Saturday, May 5, 2012

Spandits Review & Giveaway

Meet Sarah & Kelly  



They are the women behind Spandits.  

Spandits is a Maine company specializing in creating high quality, original athletic apparel.  Both of these women are amazing.  They are mothers, running coaches and marathoners.  They know running and what feels good.


the label - on my capris, it is located just below the knee

I came across their store on Ward's facebook page a few months ago and immediately fell in love.   I have gotten quite bored with my plain black and gray tights and capris.  Yes, they match just about any top, but there's nothing special about them at all.  Now, Spandits is all about special and original.  They stand out in a crowd and definitely get quite a bit of attention.


Kelly was actually Ward & Wade's high school track coach.  As long as I've known the guys, I've been hearing stories about their amazing track coach.  Last Sunday, I finally got the chance to meet her and her partner, Sarah, at the Run to Prevent Child Abuse 5k.  They had a table set up at the race and it was getting quite a bit of attention.   Wouldn't you want be drawn to a table with all of these fun colors?

I was given a pair of Confused Cheetah capris to review by Kelly and Sarah.  I cannot think of a better way to review running clothes than to run a race in them.  Now, I wouldn't suggest trying something new out for a marathon but I think it's safe to try something out for a 5k.

Proudly showing off my new Confused Cheetah look

PROS
- Super silky fabric, I really couldn't get enough of it.  I kept rubbing my hands on the fabric.  Weird I know, but it felt awesome
- Waist of pants came to my navel area, just high enough to cover the awkward mommy belly but not too awkwardly high
- Little pouch on the inside - perfect for key, gum, gu, whatever you need, just as long as it's small
- Fun attention getting prints


the pouch on the inside of my pants

CONS
- not a single thing!

I actually went to Hannaford and Reny's after the race (yes, all sweaty and gross) and overheard so many people commenting about my pants and actually received 5 compliments about my new capris.

I have worn these capris 3 times this past week.  I may be a little obsessed with them.   Each time I've worn them, I've noticed how supportive yet silky they feel.


Check it out, they match my fun purple Asics too!
Spandits also makes:
- men's shorts, tights, 1/2 tights,
- youth over-the-knee capris, 3/4 tights, shorts, tights
- women's 1/2 tights, 3/4 tights, full length tights, over-the-knee capris, shorts, boy shorts, running skirt
- calf sleeves & arm sleeves
- headbands
- skull caps

Please note, some items are very new and photographs are not available just yet.  However, I did see a woman sporting one of the skirts and it was awesome! I wish I had taken a picture of her now.  

Izzy and Tucker both wanted headbands - so of course I bought them each one.  Tucker has been wearing it daily for the last week.  I can't say if he's gone to school like this or not, since I don't see him in the morning, but I can say that he definitely has it on in the afternoons when I get home.  I think he looks like he's ready for some kung fu action or something.  Don't you?



Oh and Izzy has been too cute with hers.  She's been wearing it around the house - saying she's a runner and it helps her run fast.  That girl is adorable!  I've got to say.  I tried on Izzy's and I love it.  I actually tried it out on a run this week.  It didn't slip at all and it wasn't too tight.  



Since I am beyond pleased with my capris, I want to share this happiness with one lucky reader.  I will buy one very lucky reader one item from the Spandits store.  Yes, that is how incredible I think these pants are.

To enter, just follow the directions below using Rafflecopter.   It is really that easy.


a Rafflecopter giveaway




Giveaway ends 5/10/12 @ midnight, eastern time.  I will announce the winner here on the blog on 5/11/12.  Best of luck to everyone out there!






I was provided with a pair of capris with the purpose to review.  All opinions expressed here on my blog are 100% my own.

102 comments:

  1. I have been watching for this! Love those capris!

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    1. I would pick the capris in psychedelic snake, I love the pattern and the colors!

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  2. Yay! I've been waiting for this post! I would like one of each please! If I have to choose I would pick either the shorts or capris in the Sea Breeze pattern. Or the arm sleeves. Or maybe the skirt...ooo or calf sleeves. Oh my goodness, can I think about this and let you know when you pick me? LOL!

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  3. I love the print colors of the capris

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  4. Yay! I've been waiting for this post! I would like one of each please! If I have to choose I would pick either the shorts or capris in the Sea Breeze pattern. Or the arm sleeves. Or maybe the skirt...ooo or calf sleeves. Oh my goodness, can I think about this and let you know when you pick me? LOL!

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    1. ha ha! you are too funny! I know, I am having a hard time choosing too! Ward wants to enter, I won't let him.

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  5. I hate to copy you Jen but I love the confused cheetah capris too!! :) Thanks for the chance!!

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    1. It's an honor to have you copy me! I'd love that.

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  6. Oh your kids are so darned cute and I love the pants you are wearing.. those capris are so cute! Okay I am off to enter your giveaway now.

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  7. Either the tights or the capris in Sea Breeze for me. Love these gorgeous colors so much. Thanks for the chance to try them!

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  8. hahaha I love the kids in their cute little bands :) I'm pick 3/4 tights or over the knee capris in the "Autumn Leaves" <---- I feel like I may be able to hide on Colin in the yard ;)

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  9. I like the "Confused Cheetah" women's tights because they're cute and would be comfy and functional!

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    1. Gotta love the confused cheetah!

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  10. I love the sea breeze capris! So cute!

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  11. I'd get the women's shorts in sea breeze :D

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    1. I've been thinking about some shorts for this summer. My tempos are driving me crazy. These would just be awesome!

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  12. Good review and cute pictures of the product being used ...

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    1. Thank you for coming over, Jim!

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  13. love them!
    I'd pick the over the knees capris in PSYCHEDELIC SNAKE or JAVA

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  14. Those are SUPER cute! I was just at a race yesterday thinking about how I only ever wore black tights.

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  15. I'd be all over those cheetah capris!

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    1. There is an upside to the black tights - having fun tops! But I do love Kelly & Sarah's "bottom" prints and the accessories! & I love that there are men's and children's options as well.

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  16. Love the product looks! Would definitely choose the shorts in pink giraffe!

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  17. I am so glad you reviewed these. I normally ignore reviews (not sure why) but was compelled to look at this and love it. I always wondered why there weren't more fun options for running pants! Really hope I win and if not...still gonna check out the store to buy some!

    --Ericka @ The Sweet Life (sweetlifeericka.com)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by & I'm happy you enjoyed my review. I try to keep them on the shorter side and have lots of pictures! Best of luck!

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  18. Those are so cute and wow, those prices are awesome on their website. I would love to try the purple giraffe capris. I think I may be buying my daughters a few pairs as well!

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    1. Aren't the prices awesome??? I love how affordable they are & the quality is incredible.

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  19. I would love tights in pink giraffe! They are so incredible cute!!

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  20. I'd either want the over the knee capris (because I love that length in the fall and early spring) or the arm sleeves. I discovered the wonders of arm sleeves at my 2nd half marathon. Perfect for me b/c I tend to get really hot, but hate being cold at the start of a run/race.

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    1. I know - I find I get the most wear out of capris & arm sleeves are the absolute best!

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  21. I would want the over the knee capris...in cheetah!

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  22. i would love the 3/4 tights in crazy fish, i love these!

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    1. The bummer is that they are for teams only - but I do love that print!

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  23. Wind tunnel 3/4 capris would be top of my list for sure :-)

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  24. i think i did the above thing right but im not entirely sure haha... i love the pink giraffe ones!!! :)

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    1. I think they'd match your zebra arm sleeves!

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  25. These tights are awesome!! They would be fun to wear for a race.

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    1. Oh yes - wind tunnel is nice!

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  27. Id love to try their running athletic skirts! I only own one skirt and it's too big!

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    1. Hate it when they are too big.

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  28. The kids look so cute with the headbands!

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  29. I love those chicklets. (altho its just for teams.) Otherwise Id love the confused Cheetah!

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    1. I do love quite a few of those team prints too....I keep thinking - I could definitely outfit my family in a print, right? That's a team for sure!

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  30. Hello! Who would not love a pair of cute cheetah running pants! love them!

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    1. I know, right? Great choice. WInk wink.

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  31. These are SO COOL! I would totally get the 1/2 leg seabreeze!!

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  32. I would love the city lights or spring fever womens shorts

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    1. Those prints are super fun as well. I'm really having a hard time picking out my next print. :)

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  33. I just ran a 1/2 marathon today and saw a group of women wearing these!I'd love the pink giraffe skirt! Hard choice since everything is so cute!

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    1. It is hard, isn't it? Love the pink giraffe skirt option!

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  34. Wow, I really like those, hope I win!!! :)

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    1. Best of luck to you!!! :)

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    3. And after looking at all the choices, I would be pleased to have either some capris or shorts.. I just can't seem to decide on the print!

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    1. Thank you for coming over to my blog - that one is a great print too!

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  36. I think I would do theboy shorts BUT I wish there was a picture of their skirts!

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    1. I know - soon. I'm sure! They are very new. :)

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  37. Oh my! Color, color, color!! Love them and want some!! The 1/2 tights in City Lights. =)

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    1. I know - color! Isn't it great!

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  38. I *love* the shorts and arm warmers - I've been looking for just that sort of thing! I think 'Wind Tunnel' is my perfect print.

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  39. The sea sick print is awesome. I would probably get it in a skirt form :P

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  40. I like the over the knee capris, the shorts, and the arm sleeves! I like the wind tunnel, gyroscope and sea breeze colours :)

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    1. Hard to decide, isn't it??? SO happy you like so many items from the store!

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  41. I love those capris! Off to scope out the website now.

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    1. They are fun! I hope you found something you loved over there.

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  42. Fun! I would want the women's shorts in seabreeze, I like the pattern :)

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    1. Since you ARE from Maine you DOOO need some! :)

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  43. What a great company-- thanks for introducing us to them! I'd love another skirt, probably the sea breeze pattern.

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    1. That is a really fun one - I'd love a skirt too...and some sleeves, and some shorts! :)

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  44. Jen, first thing I noticed about your pics from this 5K were your awesome tights! You're a FASTinista indeed! I LOVE Spandits patterns and they are very affordable (two thumbs up)! If I won I'd get the skirt (I'm obsessed with run skirts these days)! Soooo many patterns to choose from, but I think I'd go with Shining Star!

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    1. Did the tights help you find me running on the RT yesterday too? I'm super obsessed with the and only want to wear them. Almost wore them to yoga tonight but they were still wet. :( Best of luck. & I think the Shining Star is fun!

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  45. Jen! I love Spandits and have 2 pairs (a capri and bike short). I'm in on the giveaway and am hoping for "Java" or "Caveman". They wash well and I put them in the dryer. BTW...I love Race the Runways!

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    1. Jill - really? you put them in the dryer and they are fine? I've been so afraid because I don't want anything to happen to them. Love that you already have two pairs. I will be starting to add more to my collection shortly! Did you run Race the Runways?

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  46. I love the Cheetah print you have. Too cute. :)

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    1. You would stand out for sure for your runs in good ol' Lewiston!!! :)

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  47. so they don't fall down? i have an issue with tights riding down bc of my big ol' booty...

    woo hoo! lol

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    1. Jamie - I haven't had an issue but I have the reverse condition of zero booty so things fall off of me all of the time!!! :) But not these capris!

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  48. I love the look of the rainbow polka dot fabric that's at the top of the page, but I don't see it in the list down below. :( I also like the rhapsody or roller derby options! :)

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    1. Love that rainbow print too....must be out of stock for now. But I do love the rhapsody and roller derby prints as well - but they are for team orders!

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  49. I love the fun patterns on their website and would totally like to rock these in a race sometime soon! :)
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  50. Gyroscope would be awesome.

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  51. OOh somany fun colors I despretly need some new tights I shrunk out of mine! I think either Rebel or PSYCHEDELIC SNAKE

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  52. you girls are totally adorable. I don't know that i would have the confidence to wear these!! ok if i had a running buddy i suppose i would, but usually it's just little ol me alone!

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