Last updated on November 14th, 2016 at 02:47 am
On the blog today, I’m providing a review of my Finish Line Full-Zip Jacket from Climawear. This is the fourth of 5 pieces I am reviewing from Climawear.
A few months ago, I announced that I had won a $250 giveaway prize from Climawear, a company that makes high quality, affordable seamless activewear that is very fashionable too. I’ve stalked their website for a long time and was thrilled to win this prize. You can have the sneak peek of all 5 pieces I received in my Fall Running Look post but today, I’m reviewing the Finish Line Full-Zip Jackets. In case you missed it, read my three previous reviews; you can catch up on the Free Your Mind Singlet or the Raise The Bar Legging reviews as well as my review of the Free Your Mind Singlet.
Finish Line Full-Zip Jacket: The basics
The Finish Line jacket is made of thicker blend of Nylon, Spandex and Polyester for quick drying and for wicking away sweat. This slim fitting jacket is hip length, has a mock neck collar and lovely ruching details throughout the body.
The Finish Line jacket comes in black, like mine (as seen above), as well as white/black tie-dye print with stripe details and in Bluebird/Blue Depths tie-dye print and stripe details.
I selected the jacket in Medium size because of the slim fitting nature of Climawear’s seamless clothing. I would say that for me, that was the right size.
I love that I received the black jacket since it goes with most of my other running gear. It’s long and I love how it offers a lot of coverage, especially when you are wearing leggings. The ruching details ads a nice, unique touch to the garment. The Finish Line jacket’s slim fit creates a very flattering silhouette. Even though the material is described as medium weight (thicker fabric) I found this jacket it be quite light weight and it was easy to move in despite the snug fit.
What’s not to love?
Although I’m quite happy with this jacket overall, and I have worn it often for running on the track and for running errands, there are a few things I think it lacks; such as no pockets or thumbholes. Those are two things I really love in running jackets. The pockets are a necessity to carry my iPhone, tissues (especially in the colder weather), gels, or keys. The thumbholes I like because it adds an extra touch of comfort and warmth.
My only other complaint is that because of the slim fit, this jacket does ride up to my waist when I’m running, and I’m needing to pull it down after a while.
When it comes to washing technical fabrics you should really pay attention to washing instructions to get the most from your gear. Climawear is no different. It requires cold water wash, no bleach and air dry or tumble dry on low heat. That’s how I wash most of technical clothing anyhow. You might also be interested in reading my Tips for washing your technical fabrics.
Even though this running jacket doesn’t have pockets or thumbholes, I wouldn’t call it a miss. I still love this jacket and wear it quite often for running and even paired with skinny jeans. The Finish Line jacket wasn’t my favorite piece from Climawear, however it’s still good piece that I reach for often.
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