Sunday, August 21, 2011

YMX Maori Dragon Sleeveless Jersey Review & Giveaway!

Now that I am officially a triathlete, I've been checking out swimming and cycling gear, there really is so much out there to add to my training arsenal.  Right before Irongirl, I was contacted by YMX to do a review of their Maori Dragon cycling/running jersey.  After checking out their website of funky, functional jerseys, tanks, and shirts, I was definitely eager to try it out!

I was sent two items, first, the YMX Maori Dragon Sleeveless jersey.  At first I wasn't sure which size to choose, I always seem to fall in between sizes, I figured I would want more of a snug fit if I were biking, but I know I don't like a tight fit when running.  To be on the safe side, I went with the larger one, and was happy with the fit.





How cool is this jersey? I love the funky pattern, as well as the three back pockets.  They are wide enough, as well as deep enough to fit a water bottle, cellphone, camera (which every blogger needs) and several gels.  I thought about putting my ipod in a pocket, there was plenty of room, but I've been going without music on my runs with Frank the Dog, so decided to leave it out.





The fabric is great, I'm used to the tech shirts I receive at races, but this was something completely different.  The jersey is made of a "MadKool" fabric, it was very light and soft, and a bit stretchy, with a bonus UV Protection of 50+.  In addition, it's wrinkle and abrasion resistant, which is nice, especially when your dog jumps up on you, while you're wearing the jersey, as you take him for a run.

I wore it on my 13 mile run last Friday, and it was very comfortable.  It rode up a bit when I wore it with my slippery compression shorts, but stayed in place when I wore it with my regular biking shorts.

Once I hit the 9 mile mark, I was swimming with sweat.  I put my hand on my back, and it was wet, but the wicking fabric kept the sweat away from me.  Bonus!! I especially liked the front zipper, because as I got warmer, I zipped it lower, and it cooled me off.


The second item that I tried out, was something I've never seen before, the YMX Maori Stripe Bolero.





This is a really great idea.  It's a bolero, which wraps around your back, and covers your arms. It's made of the same fabric as the jersey, with all the same benefits.  I paired it up with my CTF tank, and went for a bike ride.  Loved the pattern, loved the bolero.







I look a bit spacey here.  Must be all these marathon training miles are wearing me out.  And you know what?  All these funky patterns are making me want to get another tattoo. : )

All in all, thumbs up for the YMX gear, I'm already looking at their fall collection!!

WIN IT!!

Would you like a Maori Dragon Jersey of you own?  Here is your chance!

How to enter, please leave a separate comment for each:

1. Please go to YMX by YellowMan, and check out their gear.  Let me know what you would love to have!
2. Be a friend of my blog, or follow me on twitter.
3. Follow YMX on facebook here, or twitter here.
4. Share the giveaway info any way you'd like, as in facebook, twitter, or you blog.
5. If you have donated to my NYC Marathon Fundraising Giveaway for the Children's Tumor Foundation, let me know, you automatically received 5 entries.
6. Make a donation to CTF, through my fundraising page, here.  For every $5.00 you donate, you receive one entry.
7. Let me know what race you're training for next.

I will choose a winner on Tuesday, September 6th.

Good Luck!!!

*Note: I was provided with a YMX Jersey and Bolero for the purpose of this review.  My opinions on the product are entirely my own, and were not influenced in any way by any outside parties. 

112 comments:

Heather N. McGowan said...

Dude! I love that Bolero! That pattern is awesome. Very celtic patterny! You lok great in both too!

Penny said...

I love the Neon Pink Flambe long sleeve shirt.

Penny said...

I follow you girl.

Penny said...

I follow YMX on fb

Penny said...

shared on my fb page

Penny said...

linked on my sidebar of my blog

Penny said...

I am training for the IMT Des Monies Half Marathon

ajh said...

I'm training for the Adirondack Half at Schroon Lake.

ajh said...

I would like a cycling shirt. I saw one with lots of pink.

ajh said...

I follow you.

Karen said...

I'm a follower.

Raquelita said...

I want the Henna Bloom Long Sleeve Shirt. Cooler temps will be here soon....

Raquelita said...

I follow you on both your blog and twitter.

Beachgirlrunning said...

Follower here!

Beachgirlrunning said...

I LOVE all their stuff especially the really cool armwarmers.

Beachgirlrunning said...

Next race on the calendar is Balt 1/2!!

Teamarcia said...

OMG I love that bolero!
I would love to have the winged heart cycling jersey as I'm fairly new to cycling and still do it in my running clothes.

Teamarcia said...

I follow!

Teamarcia said...

I follow you on Twitter

Teamarcia said...

I like YMX on FB

Teamarcia said...

I donated to CTF!

Teamarcia said...

hip willing, I am training for the Twin Cities MAarathon on 10/2.

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Julie said...

I like the winged heart long sleeve cycling shirt...and also the mens creepy skull one :-)

Julie said...

I'm a follower, of course!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I like the tribal print arm warmers!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I follow!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

i shared on twitter as babyweightmfa!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I follow them on FB!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

And well I'm not training anymore for anything but a comeback one day hopefully next year! The injured reserved list is pretty full around running bloggy town!

~K~ said...

i would love to have the Blossoms and Butterflies Long Sleeve Shirt!

~K~ said...

i'm a follower!

~K~ said...

i like ymx on fb

~K~ said...

i'm training for a local 5 mile race in September!

LB said...

im still in love with the maori spiral!!! but im really loving the maori dragon too!!!!

LB said...

i follow your blog!

LB said...

and follow you on twitter! @myreasontotri

LB said...

I follow YMX on facebook

LB said...

and follow them on twitter!

LB said...

shared on my facebook page (my reason to tri)

LB said...

and tweeted!

*~*~* Tracy said...

The bolero is super cute as are all their cycling jerseys. Very funky, bold, bad a$$ patterns!

*~*~* Tracy said...

I linked this on my blog

*~*~* Tracy said...

I'm a follower

*~*~* Tracy said...

Foot and hip willing I'm training for a women's sprint tri on Sept 25th!!

*~*~* Tracy said...

I like YMX on FB

*~*~* Tracy said...

I tweeted (tracyrunning)

LB said...

i just donated. ive been meaning to donate anyway, good timing for extra entries :) thank you for fighting against this disease, my family thanks you!

LB said...

im training for a bunch of stuff simultaneously. 2 sprint tris, and oly, and a couple half marathons.

Megan said...

I LOVE the henna dragons tank! Gorgeous!

Megan said...

I follow your blog!

Megan said...

I like YMX on FB!

Megan said...

I am following YMX on twitter!

Megan said...

I am training for a half marathon (my first!), a sprint triathlon (my first!) and a duathlon (my first!!)

hgh review said...

I follow on facebook.

Laura said...

LOVE this stuff! I love the maori tribal cycling jersey.

Laura said...

I follow you.

Laura said...

I am doing the Scotiabank 1/2 in Toronto in Oct.

Black Knight said...

Beautiful review, you look great with the jersey and bolero.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I follow you

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I like the green tank

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I like them on FB

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

posting on my blog in the sidebar

Finallyfit2011 said...

I like the henna dragon tank (pink)!

Finallyfit2011 said...

I follow your blog!

Finallyfit2011 said...

I follow YMX on fb :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

Posted giveaway to my bloggy :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

Tweeted this giveaway!!!

Finallyfit2011 said...

My next race is the Dirty 6 mud run in September...
but my BIG THING I'm training for is the "Women's Half Marathon" in November!!!

cheryloo said...

Love the tree of life tank in ivory

JenniferLeah said...

IN LOVE with Maori Spiral Sleeveless awesome!!!
would look sic with that bolero too :)

JenniferLeah said...

duh!
follow your blog and stalk you on twitter!!

JenniferLeah said...

following on FB and Twitter.
awesome stuff

JenniferLeah said...

linking on my blog
http://milesmusclesmommyhood.blogspot.com

JenniferLeah said...

yay!! i donated :)

JenniferLeah said...

next race?
sprint tri and hoping to shave 7 mins off last years time.
also a marathon in oct
yay for fall running

Stephanie Anne said...

I like the Henna Tank

Stephanie Anne said...

I follow your blog

Stephanie Anne said...

posting to my blog

Stephanie Anne said...

posting to facebook

Stephanie Anne said...

My next 'A' race is the Disney Marathon!!

but I have a sprint tri in a couple weeks, then my fall half marathons as training runs!

Stephanie Anne said...

Ive already donated to your fundraising!

Suz and Allan said...

I'm following your blog!

Suz and Allan said...

I love the tribal sea blue tank but the bolero has caught my attention now too!

Suz and Allan said...

I'm training for a 15K in October-my first race of this distance!

The Unexpected Runner said...

I'm a follower!

The Unexpected Runner said...

I LOVE the Maori pink long sleeve running shirt & the Tribal sea running shirt in pink!

The Unexpected Runner said...

I'm running my very 1st marathon: The Wineglass Marathon on Oct 2nd!

Julie said...

Following!

Julie said...

Love the bolero!

Kristin said...

I love the Tree of Life Tank in Ivory!! Love to have it!

Kristin said...

I'm a friend of your blog :)

Kristin said...

I'm training for the 2011 Honolulu Marathon in December! Can't wait!

canyoncairns said...

I really like the Pacific Tribal jersey!

canyoncairns said...

I'm a friend of your blog.

canyoncairns said...

I tweeted about your giveaway!

https://twitter.com/#!/kattehcat/status/109350842733297664

canyoncairns said...

I'm training for a back-to-back 60-mile bike ride / 15K (two events, different days, same weekend). Should be fun! :D

Elle said...

just found you so now I will follow you.

Elle said...

my faves are the blue patterned tanks, tees, and long sleeved tees.

Elle said...

following wearymx on twitter

Kelly said...

The real question is what do I NOT like? cool stuff. I like the hoodies and the bolero is pretty nifty too...nice sun protection.

Kelly said...

I followed YMX on twitter.

Kelly said...

I follow this blog and you on twitter (I always feel a little stalky when I say that.) :)

Kelly said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

Kelly said...

My next big event is the half-rev (70.3 miles baby!!) at Rev3Tri South Carolina in October!

Kelly said...

I just donated to your fund. What a great thing you are doing. I'm proud of you Molly!

Heather N. McGowan said...

It only took me forever but I finally donated!

Heather N. McGowan said...

I follow your tweets!

Heather N. McGowan said...

Love reading your blog!

Heather N. McGowan said...

Love the Bolero but they have so much cool pink stuff! just noticed the ski section!

Heather N. McGowan said...

I follow YMX on facebook

Heather N. McGowan said...

Atlantic City Marathon October 16th!