Review: 2XU Thermal Tights #RunHyoptik

Disclaimer: I received one pair of 2XU thermal tights to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

With the temperature dropping as summer turned to fall, and fall turned to winter, it was time to ditch the running shorts in favor of longer, warmer wears.

They work during the day, too!

I received a pair of 2XU Thermal Tights to try out and I’ve worn them over the last few months on a multitude of runs. I opted to get the 3/4 length option, since I normally like to wear higher socks and thought that would be sufficient. I realize now, as it gets colder and colder, that the full-length ones are probably best if you’re looking to stay warm as you run! Continue reading Review: 2XU Thermal Tights #RunHyoptik

Review: xx2i Sunglasses

Disclaimer: I received these xx2i sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Runners and sunglasses do not always get along. Usually they bounce with each step, wiggle around on your face every stride or just become a giant annoyance during short or long runs.

I’ve had that problem before, but not with these sunglasses. From xx2i, the best part about these frames is the rubber nose pad. That thing keeps the glasses snug on the bridge of your nose and keeps them from hopping around every so often.

It also helps to have rubber pieces on the temple tips/earpiece. Continue reading Review: xx2i Sunglasses

Review: Buff Hoodie

Disclaimer: I received a Buff Hoodie to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

I’m not really looking forward to using this while I shovel snow later this winter, but I know it will keep me warm.

Welcome to winter!

As a runner, the winter months (especially in the northeast) will mean cold, wind and snow. It also means you’ll probably take your workouts indoors.
Well, not me! I’m treadmill-adverse, so anything to keep me warm out there (at night, most often) is welcome.

12523043_1080485065315913_3919608327228718133_nI got a chance to use and review the Buff Hoodie recently and it really works at it’s job: keeping you warm.

Almost too warm!

By the end of my run, I had to pull down the hood — and re-adjust my headlamp — because I was sweating, profusely. The facemask portion also helps keep your nose, mouth and cheeks warm, though heavy breathing will catch your breath and turn chilly after a bit.

My tip: Tuck it away under your chin for a minute or two before pulling it back up and it’ll warm right up. Continue reading Review: Buff Hoodie