Posts Tagged ‘MOving Comfort UK’

Moving Comfort Sprint Jacket, £80

October 8, 2014 at 1:27
Posted by Rachael Woolston

One great thing about the changing season is the excuse to get some new running kit…

After a glorious Indian summer of short sleeves and running shorts, the weather has turned and heading out for a run requires another layer. But what to wear that keeps the rain off and prevents the wind cutting through you?

The MC Sprint Jacket is a great option and looks stylish too, unlike many options out there that either make you look like a hiker from the 1970s, or is so stylised it is completely impractical to run in.

This has a high neck with a mesh lining to keep you warm without chafing and thumb loops at the wrist. The latter works perfectly to keep the wind from rushing up your arms but it is a bit irritating if you wear a training watch. The only option is to strap it over your sleeves.

With a draw string at the waist and two pockets, it is also a tight fitting jacket without being restrictive.

The jacket comes in Gem (purple as in these pictures) Crimson or Black, and while it has reflective strips on the arms and at the neck (the latter disguised if you have long hair) it does not stand out particularly well at night.

But how well does it perform in autumn conditions? It keeps the wind out and is rain resistant so is a perfect mid-season or sparkly frosty winter morning jacket. (For the depths of winter, I swear by the OMM Jacket, the only truly waterproof, flexible jacket I have ever found to run in).

I am a big fan of this jacket though because it works as a great crossover piece, looking stylish enough to wear outside of running too.

 www.movingcomfort.eu

 

 



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Moving Comfort Juno Sports Bra, £37

November 12, 2013 at 6:53
Posted by Rachael Woolston

When it comes to sports bras, or any bra in fact, I’ve always avoided those with moulded cups. After all, if have a big cup size, why would you want an extra layer of padding?

So, I admit to being a bit put off by the moulded cups when I first saw the Juno bra from Moving Comfort  although it looked good aside from that.

In stylish purple (it comes in a range of colours) it looked nothing like the hammock varieties that so often seem to the stock choice for any woman who wants to exercise and is over a C cup. I still didn’t like the moulding though which only added to my proportions when I wore the bra. Not something that I want to think about when I’m trying to visualise myself as athletic when I’m running.

Putting that to one side though, this bra ticks all the right boxes on everything else.

It is an encapsulation variety which means it compresses and holds securely so you feel completely confident no matter what exercise you are doing. It has three hook and eye fasteners on the back and a cross over design that is both comfortable and would, I suspect, make even those who are bigger feel secure without feeling like they’ve been bound up.

Best of all, it has adjustable front straps so that you don’t have to suffer the ignominy of trying to squeeze the bra over your head to do it up. Or get it off, which is always hard when you’re exhausted after a long run. Simply thread the straps through a hook and loop enclosure at the front and it’s done.

Because of the straps and sturdy cross over design, the worry was that it would rub when worn during long races. But in error, I took this to the Mizuno Amsterdam Half Marathon and it performed so well, neither rubbing or feeling sweaty, that I wore it to run the Beachy Head Marathon too.

I’m still not a convert to moulding but perhaps some women like the ‘modesty’ aspect, as it is referred to.  I’ve got over that beacuse in all other respects this is a great sports bra.

The Juno bra is available in sizes 30C to 40DD.

For stockists enquiries visit www.movingcomfort.co.uk

 



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Do YOU wear the right sports bra?

August 2, 2013 at 6:06
Posted by Rachael Woolston

 

Putting the Jubralee, from Moving ComfortUK through it’s paces MTB in Cardinham Woods, Cornwall

 

Talk to most women, from the regular exerciser and runner to the just starting out and the one thing they have in common? That they have not found a sports bra that both supports them and feels comfortable.

More shockingly still, over 75% of women who exercise in the UK do not wear a sports bra according to Shock Absorber.

If you have been exercising for a long time, it is easy to dismiss such statistics, safe in the knowledge that you know your stuff. I did.

That was until I went to the launch of the new SweatShop at Trump Street and discovered I was a 32 D. I thought I was a 36B.

It is essential to wear the right size, not only for comfort and security but for your health. Wear a bra that does not support you correctly and you could stretch your ligaments and no amount of exercise will correct this.

But which bra to choose?

Nowadays, there are a whole range of choices from Moving Comfort UK to Freya, not to mention own brand stores such as H&M and Marks&Spencer, not just the cast iron, ugly matronly white and black sports bras of old. But which bra to choose?

Over the next six weeks, we will be putting a whole range of sports bras through a rigorous testing process to see which are the best for active women who run, box and cycle.

Found a sports bra that you swear by? Let us know which you give full marks.

If you would like your product to be reviewed, email rachael@fitbitchbootcamp.com.

 



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Fitness clothes for women come of age

July 23, 2013 at 5:02
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Much has been said about the impact, or otherwise, of the Olympics in terms of it’s legagcy on women’s sport. But one area that has definitely beneifted is women’s fitness clothing.

Here at Fitbitch HQ, we can’t help but notice the explosion in chic, stylish fitness clothing for women that is also functional and ticks the boxes when it comes to performance too.

Just a few years ago, as a sporty woman who liked looking good too, Nike was about the only option available, along with Sweaty Betty although they tended to stick to Yoga clothing until now.

Now at last things are changing with Moving Comfort launching big in the UK, along with Australian fitness brand, Lorna Jane Active UK, which launched today. And that is not to mention all the running wear companies finally upping their game with Brooks Running UK, Pearl Izumi and many more releasing some fantastic looking kit for Autumn Winter.  Almost makes it OK to think about the darker days.

Hurrah for chic sports wear for women that will help us perform well while looking good too.



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