Trying Some New Tri Gear

by - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

I'm starting to think I should change the name of this blog to "Jess Does Everything Other Than Run."

My plantar fasciitis is still being a pain in the butt (or more realistically in the foot) so running has been tabled for other activities -- mainly lifting and cycling.

All the cross-training I've been doing has been getting me kind of excited about the idea of tackling another triathlon this summer. I've been researching some sprint distance tris in the area, because I figure by this summer, my foot might be OK to run about 3 miles at the end of a swim and bike.

Nothing's set in stone yet, but I'm definitely kicking it around.

So the timing really couldn't have been better when MooMotion Sports reached out to me to see if I'd be interested in reviewing some tri gear.

Snow day surprise! Got some great new tri gear from @moomotionsports

MooMotion Sports is a sports apparel company created by Melissa Moo Harkins -- a marathoner, three-time Ironman finisher and a graduate of the Parsons School of Design. Melissa wanted to create triathlon gear that not only performed well in endurance events, but also flattered the women training and racing in the gear.

The company sent me two pieces to try out -- the Hudson Tri Jersey and the Revolution Short.

Front view

I've worn both the shorts and the jersey on a few of my rides on the trainer, and I have to say, Melissa definitely hit the mark with this gear. The shorts are the perfect length. Long enough to prevent chafing and awkward rubbing on the bike, but not so long that they touch my knee. The elastic around the leg openings holds them in place really well, and the seat cushion was comfy without being overly bulky.

Back view

The top performed equally well. When I first pulled it on, I thought it was going to be a little too short for my torso and start to ride up, but it stayed in place perfectly during the ride. There are pockets on the back to stash gels or other fuel, and the color-block style cut and fit definitely flattered.

I'm excited for the weather to get nicer so that I can try the gear in some open water, but so far, I've been pretty impressed. I also love a lot of the other designs and styles MooMotion Sports offers online -- I had a really hard time picking which pieces I wanted to try out.

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  1. I'm looking for gear from my upcoming summer/fall triathlons, so I'll be checking this out!

  2. Nice looking gear. Heard good things about it in the past.


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