Posts Tagged ‘Moving Comfort’

New Shoes & kit from Brooks Running

June 25, 2016 at 12:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

A few weeks ago, I was invited to view the upcoming new shoe launches from Brooks Running – and there are some interesting new running shoes in the range. Pick of my favourites was the Hyperion, £90, their lightest and fastest road shoe. It has a stretch woven upper for a seamless sock-like fit and so I’m intrigued about trying it for triathlon as it should mean I can move straight from bike to running keeping transition to a minimum. It also looks fantastic. It is not a shoe for a beginner though as it relies on you being biomechanically strong. Or at least over a short distance. I’d use these for 5km and 10kms but no  more. Not that they can’t be used for longer distances but you’d need to be a stronger runner than I.





Their big new launch is the Neuro, £115, which looks like very chunky and yet when you pick it up, it feels as light as anything. Aimed at those who want to run fast, the ‘pods’ on the sole are aimed at promoting neurological feedback so that the body adapts and creates improved biomechanics while also creating rapid energy return. It also has a hammock system that helps to wrap the underfoot to help better foot alignment. It looks kind of funky and sounds good in theory but the jury is out until I review them.


Neuro, second down

Neuro, second down

On the clothes side of things, I am a HUGE fan of their LSD Running Jackets, £49. These are absolute genius pieces of kit and I think EVERY female runner should have one. They are super light-weight, windproof and water resistant. Best of all, they pack away into the pocket and you can wear it round your arm. They are invaluable for taking on runs where you don’t know what the weather is going to do and even better for race start lines. I’ve worn it to loads of races and then tied round my arm and been completely unbothered by it, it’s so lightweight. It is one of the best pieces of kit that I own and they’ve no launched it in more funky colours.

And my other firm (excuse the pun) favourite is the Moving Comfort Rebound Racer, from £34, a fantastic running bra that keeps you feeling secure and goes up to a DD cup. it has front adjustable straps as well a a hook and eye back and looks good too.

Moving Comfort, Rebound Racer

Moving Comfort, Rebound Racer

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Review: Brooks Running & Moving Comfort UK

May 26, 2014 at 5:41
Posted by Rachael Woolston

OK, so we haven’t quite yet reached summer but at the press launch for Brooks Running and Moving Comfort UK, there is LOTS to look forward to

Fantastic, stylish but effective sports bras from Moving Comfort UK

Brooks have a special place in our heart, partly because of their good running logo, #runhappy, and because their offices in Steyning are quite near Fitbitch HQ.

When we go to a Brooks and Moving ComfortUK press launch, there are no expensive DJs pumping out the coolest of tunes, just people who are passionate about their running not just selling shoes.

And what a great range they have for us coming up in Autumn-Winter 2014-2015.

Our pick of the collections are the PureGrit trail shoes, which have been redesigned for this year with the help of running ultra supremo, Scott Jurek, as well as their Sprint Jacket. And we LOVE all of the fab, stylish AND effective sports bras from Moving Comfort UK (here’s hoping that they increase their range of UK sizes over the next few years).

Watch out for our individual reviews later in the summer.

PureGrit trail shoe

New improved grips for the PureGrit

rainbow colours from the Pure Project range

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Review: Moving Comfort Jubralee Sports Bra, £37

September 26, 2013 at 3:56
Posted by Rachael Woolston

I’m definitely one of those women that have been guilty of wearing the wrong sports bra for years. I tended toward cropped cotton bra tops. After testing the Moving Comforts Jubralee sports bra, I don’t know WHAT I was thinking.

The Jubralee bra is incredibly comfortable and I’ve been testing it on all manner of workouts, from long distance running to skipping, boxing, mountain biking and more. It has not only kept me jiggle-free, it’s achieved this while remaining natural feeling.

I confess to being dubious initially as it has an unusual fastening technique, namely fastening at the back with a three clasp hook and eye device (so far, so normal). But the front fastens using shoulder straps which fix through eyelets at the front and bend back on themselves to attach via velcro.

I’m a C to D cup. I envisaged the straps working their way free mid-run. Or at the very least, the eyelets slowly expanding and ripping the fabric over time. None of that has happened.

But the thing I like most about this bra is that it looks good.

So many sports bras are still stuck in that ‘matronly’, hammock style. The Jubralee comes in flattering colours purple and pink, orange and black, as well as black and white, and looks good showing through your top.

My only reservation – and it’s a small one, (er, or not in my case) is that the sizing for this bra is very different to another brand’s sports bra I’ve tried. It meant that this came up a lot smaller than I was expecting. Of course, that can easily be remedied by ensuring you check the size in the shop before purchase.

Definitely a Fitbich kind of sports bra, attractive, stylish, while also performing brilliantly.





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