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Review (and I need your help): Stonewear Designs Apparel for Active Women

Today I’m going to do something I’ve never done before–a review. That means you know it must be something truly special that I want to talk about!

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But before I do that, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind words of encouragement on my last post. They mean a lot to me and I’m humbled to know that so many people are rooting for us! The boys are doing great now, so thank you everyone.

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Now back to the review–I am not being compensated in any way. I bought this particular piece of clothing to review with my very own money. I do need your help at the end of the post though, so stick with me! I just feel like this is something that I want my readers to know about, so here it goes….

I am a very active woman and mama. Yes, I hike, run, travel, garden and explore the outdoors on a regular basis, but I spend the majority of my time chasing kids. I never knew real activity until I added mommy to my resume, and I am loving every moment of it. My lifestyle demands clothing that can keep up with me while at the same time make me look good. And friends, that is no easy feat….it takes a very special piece of clothing!

I am very picky about my clothes and demand three things: durability, comfort and style.

I especially have a hard time finding tops that meet these three criteria. I was blessed (if you are a male) and cursed (ladies, you know what I’m talkin’ about) with a small frame and a rather large set of girls on top. This can make finding a supportive and stylish top difficult. Also, I live in the south where much of the year is hot and humid, so the top must be able to keep me cool and dry in addition to all the other qualities I look for. I don’t mind paying more money for clothing that will last a very long time and perform in the way I need it to. I end up spending more money when I buy low-quality clothing and have to replace it so frequently. I have decided that since I’m all grown up and stuff, I should invest in myself–that means investing in the clothing that will help me perform my best.

Enter Stonewear Designs Cross Back Tank Top, and I am in love!

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Here, let me show you:

Here is what I love about this top:

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  • Fits just right–not too tight or clingy, true to size.
  • Stylish
  • Great support with the built-in bra
  • Comfortable, kept me cool and dry during my run in near 90 degree weather

What I didn’t like:

  • That I don’t have ten more of these hanging in my closet ;)

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I am heading to Colorado soon for some hiking and other outdoor adventures, and I also have a 5K and Muddy Buddy run coming up soon in which I plan to wear this top. I can’t wait! I think it is evident by now, but let me state it: all opinions are my own and I am giving an honest review of this product. Oh, and I’m totally stoked to find this top and genuinely happy that this top performed so well for me.

But not only do I think their apparel is awesome, their company values totally rock. Check it out-

“Since Stonewear Designs was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1996, we have woven the energy and vitality

of active women into the fabric of each piece of clothing we create. While our original designs were fueled by the need for women-specific climbing clothes, we have since been inspired by women’s all-encompassing active lifestyles. We make comfortable, versatile, long lasting clothing for lifetime athletes. And in the Stonewear world, lifetime sports include: chasing after kids, running to meetings and playing with dogs. With every product we develop, our ultimate goal is to make clothing that helps women feel good about their bodies.

We believe in trying to make the world a better place. We make all our clothes in the USA. We look for fabrics that are easier on the environment. In most of our products that contain cotton we are now using organic cotton. In Spring 2010 we will be introducing polyesters that are made from recycled pop bottles.

We are part of an exciting community and we enjoy giving back, helping and inspiring others. We support The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation founded by Sean Patrick, an ovarian cancer survivor and climber.” via Stonewear Designs

I want to try out some of their other tops in addition to their awesome pants and capris, they look great! What an awesome company to support.

Now Help a Mama Out:
I am applying to become an ambassador for Stonewear Designs. I love their mission and their clothing and would be honored to be a part of their team. If you think I would be a good representative for them, they want to hear from you! You can let them know if you think yours truly–Lauren (Hiking Mama)–would make a good ambassador. Leave a comment on their Facebook page or give me a shout-out on Twitter and tag Stonewaer Designs. You can find their social media pages here:

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So tell me, what pieces of active wear can you not live without? Any good clothing companies you think I should know about? If you already love Stonewear, what’s your favorite piece of clothing?