A few weeks back, I was messing around on Facebook and came across Backpocket Sports, an apparel company that specializes in cycling and running tanks. I clicked around their page, checked out the photos and I was immediately interested in learning more.
Once I made my way to their website HERE, I knew I had to try one of their stylish, yet functional tanks. Having recently broken up with my fuel belt, I needed a place to store the "essentials" on my runs. And the tanks from Backpocket Sports promised to do just that. Here's what they have say about their product and how it came about.
"How often have you shopped for a cycling or running top with pockets that can hold more than a stick of gum? Do you ever want a top in a fun, pretty printed fabric? If you are like me, the answer is yes. As an avid runner and cyclist I want a place to put energy gels, ID, money, a baby wipe or two without having to wear a fanny pack. I want a top that makes me feel feminine when I'm working up a sweat. Yet, most women's athletic apparel have small or no pockets, come in solid colors and in the case of cycling jerseys, make you look like a boy. So, I started to make my own and gave them to my workout partners. We like them. I hope you will too."
I was intrigued. So, I contacted Monique at Backpocket Sports and asked to do a review. She agreed and sent me this beauty (which has a built in bra top) in a size Medium (I usually wear a small):
I wanted to give the tank a true test. So, I decided to wear it on a 40K run. You remember the one ...
I figured, if it could perform well over nearly 25 miles, it would make it through anything.
So, bright and early, I filled the three back pockets with my GU (4 of them), a reusable ice pack and a flashing light.
Then I headed out on my four and a half hour run. And the tank performed beautifully. Despite having a ton of stuff in the back pockets, I totally forgot it was all there. No bouncing or jiggling. And it fit like a dream. It didn't creep or chafe and that built in bra top kept me in place. I love this top.
And you have a chance to love it too. Backpocket Sports has agreed to give one of my readers the tank of their choice. Here's how to enter (separate comments for each entry!):
1. Become a follower and leave a comment to let me know.
2. "Like" Backpocket Sports on Facebook HERE and post a comment on their wall to tell them you just entered my giveaway and what you will put in your tank pockets if you win. Then come back and comment to let me know.
3. Head over to Backpocket Sports HERE and look around. Then leave me a comment to let me know which tank you would pick if you win.
4. Repost this giveaway on your blog, Facebook page or Twitter and leave a comment to let me know.
Entries will be accepted until Sunday, September 5. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 6.