Favorite Brooks Finds: The Essentials

Another fun run was tackled last night & 2 guys were chicked in the process: success πŸ˜‰
Kris is in for the smoothies
Of course I’d received a new outfit from Brooks and had to don it immediately too!
When a girl gets the opportunity to try out one of her favorite brands’ other pieces of apparel, she can go a bit shop-happy.
I have shared Brooks haul photos BUT I haven’t reviewed my favorite pieces,
shame on me!

Here’s a small sample of my favorite Brooks finds –

I’ll call these “The Essentials” (aside from shoes)
UL: Versatile Low Rise Short, UR: Glycerin short, Bottom: Infiniti sports bra
(tattoos not included with clothing purchase πŸ˜‰
Versatile Low Rise Short:
These shorts sit perfectly on me! With the low rise waistline, with a thicker cinched ribbing, these suit those of us who are of the shorter persuasion and work well for both running and cross training. They have a built-in pair of ‘bloomers’ and have plenty of movement with leg room that isn’t tight at all. These have a tad more of a slimmer fit than the Glycerin short, and are about $10 less in price (MSRP $30)
β€’ Fit: Semi-fitted β€’ 3Β½” inseam β€’ Light woven polyester with wicking body
β€’ Low-rise and slimmer fit β€’ Outer pockets with contrast piping
β€’ Wide comfort waistband β€’ 360Β° of 3Mβ„’ Scotchliteβ„’ retroreflectivity
Glycerin short:
I have to say that I love the Versatile short and the Glycerin short pretty much equally. They both sit perfectly on my ‘vertically challenged’ frame and have a lot of room for movement. With built in ‘bloomers’ you can use these for running or I even wear them for Crossfit. The main difference on the Glycerin short would be the waistline – it’s not cinched and has a more relaxed feel while being stretchy. Also, there is a hidden pocket on the back right. (MSRP $40)
β€’ Fit: Semi-fitted β€’ 3Β½” inseam β€’ Wide moisture-moving waistband
β€’ Envelope-style back pocket β€’ Soft inner liner
Infinity Sports bra:
This is my go-to sports bra from Brooks! Being a compression bra, it has the best support for ‘my girls’ when I run or do any sort of cross training. I like that the straps, in a racerback shape, in the back are adjustable as well. It fits well in all of my shirts and keeps it all in place – available in A/B or C/D for a more personalized feel! (MSRP $48)
β€’ Fit: Fitted β€’ Great support with adjustable straps
β€’ Encapsulated compression bra β€’ Contour cup shapes with increased modesty
β€’ Mesh panels in key areas β€’ Moisture-wicking elastic band

All three of these pieces are great for all kinds of workouts and with them being basic black (they all also come in a wide variety of colors) they go well with any color top or shoes – because fitness fashion is a MUST!

I was provided apparel as part of the Brooks ID program from the brand, but the opinions and review are my own.

What are your requirements for “must have” workout apparel?? Comfort? Fit? Color? etc?
Do you enjoy chicking the boys?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    February 21, 2013, 12:31 pm

    I am purple.

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      February 21, 2013, 12:42 pm

      Haha Carla you can’t hide from me! I know your posts like the back of my hand! Xo

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    February 21, 2013, 12:41 pm

    New workout apparel is the best! And it’s definitely my favorite kind of clothes shopping. πŸ™‚ My skin tone looks better in cool colors, so I gravitate toward blues, greens, and purples, although I recently bought a pair of neon Nike shorts. Hey, they were on sale! πŸ˜‰

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      February 21, 2013, 1:03 pm

      Fun! Sales should not be passed up! πŸ™‚

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    February 21, 2013, 12:52 pm

    I love new workout clothing!! The purple is fun! I’m in to lime right now to match my new Polar gear πŸ™‚

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      February 21, 2013, 1:03 pm

      Limes are great, I have some ready for summer!

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    February 21, 2013, 12:57 pm

    I love it all!!

    I go for comfort and then color πŸ™‚ Nothing worse then getting chafed during a run..ugh.

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    February 21, 2013, 1:27 pm

    Comfort and colour…definitely!

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    February 21, 2013, 1:34 pm

    I love your tattoos! And I like lots of color, brightness and comfort. So many sports bras I wear for decency just aren’t comfy.

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    February 21, 2013, 2:13 pm

    The glycerin shorts are some of my favorite shorts! I have them in black and in grey. Weather dependent, I might wear the black ones to my race on Saturday. I also have the low rise versatile shorts in teal/orange. They are fun, I like the “old school” style of them.

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      February 21, 2013, 4:09 pm

      I need to get some of the pants too! I do love how comfy they are!

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    February 21, 2013, 3:44 pm

    I love the purple too!! Those look awesome. Comfort and fit are a must for me. New workout clothes are the best.

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      February 21, 2013, 4:11 pm

      They’re definitely encouragement to workout! πŸ˜‰

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    February 21, 2013, 4:33 pm

    Great job with the chicking girl! You are so cute in your workout apparel! Must have for me is my running skirt! πŸ˜‰

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    February 21, 2013, 5:12 pm

    Love Brooks! Those shorts and sports bra look so comfy! I am in need of some Spring apparel and I love to look for clothes that are comfy yet unique.

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      February 21, 2013, 5:14 pm

      I love how lightweight their apparel (the non-winter stuff) is! Perfect for Florida aka Africa!

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    February 21, 2013, 7:31 pm

    I never run in shorts because they don’t fit me right, with your description though I might have to give these a try!

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      February 21, 2013, 7:38 pm

      Usually they bunch in my legs or don’t feel right but I love both of these shorts!

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    February 21, 2013, 8:05 pm

    I wonder how the bra would work with big busts; I haven’t found one that I can wear without doubling up yet. I love your lotus flower tattoo (thats what it is right?). And I’m always in the market for some shorts that don’t ride up while running- you can never have enough of those.

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      February 21, 2013, 8:07 pm

      I wear the C/D version of the Infiniti bra (It comes in A/B too) and it works well! There’s High and maximum support choices on their website πŸ˜‰

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    February 21, 2013, 8:34 pm

    Those shorts look comfy!

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    February 21, 2013, 8:56 pm

    These look awesome. Love the look of the crop. And the shorts seem uber comfy.

    I’m all about the fit, and lots of colour!

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    February 21, 2013, 9:02 pm

    oh fun, I think I need to try out the bra!

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    February 22, 2013, 1:45 am

    Those shorts look amazingly comfortable! The brighter the better when it comes to my running outfits. And yes I like chicking boys. :0)

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