Sunday, August 29, 2010

Backpocket Sports Review and Giveaway

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.

308 comments:

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Kris said...

I am a new follower

Kris said...

I like Backpocket Sports on fb and left a comment

Kris said...

I would get the Marilyn Skulls tank!

Kris said...

I liked this on my blog

runningwithababyonboard said...

i'm a loyal follower! :)

runningwithababyonboard said...

i would pick the julie in kona floral. i have to wear my sports bra so i guess that would look better. but i really love the other top style.

runningwithababyonboard said...

i just liked backpocket on fb and left a comment.

runningwithababyonboard said...

i reposted this on my blog page. thanks! :)

runnergirl said...

Good morning! Just became a follower last week.

Meggan said...

I am a follower!

Meggan said...

I like on Facebook!

runnergirl said...

Love the tanks! the marilyn paisley caught my eye but the marilyn skulls is pretty bad-a$$! THX for the review and give-away!

Meggan said...

I am liking the skulls!!

Jen said...

I'm a follower

Jen said...

iLike on FB

Jen said...

I like the Marilyn... probably paisley... although the skulls are cute as is the Daisy in the Julie.

Megan Engström said...

I'm a follower! Although, I've been non-officially following for awhile.

Megan Engström said...

I liked on Facebook.

Megan Engström said...

I would definitely pick the pink Paisley one in a medium. Super cute!

Christa said...

I am a follower

Christa said...

I 'liked' Backpack sports on Facebook and left them a comment

Christa said...

I would love the Marilyn Paisley in Blue

Angela said...

I'm already a follower.

Angela said...

Liked them on facebook.

Tara Kieninger said...

You are rockin' that camo, girl! I follow you on Google Reader!

Angela said...

If I could get one it would be the Marilyn Paisley one in blue/greenish colors.

Angela said...

Posting on blog today.

Tara Kieninger said...

I like the Marilyn Paisley

Tara Kieninger said...

Posted to my sidebar: http://soskinnyontheinside.blogspot.com

Anne said...

Faithful follower!

Anne said...

I would probably get a Julie Kona Floral...because I have a feeling I'd need more than the built-in bra. :)

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

I'm a follower!

Anne said...

Posting on my blog right now!

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

I like backpack sports on facebook!

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

I would choose the paisley top, super cute!

Karen said...

I'm a follower.

Karen said...

I would get the paisley top...I love paisley.

Karen said...

I would get the paisley top...I love paisley.

Karen said...

I would get the paisley top...I love paisley.

mommaof3ontherun said...

I'm a follower!

mommaof3ontherun said...

I like them on fb.

mommaof3ontherun said...

I like the paisley....

michgal18 said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect

michgal18 said...

I liked Backpocket sports and left a comment!

michgal18 said...

I really like the Julie Kona Floral top!

*~* *~* *~* *~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm a follower

*~* *~* *~* *~* *~* Tracy said...

I like BackPocket Sports on FB

*~* *~* *~* *~* *~* Tracy said...

I linked this on my blog

twilighttwinsjewels said...

I'm a follower! Love your blgo!

twilighttwinsjewels said...

I already liked Back Pocket Sports...off to leave a post on facebook...

busyrunningmama said...

I'm a follower

busyrunningmama said...

I like the Julia Kona Floral

*~* *~* *~* *~* *~* Tracy said...

I like the Julie Daisies

twilighttwinsjewels said...

Being from LA, I *need* Julie in Fleur de Lis!

Erin M said...

I am already a follower :)

twilighttwinsjewels said...

Post giveaway as a blog entry!

Erin M said...

I tweeted a link to the giveaway

Erin M said...

Went to the website, I love the Marilyn paisley top! So cute!!

Erin M said...

Liked on FB and left a comment

Julie said...

I'm a follower!

Julie said...

I noted on their FB page that I would use the pocket for all my gels.

Julie said...

I would definitely go with the pink marilyn paisley :-)

Silly Girl Running said...

Great review! Thanks for sharing!

WannabeRunner said...

Posted on my blog!

WannabeRunner said...

I'm a follower :)

WannabeRunner said...

I like the marilyn top in skulls.

Pam said...

I'm a follower.

Pam said...

I liked them on FB and commented on their wall.

Pam said...

I love the back of the one you have! So cute!

I like the Julie Dasies tank on their web site too.

Pam said...

Posted your giveaway on my sidebar.

Momma On The Run said...

I am a follower through GFC!

Momma On The Run said...

I liked BackPocket Sports on FB and left a comment!

Momma On The Run said...

I would get the Marilyn Skulls tank!

misszippy said...

I am ALWAYS in search of tops with pockets. These are great. I'm a follower

misszippy said...

Liked them on FB

misszippy said...

Love the Marilyn style in skulls

misszippy said...

Posting on my blog

Trish said...

Already a follower!

k2323 said...

I am a follower!

Trish said...

Liked and commented.

Trish said...

Posted on my sidebar

Trish said...

I would pick the Marilyn camo! I love it!

MarciaG said...

I follow your blog.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I am a follower!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I would probably get the Julie Kona Floral or copy you and get the Marilyn Camo.

MarciaG said...

I like the Marilyn camo!

SarahwithanH said...

I'm a devoted follower!

SarahwithanH said...

I "like" Backpocket Sports on facebook.

SarahwithanH said...

I would love the black and white "Julie" top. Too cute!

LauraElaine said...

Cute tank! I am a follower

LauraElaine said...

Linked you on my sidebar

ann said...

i follower your blog

ann said...

I liked them on facebook and left a comment

ann said...

100% love the marylin camo!

ann said...

Put the giveaway on my blog!

track coach and adorable wife said...

I'm a follower!

track coach and adorable wife said...

I liked backpocket on fb and left a comment.

momof3 said...

I'm a follower.

ajh said...

I"m a follower.

track coach and adorable wife said...

I want the marilyn tank in blue paisley or camo!

track coach and adorable wife said...
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track coach and adorable wife said...

I linked you on my blog.

abbi said...

I'm a follower

abbi said...

Linked on my blog

abbi said...

I'd pick - Marilyn - Paisley

runningwithsass.com said...

reposting on my FB page

Java Joggers said...

Ooh, I want! I'd love the Marilyn paisley tank!!!

Java Joggers said...

I linked this giveaway to the sidebar on my blog.

keeley said...

i'm a new follower. :)

zueblue22@yahoo.com

keeley said...

i just became a backpocket sports fan on fb and posted a comment.

zueblue22@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I'm a follower of your blog! :0)

keeley said...

if I win i'll pick the marilyn skulls print! :)

zueblue22@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I commented on their Faceboook.

Karen said...
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Karen said...

I love the Fleur De Lis top and the Camo top! Very cute!! :0)

Karen said...

I reposted this to my latest blog entry! :0)

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Sounds like a great top!

destinationathlete said...

I am a follower!

destinationathlete said...

I like em on FB!

destinationathlete said...

I would get the Julie Kona Floral...because if I can't go and compete in Kona, I might as well have something that seems like I could do it! LOL

destinationathlete said...

Will link to today's blog post!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

faithful follower

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

definitely the marilyn in the camo... medium

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

liked and commented on FB

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

you are linked in my side bar

Kelley said...

I am a follower

Kelley said...

I just looked at the site and couldn't resist buying the Julie Daises so if I am lucky enough to win one too - I would get the Julie Kona Floral.

Berry Girl said...

such an awesome tank! I loved it in your race report.
Been stalking, and now I'm following :)

julie said...

I am a follower.

Berry Girl said...

also, I "liked" the facebook page :)

Berry Girl said...

also, I would get exactly the tank that you have - love the camo

Canadian runner said...

I am a follower

Canadian runner said...

I am torn between the Marilyn skulls and the camo one. The camo would be good for the Army half marathon I am doing in September.

Canadian runner said...

I posted it on my side bar

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I'm a follower

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I linked to your giveaway on my blog

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I think I'd pick the Julie Kona Floral tank. Cute!

Michelle said...

I already follow!

Michelle said...

I linked to you on my blog.

Michelle said...

I would definitely want to try the Marilyn Paisley - too cute and very functional!

Sheridan Lee said...

Follower

Sheridan Lee said...

Facebooked it...

Sheridan Lee said...

Like them on Facebook...

Sheridan Lee said...

Left them a comment on Facebook

Sheridan Lee said...

Blogged it...

Sheridan Lee said...

I like the designs for the Julie top better...but the style of the Marilyn...hmmmm...

daysrun said...

I'm a follower.

daysrun said...

Like Backpocket Sports on FB.

daysrun said...

I like the Jule tank. I was wondering about the instructions:

•Machine wash cold or warm, line dry (recommended) or tumble dry cold

How do you tumble dry COLD?

daysrun said...

Added link to my sidebar.

Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex said...

I'm a follower!

Rene' said...

i follow you!

Rene' said...

like backpocket sports on facebook.

Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex said...

I'm in love with the Marilyn Skulls shirt! And my name is Marilyn! It's meant to be :P

Rene' said...

i would pick the marilyn paisley. it is so pretty!

Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex said...

And I liked Backpocket Sports on Facebook.

Rene' said...

posted to facebook! happy sunday!

Rene' said...

posted to facebook! happy sunday!

Amy said...

I follow!

Amy said...

You're on my blog.

Amy said...

Oooh! Love the Marilyn Paisley.

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

Oh I like teh back of that tank....very nice!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I'm already a follower!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I love the Marilyn Paisley in blue!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I follow you already!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

*like*d on facebook and commented on their page.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I think I'd want the Marilyn paisley top.

MCM Mama said...

I'm a follower! (Love that tank on you!)

Forward Foot Strides said...

I would get the Marilyn Skulls top!

Forward Foot Strides said...

Also linked to this on my blog.

Alma F. said...

I am a follower.

Alma F. said...

I just posted your giveaway on my blog.

Alma F. said...

I like the fleur de lis (?) pattern but the SKULLS wins hands-down! I'm pretty sure that would help me kick some serious a$$!

Alma F. said...

I "liked" Back Pocket on Facebook and left a comment. I'd put my gels & phone in the pocket.

FruitFly said...

The cut on the back is really cute! I am totally checking out their page to see what it is all about!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

If I didn't already do this.

I am a follower but it's 1 am and I have to get to bed soooo I'll play catch up tomorrow. Super cute tank!

Silly Girl Running said...

I'm already a follower

Silly Girl Running said...

I reposted your giveaway on my blog!

Silly Girl Running said...

And I would def choose the Marilyn camo tank! Too cute! :)

Katye said...

i'm totally not a follower =)

Katye said...

liked them and told them how crazy yet wonderful u are

Katye said...

totally love the camo top

Katye said...

will post back today

Avery & Hailey said...

I'm a follower!

Avery & Hailey said...

I love the marilyn paisley top. Although the camo is cute too!

JenniferLeah said...

I am now a follower :)

JenniferLeah said...

I like the Marilyn top best~in the camo or skulls :)

JenniferLeah said...

I'm linking your giveaway to my blog at
milesmusclesmommyhood.blogspot.com

Lady Em said...

I am a follower!

Lady Em said...

I am a follower!

Lady Em said...

I liked Back Pocket Sports and told them I would carry my keys and directions in my pockets...but that only works if I remember to print and bag them! =)

Lady Em said...

I like the Marilyn Tank in the SKULLS!!!! I would be very BAD A@@ in that top...=)

Stephanie said...

I am a follower...for sure!!!:)

Stephanie said...

I like the Marilyn Tank in camo...like yours...sooo super cute!

Stephanie said...

I became a fan of Back Pocket Sports on FB and listed what I would carry in my pockets...GU Chomps, my key and peanut butter filled pretzels!

Kayla said...

I am a follower!

Kayla said...

I like the Marilyn Camo!

Kayla said...

Posting on my sidebar

Lindsey and Thomas said...

I'm a new follower! lindsandthomas.blogspot.com

Lindsey and Thomas said...

I liked them on FB.

Lindsey and Thomas said...

I'd get the Marilyn camo tank.

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