Thursday, July 11, 2013

Product Review: Oiselle Roga Running Shorts

**I bought this product myself.  The opinion expressed here are my own.**

I love new running clothes, but I don't like spending a lot of money on them.  I'm not likely to spend more than $20 on any item (shoes are the exception).  I mean, why spend a lot of money when you're going to wear it to death and beat the heck out of it?  But this has also resulted in some pretty crappy clothing that falls apart, bunches, chafes, and eventually molds and smells.

I have been following Oiselle through social media for quite some time now.  Although I had yet to try any of their products, I was starting to fall in love with the company.  I absolutely love what they are doing for women runners, especially at the elite level.  In addition, every time I read a review of their clothing, people were just gushing.  Why were those clothes so special?  For weeks I scoured their website searching for the perfect stuff.  I read reviews.  The prices were higher than I wanted to spend, but I really, really wanted to try some of their items.  Finally I bit the bullet and ordered three things: the Roga shorts, a ballcap, and the Lesko sports bra.

I ordered on Thursday July 4th and I received the items on Monday July 8th.  Great customer service!  Plus, the box came with extra goodies like a sticker, a pin (which is already on my backpack), and a temporary tattoo.

I had a long run to do on Monday so I immediately put these items on to test them out on this run.  The hat was great.  I always worry about hats fitting me as I have a tiny pinhead.  The sports bra was TIGHT, but isn't that how sports bras are supposed to be.  And I thought the shorts were a little long, but was willing to give them a try.  I really didn't have a choice.  There were no smaller sizes.  Anyway, to thoroughly test the products I did the run with zero Body Glide.  Having not completely lost the baby weight and still a little bigger in certain areas, I was expecting to get chafed.  But you know what....

The Oiselle Roga is the best freakin' running short I have ever worn!!!!  First of all, I love the fabric.  They are stretchy but not clingy.  The shorts did not ride at all and I did not get chafed one bit.  I also love the yoga-type waistband that did not make me look like I'm still losing the baby fat.  Seriously, I want to wear these shorts for every long run and race I have.  I love them so much, I immediately went onto the website and bought another pair. 

Oh Oiselle!  You continue to impress me!

1 comment:

..:danielle:.. said...

damnit... i have been avoiding buying these shorts but have continued to hear so many good things. i think you have sold me. what size did you get? im not sure what i would wear (im kinda between a small and med in the nike tempo shorts...)