Saturday, April 20, 2013

Come See the Real Me As I Review a YMX by Yellowman Shirt! (Stick Figures Included)

Get ready friends, because you're going to see some real-life photos of me in this post!!  It's for a very special reason:

I was chosen to do a review of  a YMX by Yellowman shirt!


These "big blogger" moments are feeling awfully good this year.

I have been lusting after these shirts for a while, but I have a hard time spending money on clothes almost anything besides my beloved coffee. And these clothes are definitely at a higher price point than I am used to.  However, they look very cool and have really fun patterns based on original tattoo artwork.  Perfect for the girl like me who may not be ready to commit to ink forever.


Also, the material they use is supposed to be durable and comfortable.  Having form and function in workout clothing is really important to most of us these days so I can't help but be drawn to this company.  Here is what their website says about the fabric they use to make their clothes:

MadKool technical fabrics enhance the athletic performance of the people who wear it. MadKool efficiently moves sweat away from the body to the outer layer of the fabric, where it dries faster than with other fabrics.
In addition, MadKool fabrics regulate your natural body temperature so you will stay warm in cool weather activities, and cool when your heart is pumping. 

Once I got the email saying I would get a shirt in the mail, I expected it would be a few weeks until I saw the goods.  But no!  The next day, there it was!


My precious.

I immediately put it on and hunted TriGuy down.


He did.  He's so nice.


I really liked the way it fit; it was stretchy, comfortable, and stylish.  The only thing I found strange was a thin mesh piece that went around the neckline.  I couldn't figure out if it was an embellishment or functional.  Regardless, I still really liked the top as a whole.  I wanted to wear it for fashion.  Or to bed (so comfy).


But, it's a workout shirt, not a night shirt.

I put it away and saved it for a rainy day indoor workout.  Of course I didn't have to wait long because every day is a rainy day.  So, I wore the shirt for today's trainer ride.  See?


My legs are blurry because they are going so fast! Not really.

And after my workout, I made TriGuy take more pictures.


Please excuse the fuzzy hair; it was post-swim and post-ride.

The tank; however, was still delightful!  It wicked away sweat really quickly and didn't smell after the workout.  As you can see, it hits around mid-waist.  It did ride up a little when I was sitting, but it's long enough that I still kept things covered.  It's form-fitting but not at all constricting.  It is UPF 30+ so I am looking forward to taking it out for runs and bike rides this summer.  I'm anxious to see how it holds up after a few workouts and washes to see if the colours and fit really do stay true.  

Oh, and the pattern on the back is just as cool as the front.


Here is the link to the shirt they sent me:  Infinite Geometry mesh tank.  They have the same pattern in a long sleeve, a hoodie, racing shorts, and a wrap skort.

My final thought:
I wouldn't choose to spend this much on a shirt, as much as I do like it.  If you're like me (and like these clothes), you might want to put this website on your wish list for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, race completions, for that ice cream eating contest you know, because the clothes are stretchy...

We'll see how this tank holds up over time, but overall, I give it two thumbs up!


Disclaimer:  I was given the YMX by Yellowman shirt free of charge in exchange for this product review, through the FitFluential ambassador program.  All opinions and images are my own.


UPCOMING POSTS:  SWIMMING, RUNNING (SO MUCH RUNNING), AND ANOTHER I'M WORKING ON ANOTHER GUEST POST

42 comments:

  1. Very cute! I really like the tattoo inspiration.

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  2. super cute shirt!! love the pattern!

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  3. I love that you slipped in "eating contest, because it's stretchy." That is a cool shirt. What's the opposite of a tramp-stamp, because that's probably what a face tattoo is.

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    1. Haahaha! Hmmm, would it be a freak streak? (I mean, I could never be the kind of person who could pull off a face tat.)

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  4. Great review, with your ever-present humor. Now I really want to know what the mesh bit is.

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    1. Thanks Alexandra! I want to know too!

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  5. I love the shirt! So cute!

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  6. I love YMX - won a shirt once and it is awesome. But I agree, very pricey!

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  7. I notice that your shirt nicely complements the bunny slippers. Thank goodness!

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    1. It sure does! Clashing bunny slippers simply would not do!

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  8. adorable!! fuzzy hair and bunny slippers! perfect. wear it well! :)

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  9. I love the pattern on the shirt. And I love seeing pictures of adorable you (fuzzy hair and all!).

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  10. I LOVE!!!!!!!! You know I am an ambassador so .. they DO wear & wash well for a log time!!! :) I also wear for workouts & out & about - too pretty so I do both. I know they are pricey but personally - I think they are worth it for the wear, the wicking the beauty & function for both workout & out & about, the fabric, the UPF 30++ and more. :) I so love them! I have some running shorts & they are great! I also buy the racerback for workouts. The one you have - I would wear about & about - just me - I think it is so pretty! :)

    Thx for the great review!

    PS - I get the hair! I have found some products I like if you want to email but they are pricey - this is after taking back like so so so many products! ;)

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    1. Hello Jody! Good to get the scoop! I can see myself wearing this shirt out and about as well, so it might be worth the dollars for that amount of wear :)

      I was really liking the product I've been using on my hair, but it's gone a bit wonky lately. I'll see if tomorrow's haircut helps out. But I'm very happy to get recommendations so feel free to shoot me an email with what you use; I'd love to know!

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  11. Yellowman does make some fiiiiiiiiine athletic apparel! Sometimes it goes on sale over at Athleta. Still a little pricey, but if you can get it on sale, when Athleta does an extra 20% off sale items, it can be a bit more affordable.

    I got one or two this way...but they're so nice/comfy/regularly-priced expensive...that I actually don't want to wear them while working out! :)

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    1. Good to know about the sales :) I think a long-sleeve for spring/fall runs would be awesome--I'll have to keep my eyes peeled!

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  12. I loved your review and nice to see some real life shots! My husband is also my official blog photographer. p.s. That shirt looks really cute!!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Lea! Better to get the husband to be the photog than to do lots of selfies...my arms are too short to make them look any good!

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  14. It's certainly nice, but not the kind of shirt that I would wear.

    Then again I'm not exactly fashionable. Graphic tee-shirts and dress shirts all day. :P

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    1. This shirt is definitely at the limit of my colour and pattern comfort zone :)

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  16. It's days like that when being a blogger is AWESOME SAUCE. You look amazing in the top - and now I'm jealous.

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    1. I know, right? Being a blogger can be so fun :) And thank you for saying that. You don't need to be jealous.

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  17. I laughed out loud at your face tattoo with "coffee" dripping down the side.
    Also, I agree with Kate, you rocked this top. And I want your guns. (Aka arms, in case that didn't make sense. Does anyone still refer to arms as guns nowadays? *sigh*)

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    1. Well I still say guns so you and I make two people :) But I had to go recheck the photos because you must have been smokin' a little something. My arms are puny these days. I have not been working them out at all. You be crazy.

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  18. I like these shirts, they're a medium weight. Bought one for around the house and several others for working out. I definitely recommend http://www.apparelnbags.com/athleticwear.htm

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