have to wear it everyday for a year to justify it. :(

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  64. Checked out the website, and I really like the Henna flowers tank. The tank is $58 too though--what?

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  65. I like the Henna Flower tank.

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  66. As you can tell from my last comment, price is a big factor for me. The performance. Style is way down on the list!

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  67. Right now I just look for v-neck shirts for running - hate when the collar of a shirt feels like it's choking me!!

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  68. SO cool! Those prints look like awesome workout motivators!

    I would love to try out the tribal sea running arm warmers in pink with a shirt to match!

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  69. I can't enter but I will leave a sassy comment to amuse you. Why are you doing business with a company that can't deal with Canadians? Or, you noted that the arm warmers weren't good for staying warm, and as you know, for much of the year that is a primary concern here.

    In other news you talked of major chafing in a sensitive area after a race. I should thank you, I suppose, for not sharing a photo. But I'm sure your readers want to know, are you still walking bowlegged? Have things healed up to allow the renewal of normal activities?

    I am talking running, biking, swimming, you perverts. What were you thinking?

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  70. What is most important to me when shopping for a running top is first the material quality, then the price, then the style fit for me, then the functional fit for working out

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  71. I think performance + price are most important. If it costs too much I won't buy it lol..

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  72. I gave this a Tweet shoutout (@nello33)

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  73. Love that Tribal Sea Tee...but ouch the price tag!

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  74. I love the vibrancy of the patterns and the slogan on the women's home page made me chuckle - FUNCTIONAL, STYLISH APPAREL THAT CELEBRATES YOUR CURVES - because I may be functional, but I lack in style and am about as flat as a board with no butt.

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  75. Performance combined with price I think are most important!

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  76. Performance is mist important to me. But if it performs and looks great, I'll spend $$$.

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  77. Id love the winged heart cycling jersey as I'm riding a lot and have nothing for cooler weather

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  78. When buying performance gear, especially shirts, I look for tech material that does not ride up. I wear a Camelback and there is nothing worse than getting "bag burns" on your back from your shirt riding up.

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  79. My top priority is definitely comfort. NON-CHAFING and no riding up!!! Longer runs definitely weed out the crap from the awesome...or something like that. And then style, of course.

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  80. Can I say I like everything? If I had to pick one thing, it would be the henna tank.

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  81. I checked out the website - pretty sweet! I'm diggin' the Tree of Life and Samurai tops.

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  82. I try to balance quality with price when I'm shopping for athletic gear. I do what I can to buy stuff on sale and get better items. I'm lucky not to have chafing problems so I don't worry with that.

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  83. I like the pattern and color of the Maori-Pink Flambe long sleeve shirt. It looks like something I would wear when I am not running.

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  84. Top priority for running apparel is the price. I wear workout clothes to workout AND to work, for the sweat wicking properties, so I need something good quality, at a good price. I usually get things from the Reebok outlet store. Sometimes running/workout shirts are $4!

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  85. I love the Tribal Peony cycling jersey! Very cute :)

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  86. I usually choose my running gear based on performance and comfort! If they have a cool design that's a bonus! Awesome giveaway. !

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  87. I like the Henna Bloom long sleeve top, but out of my budget......

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  88. I look for comfort & performance first, then looks and price.

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  89. I like the designs. I wish there were more choices though.

    The issue, for me, like many others, is performance and comfort. I want clothing that is fitted but not unflattering. I find many shirts to be unflattering, as I do not have the perfectly hard body, or boxy, which can feel awkward with a running belt or bunch under a Camelbak.

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  90. I have to say I love your design the best.. Tribal sea! Love the removable arm warmers!!

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  91. I like the blossoms and butterfly long sleeve...but it's a little pricy for me.

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  92. I will only buy tech/performance gear. I look for seams that won't chafe, cuteness, versatile color, and a sale. I'm cheap.

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  93. Comfort and fit and performance are the top 3. But due to budgetary constraints, I don't even look at stuff like Yellowman. But…now that I've looked :P … I like the Koi Hoodie and lots of other items :)

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  94. Ooops…lumped two entries into one comment…so count this for my second :)

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  95. The tribal peony black cycling jersey is super cute...but you're right. Ouch on the price!

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  96. Bottom line is price and performance. Some of the stuff I own is super ugly but it works and it didn't cost me a fortune, so I use it. If I can find something that looks cute too, that's just an added bonus!

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  97. i love shirts that don't ride up, wicking is good...and they have to look good!

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  98. top priority for me is price!

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  99. I like the Maori boloro. I'd even wear it at non-athletic things.

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  100. I shop for comfort and price. Most of my best buys have been from race expos and out-of-season gear.

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  101. Checked out the site and I like the shirt/arm warmers you have on the best!

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  102. And for me, one criteria: must be low-rise so the waist band doesn't cut into my tummy and make me have to GO!

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  103. Loving the Tree of Life tank in Green. Also, the arm warmers would add some serious spice to any running outfit!

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  104. If I weren't such a tightwad, I would say fit would be my top priority, but alas, I always seek out the "deals". It's incredible the bargains you can find on past season gear.

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  105. Most important in running apparel is performance(no chafing, doesn't ride up, etc). Second is appearance. I like cute stuff. I guess what would be most important if it existed was a way to make my nursed 5 baby AA boobies to appear as my engorged D bosoms. If I found a running top like that I wouldn't care what cost, color or brand. I would buy 10 of them.

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  106. Most important thing for me when buying gear is the quality of the materials. Not too thick and wicks well

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  107. Most important thing for me when buying gear is the quality of the materials. Not too thick and wicks well

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  108. Retreating your giveaway now

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  109. I'd go with the blossoms and butterflies long sleeve. Pretty and feminine, but not pink (which I don't wear well).

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  110. My top priority is fit, followed closely by whether or not a piece has pockets, then followed by price. And whatever I'm buying needs to have 2 out of 3 to come home with me.

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  111. Function is top priority but am a sucker for something that looks good and will splurge for quality!

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  112. Top priority when shopping for running apparel - fit, color, and price. Brand favorites right now are: Craft for shorts and tights, Asics for shorts and shirts, Isis for bras, and Alo for shirts.

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  113. Fit and function are key! Also, LOVE the arm warmers! :-)

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  114. I like the pink tribal tee w/arm warmers.

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  115. I like a light weight performance tee that doesnt ride up. I love the arm warmers since its too hot here in So Cal to wear a long sleeve for an entire long run

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  116. Performance and price run neck to neck for me.

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  117. I love freaking everything on the site!! I just wasted about 20 minutes oogeling the goods! ha

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  118. Love running clothes!!! Love it. I think I do like something that looks a bit different than the 'main stream' Not tooo pricey. I find myself always migrating to fitness clothes first in stores.

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  119. I liked YellowMan on facebook.

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  120. Top priority for me is price, followed by fit/performance/style, depending on what I'm looking for at any given time. I do think quality > price, so I buy things on sale when possible.

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  121. I like the Henna Bloom II design on the YMX website.

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  122. I checked out the website and I really liked 2 items, for summer Tree of Life tank and for cooler temps Henna Spiral Sun tee.

    The most important aspect of performance wear is that I don't want to feel it, I don't want to tug at it or adjust it or be bothered by it.

    I shared the link on FB but as usual did not follow directions.

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  123. I liked the yoga shorts and the henna pink leggings.

    For my clothes, performance is super important. especially living in the south, it gets hot, it needs to be able to breath with me.

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  124. Ooh, the Henna Flower tank is way cute. I have been able to pick up a YMX top on Athleta when it was sale. Fits my budget a bit better.

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  125. For me the price point often trumps the style, but it needs to work so performance is king. If you are excited to wear it, you will use it.

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  126. Love the Koi hoodie....

    I usually shop by price... which is seriously unfortunate.

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  127. I like the Air Raglan tee but the Biomech cycling jersey looks sweet.

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  128. Sometimes I hate it but price has to be number one for me most of the time. :(

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  129. I like the tribal Sea in Pink!

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  130. I have to be honest. My top priority is to make me look thin! And the price. Yes, I am a cheapie.

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  131. I love the peony long-sleeved shirt. Comfort and fashion are high priority. As a mom of three boys, I find myself always "on the run", and more often than not, wearing running/workout attire. Price is always an issue, but if it is well-made, it will last. Therefore, I'm willing to spend a bit more if it is well made, comfortable and cute.

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  132. I like the Maori-Pink Flambe Long Sleeve Shirt, but unfortunatly for them, I won't pay $88 for a running shirt.

    What I look for in performance gear is 1)looks, 2)fit- I'm 5'9", so long sleeves are always iffy, 3)versatility (i.e. running, biking, hiking, wearing around), 4)performance, 5)cost.

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  133. It's a fine line between price and performance. I'm not working so can't afford a large price tag, but if the item is going to cause issues I can't use it anyway.

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  134. The YMX are a bit busier than I normally prefer, but I do like Bolero jacket and the tree of life shirt.

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  135. I've put this giveaway on my blog sidebar

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  136. Tweeted about your giveaway @shebajc

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  137. I really like the Koi Hoodie, but yea wowza the prices are definitely out of my range :(

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  138. For me, price and performance are key! I am a sale shopper for sure

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  139. I tweeted about the giveaway @colleenpitmon

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  140. Ooooh love the Henna Dragons tank,would be great in this Florida heat, but yes they are pricey.

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  141. Price is really my main thing with running shirts, especially as they get so stinky after a while, no matter how often they get washed, so I just have to toss them. But they definitely need to be performance and as lightweight as possible as it's so stinking hot here!

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  142. i like the Blossoms and Butterflies Long Sleeve Shirt
    runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  143. Price is definitely my top concern when shopping for running clothes...I'm sure there are many awesome shirts that would feel great to run in, but if they're outta my price range, then it won't matter how great they fit...
    runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  144. I have to admit I am super thrifty (read: CHEAP) so price usually takes the forefront on running apparel. I'd rather have piles and piles of affordable gear than a few high-end items.

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  145. The Blossoms and Butterflies Long Sleeve Shirt is totally different then anything else I own, so that would be fun.

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  147. I am big on performance with my running gear, but usually the style catches my eye before I notice how great it is performance wise. But, I will usually try any brand or style depending on if someone else really loved it enough to tell me about it.

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  148. I like the Maori Long sleeve top- the light weight would be perfect for the winter runs here in Las Vegas. Anything too thick ends up too hot.

    I love your clever reference to the arrow on that shirt pointing to your crotch! I've grown to love your humor. :)

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  149. I am a FAN of that Chakra hoodie!

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  150. For me, it's price. I'd rather put my money toward good shoes and entry fees. So I buy what I can on clearance...it works!

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  151. I kind of waver between spending on quality and making do until decency demands I toss it. A good bra is a must. I'll happily lay out more money for something multipurpose, like a running skirt I can also wear to work or a single really awesome pair of compression socks that don't go up to my hips. I wish compression socks came in "petite". Most of my running shirts are either old, holey/stained tees or "free" race shirts. Tops I won't be broken up over if I ruin them. I guess if I'm buying, not making me a sodden, sweaty, chafed mess is high on the list. Flattering is a definite plus.

    Mind, some of my shorts probably also date back to either high school or junior high. For perspective, here, I'm 34. I finally retired a baggy denim pair earlier this summer because they pretty much disintegrated into disconnected threads.

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  152. I think I like the Blossoms and Butterflies shirt, very pretty!

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  153. I'm kind a cheap when it comes to buying things..I love my Nike Tempo shorts and whatever cheapie top I can throw on.

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  154. Oh man I LOVE the shirt you are wearing in the first pic with the wings.. but they dont have it on the site or the Athleta site either that I saw. Boo.. I would have spent money cuz I like the look.

    Usually for me it is performance and price.

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  155. I really like the semi-turtle necks that they have on the ski tops. I board, not ski...but you get the point. Those necks would come in super handy when boarding!

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  156. I'm usually half broke so price is a huge thing when buying running stuff...but then value comes into play too so sometimes I'll throw a lot of money at one super awesome item.

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  157. Love the pink flambé shirt!! I've been looking for arm warmers since I'm running the Denver rock n roll half and I'm afraid if I wear a long sleeve shirt Ill get too hot. I'm still trying to figure out this Colorado weather these last few months since I moved from the east coast.

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  158. comments 179 I try not to buy anything for running. I enter the right races and get given things. Any one of those long sleeve tops would be nice, and I would win it for my brother...

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  159. My top priority is definitely price and functionality. I'm a sucker for stocking up on sale retail merchandise over paying the "discounted" prices at the outlets for similar pieces that lack quality. I can't fathom paying a ridiculous amount of money on work out clothes just for style or brand name....but I have yet to try it. I'm sure the expensive stuff is worth every penny.

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  160. I personally use price as the biggest deciding factor. Although I find a lot of really nice stuff that I'd love to own, I just can't justify spending over $40 or $50 on a shirt, no matter how wonderful it is!!! (or how painful it is to walk away from it!)

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  161. I really like the armwarmers (the pink ones!!). I would love to try some but can't justify the pricetag...have to try your sock idea...sounds like a winner!! :)

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  162. They have some cute cycling jerseys!!
    -Elaine

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  163. My running apparel priorities are performance and price.

    I tend to stick with brands I know I like when ordering online, but in-store - anything goes.

    -Elaine

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  164. Checked out the site and I love the style and colors. Ver, very cool.

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  165. My top priority for clothes is comfort. Also price, since I can't spent what I don't have.

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  166. Tree of life and OMG, the arrow of paradise, can't stop laughing!

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  167. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Cute shirt! Priority for me when shopping for running gear is the way the fits. I like my shirts to be a little loose—I don't like to feel constrained at all—but being on the petite side, the shirts are usually too long on me (unless I get the ones that are form fitting). The more expensive gear fits much better, but cost is prohibitive.

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  168. I am a budget shopper!! I refuse to spend a ton of $$ on running - it basically is a free sport!

    that being said, I LOVE Chakra Hoodie - but whoa! did you see the price tag?!?

    jeninreallife@yahoo.com

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  169. Ultimately price is the determining factor for me, but I won't buy something if it doesn't look good either.

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  170. Ooh...I like the Maori Swirl Sun Tee and the Flower Clouds Sun Tee. I think they'd make me look like I have abs. I couldn't possibly make myself pay full price for these shirts, though.

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  171. "Value" is probably what I seek most in running wear. It's a combination of price, performance, comfort, cuteness, durability--like Athleta on a mega sale, but usually C9 or the sale rack at Dick's Sporting Goods.

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  172. Their stuff is cute and pretty, but way too $$$. Sort of lost interest after the first two clicks of the mouse. I'm very middle of the pack, don't give a shit about what I look like much when I'm running/swimming/biking/gymming (remember that "How I Met Your Mother" episode when they all join the gym and Robin always looks a mess? That's me. Especially the hair. Always a mess after 5 minutes. Anyway, I digress). So I just like to be comfortable, and usually the Champion brand at Target does the trick, often for under $20. When I spend a little more, it tends to be Nike, or occasionally UnderArmor. But if the gear makes my boobs look a little bigger (like, say, an A cup) or my rear end a little smaller, it's a bonus. Now, all this being said, I'd love to win this. I especially like the stuff you have on in the picture with your bike.

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  173. I like the Tree of Life tank!

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  174. Fabric is definitely the most important aspect of my running or cycling purchases. I don't mind spending a little bit more money for a good quality jersey or running gear.

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  175. I'm loving the Chakra Hoodie. The description makes it sound so comfortable!

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