On today’s post, I’m reviewing of Old Navy Active Go-Dry Mid-Rise Run Crop.
On this blog, I’ve written about Old Navy before on Where to find running gear for less, and Running fashion on a dime. Although I sometimes splurge on big brands, more often than not, I buy from more affordable stores. One of my favorite affordable activewear options comes from Old Navy. I can truly say I love their stuff. These black run crops are no exception. They have become my go to running bottoms.
In fact, those are the bottoms I chose to run in my first half marathon in early June. They were simply great. The length, just below the knees, was ideal. It prevented my thighs from rubbing, which in turn prevents chaffing. They are not compression crops and that’s good since I’m not the biggest fan of compression leggings. I have a few pairs for Go-Dry compression leggings for winter, but I find that they can get constricting. I prefer the non-compression ones.
The material is your typical technical fabric made of a polyester/spandex blend. I love the soft and stretchy feel of the material. They come in Blackjack Jas. I tend to pick black bottoms, that way they match everything.
It conveniently has some pockets. One in the back, with a zipper, big enough for a gel or some tissues. They have another secret side pocket for keys, however, it does not have zipper.
I’ve washed them many times. Like all my active wear/technical clothing, I hang dry. They have remained like new, soft, with no piling.
For tips on how to wash your technical clothing read Six rules for washing technical fabric you need to know.
They retail for around $35 CND. Comparing that price to $60 to $90 from other large sports wear brands, I think they are good quality run crops for a more affordable price.
I really can’t find anything negative to say about these crops. They are my definite favorite running bottoms. The point of this post? You can find some great quality affordable running gear if you know where to find it. The key is to know what running gear to splurge on and when to tighten the purse strings.
The photo below is an official race photo of the Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon in June where I was wearing my Old Navy Active Go-Dry Mid-Rise Run Crop.