Once upon a time, there was a girl (me) who had a closet full of large-ish sized clothes. And that girl (me) was overweight, flabby, tired and very unhappy with her appearance. The closet was filled with ill-fitting clothes designed to camouflage her widening girth. And not a stitch of activewear was in that closet! No yoga pants, sweat pants, athletic shorts, running shoes, NOTHING. That closet was a sad testament to a very inactive, sedentary person. That was the OLD me.
Fast forward two years. I am still a work in progress, but I am a 40 pounds lighter girl, with energy to burn, and a desire to get into better shape. Every week, I visit my lovely trainer for an hour of weight training and cardio. And so my closet is now filled with lots of fitness apparel, and activewear.
So imagine my glee when I was introduced to Albion Fit, an American company that produces fitness apparel for women of all shapes and sizes. I was given the opportunity to review some of Albion Fit‘s workout clothing, which included a jacket and yoga pants.
Albion is a U.S. company who mission is “to provide women with the most luxurious, flattering and hassle-free fitness and leisure apparel on the planet“. They are a family owned company whose designs are inspired by nature itself. This is apparent in many of the designs that I checked out (drooled over!) on their website. Albion Fit is a company which is environmentally conscious– they recycle their plant waste and use earth-friendly materials in their products.
I was sent Albion’s 26.2 Jacket, in Teal. As soon as I took it out of the package, I immediately was impressed with the quality of this jacket. The construction of this jacket was markedly different than other workout jackets I have owned in the past. The zipper is durable, and heavy duty. The detail work on the jacket is amazing! There are 2 nice deep pockets in the front, and a handy small zipped pocket in the sleeve (which is perfect for my MP3 player). Another reason I love this jacket is the fact that it is long, and tailored in such a way to appear very slimming. A definite thumbs up for me, I was absolutely delighted with my jacket, and it will immediately go into heavy rotation in my closet.
I also received a stylish pair of Mantra black yoga pants which compliment the teal jacket. The fit was great, and a pretty design on the one pant leg echoes the similar graphic element on the jacket. It’s a style home run in my opinion!
My bottom line: Albion Fit makes women’s fitness and swimwear which is both pretty and functional. Their prices are reasonable, and the designs are amazing. The clothes which I received are very comfortable, attractively styled and very well constructed. I have no hesitation recommending this brand to any woman looking for durable, attractive fitness or leisure apparel.
For my readers, I have a special promotion! Albion Fit has kindly offered a $15 discount off any purchase of $50 or more. Just use the promotional code realclear15. (Hurry! This offer expires May 30,2013)
You can also WIN $100 credit to spend on Albion Fit’s website. Open to residents of Canada and the U.S., giveaway closes on June 14, 2013. Good luck!