Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Featured Post: Product Review & Giveaway! @AugustaActive Avail rain jacket

Recently, I was provided with an Avail pullover rain jacket from the good people at Augusta Active.  The details of the jacket can be found here.  After joining them as an ambassador and reviewing a few products, I was sent this to try out.  

I was able to wear the jacket a few times in the rain, for running and casual wear.  Here are some of the things I noticed.

First, it is clearly well made, stitched, put together, etc.  Although it doesn't come with the price tag of the big name brands that I will not mention, it does come with as much, if not more craftsmanship.  The zipper, cords, hood, stretch elastic are all well done and comfortably in place.
Check the zipper placement

Second, a BIG deal for me, was the zipper placement.  I LOVE that the zipper tops out at the neckline, with the hood behind, unobstructed by the zipper being closed.  I cannot stand when jackets have the zipper completely closed in a higher position like in the mid neck or chin level.  I find it constricting and uncomfortably lost in Neverland.  Also, when the zipper is that high, it can cause the hood to be bothersome when putting it up or down.  The Augusta brand does a nice job placing the zipper at the top of the neck and it is less restrictive, while also allowing the hood a full range of motion to go up or down.  

Finally, the performance of the jacket in rain conditions was spot on.  It was 100% able to resist water on a run and when used in casual conditions.  When I took it off when I was done being in the rain, I shook it off and all the water was off.  I found the medium size true to fit and it was a comfortable jacket to wear.  In hind sight, I may have ordered a small to wear on a run so that it was a little more fitted, but I do like the medium's feel.  I found the jacket enjoyable to wear on a run and it looks nice enough to wear casually as well.  Sometimes, running apparel can be limiting because of style, color, or fit to the primary purpose.  I like the dual ability of the Avail to kind of go anywhere.

The company was nice enough to extend me the ability to offer one lucky reader a free Avail jacket as a giveaway on my blog.  Please fill out the RaffleCopter below.  I was given the product for my review and received no compensation what so ever.


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17 comments:

livinglovingrunner said...

I love Augusta Activewear 😀 I have several long sleeve tops that I wear running in the cooler temps. I would probably get the power pink coat 😆 It would match my power pink tops, ha!

Kyle B. said...

I like the grey Avail Pullover. Living in Oregon you learn that you need as many rain jackets that you can get your hands on. The more the merrier in my opinion!

Jen said...

The gray is a nice neutral.

renata said...

I would love the royal blue.

KV H said...

I like the power pink pullover.

Nikki Fahey said...

I love swe sweatshirts

G said...

My favorite would be for the bright royal blue as it would go nice with anything.
Georgiana

Ray said...

The blue would be my pick.

Farrah said...

I walk whenever possible so a rain jacket would be awesome and I've heard awesome things about Augusta Activewear! I like the Royal Blue + White!

adagherkin said...

I might do black

cp said...

blue would be great

Michelle B said...

I like the black and red but also like the grey. Tough decision!

b lorenz said...

red baby,red!

Angela said...

I like the gray

Heather D said...

I also like the gray. It would go with most outfits. My husband would like it.

Serena Powell said...

I would want a black jacket if I win.

Amber Ludwig said...

I would love the pink!! Great color!!