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Oiselle Aero Tank Review

I’ll start this post off by saying I HAVE NEVER WON ANYTHING!

Until I won….

SERIOUSLY EXCITED. I LOVE WINNING!

…the Oiselle Aero Tank. BAM!

Someone from the company contacted me almost immediately for my size and address! Before this shirt, I did not own any Oiselle clothes (I was waiting till they restocked the Roga Short in my size), so I was definitely amped to get the shirt, plus I have been following them on Twitter and love reading about their brand and their athletes. Very inspiring.

I received the tank a little over a week later and was excited to be trying out new gear! If I didn’t have this blog I would’ve put it on and ran in it and after another giant thank you, that would’ve been the end of my first win! BUT I do have this blog and I knew I wanted to do a review on it as a post, especially because I can see how much people adore their clothing. I thought about what I wanted to ask myself about it and came up with the following:

  1. Material
  2. Fit according to size
  3. Comfort
  4. Colors Available
  5. Accessory Capable

I went out for a 8-10 mile run in the Aero Tank that weekend:

THUMBS UP FOR WINNING!

and I also wore it at the NYRR Queens 10k when I ran with Lora:

Ready to Win again?

Here is what I think:

  1. Material – 100% Polyester. The tank felt very light and I had no issues with feeling too sweaty (and it was very hot during both runs). The shirt remained much more dry than other wicking shirts that I own.
  2. Fit – Note: I ordered an XS, I am 5’2″ and I lack volume in the chest region.  In comparison with the size chart, it was spot on!
  3. Comfort – The tank fit perfectly. It was just tight enough in all the right areas and allowed me to breathe. I also think it is very flattering!
  4. Colors Available – The website has 3 colors, Adler (which is what I have!) and is a sea foam green color, Clear (white) and Crush (gray). I almost always go for neon but I liked the color selection.
  5. Accessory Capable – The tank has a zip pocket in the front. An iphone would not have fit but a smaller music player could have. I put my driver’s license, money and a key into the pocket without any space issues.

The only thing that the tank did not have that I normally look for is a shelf bra. For me, there is no need to wear a sports bra when there in one in the shirt! But this isn’t the style of tank that would have a shelf bra so I won’t complain!

Overall, I loved the shirt for the lightweight, wicking material and the comfort level. I am VERY happy that I won it! I will definitely be purchasing more items from Oiselle in the future!

Does anyone own Oiselle clothing? What do you like about it? 

Why did it take me until having a blog to find it? <—I’m Upset

Gear Review: Pro Compression Marathon Sock

If you read post about my Running Favorites, you will see that I genuinely LOVE PRO Compression socks. If words aren’t enough, here are some visuals!!!

PR Creators

Superbowl Champion Supporters

Holy Crap I’m touching Scott Jurek!

Besides the 3 obvious reasons illustrated above, I really do love these socks. I had never worn a great pair of compression socks (i.e. CEP, Zensah) until I put these bad boys on. The got me through almost every long run during marathon training (I didn’t find them until I was a few weeks in) and the marathon as well (see above, in yellow, my favorite color, there was no other choice). I wear them before runs, during runs, after runs and to bed. 

The science? Compression improves the delivery of oxygen to muscles, speeds lactic acid removal, muscle repair and improves circulation which all leads to greater muscle efficiency.

PRO Compression? Created by an athlete. Non-slip design. Moisture control that keeps your dry during huge effort. Blended Material for maximum confort and support. Always offer deals/specials. Amazing customer service. Made in the USA. Boom.

The Ashley? The socks are JUST TIGHT ENOUGH, they do not slip at all, my legs sing hallelujahs during and after long runs and I broke 4 hours in the marathon (obviously they work). 

Ashley on PRO Compression? If you have any questions or concerns, they get back to you fast. Like Steph Rothstein and Amy Hastings fast. Email, twitter, you name it. As a frequent user of the product (many times to work), I appreciate that.

WOOHOO DISCOUNT TIME!

Is anyone’s favorite color ORANGE?!?!? WELL – if it is, you’re in luck, they just added an orange marathon sock to their line of wonderful colors. And it is the SOCK OF THE MONTH! 

If you want this party for your legs, here’s a discount. Just make sure you purchase them before JULY 10, 2012, Or you’ll have to pay full price (retail value is $50, which is still less than its competitors). 

  1. Click this link: http://www.procompression.com/marathon-orange/
  2. Pick a size (available in sizes XS, S/M & L/XL, I am 5’2 – the S/M is about an 3/4 of an inch too long, but completely wearable in that size)
  3. Save 40% with Coupon Code SOM612 (you also get FREE SHIPPING!) 
  4. Pay $30 (sorry, not many things in this world are free guys).
  5. Share the love with your friends. (The coupon code love that is).
  6. Come back to my blog after you get them and use them. Leave a comment on this post. I want to know what everyone else thinks about them. I truly believe you will love them the way I do and the way my legs do. **Sorry if I absolutely just sounded like I was introducing you guys to my boyfriend, but I spend enough time with them that it doesn’t sound too weird.**